37th Montefortiana 2012 - 18th Half Marathon Demmy
Monteforte d'Alpone (Italy), Sunday 22 January 2012
Over 1300 runners took part in the 2011 edition of the Maratonina Demmy, which features a beautiful half marathon route through the wine-growing region between the cities of Verona and Vicenza in northern Italy.
Starting and finishing in the village of Monteforte d'Alpone, the 21.1-kilometre course is a very scenic and hilly loop through vineyards and villages.
The first 4km and the last 7km are relatively flat but in the middle of the race the route climbs about 250 metres in elevation. There are stunning views from the course, and another highlight is running through the beautiful small town of Soave.
In 2011, the winners were Laalami Cherkaoui of Morocco (1:08:05) and Angéline Nyiransabimana of Rwanda (1:19:10).
The race forms part of the hugely popular Montefortiana, which has around 20,000 participants, most of them in the non-competitive walks which are up to 28km long.
Venue (Map): Monteforte d'Alpone (Verona 27km, Padova 58km, Venice 97km)
Date: 22 January 2012 (Sunday)
Race distance: 21.1km
Start time: 9.30
Start and finish: Via Perazzolo - Piazza Silvio Venturi
Entries: online or by fax; entries close 17 Jan 2012; entrants may have to provide a medical certificate at registration
Entry fees: 18 euros (until 31 December 2011), 20 euros (until 17 January 2012)
Race centre: Montefortiana-Expo (Saturday 21 Jan 2012 14.00-21.00; on the day 6.30-9.00)
You get: a bottle of D.O.C. wine (for entries until 31 Dec 2011); chip timing, goody bag, a souvenir gift, finisher medal, certificate with photo, pasta party
Prizes: to the first 40 men and 15 women; prize money for a new course record
Award ceremony: 13.00
Number of finishers 2011: 1344
Event website (in Italian and English): www.montefortiana.org
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