Riva del Garda (Italy), Sunday 11 November 2012

Riva del Garda, Trentino, Italy (Author: Abxbay / commons.wikimedia.org / public domain / photo modified by runinternational.eu)


Held every year in November at the northern tip of Lake Garda in northern Italy, the Garda Trentino Half Marathon is a top late-season road running race.

Last year, the half marathon had over 2,800 finishers.

Entrants must provide a medical certificate at registration if they want to compete over the half marathon distance but they don't need it for the 8k fun run.

The event is not only popular for its beautiful setting but also for its strudel and pasta parties, the pre-race breakfast, the well-filled goodie bag, and the concerts.

The start is in the historic centre of Riva del Garda. The finish line is at the ‘Stadio Benacense’ stadium, a ten-minute walk to the east. The course is mildly undulating.

Competitors run northwards through a fertile valley to the town of Arco, and then along the River Sarca back to the lake. The last bit is run on the lakeside promenade.


Country: Italy

Venue (Map): Riva del Garda (Verona 86km, Milano 172km, Venice 200km, Innsbruck 220km)

Date: 11 November 2012 (Sunday)

Race distance: 21.1km; 8km (Nordic walking & Family Run, non-competitive)

Start time: 10.00 (21km); 10.05 (8km)

Start: Piazza Garibaldi

Finish: Stadio Benacense

Entries (21km): online or by post, fax or e-mail (until 6 November 2012); payment by credit card or bank transfer; late entries on the day; race limit 3600 runners; entrants must provide a medical certificate at registration and pay an extra € 7 if they are not members of the Italian Athletics Federation FIDAL

Entries (8km): in person in the race centre (on Saturday 10.00-19.00, and on the day 7.30-9.00)

Entry fees (21km):

  • € 20 (up to 15 August 2012)
  • € 25 (up to 10 October 2012)
  • € 30 (up to 6 November 2012)
  • € 40 (up to 11 November 2012)

Entry fees (8km): € 10

Race centre: Colonia Miralago, viale Rovereto 18 (10 Nov 10.00-19.00, on the day from 7.00)

You get (21km): strudel party (on Saturday and Sunday), goodie bag, a towel, a shoe bag, pre-race breakfast, chip timing, finisher medal, pasta party after the race

You get (8km): strudel party (on Saturday and Sunday), pre-race breakfast, a souvenir gift, finisher medal, pasta party

Prizes (21km): to the first 10 men and 5 women; category prizes

Showers, changing facilities, baggage storage: yes

Award ceremony: 13.00

Number of finishers 2011: 2825 (21km)

Event website: www.trentinoeventi.it


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