2. Plan de Corones Run 2011
Bruneck/Brunico (Italy), Saturday 17 September 2011
Start of the race is in Bruneck (Brunico).
The Kronplatzrun is a 30-kilometre uphill road race in Italy's alpine province of Südtirol ("South Tyrol", or Alto Adige in Italian), where most people speak German as a first language.
The course features an elevation gain of 1500 metres.
The start is in Bruneck (Brunico), a small and pleasant town in the Puster Valley. The route, which is closed to traffic, runs along asphalt and dirt roads.
The finish line is on top of Kronplatz (Plan de Corones, 2275m), a lump of a mountain with a rounded top. Kronplatz was twice finish of a stage of the Giro d'Italia bicycle race. In winter, it's a popular ski area with over 100 kilometres of pistes. Weather permitting, there are great panoramic views of the Dolomites and the Zillertal Alps.
Last year's first edition of the Kronplatzrun had just 91 finishers but the event will surely grow in the future. The winners were Hannes Rungger (2:07:32) and Sigrid Keydana (3:00:01).
Venue (Map): Bruneck-Brunico (74km from Bolzano, 103km from Innsbruck, 184km from Villach)
Date: Saturday 17 September 2011
Race distance: 30km (+1490m)
Start: 9.30 Rathausplatz Bruneck (835m)
Finish: Kronplatz (2275m)
Entries: online (until 15 September 2011, 6pm); late entries on the day; entrants may have to provide a medical certificate at registration
Entry fees: 35 euros (until 31 Aug), 45 euros (until 17 Sep)
Deposit for the timing chip: 10 euros (fully refundable)
Race centre: "Alte Turnhalle", Rathausplatz, Bruneck (16 Sep 18.00-20.30; 17 Sep 7.00-9.00)
You get: bus service from the cable car station in Reischach (at the foot of Kronplatz) to the start in Bruneck (7.30-9.00), transport of personal clothing from Bruneck to the finish; timing chip rental, finisher T-shirt, pasta party after the race, free use of the cable car from Kronplatz to Reischach
Showers and changing facilities: (?)
Award ceremony: 15.00 Restaurant Kron (at the finish)
Number of finishers 2010: 86 men, 5 women
Event website (in German, Italian and English): www.kronplatzrun.com (out of date)
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