'Half Marathon of the 2 Provinces' 2012
Medea (Italy), Sunday 15 January 2012
Although the Maratonina delle 2 Province is held in mid-January, the event offers a fair chance to clock a fast half marathon time.
The course is usually snow-free, and apart from a couple of bridges it's flat and fast.
Start and finish are in the village of Medea, located on the Friulian Plain in the far north-east of Italy, between the cities of Udine and Trieste. The Adriatic coast is less than 30km to the south.
Most of the route is out-and-back through fields and villages in the provinces of Udine and Gorizia.
In 2011, the winners were Nelson Olempayei (1:08:25) and Juliana Driutti (1:30:10).
Venue: Medea (Udine 27km, Trieste 48km, Ljubljana 122km, Venice 123km)
Date: 15 January 2012 (Sunday)
Start time: 9.45
Entries: by post, fax or e-mail; payment by bank transfer; late entries on the day; entrants may have to provide a medical certificate at registration
Entry fees: 15 euros (until 12 Jan 2012), 20 euros (until 15 Jan 2012)
Race centre: Bar "Alter-Ego", Corso Friuli, Medea (on the day 8.00-9.30)
You get: goody bag and T-shirt to the first 300 entrants; pasta party after the race; timing chip rental
Prizes: first 10 men and 5 women; category prizes (prizes are not cumulative)
Showers and changing facilities: yes
Pasta party and award ceremony: 11.45
Number of finishers 2011: 334 (21km), 171 (30km)
Details, entry form, course map (in Italian): Marciatori Gorizia
Tourist information (in English, German and Italian): Friuli Venezia Giulia Region