"Half Marathon of the 2 Provinces" 2011
Medea (Italy), Sunday 16 January 2011
The route runs through the village of Versa.
The mild winter temperatures near the Adriatic Sea, combined with a very flat course across the Friulian Plain, allow you to run a fast half marathon in mid-January.
In addition to the half marathon, the event offers a 30k race.
Start and finish is in the village of Medea, which is between the cities of Udine and Trieste in the far north-east of Italy. The Adriatic Coast is around 26 kilometres to the south.
The course travels through fields and villages in the provinces of Gorizia and Udine. Apart from a couple of bridges the route is flat and fast. The 30k includes approximately 2km of dirt roads.
In 2009, the half marathon winners were Roman Weger (1:09:07) and Sylvie Tramoy (1:23:27), both from Villach in Austria. Their club-mate Markus Hohenwarter led the 30k runners home (1:38:10), Anna Parrella from the Friuli area won the women's race (2:09:12).
Venue: Medea (Udine 27km, Trieste 48km, Ljubljana 122km, Venice 123km)
Date: 16 January 2011 (Sunday)
Distance: 21.1km, 30km
Start time: 10.00
Entries: by post, fax or e-mail; payment by bank transfer; late entries on the day; runners who are not members of the Italian Athletic Federation FIDAL may have to provide a medical certificate at registration
Entry fees (21km): 15 EUR (until 13 January), 20 EUR (until 16 January)
Entry fees (30km): 18 EUR (until 13 January), 25 EUR (until 16 January)
Race centre: Bar "Alter-Ego", Corso Friuli, Medea (on the day 8.00-9.30)
You get: goody bag to the first 350 entrants; timing chip rental; pasta party
Prizes (21km, 30km): first 8 men and 3 women; category prizes (prizes are not cumulative)
Showers and changing facilities: yes
Pasta party and award ceremony: 12.00 (21km), 13.45 (30km)
Number of finishers 2010: 312 (21km), 114 (30km)
Details, entry form, course map (in Italian): Marciatori Gorizia (PDF, 1.43MB)
Tourist information (in English): Friuli Venezia Giulia Region