What you get

The standard race registration includes the following services for athletes:

Course and tracking

Each stage presents the best that the area offers in terms of routes and views. Various route recons will be carried out by the organization and one last time a few hours from each stage. Stages are completely marked; however, competitors must also use a GPS device and the GPS files that the organization shares.

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The Race Village

The Race Village – is in inhabited centers or not far from them and offers hospitality and services to the competitors as well as acting as a venue to the expo space.

Meals

Meals included with registration are breakfasts and typical dinners of the region (vegetarians options available). Breakfast service is available between 6:30 and 9:00 (those times could be different depending on the stage). Dinner is served between 18:30 and 20:00 starting September 4th (Sunday) to September 9th (Friday). Lunch: at the end of the stages there will be a carbo dish, fruit, and several kinds of beverages. Of course, Parmigiano Reggiano is one of the best sources of easily digestible proteins and there will be plenty of it. Also, coldcuts of various kinds (a local specialty)

Farewell Finisher Dinner Party

Finisher dinner is included for all competitors (September 10th, Saturday). Do not miss it.

Personal photographic service

Thanks to the collaboration with TheOutdoorLab, each rider will enjoy a photo selection after each stage along with a selection “best of Appenninica”.

Feed Zones

There will be a minimum of two feed zones per stage between food & liquid refreshment and liquid only refreshment. In the food & liquid refreshment feed zones you can find fresh fruit and nuts, bread with sweet and savory toppings, pies, energy bars, and gels, energy drink with electrolytes, water, and cola. Sports nutrition and supplements are provided by our nutrition partner.

You can request a personal nutrition service – additional cost – where you deliver your water bottles to us (with an energy bar or gels taped on them) to find them at one of the feed zone at around half stage.

In liquid only refreshment feed zones you will find gel, energy drink with electrolytes, water, cola.

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Overnight

Standard race registration includes 7 nights (from the end of stage one to the night after the last stage) in the athletes’ area of the Race Village. Accommodation is provided indoor in buildings provided by the host cities (gyms, sport arenas, etc.). It is possible to stay at the hotel if you opt for the extra package.

Timing

There will be a professional timekeeping service by Winning Time, a leading company in the sector.

GPS Tracker

A GPS tracker is included with your registration. It’s a must safety measure but it also allows family and friends to follow you live over the course of each stage.

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Bike Cleaning

The bike cleaning with low-pressure hydro-cleaners and products is self-service and made available by our sponsors.

Mechanical Assistance

One of the feed zones will have a combined service for emergency mechanical repairs and lubrication made available by our sponsors. Competitors with teams can set up their mechanical assistance point here (and only here).

Bike Park

The bike park is guarded day and night.

Transportation

The registration includes the transportation of your race bag from stage to stage and the bike box from stage one to the last host city (end of the race).

Guided Stretching

After stage stretching sessions led by a certified Yoga instructor.

Race bag and Day bag

On top of the 90-lt capacity race bag (included), riders receive a day bag at registration. It’s a small bag with race number that riders can use to store anything that they need before the start and at the end of the stage (warmer clothes, energy bars, rain gear, anything that is needed immediately after the finish line). The day bag is dropped off before entering the starting grid and it will be available for pick-up right at the finish line.

Merchandise

All competitors receive a welcome race bag and other technical material and merchandise from our sponsors.

Each finisher also receives the Appenninica Finisher t-shirt and the Appenninica MTB Stage Race Finisher medal.

Medical Service

RMT (Race Medical Team) will coordinate medical service and rescue with a minimum of two doctors on motorcycles and two ambulances other than basic medical treatment station at the finish line.

Online Registration

Participants will be able to manage their registration easily and safely through ACTIVE.com. Appenninica MTB Stage Race does not apply and check-out % fee nor any fixed amount for registration management. Payments by credit card are not subject to any charges. You can also opt for a payment in installments.

There are also Extra Packages as described in this link.