Limone sul Garda - Malcesine (Italy), Sunday 14 October 2012

Malcesine, Lake Garda, Italy (Photo: Ciccius 88 / Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain)


Almost 1000 runners completed last year's Lake Garda Marathon, and about 600 took part in the "non-competitive" 15km run. This year, there will also be a 30km race.

Entrants to the marathon and to the 30k must provide a medical certificate at registration if they are not registered with an official athletic club. They don't need a medical certificate to run the 15k.

All routes are immensely scenic point-to-point courses along the spectacular lakeside road around the northern end of Lake Garda, Italy's largest lake. The marathon route also includes a loop to the village of Arco north of Lake Garda.

The marathon and the 30k race begin in the resort of Limone sul Garda on the western shore. The route is gently undulating and overall a bit downhill. From the start to the finish, the course drops about 30 metres.

The finish line is in the small town of Malcesine (pictured) on the eastern shore. The 15k run starts en route in the windsurfing resort of Torbole, 15km north of Malcesine.

Ferry transport between the start and finish areas is included in the entry fees.

In 2011, the marathon winners were Pietro Colnaghi of Italy (2:31:11) and Marija Vrajić of Croatia (2:52:03).


Country: Italy

Venue (Map): Limone sul Garda - Malcesine

Date: 14 October 2012 (Sunday)

Race distance: 42.2km; 30km; 15km non-competitive run

Start (42km, 30km): 9.30 in Limone sul Garda

Start (15km): 9.30 in Torbole

Finish: in Malcesine

Entries: online (payment by credit card) or by fax or e-mail (payment by bank transfer); entrants to the 42km and 30km races have to provide a medical certificate at registration and pay an extra € 7 if they are not members of a recognized athletics club

Entry fees (42km): € 30/35/43 (until 30 June/30 September/12 October 2012)

Entry fees (30km): € 25/30/38 (until 30 June/30 September/12 October 2012)

Entry fees (15km): € 20/25/33 (until 30 June/30 September/12 October 2012)

Race centre (42km, 30km): in Limone sul Garda (13 Oct 2012, 9.00-19.00; on the day 7.00-8.45)

Race centre (15km): in Limone sul Garda (13 Oct 2012, 9.00-19.00); in Torbole (on the day 7.00-8.45)

You get (42km, 30km): ferry service between start and finish, transport of personal clothing to the finish, chip timing, goody bag, technical T-shirt, finisher medal, massage service, free use of the "Navigarda" ferries on the day of the event

Prizes (42km): to the first 5 men and women

Showers and changing facilities: near the finish

Number of finishers 2011: 970 (42km), 580 (15km)

Event website (in Italian, English and German):


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