Jesolo (Italy), Saturday 25 May 2013
The Moonlight Half Marathon is a tremendously scenic and atmospheric road race, held on a point-to-point course in the Province of Venice in northern Italy.
Around 2,500 runners took part in the last edition of the event. The 3,500 spots for the next race may fill up well before the closing date.
Starting at 7.45pm on the waterfront of Cavallino-Treporti in the Venetian Lagoon, competitors run approximately 10km along a canal in the quiet and beautiful lagoon.
The character of the race changes completely when runners approach Lido di Jesolo, one of the major beach resorts on the northern Adriatiac. Participants can expect rock bands and many spectators along the course creating an electrifying atmosphere.
The route is certified and traffic-free, and apart from one bridge it's completely flat.
In 2012, the fastest finishers were Robert Chemosin of Kenya (1:03:31) and Giovanna Pizzato of Italy (1:23:20).
Photo report: 1. Moonlight Half Marathon 2011
Venue (Map): Cavallino-Treporti — Jesolo
Date: 25 May 2013 (Saturday)
Race distance: 21.1km (certified by FIDAL)
Start: 19.45 at Punta Sabbioni in Cavallino Treporti
Finish: on Piazza Mazzini in Jesolo
Entries: online or by post or fax; payment by credit card or bank transfer; entries close 21 May 2013; race limit 3500 runners; entrants must provide a medical certificate at registration (and pay an extra € 7) if they are not members of a recognized athletics club
Entry fees: € 18/23/27/32 (up to 31 Dec 2012/29 March/15 May/21 May 2013)
Race centre: on Piazza Mazzini in Jesolo (24 May 2013, 15.00-20.00; on the day 9.00-16.00)
You get: chip timing, shuttle bus service to Cavallino Treporti (before and after the race), transport of personal clothing to the finish, goodie bag, finisher medal, pasta party after the race
Showers and changing facilities: yes
Number of finishers 2012: 2469
Event website (in Italian and English): www.moonlighthalfmarathon.it
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