13° Giro Lago di Resia 2012
Graun/Curon (Italy), Saturday 28 July 2012
With over 3000 participants and a beautiful lakeside route, the Reschenseelauf in the far north of Italy is one of the most popular and attractive running races in the Alps.
Participants run one loop (15.3km) around the Reschensee (Italian: Lago di Resia) which sits at an elevation of about 1500 metres. The lake is located in South Tyrol, an autonomous province where most people speak German as a first language. The borders with Austria and Switzerland are just a few kilometres away.
The start and the finish are in the village of Graun (Italian: Curon), near the 14th-century church tower that rises spookily out of the lake. A whole village was submerged when the lake was created in 1950.
The first 5km of the course are flat, the next 6km are undulating, and the final 4km are flat again. The race is run mostly on asphalt. About 3km are on dirt paths.
To avoid congestion on the course, competitors are started in five groups, in intervals of six minutes. Runners are free to choose which group suits them best.
In 2011, the fastest finisher was South Tyrol's handcyclist Roland Ruepp (37:11), a former Paralympics gold medallist. The top runners were Giovanni Gualdi of Italy (49:21) and Switzerland's Maja Gautschi (59:10).
Venue (Map): Graun / Curon (Bolzano 102km, Innsbruck 123km, Munich 212km, Verona 248km)
Date: 28 July 2012 (Saturday)
Race distance: 15.3km; children 300m-1600m
Start time: 13.00 (children); 14.20 (handcyclists, skikers), 16.00-16.24 (runners); 16.30 (walkers)
Start and finish: near the church tower in Graun/Curon
Entries: online or by fax (until 18 July 2012); late entries on the day (8.00-15.00); race limit 3000 runners (15.3km); entrants from Italy may have to provide a medical certificate at registration
Entry fees: € 27 (online entries); € 32 (fax entries); € 40 (late entries on 28 July 2012); children € 10
Race centre: at the start (on the day 8.00-15.00)
You get: sports bag, goody bag, timing chip rental, five aid stations on the course and one at the finish; free massage after the race
Prizes: product prizes to the first 10 M/F runners, to the first 5 in each category, to the first 10 handcyclists and to the first 3 skikers; medals to the first 3 children in each category; a finisher prize to all children
Showers and changing facilities: yes
Award ceremony: ca. 20.00
Number of finishers 2011: 2626 runners, 167 walkers, 16 handcyclists, 4 skikers, 383 children
Event website (in German and Italian): Reschenseelauf
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