3rd Wine Town Marathon 2011
Manzano (Italy), Sunday 2 October 2011
Marathon runners will cross the Ponte del Diavolo in Cividale del Friuli.
This marathon and half marathon running race in the far north-east of Italy features an undulating route through a wine-growing region near the city of Udine.
The route varies slightly from year to year as the event takes place at a different location each year.
In 2011, the start and the finish of the marathon will be in the village of Manzano. Half marathon runners will join the field at the half-way mark of the marathon.
The route follows country lanes and roads through a string of villages and small towns, the largest of which is Cividale del Friuli with 11,000 inhabitants.
Running through the historic town centre and across the Ponte del Diavolo ("Devil's Bridge", pictured) is surely one of the highlights of the course.
In 2010, the marathon winners were Franco Plesnikar (2:31:09) and Elena Simsig (3:16:16).
Venue (Map): Manzano (Udine 16km, Trieste 56km, Ljubljana 130km, Venezia 128km)
Date: 2 October 2011 (Sunday)
Race distance: 42.2km; 21.1km
Start (42km): 9.00, Manzano
Start (21km): 10.30, Casali Barbianis (near Cividale)
Entries: online or by fax; payment by credit card or bank transfer; entries close 1 Oct 2011 at 12.00noon; entrants may have to provide a medical certificate at registration
Entry fees (42km): 20/25/30 euros (until 23 May/25 Sep/1 Oct 2011)
Entry fees (21km): 12/15/20 euros
Entry fees (wheelchairs): no entry fees
Race centre: in the start/finish area in Manzano (1 Oct 14.00-20.00, 2 Oct 7.00-8.30)
You get: timing chip rental, bus service to the start (for half marathon runners), finisher bag and medal; pasta party after the race (?)
Changing facilities and showers: yes
Award ceremony: 14.00 (?)
Number of finishers 2010: 155 (42km), 184 (21km), 13 wheelchair athletes
Event website (in Italian): www.maratonacittadelvino.it
No guarantee is made as to the accuracy or thoroughness of the information on this page.