Monteforte d'Alpone (Italy), Sunday 22 January 2012
The EcoMaratona is a new race, held on a very hilly 42.2km multi-terrain course through the Soave wine-growing region near the city of Verona in northern Italy.
Competitors run one loop on trails, dirt roads and asphalt roads. The route is very challenging. It includes about 1500 metres of climbing (and the same of descent) but you can take your time to complete the course. The time limit is eight hours.
The race forms part of the hugely popular Montefortiana, which had around 20,000 participants last year. In addition to the marathon, the event offers a half marathon, an elite road race, and various distances for fun runners and walkers.
All races start and finish in the village of Monteforte d'Alpone, situated approximately 25 kilometres to the east of Verona, or 100 kilometres to the west of Venice.
Venue (Map): Monteforte d'Alpone (Verona 27km, Padova 58km, Venice 97km)
Date: 22 January 2012 (Sunday)
Race distance: 42.2km (+1500m/-1500m)
Start time: 8.00
Start and finish: at the church in the centre of the village
Entries: online or by e-mail or fax; entries close 17 Jan 2012; entry limit 500 runners; 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 from 6.30)
You get: a bottle of D.O.C. wine (for entries until 31 Dec 2011); chip timing, goody bag, a souvenir gift, pasta party; seven feed stations along the course
Prizes: to the first 20 men and 10 women (no prize money)
Number of finishers 2011: ---
Event website (in Italian and English): www.montefortiana.org
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