Belluno (Italy), Sunday 16 December 2012
Around 1500 runners are expected to make their way to the town of Belluno in northerm Italy for the 5th Santaklaus Running, to be held on December 16, 2012.
Entrants need a medical certificate to take part in the half marathon but they don't need it for the 6km and 12km fun runs.
All participants get a Santa Claus outfit which they must wear during the race.
The start and finish are on the very pretty main square of Belluno, an old town of 36,000 people, situated at the foot of the Dolomites, about 100 kilometres north of Venice.
Participants run a short loop through Belluno's historic centre, followed by a long loop through rural areas and villages.
The route is very varied, scenic and challenging, with some interesting off-road sections. The half marathon includes overall about 190 metres of ascent.
In 2011, the fastest Santa Claus was Nicola Spada (1:11:30). Silvia Serafini was the first Santa Claudia (1:22:27).
Race report, results, and photos: Santa Klaus Running 2011
Venue (Map): Belluno (Venice 108km, Verona 171km, Trieste 190km, Ljubljana 274km)
Date: 16 December 2012 (Sunday)
Race distance: 21.1km (competitive race); 6km and 12km (non-competitive fun run)
Start time: 10.00 (21km); 10.05 (6km and 12km)
Start and finish: Piazza dei Martiri, Belluno
Entries: online or by post or fax; late entries on the day; participants in the 21km half marathon must provide a medical certificate at registration
Entry fees (21km): € 15 (until 4 Dec 2012), € 20 (until 16 Dec 2012)
Entry fees (6km and 12km): € 10 (until 4 Dec 2012), € 15 (until 16 Dec 2012)
Race centre: Piazza dei Martiri (on the day from 8.00)
You get: a Santa Claus technical T-shirt (21km) or a Santa Claus dress (6km/12km) and a hat
Prizes (21km): to the first 15 M/F and to the first 5 M/F in the "Over 45" category
Prizes (12km): to the first 10 M/F
Award ceremony: at 12.00
Number of finishers 2011: 481 (21km), 351 (12km), 478 (6km)
Event website (in Italian): www.santaklausrunning.it
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