Belluno (Italy), Sunday 11 December 2011
Two weeks before Christmas, hundreds of Santa Clauses will run around the town of Belluno, situated at the foot of the imposing Dolomiti Bellunesi in northern Italy, about 100km to the north of Venice.
Runners need a medical certificate to take part in the Santa Klaus Half Marathon but they don't need it for the non-competitive 6km and 12km runs.
All runners get a Santa dress and a hat which they must wear during the race.
The start and finish are in Belluno's old town centre. The undulating route takes runners through the town and nearby villages, mostly on asphalt roads.
In 2010, the fastest Santa Claus was Francesco Duca (1:08:07). Paola Mariotti was the first Santa Claudia (1:19:16).
Race report, results, and photos: Santa Klaus Running 2011
Venue (Map): Belluno (Venice 108km, Udine 125km, Verona 174km, Ljubljana 270km)
Date: 11 December 2011 (Sunday)
Race distance: 21.1km (competitive); 12km (non-competitive); 6km (non-competitive)
Start time: 10.00 (21km); 10.05 (12km and 6km)
Start and finish: Piazza dei Martiri, Belluno
Entries: online or by post or fax; late entries on the day (8.00-9.30); participants in the 21km half marathon must provide a medical certificate at registration
Entry fees (21km): 15 euros (until 4 Dec 2011), 20 euros (until 11 Dec 2011)
Entry fees (6km, 12km): 10 euros (until 4 Dec 2011), 15 euros (until 11 Dec 2011)
Race centre: Piazza dei Martiri (on the day 8.00-9.30)
You get: a Santa Claus technical T-shirt (21km) or a Santa Claus dress (6km/12km) and a hat; chocolate party after the race
Prizes (21km): first 15 M/F; first 5 M/F in the over 45 category
Prizes (12km): first 10 M/F
Prizes (6km): first 5 M/F
Award ceremony: 12.00
Number of finishers 2010: 375 (21km), 344 (12km), 54 (6km)
Event website (in Italian): www.santaklausrunning.it
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