On 24 August 2019 the International U18 Mountain Running Cup and the Challenge Stellina meet on the paths of Susa and Mompantero. On the occasion of the 31st edition of the Challenge Stellina, the Piedmontese mountains of the Susa Valley host the mountain running event for the students of the national teams. I am very pleased that the Stellina, a race I am particularly fond of for the historical value it represents, has made an international connotation reserved for the very young.
The International U18 Mountain Running Cup is a splendid international showcase for our young people and, strengthened by an organizational machine of excellence, I am sure that the event will go beyond any splendid forecast.
I am certainly grateful for having preserved the historical significance of the event; in fact, all the participating nations will be involved, the next day, in the commemoration of the partisan battle of the Grange Sevine, covering together some great of the Starlet of peace and inclusion among the peoples. 31 years full of history, passion and, my opinion, of “future vision”; warm congratulations to the organizing committee of Athletics Susa Adriano Aschieris, to the President of Livio Berruti and to Bolaffi Spa that, in memory of the commander Aldo Laghi, alias Giulio Bolaffi, has always supported the event. Thank you for institutions and partners.
I wish the success that is such an important event for Italian Athletics and I send good luck to all the young participants.
President of FIDAL