"Half Marathon of the 2 Provinces" 2011

Medea (Italy), Sunday 16 January 2011

The route of the Medea Half Marathon runs through the village of Versa (Copyright © 2010 runinternational.eu)

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).

Country: Italy

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)

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Tourist information (in English): Friuli Venezia Giulia Region

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