Cornuda (Italy), Easter Monday 25 April 2011
The "Rocca di Asolo"
Nature-loving runners with an interest in history will be particularly appealed by the Duerocche, a trail running event in the foothills of the Venetian Alps in northern Italy.
The start and finish are in the small town of Cornuda, which is around 60km from Venice.
The main race is the very hilly and challenging half marathon. Some sections are on asphalt, but most of the course is on trails.
Competitors run through the Fagarè forest, which is interspersed with World War One trenches, they enjoy fine views from Monte Sulder, and they pass the "Santuario della Madonna della Rocca", a sanctuary built on the ruins of a medieval fortress.
The event includes two shorter distances (7k and 12k), which are suitable for runners and walkers, as well as a 13k "History Walk" (Passeggiata Storica) from the picturesque small town of Asolo to Cornuda. Walkers see due rocche ("two fortresses") — the "Rocca di Asolo" and the sanctuary near Cornuda.
In 2010, the half marathon winners were Claudio Cassi (1:27:37) and Sara Tomè (1:54:38).
Venue (Map): Cornuda (Treviso 28km, Venezia 58km, Verona 114km, Ljubljana 260km)
Date: 25 April 2011 (Easter Monday)
Race distance: 7km, 12km, 21.1km; 13km (Passeggiata Storica and nordic walking)
Start time: 9.15 (7,12 and 21km); Passeggiata: from 8.00
Start and finish: Via della Pace, Cornuda
Entries: online or by fax or e-mail until 16 April 2011; payment by credit card or bank transfer; late entries on the day until one hour before the start
Entry fees (7km, 12km): 5 euros
Entry fees (21km): 10 euros
Entry fees (Passeggiata Storica and nordic walking): 10 euros
Timing (21km): no chip rental fees but 10 euros deposit for the timing chip (fully refundable)
Race centre: Palestra Comunale "Palapace", Via della Pace, Cornuda
You get: pasta party (for all participants); goodie bag and T-shirt (guaranteed only for entries until 16 April 2011); bus service to Asolo (Passeggiata Storica and nordic walking)
Prizes: first 5 men and women (7km and 12km); first 15 men and 6 women (21km)
Showers and changing facilities: yes
Award ceremony: ca. 11.00
Number of finishers 2010: 465 (21km)
Event website (in Italian): www.duerocche.com
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