Cornuda (Italy), Wednesday 25 April 2012
Nature-loving runners with an interest in history will be particularly appealed by the Duerocche, a long-standing event for trail runners and walkers, held in the foothills of the Venetian Alps in northern Italy.
The event offers three running routes: 6km, 12km and 21km.
The start and the finish are in the small town of Cornuda in the Province of Treviso, about 60km north of Venice.
All routes are very hilly. Competitors run on trails through the Fagarè forest, which is interspersed with World War One trenches. They enjoy fine views from Monte Sulder, and they pass the Santuario della Madonna della Rocca, a sanctuary built on the ruins of a medieval fortress.
The 13km Passeggiata Storica ('History Walk') starts in the picturesque small town of Asolo and finishes in Cornuda. Walkers see due rocche ('two fortresses') — the Rocca di Asolo (pictured) and the sanctuary near Cornuda.
Last year, the half marathon winners were Lucio Fregona (1:30:39) and Maria Pia Chemello (1:50:24).
Venue (Map): Cornuda (Treviso 28km, Venezia 58km, Verona 114km, Udine 122km, Trieste 178km)
Date: Wednesday 25 April 2012 ("Liberazione", Liberation Day, public holiday in Italy)
Race distance: 6km, 12km, 21.1km; 13km ("Passeggiata Storica" walk and nordic walking)
Start (6km, 12km, 21km): 9.30 Via della Pace, Cornuda
Start ("Passeggiata Storica" 13km): from 7.00 in Asolo
Finish: Via della Pace, Cornuda
Entries: online; payment by credit card or bank transfer; late entries on the day until one hour before the start; race limit 700 runners in the half marathon and 400 walkers in the "Passeggiata Storica"
Entry fees (6km, 12km): € 6
Entry fees (21km): € 12 (until 17 April 2012), € 15 (until 25 April 2012)
Entry fees "(Passeggiata Storica"): € 12 (until 17 April 2012), € 15 (until 25 April 2012)
Timing (21km only): € 10 deposit for the timing chip (fully refundable); no chip rental fees
Race centre: Palestra Comunale "Palapace", Via della Pace, Cornuda
You get: goodie bag and T-shirt; pasta party (21km and "Passeggiata Storica"); shuttle bus service to the start in Asolo ("Passeggiata Storica")
Prizes: first 15 men and 6 women (21km); first 5 men and women (6km, 12km)
Showers and changing facilities: yes
Award ceremony: ca. 11.00
Number of finishers 2011: 531 (21km)
Event website (in Italian): www.duerocche.com
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