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Rules 2025

The 48th Granfondo Dobbiaco – Cortina includes two races, the 42km in Classic Technique, on Saturday 1 February and the 35km in Skating technique on Sunday 2 February 2025, both races start in Dobbiaco (Military Airport) and finish in Fiames – Cortina d’Ampezzo.

By registering for the race, participants declare that they know and accept these regulations and the guidelines on the protection of personal data (privacy). Although not covered in the following regulations, the technical rules of FIS / FISI for the Granfondo races apply. The organizing committee reserves the right to change the rules and the route up to one hour before departure.

ATTENTION: FIS/FISI regulation applies as regards the admission to the competitions of Russian* and Belarusian* athletes and participants.

Eligible to enter are all national and international* athletes (both men and women), that have fulfilled the age of 18 by at the race day. Competitors who have reached the age of 16 and are in possession of a sports medical certificate and written parental permission are also allowed to compete.

Note for Italian Citizens only: to participate in the race it is essential to show a valid “medical-sports certificate”, for details see Rules in Italian

Applications for registration from athletes who have underway doping sanctions by sports and / or ordinary justice will not be accepted.

Registration can only be done ONLINE, by connecting to the platform directly from the official website, individual registrations by email or fax are not possible. Online registrations will close on Wednesday 28/01/2025 – 2 pm; last minute registrations on site will be possible during race office opening hours only if bibs are still available and will follow the same rules as those online.

Registration will be considered complete after payment of the fee and delivery of the required documents. The registration fees paid will not be refunded if the participant doesn’t start the race for any reason (including force majeure) or if he does not collect the bib. Registration is binding and cannot be transferred to next edition.

It is possible to replace the name of a participant with that of another athlete, this practice costs € 20 (twenty) as secretarial contribution. It is not allowed, under penalty of disqualification, or involving someone else with their name and bib, nor the exchange of bibs. The organization reserves the right to cancel incomplete registrations, cancelled registrations will not be refunded.

The registration fee includes: shuttle Service, before and after the race, from Cortina to Dobbiaco; waxing service by our sponsor SWIX; technical and medical assistance service; professional time-keeping; race pack with a gadget; race bib; transport service of clothing bags from the start area to the finish area; refreshments along the route and in the finish area; Pasta Party after the race; medal for all participants who finish the race within the maximum time; diploma of participation – to be downloaded from the site; photo shoot – individual photos can be purchased from the site.

The final Pasta Party will be served until 1 hour after the maximum time. For those suffering with Celiac Disease, special meals will be prepared (please inform us during registration process).

Every participant may choose his/her start wave during the online registration process. It is up to the participant to evaluate their own performance level and choose the respective start group. For Elite Group only, it is required the communication of the admission requirements. IMPORTANT once chosen, the start wave CANNOT be changed.

  • Elite Group – World Cup + National teams A + Team Ski Classics top 50 Men 30 Women + with active FIS code + the first 3 classified 46th edition + excellent performances in the Worldloppet 2023 races + invited by the O.C. (Green Card)
  • Wave 1 – Race-experienced skiers (wave 1-3 at Vasaloppet)
  • Wave 2 – Good amateurs (wave 4-6 at Vasaloppet)
  • Wave 3 – Recreational skiers (wave 7-10 at Vasaloppet)

The Elite Group requirements have to be entered during online registration; the assignment of the elite bib is subject to the approval of the race director. If the minimum requirements are not adequate, the participation will be moved to Wave 1.

The CO reserves the right to close access to the starting groups and to the subdivision of the waves upon the maximum number provided for each wave, in case of organizational needs.

Race packs will be distributed at the race office in Grand Hotel in Dobbiaco from Friday to Sunday morning, distribution schedule and info see Race Program. All participants have to show a copy of the registration confirmation when they pick up their bibs (in paper or digital). Showing an identification document is not enough. Bibs can be picked up on behalf of other participants if the respective confirmation is shown.

The races, classic 42km on Saturday and 45km skating technique on Sunday, both in Mass Start (Waves Start if needed), start from Dobbiaco (Military Airport). Start schedule and info see Race Program

Professional timekeeping is made by an electronic chip applied to the disposable bib which allows you to record split and finish times. The chip is located on the back, so any backpack must be worn under the bib so as not to compromise its use. Competitors who are not accredited (electronically detected) at the start and are not recognized are automatically considered not started and excluded from the race. Please wear the bib even after the race in order to facilitate access to the services provided (Pasta Party, bus transport).

Participants who do not pass through the gates within the time limit or who are overtaken by the close-track relay will be considered out of the race. Those disqualified or out of time must turn the bib, they can finish the race at their own risk and under their own responsibility and use the services available to the participants, but they will not appear in the ranking. Gates closing times see Race Program and Official Plan

The organization provides the bags that must be marked with the bib number, the athletes will have to put away their personal clothing and load them on the vehicle made available in the start area. The bags will be transported to the finish area and distributed there. Each starting group has a different colour, remembering your own will make it easier to have it back.

