50 YEARS OF MARCIALONGA (English Version)

2021 is the year when Marcialonga celebrates the 50 years of activity of the Organizing Committee, who made the first edition of the "Marcialonga di Fiemme e Fassa" possible in 1971.

In order to celebrate this great achievement, we wanted to create a timeline that should help us remember the history of Marcialonga through facts, people, curiosities and images.

1968-02-07 14:05:49

FRANCO NONES, OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL

Franco Nones wins the 30 km race at the Grenoble Olympics.

1969-03-02 05:58:52

GIOVANNINI AND MOGGIO TRAVEL TO VASALOPPET

Giulio Giovannini and Roberto Moggio take part to Vasaloppet

1970-03-01 05:58:52

THE MARCIALONGA ORGANIZING COMMITTEE WAS BORN

Giulio Giovannini participates once more to Vasaloppet, this time with Nele Zorzi and Mario Cristofolini. Moggio follow the expedition from home. The four friends have the idea of creating Marcialonga. The first staff includes: Franco Nones, Arrigo Delladio, Giulio Vanzetta, Tino Morandini, Giorgio Fontana, Italo Craffonara, Toni Camerano. The President of the Organizing Committee is Giorgio Grigolli (President of the Region). Moggio is the General Secretary.

1970-04-01 05:58:52

A CONTEST WAS LAUNCHED TO FIND THE NAME FOR THE EVENT

A contest is launched to choose the name of the event: "Marcialonga" is chosen (the long march). In September a twinning with Mora, the town of Vasaloppet, is sealed.

1970-05-01 05:58:52

WHERE SHOULD THE RACE TAKE PLACE?

It is not clear where the race will take place, but Val di Fiemme and Val di Fassa are the homeland of big cross-country skiing champions: Nones, Deflorian, Chiocchetti Delladio, so it feels like a natural choice.

1970-06-01 13:52:53

POLICE AND ALPINE SCHOOL ARE AVAILABLE TO HELP

The Alpine schools of the Guardia di Finanza of Predazzo and of the Police of Moena, following their captains Carlo Valentino and Lorenzo Cappello give immediately availability of people and machines to contribute to the event.

1971-01-01 18:07:31

1st EDITION: 1157 participants

To have a look at the Start list and ranking of the 1st edition, click on the link below.

1971-02-07 15:00:43

1st EDITION OF MARCIALONGA

7 febbraio 1971: 1st Marcialonga. 650 people help in the organization. 3 helicopters, 2 snow cats, 10 snowmobiles, 10 ambulances, 20 buses to transfer the participants, 10 service cars.

1971-02-07 15:23:30

THE MARCIALONGA HYMNE

Luciano Fumai writes the first hymne for Marcialonga, interpreted by the choir SOSAT.

1971-02-07 15:23:36

MARCIALONGA BROADCASTED ON RAI

From the first edition on, Marcialonga will be broadcasted on the national sender RAI.

50 YEARS OF MARCIALONGA (English Version)

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