Verona (Italy), Sunday 7 October 2012
The Verona Marathon 2012 features a new and attractive point-to-point course.
Competitors will run from the village of Sant'Ambrogio di Valpolicella, situated in the Valpolicella wine-producing region east of Lake Garda, to the finish line in the Arena di Verona, the third-largest of all Roman amphitheatres.
The first half of the course, through vineyards and villages, is mildly undulating and overall downhill (approximately 90 metres of elevation loss) whereas the second half of the race is mostly flat.
The course runs along the River Adige to Verona before it winds its way through various parts of the city, including the historic centre, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most popular tourist destinations in northern Italy. The route crosses the River Adige seven times.
Entrants must provide a medical certificate at registration if they are not members of an official athletics club. They don't need it, however, for the "non-competitive" relay race for teams of two runners ("Duo Veronamarathon": 26km+16.2km).
In 2011, the top marathon finishers were the Kenyan athletes Albert Kiplagat Matebor (2:09:16) and Rebecca Jerotich Tallam (2:35:56).
Venue (Map): Verona (Venice 115km, Milan 160km, Ljubljana 351km, Munich 430km, Rome 516km)
Date: 7 October 2012 (Sunday)
Race distance: 42.2km; 42.2km relay (two runners: 26km+16.2km); 10km
Start: ca. 9.00 in Sant'Ambrogio di Valpolicella
Finish: in the Arena on Piazza Bra, Verona
Entries: online (payment by credit card) or by fax (payment by bank transfer); entries close 6 Oct 2012; entrants to the 42km and 10km races must provide a medical certificate at registration and pay an extra € 7 if they are not members of a recognized athletics club
Entry fees (42km): € 25/30/40/60 (until 30 June/31 Aug/30 Sep/6 Oct 2012)
Entry fees (42km relay teams): € 40/50/60/80 (until 30 June/31 Aug/30 Sep/6 Oct 2012)
Race centre: Marathon Expo, Palasport di Verona (ca. 3km from the finish)
You get: a sports bag; chip timing; pre-race transport from Verona to the start; transport of personal clothing from the start to the finish; finisher medal
Prizes (42km): to the first 3 M/F and to the first 3 in each category
Showers, changing facilities, baggage storage: yes
Award ceremony: 11.45 at the finish (first 3 M/F)
Number of finishers 2011: 1526 (42km)
Event website (in Italian and English): www.veronamarathon.it
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