Soave (Italy), Sunday 5 May 2013
This beautiful trail running race in the province of Verona in northern Italy features an immensely scenic 33km point-to-point course. The route is very hilly and challenging. Overall, it includes almost 2000 metres of climbing.
Participants run from the picturesque wine-producing village of Soave, located about 25 kilometres east of the city of Verona at the foot of the Venetian Prealps, northwards (and mostly uphill) to the small mountain village of Bolca.
The finish line is at an elevation of 800 metres at the outstanding Museo dei Fossili, which is well known for its beautifully-preserved 50-million-year-old fish fossils.
Most of the route is on trails and gravel roads. Some sections are on asphalt roads.
Race report, photos and results: 3. Trail Soave-Bolca 2011
Venue: Soave (Verona 23km, Padova 64km, Venice 97km)
Date: 5 May 2013 (Sunday)
Distance: 33km (+1950m)
Start: 8.00 at Porta Verona, Soave (elevation: 30m above sea level)
Finish: Bolca (elevation: 800m above sea level)
Entries: by fax or e-mail; payment by bank transfer; entries close 1 May 2013; race limit 400 runners; entrants must provide a medical certificate at registration
Entry fees: € 20 (until 14 April 2013), € 25 (until 1 May 2013)
Race centre: at the start (from 7.00)
You get: pre-race breakfast, transport of personal clothing to the finish, snacks and drinks on the course and at the finish, medal, goodie bag, two bottles of wine, pasta party after the race (at the finish), bus service back to the start
Prizes: product prizes to the first 20 men and 10 women and to the 3 largest groups
Award ceremony: 12.00
Number of finishers 2012: 222
Event website: www.montefortiana.org/Soave_Bolca.aspx
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