33rd Gorizia Half Marathon 2011
Gorizia (Italy), Sunday 6 March 2011
The Maratonina di Gorizia is a truly international event. Approximately 11 kilometres of the course run through Italy, and 10 kilometres through Slovenia.
The start and the finish are in the town centre of Gorizia on the Italian side of the border.
Participants run along Gorizia's main boulevard (Corso Italia), they pass the medieval Castello which stands on a hill overlooking the town, they see a number of elegant palazzi, and they run through the towns of Šempeter and Nova Gorica in Slovenia.
The course is mildly undulating and includes multiple twists and turns but it's regarded by most runners as fast. In addition to the half marathon, the event features a 9k fun run.
In 2010, the half marathon had almost 750 finishers. Geoffrey Gikuni of Kenya set a new course record of 1:02:13, Hungary's Ida Kovacs led the women home in 1:17:21.
Race report and photos:
Venue (Map): Gorizia (Udine 37km, Ljubljana 107km, Venezia 140km)
Date: 6 March 2011 (Sunday)
Race distance: 21.1km (certified by FIDAL); 9km (non-competitive run and walk "Stragorizia-Šempeter")
Start time: 9.30 (21km), 10.00 (9km)
Start and finish: Piazza Cesare Battisti
Entries (21km): by post, fax or e-mail, payment by bank transfer; entries close 3 March 2010
Entry fees (21km): 15 euros (until 15 February 2011), 20 euros (until 3 March 2011)
Entry fees (9km): 5 euros (on the day until 9.00)
Race centre: Unione Ginnastica Goriziana, piazza Cesare Battisti (Saturday 5 March 15.00-18.00, on the day 7.30-9.00)
You get (21km): goody bag (to the first 800 entrants), timing chip rental, pasta party after the race, massage
You get (9km): T-shirt, pasta party after the race
Prizes: First 15 men and 5 women; category prizes (prizes are not cumulative), prizes to the largest groups
Award ceremony and pasta party: 12.00
Showers, changing facilities, baggage storage: yes
Number of finishers 2010: 749 (21km)
Event website: Gruppo Marciatori Gorizia (in Italian)
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