12th Saint Anthony Marathon and Half Marathon 2011 - Padua
Padova (Italy), Sunday 17 April 2011
The start of the marathon is at the church in Campodarsego.
The Maratona Sant' Antonio is a flat and fast point-to-point road race through the Veneto region in northern Italy. The finish is in the attractive city of Padua (Italian: Padova).
In 2011, the race features a new course, which starts in the village of Campodarsego, located around 12 kilometres to the north of Padova's city centre.
The route is a single loop through villages and fields in the Graticolato Romano, an agricultural area that has been divided into a geometric pattern of squares since Roman times.
The finish line is on Padova's elliptic Prato della Valle, one of Europe's largest town squares. In 2010, the winners were Gilbert Chepkwoni (2:10:45) and Rael Kiyara (2:30:18), both of Kenya.
The event includes a half marathon, which starts in Camposampiero, 21 kilometres to the north of Padova. Participants run southward along the route which the preacher Anthony of Padua took on his last trip in the year 1231. He died on his way to Padova, aged 36.
Venue (Map): Padova
Date: 17 April 2011 (Sunday)
Race distance: 42.2km; 21.1km; 12/5/2/1km ("Stracittadine", non-competitive runs and walks)
Start (42km): 8.45 Campodarsego, Via Roma
Start (21km): 10.30 Camposampiero
Finish: Padova, Prato della Valle
Entries: online (payment by credit card) or by post or fax (payment by bank transfer); entries close 10 April 2011; entrants may have to provide a medical certificate at registration
Entry fees (42km, men): 30/35/40 euros (until 31 January/31 March/10 April)
Entry fees (42km, women): 30 euros (until 10 April)
Entry fees (21km): 20/25/30 euros (until 31 January/31 March/10 April)
Race centre: Marathon Expo, Prato della Valle, Padova (15 April 15.00-20.00, 16 April 10.00-20.00)
You get: timing chip rental, goody bag, medal, transport of personal clothing from the start to the finish, shuttle bus service between start and finish (before and after the race), parking voucher, pasta party (on Saturday or after the race)
Prizes (42km): first 3 M/F; category prizes
Showers and changing facilities: near the finish
Number of finishers 2010: 1880 (42km), 1405 (21km)
Event website: maratonasantantonio.it
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