Moena - Cavalese (Italy), Sunday 4 September 2011
Three popular "Marcialonga" sports events are held every year in the Dolomites in Italy's Trentino province. The cross-country ski race in January draws 7000 participants, the cycling race in May/June about 2000, and the running race in September has around 1400 participants.
The "Marcialonga Running" course is 25.5 kilometres long. Start is in the small town of Moena (1165m) in the Val di Fassa. Competitors run on roads and trails along the River Avisio to the ski resort of Cavalese (983m) in the Val di Fiemme.
Most of the race is downhill. The course drops about 300 metres over the first 22 kilometres. The final 3.5K are tough, however, as the route climbs again about 130 metres.
In 2010, the winners were Hicham El Barouki of Morocco (1:20:02) and Italy's Federica Ballarini (1:35:53).
Venue (Map): Moena - Cavalese
Date: 4 September 2011 (Sunday)
Race distance: 25.5km (-322m/+140m); children 600m
Start: 9.30 in Moena, Piaz De Sotegrava (main square); 10.00 children's races in Cavalese
Finish: Cavalese, Viale Mendini
Entries: online (payment by credit card or bank transfer); entries close 3 Sep 2011 at 18.00hrs; entrants may have to provide a medical certificate at registration
Entry fees: 23/28/35 euros (until 31 Jul/2 Sep/3 Sep 2011)
Race centre: Teatro Navalge, Moena (Saturday 3 Sep 9.00-12.30 and 14.00-19.00; on the day 7.30-9.00)
You get: transport of personal clothing to the finish, chip timing, massage at the finish, pasta party (from 12.30), entry into the post-race prize drawing (at 13.30), bus service from the finish to the start (after the race)
Prizes: prize money to the first 10 M/F, trophies and prizes to the first 3 in each category (prizes are not cumulative)
Showers and changing facilities: at the finish
Award ceremony: 14.30 at the finish
Number of finishers 2010: 1405
Event website (in Italian and English): www.marcialonga.it
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