13th "3/4 Half Marathon" 2011

Bruneck/Brunico (Italy), Saturday 27 August 2011

Schloss Neuhaus, Ahrntal, Südtirol (Copyright © 2010 runinternational.eu)

Schloss Neuhaus is just one of the castles along the route.


Competition is fierce in the 3/4-Halbmarathon, a 17.6km road race in Südtirol ("South Tyrol"), Italy's northernmost alpine province where most people speak German as a first language.

Many top runners from the region and further afield have taken part in the event. Last year's winners were Hermann Achmüller (56:31) and Laura Ricci (1:08:17). The race had about 500 finishers.

Very roughly speaking, the route is three quarters of the half marathon distance long. Start is in the attractive small town of Bruneck (Italian: Brunico), the finish in the holiday and ski resort of Sand in Taufers (Campo Tures).

Competitors run on roads and cycleways along the Tauferer Tal ("Tauferer Valley"). A short section is on a trail. The route is undulating and overall mildly uphill. Snow-capped mountain peaks and several castles on the hillsides provide an impressive backdrop.


Country: Italy

Venue (Map): Bruneck/Brunico (Bolzano 74km, Innsbruck 107km, Klagenfurt 218km, Verona 222km)

Date: 27 August 2011 (Saturday)

Race distance: 17.6km

Start: 17.00 Bruneck/Brunico, Rathausplatz (835m)

Finish: Sand in Taufers/Campo Tures (870m)

Entries: online (until 25 August 2011, 18.00h); payment in cash on the day; late entries on the day

Entry fees: 20 euros (until 25 Aug 2011), 24 euros (until 27 Aug 2011); runners must pay an additional 5 euros if they are not members of the Italian athletic federation FIDAL

Race centre: "Alte Turnhalle", Rathausplatz, Bruneck (on the day from 14.00)

You get: bus service from the finish to the start (before the race at 15.15); transport of personal clothing to the finish; timing chip rental; free massage at the finish; pasta party; a sack of locally-grown potatoes; prize raffle

Prizes: prize money to the first 5 M/F; product prizes to the first 3 in each category

Showers and changing facilities: in the sports hall, ca. 1km from the finish (free shuttle bus)

Award ceremony: 20.30 at the finish

Number of finishers 2010: 505

Event Website (in German and Italian): www.3viertelhalbmarathon.com


Bruneck/Brunico (Copyright © 2010 runinternational.eu)

Start of the race is in Bruneck (Brunico).


The route of the Dreiviertel-Halbmarathon runs along the Tauferer Tal (Copyright © 2010 runinternational.eu)

The route runs along the Tauferer Valley.