Giulietta & Romeo Half Marathon 2011

Verona (Italy), Sunday 20 February 2011

Verona as seen from Castel S. Pietro (Copyright © 2012


Held in February, the Verona Marathon is one of the top early-season running events in Italy. Last year, the event had 1700 finishers in the marathon and 3800 in the half marathon.

Verona is a city of 265,000 people, located in the Veneto region in northern Italy, near Lake Garda. It's a beautiful city of art and culture, surrounded by wine-growing regions.

The half and the full marathon are both one-loop courses which wind their way through various parts of the city, including the old town centre where runners pass many of Verona's main sights.

The start and the finish are on the central Piazza Bra in front of the Arena, the third-largest Roman amphitheatre, used for opera performances in the summer. Shortly before the finish, participants run through the Arena!

The marathon winners 2010 were Kenya's Hillary Mutai (2:17:43) and Ethiopia's Etaferahu Getahun (2:35:43). Geoffrey Gikuni of Kenya (1:02:16) and Mihiret Anamo of Ethiopia (1:13:10) won the 21k race.


Country: Italy

Venue (Map): Verona (Venice 115km, Milano 160km)

Date: 20 February 2011 (Sunday)

Race distance: 42.2km; 21.1km; non-competitive "family runs": 13km, 7km, 4km

Start time: 9.00 (42km); 9.15 ("family run"); 10.15 (21km)

Start and finish: Piazza Bra

Entries: online or by fax; payment by credit card or bank transfer; entries close 5 Feb; entrants may have to provide a medical certificate at registration

Entry fees (42km): 28/33/40/50 euros (until 15 Nov/31 Dec/20 Jan/5 Feb)

Entry fees (21km): 18/23/28/35 euros

Entry fees (family run): 5 euros (entries on 19 Feb 10.00-20.00 and on the day 7.00-8.30)

Race centre: Marathon Expo, Palazzo Della Gran Guardia, Piazza Bra (18 Feb 15.00-20.00, 19 Feb 10.00-20.00); it's not possible to pick up the race number on the day!

You get: timing chip rental, baggage storage, goody bag, finisher medal, massage at the finish

Prizes: first 10 M/F (21km and 42km); category prizes

Showers and changing facilities: yes

Award ceremony: at the finish (first 3 M/F); 14.00 at the marathon Expo (category prizes)

Number of finishers 2010: 1710 (42km), 3826 (21km)

Event website (in Italian and English):


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