10th Half Marathon on the "Roman Grid" 2011
San Giorgio delle Pertiche (Italy), Sunday 11 September 2011
Roman history buffs will be particularly interested in this very flat and fast half marathon, held in the village of San Giorgio delle Pertiche, near the city of Padua (Padova) in north-eastern Italy.
The route is one lap of an accurately measured course through fields and villages in the Graticolato Romano, an area which serves as a prime example of Roman regional planning.
Since Roman times, this has been the agricultural part of the territory of "Patavium" (Padua). In the first century BC, the area was divided into a geometric pattern of squares, which were then split into farms for the settlers. The grid street plan is still visible on the course map and on the satellite image.
In 2010, the race had over 400 finishers. Said Boudalia (1:04:11) captured his sixth win in the race, Giovanna Ricotta (1:19:24) won it for the fourth time in a row.
Venue (Map): San Giorgio delle Pertiche (Padova 17km, Venice 40km, Verona 84km)
Date: 11 September 2011 (Sunday)
Race distance: 21.1km (certified by IAAF); non-competitive 2/5/10/21km
Start time: 8.00-8.30 (non-competitive runs); 9.00 (21km race)
Start and finish: Via Roma
Entries: by post, fax or e-mail; payment by bank transfer; late entries on the day until 8.00; entrants may have to provide a medical certificate at registration and pay an additional 5 euros if they are not members of an Italian athletic club
Entry fees (21km): 15/20/25 euros (until 31 Aug/7 Sep/11 Sep 2011)
Entry fees (non-competitive): 2 euros (entries on the day)
Race centre: Scuola elementare (elementary school), Via Roma, San Giorgio delle Pertiche (Saturday 15.00-18.00, on the day from 7.30)
You get (21km): goody bag, timing chip rental, massage
Prizes (21km): prize money to the first 10 men and 5 women; category prizes (prizes are not cumulative)
Showers and changing facilities: near the finish
Award ceremony: 11.30
Number of finishers 2010: 419
Event website (in Italian): www.maratoninasulgraticolato.net
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