Sommacampagna (Italy), Sunday 13 May 2012
The 25km Trofeo del Custoza replaces the popular 42.2km Maratona del Custoza, which was held in the Custoza wine-growing region near Verona for twelve years.
The start and the finish will be again in the lovely park of the Villa Venier in the village of Sommacampagna, which is situated in the rolling hills between Verona and Lake Garda.
Participants will run an undulating, very scenic loop through vineyards, fields and woods. Half of the route will be on asphalt roads, and half on dirt roads and trails.
The entry fees are low, all runners will be awarded three bottles of the locally-produced Bianco di Custoza wine, and after the race there will be a pasta party in the park.
On the same day, thousands of walkers and fun runners will take part in the non-competitive Marciarena, which offers three routes (6km, 11km and 17km).
Race report, photos and results:
Venue (Map): Sommacampagna (Verona 14km, Lake Garda 15km, Venice 126km, Milano 145km)
Date: 13 May 2012 (Sunday)
Race distance: 25km
Start time: 9.15
Start and finish: Villa Venier, Sommacampagna
Entries: by fax or e-mail; payment by bank transfer; entries close 10 May 2012; entry limit 1500 runners
Entry fees: 15 euros (until 10 May 2012)
Race centre: Villa Venier, Sommacampagna (Saturday 12 May 14.00-18.00, on the day 7.00-8.00)
You get: goody bag (3 bottles of white wine, cheese, pasta, souvenir gift), pasta party after the race; free accommodation in the sports hall (on Saturday)
Prizes: product prizes to the first 5 men and 3 women and to the first 3 in each category (prizes are not cumulative)
Showers, changing facilities, baggage storage: yes
Number of finishers 2011: ---
Event website (in Italian): maratonadelcustoza.wordpress.com (out of date)
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