Rules Sgambeda


La Sgambeda, free technique is an International F.I.S. race that will be held in Livigno on Sunday 18th December 2022 over a distance of 35 km.


The participants who can take part in the race are athletes of both genders who have completed 18 years of age and in possession of the F.I.S.I. card valid for the winter season 2022/23 as the regulations in force, or in possession of a medical examination of fitness for competitive athletics with high cardiovascular commitment issued by a Sports Medicine Center (category B) valid on the day of the race.

The expected categories are:


SENIORES (1993 and following)
M1 (1992-1978)
M2 (1977-1968)
M3 (1967-1958)
M4 (1957-195248)
M5 (1947 and previous)



SENIORES (1993 and following)
M1 (1992-1978)
M2 (1977-1968)
M3 (1967-1958)
M4 (1957-1948)
M5 (1947 and previous)


The entry fee is fixes as follows:

Period Entry fee
From 15/09/2022 to 31/10/2021 € 50,00
From 01/11/2021 to 15/12/2022 € 60,00
On-line registrations will close on Thursday 15th December 2022 till 12.00 a.m..
After this date, it will be possible to register in the Race Office at Plaza Placheda (Saturday 17th December from 09.00 a.m. to 07.00 p.m. or Sunday 18th December from 08.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m.).

On-line on the website
Registrations with payment by credit card or bank transfer.
If a registered athlete were unable to attend the race, he/she will not be refunded the registration fee and the registration will not be transferable to the following year.
The Organizing Committee reserves the right to close registrations when the maximum number of 1000 members is reached.


Each participants can choose his/her start group during the registration:
Group 1 – High level athletes
Group 2 – Good level athletes
Group 3 – Amateurs

The Organizing Commette reserves the right to close the entry to a certain start group, once reached the maximum number.


Expo area, ski-test, technical assistance, medical assistance, professional timing service, refreshments on the track and at the finish line, shuttle bus, changing rooms, pasta party, showers and, award ceremonies.
* These services will be carried out only if compatible with the rules for the prevention of the Covid-19 pandemic that will be in place on the day of the race.

PRECISION TIMING: will be held by OTC Srl (Official Timer MySDAM) with technology based on the use of “chip”.
Please Note: the failure or improper use of the chip will entail exclusion from the score rankings and the non-attribution of the time taken.

The gadget for participants in the race will be delivered to the first 1000 participants with the race package c/o the Race Office.

Bibs will be distributed at the Race Office c/o Plaza Placheda, via Saroch 1099/a (subject to the submission of the F.I.S.I. card for the winter season 2022/23 or of the valid medical examination of fitness for competitive athletics with high cardiovascular commitment issued by a Sports Medicine Center (category B) valid on the day of the race) according to the following time:
- Saturday 17th December: 09:00 a.m.-19.00 p.m.;
- Sunday 18th December: 0:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.


The start is scheduled at 11:00 a.m. Start time could be subject to change.

Marking of the bib number is mandatory and is done from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at entrance of the starting group corresponding to the athlete’s bib.

Maximum time: 4 hours.
For safety reasons the Organizing Committee might stop the race.

Each participant acknowledges to all effects that La Sgambeda requires considerable physical and technical effort. By registering, the athlete implicitly declares under his/her own responsibility to be in possession of these requirements.

Along the track, there is no right of free track for those wishing to surpass another competing athlete. Athletes are allowed to replace only one ski and it is absolutely forbidden to take off your skis during the race.


The absolute first 5 men and the absolute first 5 women will be awarded cash prizes as following:

  • 1° PLACE  F/M: 1000,00 Euros;
  • 2° PLACE F/M: 600,00 Euros;
  • 3° PLACE F/M: 400,00 Euros;
  • 4° PLACE F/M: 300,00 Euros;
  • 5° PLACE F/M: 200,00 Euros.
In-kind prizes will also be awarded to the first 3 men and first 3 women of the Sgambeda in the following categories (these prizes cannot be combined with the absolute prizes):
  • SENIORES F/M (1993 and later)
  • MASTER F1/M1 (1992 – 1978)
  • MASTER F2/M2 (1977 – 1968)
  • MASTER F3/M3 (1967 – 1958)
  • MASTER F4/M4 (1957 – 1948) 
  • MASTER M5 (1947 and earlier)


Complaints can be submitted to the jury within one hour of the arrival of the first athlete, accompanied by the fee of € 50.00, which will be returned in case of acceptance of the complaint itself.


In case of cancellation the registered athlete shall be entitled to a refund of 100% of the registration fee
No refund will apply in case of race cancellation less than 24 hours before the start, due to force majeure.


Simultaneously with the registration, athletes authorize the processing of their personal data for issues relating the event or future information purposes, pursuant to art. 10 of Law 675/96. Each participant authorizes the organization to use the images for the promotion of the event on all domestic and international media and to send promotional material about the race and pictures related to the event itself.
By registering for the event, athletes hereby fully accept these rules; for matters not covered in the regulation, the rules of the F.I.S. and F.I.S.I. shall apply.
The Organizing Committee reserves the right to modify this regulation at any time.

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