19° Mezza maratona di primavera dell'Alto Adige 2012
Meran/Merano (Italy), Sunday 29 April 2012
Blossoming apple orchards, snow-capped 3000-metre mountain peaks, and the beautiful spa town of Meran (Italian: Merano) provide a superb setting for the "South Tyrol Spring Half Marathon", an attractive road running event in Italy's alpine province of Südtirol (Italian: Alto Adige).
In "South Tyrol", German is the predominant language.
The start and the finish are in the town centre of Meran, which is beloved for its mild climate and lush Mediterranean vegetation. The route is mildly undulating and very scenic.
Participants run a 4km-loop through Meran, followed by two loops (ca. 8.5km each) through the apple orchards between Meran and the pretty alpine village of Algund (Italian: Lagundo).
In 2011, the race had over 1200 finishers. The winners were Edwin Kipyego of Kenya (1:04:11) and Soumya Labani of Morocco (1:13:51).
Race report and photos: 17. Half Marathon Meran-Algund 2010
Venue (Map): Meran-Merano (30km from Bozen-Bolzano, 150km from Innsbruck, 183km from Verona)
Date: 29 April 2012 (Sunday)
Race distance: 21.1km (certified by FIDAL); 9km (handcyclists); 4.2km ("Run4fun")
Start time: 9.00 (handcyclists); 9.30 (21km); start of "Run4fun" after the half marathon start
Start and finish: Meran, Freiheitsstrasse
Entries: online or by post or fax (from 1 Dec 2011 until 25 Apr 2012); payment by bank transfer; no entries on the day; entry limit 1700 runners; entrants to the 21km race may have to provide a medical certificate at registration
Entry fees (21km): 25/28/35 euros (payment until 28 Feb/15 Apr/25 Apr 2012)
Entry fees (4.2km): 15 euros (until 25 April 2012)
Race centre: Kurhaus Meran (Saturday 28 April 11.00-19.00, on the day 7.30-9.00)
You get: timing chip rental (21km); T-shirt
Prizes (21km): prize money to the first 10 M/F and to the first 6 Italian M/F; trophies to the first 3 and product prizes to the first 6 in each age category; team prizes
Prizes (handcyclists): trophies to the first 3, prize money or product prizes to the first 6
Showers and changing facilities: Therme Meran (7.30-13.30)
Award ceremony: 14.00 on Kurpromenade in Meran
Number of finishers 2011: 1260 (994 men, 266 women)
Event website (in German and Italian): www.marathon-meran.com
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