Verona (Italy), Sunday 19 February 2012
In 2012, for the first time, the Giulietta & Romeo Half Marathon will not form part of the Verona Marathon. The half marathon (which had around 3,300 finishers last time) will be held in February, the full marathon (over 1,500 finishers) in October.
The start of the race will be at Verona's main stadium on the south-western edge of the city. The finish line will be in front of the Arena, the third largest Roman amphitheatre.
Participants will run through various parts of Verona, a beautiful city of art and culture in northern Italy, surrounded by lovely wine-growing regions.
The route consists of a 13km loop and an 8km section. The last kilometres will be run through Verona's historic town centre. Shortly before the finish, competitors will run through the Arena!
Entrants will have to provide a medical certificate to take part in the half marathon. They don't need it, however, for the relay race for teams of two runners (13km + 8km).
In 2011, the winners were Lorenzo Villa (1:11:00) and Eufemia Magro (1:21:53).
Venue (Map): Verona (Venice 115km, Milano 160km)
Date: 19 February 2012 (Sunday)
Race distance: 21.1km; 21.1km relay ("Duo Half Marathon": 13km + 8km)
Start: 10.00 at the Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi (in the south-western part of Verona)
Finish: Piazza Bra (in the city centre)
Entries: online or by fax; entries close 15 Feb 2012; entrants to the 21km race may have to provide a medical certificate at registration
Entry fees (21km): € 20 (up to 30 Nov 2011), € 23 (up to 31 Jan 2012), € 28 (up to 15 Feb 2012)
Entry fees (13+8km relay): € 20 per team (up to 31 Dec 2011), € 30 per team (up to 15 Feb 2012)
Race centre: Palazetto dello Sport (near the start; Saturday 8.00-20.00, on the day 7.00-9.00)
You get: free parking at the start, shuttle bus service between start and finish, transport of personal clothing from start to finish, timing chip rental, finisher medal, goody bag
Prizes (21km): first 10 M/F
Showers and changing facilities: yes
Award ceremony: 12.30
Number of finishers 2011: 3298 (21km)
Event website (in Italian and English): www.giuliettaeromeohalfmarathon.it
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