Soave (Italy), Sunday 1 May 2011

Soave, Porta Verona (Copyright © 2011

The start of the race is at the Porta Verona in Soave.


This point-to-point trail running event in the Province of Verona in northern Italy features a very scenic and hilly route. The 33-kilometre-long course includes 1950 metres of climbing.

The start is in the picturesque old town of Soave, which sits at the foot of the Venetian Prealps, about 25 kilometres to the east of the city of Verona.

Participants run on dirt roads and trails through the hills of the beautiful Soave Wine Zone, dotted with castles, villas and churches. The highest point on the course is at 920 metres above sea level.

The finish is at an elevation of 800 metres in the village of Bolca, which is well-known for its wonderfully preserved, 50-million-year-old fish fossils. After the race, runners - as well as friends and families - get free entry to the Fossil Museum in the village.

In 2010, the winners were Cristiano Campestrin (2:30:44) and Monica Penzo (3:06:13).



Country: Italy

Venue (Map): Soave (23km from Verona, 64km from Padova, 97km from Venice)

Date: 1 May 2011 (Sunday)

Race distance: 33km (+1950m)

Start: at 8.00 at the 'Porta Verona' in Soave (elevation: 30m)

Finish: Bolca (elevation: 800m)

Entries: by fax or e-mail (up to 26 April 2011); payment by bank transfer; entry limit 500 runners; entrants may have to provide a medical certificate at registration

Entry fees: 15 euros

Race centre: at the start (from 7.00)

You get: hand-crafted wooden medal, certificate, a bottle of Soave wine, a pair of fleece gloves, transport of personal clothing to the finish, five feed stations along the course, pasta party after the race (at the finish), free entry to the 'Museo dei Fossili' (for runners, friends and families), bus service back to the start

Prizes: to the first 20 men and 10 women, and to the largest groups

Number of finishers 2010: 199

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