2a Maratona Bressanone Dolomiti 2011
Brixen-Bressanone (Italy), Saturday 2 July 2011
The Brixen Dolomites Marathon is a highly challenging uphill mountain race in Italy's alpine province of Bolzano - Alto Adige (or "South Tyrol") where German is the prevalent language.
The 42.2-kilometre route features 2340 metres of elevation gain. As this is very tough, the event also offers a relay race for teams of four runners.
The start is in the picturesque old town of Brixen (Italian: Bressanone), situated at 560 metres above sea level in the narrow Eisack Valley.
The finish is at an elevation of 2450 metres on Plose, a massive mountain with three summits over 2500 metres, and a popular skiing and hiking area.
Most of the route is on forest and mountain trails. Some sections are on asphalt roads.
After the race, a cable car takes runners to the award ceremony in the village of St. Andrä (at 1000 metres). From there, buses bring participants home to Brixen.
In 2010, the winners were Hermann Achmüller (3:37:04) and Irene Senfter (4:47:11).
Venue (Map): Brixen-Bressanone (44km from Bolzano, 85km from Innsbruck, 203km from Verona, 245km from Munich)
Date: 2 July 2011 (Saturday)
Race distance: 42.2km (+2340m); 4-person relay (ca. 10+8+16+8km)
Start time: 7.30 (individual runners); 8.00 (relay)
Start: Domplatz/Piazza del Duomo in Brixen (560m)
Finish: on Mount Plose (2450m)
Entries: online or by fax or e-mail (until 29 June 2011), payment by bank transfer or credit card; late entries in the race centre (until 1 July 2011, 8pm); no entries on the day
Entry fees (42km): 40/50/60 euros (until 31 March/until 15 June/1 July)
Entry fees (relay teams): 90/100/120 euros
Race centre: Forum Brixen, Romstrasse 9 (Friday 1 July 13.00-20.00, Saturday 2 July 6.00-7.00)
You get: pasta party (on Friday), timing chip rental, transport of personal clothing to the finish, bus service for relay runners; medal, finisher T-shirt, free use of the cable car (Kreuztal - St. Andrä), bus service (St. Andrä - Brixen)
Prizes: first 10 men and 5 women; first 3 in each category; first 3 in each relay category (men/women/mixed)
Award ceremony: in St. Andrä (S. Andrea)
Number of finishers 2010: 181 men, 29 women, 37 relay teams
Event website (in German, Italian and English): www.brixenmarathon.it
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