BOclassic - Silvesterlauf

Interesting facts

Did you know that...

  • the Raiffeisenkassen (bank) was the main sponsor of this event when it all began? The Raiffeisen youth runs have been part of the programme since 1983.
  • the start and finishing lines were at some stage not only at the Walther/Korn and Muster squares, but used to be in the Silbergasse
  • since 1987, the circular route leads you through the lanes of the historic centre of Bozen (men: 10 km / women: 5 km)
  • up to 1983, the distance was approximately 13km for men and 6.5 km for women? In 1977 and 1978, women also had to run the 13 km route. The record at that time was just over 45 minutes. Today, it has decreased to just below 15 minutes.
  • since 1988 (Salvatore Antibo and Maria Curatola), Italy has been waiting for thieir first win at the BOclassics?
  • in 2006, after 13 years of trying, a European woman called Aniko Kalovics won the women’s race?
  • the athlete manager Gianni Demadonna made it onto the winner’s podium at the Bozen New Year’s Eve Run. In 1979 and 1983, he won second place and in 1985 he came third.
  • in 1984, the participation/starting fee was 2,000 Italian Lire (around GBP 4 or USD 6 in today’s money). Today, the elite runners are invited exclusively ...AND they are being paid for it!).
  • in the 1980s, there was a combined evaluation with Zurich New Year’s Eve Run. In Zurich, the race took place a few days before New Year’s Eve.
  • the term ‘BOClassic‘ exists since 1996?