Lido di Jesolo (Italy), Saturday 3 September 2011

Lido di Jesolo, Italy (Copyright © 2011

The fifth stage of the annual Gazzetta Run race series brings runners to the beach resort of Lido di Jesolo in the Province of Venice.

Due to its 15-kilometre-long sandy beach Jesolo is one of the major summer holiday destinations on the northern Adriatic.

The event offers a 10K race as well as two non-competitive fun runs (5K, 10K).

Entrants to the competitive 10K race must provide a medical certificate at registration. The non-competitive runs are open to all runners, and the entry fees are a bit lower, but the finishing times will not be recorded.

The 10K consists of two laps of a very flat course through the town centre and along the beach promenade.

In 2010, the top finishers were Paolo Sandali (31:01) and Silvia Sommaggio (34:39).

Named after Italy's major sports tabloid La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Gazzetta Run comprises eight road running races, staged in eight different cities and towns of Italy.

Country: Italy

Venue (Map): Lido di Jesolo (Venezia 25km, Udine 94km, Trieste 147km, Verona 159km)

Date: 3 September 2011 (Saturday)

Race distance: 10km (competitive and non-competitive); 5km (non-competitive)

Start time: 20.30

Start and finish: Piazza Mazzini

Entries: online or by post or fax; payment by credit card or bank transfer or in cash on the day; late entries on the day (until 2 hours before the start); entrants to the 10K competitive race must provide a medical certificate at registration

Entry fees (10km competitive): 12 euros

Entry fees (10km non-competitive): 10 euros

Entry fees (5km non-competitive): 8 euros

Race centre: Piazza Mazzini (16.30-23.30)

You get: Reebok running singlet to all participants; chip timing (10K race)

Prizes (10km): "maglia rosa" (pink jersey) to the first man and woman; sponsor prizes to the first 3 men and women and to the first 3 in each category

Award ceremony: soon after the race

Number of finishers 2010: 383 (10km competitive race)

Event website (in Italian):

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