The 36th edition of the Winter Marathon, the longest-running winter regularity competition classic regularity race on the ACI Sport international calendar, will take place in Madonna di Campiglio (TN) from Thursday 18 to Sunday 21 January 2024.

The ‘race on nails”, as enthusiasts like to call it, was born in 1989 with the aim of combining the spectacle of the cars that made history in past decades to that of the magnificent scenery of Alpine landscapes. This year’s competition will see, among and fascinating snow-covered passes, 120 crews on board cars built before 1968 or built before 1968 or models of special historical interest and collectors’ items produced up to 1976.

It is also worth mentioning that, thanks to a special ‘out list’, cars built between 1977 and 1990 will also be allowed to compete. The main novelties of the 2024 edition concern the route, which has been enriched with new passages and new stages.

The two traditional stages remain confirmed: the first on the evening of Thursday 18 January at the end of pre-race scrutineering and the second on Friday 19 January through the most fascinating roads and passes of the Dolomites. In the afternoon of Saturday 20 January, the spectacle of the cars on the frozen lake will anticipate the final dinner and the prize-giving ceremony.

Crossing no less than 15 Dolomite passes, this year’s 520 km race route will engage the crews for a total of 16 hours of driving, 65 time trials and 9 average trials. One of the Main Sponsors of this traditional winter appointment in the world of regularity is, for the first time, the Italian watch brand VeriWatch, which will award, with timepieces from its Octopus collection, the winners of the overall classification and of the VeriWatch Trophy, a thrilling knockout challenge reserved for the first 32 classified crews of the Winter Marathon that will put on a show along the race course on the Frozen Lake.

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“History, technique and passion. These are the values that unite us in this important competition that inaugurates the 2024 season of historic car events. We are proud and honoured to be part, as Main Sponsor, of the Winter Marathon which, in addition to involving top drivers and important personalities from the international automotive world, does not neglect the pleasure of conviviality,” says Alessandro Leali, founder of the watch brand VeriWatch.

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