STORY

1973: the birth of the  100km del Passatore
REMEMBERING THAT COFFEE  AT EGIDIO’S Café WITH ALTEO, CHECCO, RENATO AND CARLO…..
The race  that, thanks to a great intuition , Franco Chiavegatti, reporter of the  “Corriere della sera” in 28th May 1978 baptized  as “the Olympic games of the foolish” in his  reportage on the most important Italian newspaper, was born in a cold morning  of January 1973.
In 1969 it was created the Society of Passatore following a treasure hunt in the cellars of Romagna, organized by Ente Tutela Vini di Romagna. The participants with their signatures founded the Society. The awards were rulers Alteo Dolcini, Paolo Babini, Charles Cova, Pietro Crementi, for the city of Faenza. As a result, the Company extends to seven sisters Romagna: Imola, Forli, Faenza, Cesena, Rimini, Lugo, Ravenna.
Yes, the “100   chilometri del Passtore Firenze-Romagna(Faenza)”, as it  was called, was born; but at the beginning the “worry about how to find some fools  ready to face this race!” prevailed rather than the problems of the  organization, until…
Until  during a cold morning of January 1973, suddenly this absurd idea of the “first  ultramarathon of 100km”, maybe thanks to an hot coffee of Egidio’s café, sprang  from the mind of these people unexpectedly! They were brilliant that departs volcano of ideas that was Alteo Dolcini, Forlimpopoli of birth and Secretary General of the Municipality of Faenza, who died Sept. 2, 1999, and that formidable organizer who was Francesco Calderoni Checco, “Faenza doc”, insurer and president the sectionand of Manfredi ‘UOEI, Hikers Italian Workers’ Union, who died March 25, 2001, with the help of Renato Cavina, journalist of  the   “Stadio” and the “Gazzettta dello Sport”, a man keen on “great feats”  and he was dean of the city in this category until his death on March 2, 2010; and Carlo Raggi,  journalist of the “Resto del Carlino”. Initiative born during a walking in  Corso Mazzini (Faenza). The quartet said: Let’s   do it! And then whatever will be, it will be!”. This decision was preceded  by a sort of meditation…piadina, prosciutto and sangiovese (typical Romagna  products) in the restaurant Cà de Bè in Bertinoro (near the hill of Forlì). There, at the table, threw his seed.
After four  years (1977), the need of a written memory of these moments shone in the mind  of Dolcini, who said: “Everyone should know that we are the people who gave you  the possibility to shout “IO C’ERO!”(“I was there!”), even in 10 or 1000 years.Well, the 100km del Passatore reaches this  years the XLII edition, featuring for the titles of  Singles European Championship, European Team  Championship and World Championship
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP- 1991;
EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP- 1997 e 2004;
EUROPEAN MASTER CHAMPIONSHIP – 2004;
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP FIDAL – 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013.

CONTENTS

The Hymn of the 100 km of Passatore
The Angela Bettoli … it is said, interview conducted in 2012 by Horizon Studio
Society of Passatore
PERSONALITIES OF 100:
Renato Cavina – first journalist of the 100 km of Passatore
Elio Assirelli – President of the Association from 1988 to 2009
Federico Lusa – counselor of the Association up to fino al 2008

Tthe History of 100 km from the book by Frederick Lusa” Ninety years UOEI Section Faenza ” (only italian)

 

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