14th Half Marathon "Riviera of the Doges" 2011
This flat and fast half marathon in northern Italy is run along both banks of the Brenta Canal, which connects the cities of Padua and Venice.
The Canal is also known as the "Riviera del Brenta", as it is home to many fine villas built by the Venetian aristocracy between the 16th and 18th century.
Start and finish are in the small town of Mira. Participants run westward to Stra where they pass the magnificentVilla Pisani before they return back to Mira along the other bank of the canal.
In 2010, almost 1500 runners finished the race. The winners were Said Boudalia (1:05:46) and Sonia Lorenzi (1:21:00).
Venue (Map): Mira (Venice 20km, Padova 23km, Treviso 33km)
Date: 10 April 2011 (Sunday)
Race distance: 21.1km; 9km (non-competitive run); 2km (children, families)
Start time: 9.15
Start and finish: Mira
Entries: online (www.championchip.it, payment by credit card) or by post, fax or e-mail (payment by bank transfer or cheque); entries close 7 April 2011 at 8p.m. or when the entry limit of 1800 has been reached; entrants may have to provide a valid medical certificate at registration
Entry fees: 15 euros (until 21 March 2011), 18 euros (until 7 April 2011); 30 euros (until 9 April if the entry limit has not been reached)
Race centre: "Centro Maratonina dei Dogi Mira" (Saturday 9 April 2011, 15.00-19.00, on the day 7.30-8.30)
You get: timing chip rental, finisher bag, baggage storage
Prizes: prize money to the first 10 men, 5 women and 5 largest groups; category prizes
Award ceremony: ca. 11.30
Number of finishers 2010: 1481 (21km)
Event website (in Italian): Riviera dei Dogi (out of date)