Bognanco Valley offers wonderful mountain overviews, with the chance of many excursions, through amazing paths, peaks and Alpin lakes through an amazing landscape.
In 2011, we got the idea to organize a non-competitive race called “La Veia di Cuntrabbandiè” among this beautiful scenario. It all started from a group of friends, bounded by passion for sport and mountains.
Throughout the years, this group of friends became a well-organized and dedicated team, and that spent time and energies to develop this event.
Each team member was assigned a specific role, based on his capabilities and professional background
The main goal of International Veia Sky Race is to promote the beautiful area in which the competition takes place and to help young people to approach Sky Races.
After the first editions, that helped to improve the various organizational aspects, in 2014 took place the first edition of “LA VEIA SKY RACE”, with two different paths: 31kmD+2600 and 22Km D+1700
As the first edition was immediately very successful locally and internationally, as a matter of fact in 2015 the 31Km race was selected by FISKY (Italian Federation of Sky Running) to be part of the Italian Sky Race Championship.
In the same year was organized the first edition of “Vertical Terme di Bognanco”, a Vertical race leading from Bognanco to San Lorenzo passing through amazing landscapes and arriving to a beautiful plateau.
In 2017 the race was renamed “International Veia Sky Race”, as acknowledgment of its international popularity, and was included in the “Italy Series” circuit with the support of ISF (International Skyrunning Federation)
Our slogan is “4000 Peaks sky Line”, as the race gives the chance to run surrounded by 4000Mts peaks, as for example Mount Rosa, Weissmies, Lagginhorn, Fiescherhorn.
On the arrival on the peak in Cima Verosso (2444Mt) you will find a warm audience to welcomes you
The Team Race La Veia focuses also on the audience satisfaction, with the distribution of gadgets and the organization of lotteries and bingo games to win fantastic prizes
The race assistance is well organized, with the collaboration of qualified collaborators along the circuit.
Athletes, volunteers, partners, sponsors and fans can share all the day in the “Villaggio La Veia” in Alpe Gomba, with comfort and all services in a funny and friendly organization.
In 2018 has been inaugurated the new 15km D+850, to give all runners the possibility to live high quote experience of International Veia Sky Race
We could go on more and more to talk about our race….but better would be to wear a race bib and start running or our staff t-shirt as a volunteer or going in the fans area to support our champions..!
Team Race La Veia
The Managing Team