3a Maratona Bressanone Dolomiti 2012
Brixen/Bressanone (Italy), Saturday 30 June 2012
The Brixen Dolomiten Marathon features a very scenic and tough 42.2km uphill route which includes over 2300 metres of climbing.
The start is in the picturesque small town of Brixen (Italian: Bressanone), situated at 560 metres above sea level in the narrow Eisack valley in Italy's northernmost province of South Tyrol (Alto Adige), where most people speak German as a first language.
The first 4km are a flat loop through town, but then starts the long climb to the finish, which is at an elevation of 2450 metres on Plose, a massive mountain with three summits over 2500 metres, and a popular skiing and hiking area.
Participants run on dirt roads and trails, and partly on asphalt roads. The steepest part comes with 3km to go to the finish.
The event also offers a relay race for teams of four runners.
After the race, participants walk down to Kreuztal (2050m), from where a cableway (and then a bus) brings them back to the valley.
Over 400 runners took part in last year's Brixen Dolomiten Marathon. Hermann Achmüller (3:35:40) and Edeltraud Thaler (4:09:59) both set new course records.
Venue (Map): Brixen-Bressanone (44km from Bolzano, 85km from Innsbruck, 203km from Verona, 245km from Munich)
Date: 30 June 2012 (Saturday)
Race distance: 42.2km (+2340m); 4-person relay (11.2+7.8+14.5+8.5km)
Start time: 7.30 (individual runners); 8.00 (relay)
Start: Domplatz/Piazza del Duomo in Brixen (560m)
Finish: on Mount Plose (2450m)
Entries: online or by fax or e-mail (until 27 June 2012), payment by bank transfer or credit card; late entries in the race centre (until 29 June 2012); no entries on the day
Entry fees (42km): 40/50/65 euros (until 31 March/31 May/29 June 2012)
Entry fees (relay teams): 90/110/140 euros
Race centre: Forum Brixen, Romstrasse 9 (Friday 29 June 13.00-20.00); at the start (on the day 6.00-7.00)
You get: pasta party (on Friday), timing chip rental, transport of personal clothing to the finish, bus service for relay runners, medal, finisher T-shirt, free use of the cableway (Kreuztal - St. Andrä), bus service (St. Andrä - Brixen)
Prizes: first 10 men and 5 women; first 3 in each category; first 3 in each relay category (men/women/mixed)
Number of finishers 2011: 234 men, 50 women, 38 relay teams
Event website (in German, Italian and English): www.brixenmarathon.it
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