Pordenone (Italy), Sunday 14 October 2012
Participants will run along Corso Vittorio Emanuele in the old town of Pordenone.
Around 400 runners take part annually in the Maratonina dei Borghi, a top class half marathon race, held in the town of Pordenone in the north-east of Italy.
Participants run one loop through several parts ("borghi") of Pordenone, a town of about 50,000 people, located on the vast plain to the north-east of Venice.
Start and finish are on Piazza XX Settembre in the town centre. The course, which is very mildly undulating, winds its way through residential, industrial and rural areas, as well as through Pordenone's picturesque town centre with its beautiful arcades.
In 2011, the winners were the Ethiopian elite distance runners Dereje Hailegiorgis (1:02:55) and Aynalem Woldemichael (1:13:27).
The start and the finish will be on Piazza XX Settembre.
Venue (Map): Pordenone (51km from Udine, 54km from Treviso, 84km from Venice)
Date: 14 October 2012 (Sunday)
Race distance: 21.1km (certified by FIDAL)
Start time: 9.30
Start and finish: Piazza XX Settembre
Entries: online or by fax; entries close 11 Oct 2012; entrants may have to provide a medical certificate at registration and pay an extra € 7 if they are not registered with a recognized athletics club
Entry fees: € 20 (+ € 10 deposit for the timing chip)
Race centre: at the start (Saturday 13 Oct 2012 18.00-21.00; on the day 7.30-9.00)
Prizes: to the first 15 men and 10 women; category prizes
Award ceremony: soon after the race
Number of finishers 2011: 376
Event website (in Italian): www.maratoninadeiborghi.it