Bags that will not be collected within one hour of closing the arrival gate can be collected at the headquarters of the Organizing Committee in Cortina or at the bib distribution office in Dobbiaco by making an appointment by telephone. Any shipment of bags, clothing or other material to the residence of the participants is a service subject to a fee including the costs of packaging, service and transport, the packages will travel under the responsibility of the recipients.

The Organizing Committee assumes no responsibility for money or valuables deposited in the clothing bags.

The days before the competitions a free waxing service will be offered at the Grand Hotel in Dobbiaco, schedules see Race Program.

Along the race track medical assistance points, technical assistance points (waxing service and pole change) and refreshment points are provided, see official track map.

On competition days the Organization provides participants with bus transport service, before and after the races, from Cortina d’Ampezzo to Dobbiaco. Shuttle is free of charge for participants, info and timetable see Race Program.

The Flower Ceremony and the prize giving ceremony will both take place in the finish area. The following positions in the general classification are awarded:

  • 42 km Classic – first 6 classified – women
  • 42 km Classic – first 6 classified – men
  • 35 km Skating – first 6 classified – women
  • 35 km Skating – first 6 classified – men
  • Combined 42 km Classic + 35 km Skating – first 3 classified – women
  • Combined 42 km Classic + 35 km Skating – first 3 classified – men

The prizes winners must attend the awards ceremony, uncollected prizes will return to the organization’s availability.

Money Prize total € 10,000.00 up to 5th place in the general classification (see list), plus other prizes given by partners and sponsors.

FIS points are assigned for Dobbiaco Cortina races, as per Federation regulations, see RULES FOR FIS CROSS-COUNTRY POINTS 2.1.8

there are several checkpoints at the start, along the route and upon arrival, Judges Organization’ delegates will carry out random checks and may apply penalties and disqualifications.

Participants must follow instructions given from all event officials including race staff, volunteers, medical personnel, security officers and city officials throughout the duration of the event. The medical and first aid team has the right, if reason, to stop participants from continuing the race.

Please note: on Saturday only the classic technique is permitted, the use of free technique leads to disqualification, on Sunday the competition is skating technique; the length of classic poles must not exceed 83% of the athlete’s height, the maximum length of skating poles must not exceed 100% of the athlete’s height (Equipment Regulations – International Competition Regulations cross-country skiing 343.8.2); it is forbidden to change skis during the race; there is no “free track” right for those who intend to overtake another athlete; participants must pass through all checkpoints, under penalty of disqualification; photographs and written testimonies of other competitors who are considered damaged by unfair and non-sporting behaviour may be used; O.C. reserves the right to conduct random anti-doping checks on participants. The O.C. invites the athletes to follow a behaviour of sporting fair play, as well as to give help and assistance to other participants, if they need it, during the race.

the event takes place in environmentally sensitive areas. Participants must not litter or damage in any way the environment in which the event takes place. Participants shall dispose their waste in the containers provided at the start and finish area and feeding stations. If convicted of littering the athlete can be fined and disqualified. The organization invites participants to take advantage of the bus transport made available and is committed to using recyclable or transferable containers for refreshments.

Any complaints from participants must be submitted to the jury in writing within one hour of the arrival of the first competitor, attaching a deposit of € 100.00. If the complaint is accepted, the deposit will be returned.

The Organizing Committee reserves the right to limit the number of participants. Furthermore, the organizer reserves the right to determine an alternative track and/or to change the start time, the race distance or the date of the event due to external factors (ex. lack of snow).

In case of cancellation of the race due to force majeure or any other reason the registration fees will not be refunded; if the cancellation occurs more than 24 hours before the start of the race, participants may register for the 48° edition with a 50% discount.

Participation in the event is at your own risk. Each competitor by registering implicitly declares to know that Dobbiaco-Cortina race requires considerable physical and technical commitment, to be in possession of the appropriate physical requirements, to be adequately insured and to release the Organizing Committee from any liability for accidents or damage to third parties and / or property of others, which may occur before, during and after the event.

By registering, the participants implicitly declare to know that their personal data will be processed by the Organization, therefore consent is given to the processing of personal data, processing that will be carried out electronically and in compliance with the obligations required by art. 13 and 14 of EU Regulation 2016/679. She / He also declares to accept the publication, in paper and digital form, of the starting lists and final rankings on the sites of the Event, FISI, FIS and of the timing company. By registering, the participant also declares to allow the publication of personal data on all media (websites, social, radio and press). For any corrections to your personal data, please write to

By registering, the participants implicitly authorize the organization to use images, fixed and / or moving, which portray them during their participation in the competition. It remains understood that the authorization to use one’s own image is given free of charge, without time and territorial limits, for use in various publications and films, including, by way of example and not limiting, promotional and / or advertising materials and made on all media. The organization may also transfer the rights of use provided for in this agreement to third parties, as institutional and commercial partners.