7° Corsa in Montagna "Merano 2000" 2012

Schenna/Scena (Italy), Sunday 2 September 2012

Schenna (Scena), near Meran (Merano), South Tyrol, Italy (Copyright © 2010 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)

The start is in the village of Schenna (Scena) in South Tyrol.


The Berglauf Meran 2000 mountain running race features a very demanding 10km uphill route which includes approximately 1300 metres of elevation gain.

Previously held in May, the event has been moved to early September.

So far, it has been a relatively small race with less than 200 participants. Nevertheless, it has attracted a fair number of world-class mountain runners.

Last year, the fastest finishers were Abraham Kidane Habtom of Eritrea (57:06) and Antonella Confortola of Italy (1:13:33).

The event takes place in Italy's beautiful alpine province of South Tyrol, where German is the most widely spoken language. Start is in the village of Schenna (Italian: Scena), situated on the edge of the spa town of Meran (Merano).

The first part of the route is on asphalt but most of the race is on dirt roads, trails and ski slopes. The finish is at 1886 metres above sea level in the Meran 2000 ski area.

The time limit to complete the course is two and a half hours.


Country: Italy

Venue (Map): Schenna / Scena (32km from Bolzano, 153km from Innsbruck, 180km from Verona)

Date: 2 September 2012 (Sunday)

Race distance: 10km (+1300m)

Start: 9.30 on Raiffeisen Platz in Schenna (584m)

Finish: "Piffinger Köpfl", Meran 2000 (1886m)

Entries: online, payment by bank transfer; late entries on the day; entrants from Italy may have to provide a medical certificate at registration

Entry fees: € 15 (until 31 July 2012), € 20 (until 30 Aug 2012), € 25 (until 2 Sep 2012)

Race centre: Tourist Office Schenna (1 Sep 2012, 14.30-18.00); at the start (on the day 7.30-8.30)

You get: transport of personal clothing to the finish; cable car or bus service back to Schenna (?)

Prizes: to the first 10 men and 5 women

Award ceremony: approximately at 14.00 near the finish

Number of finishers 2011: 120

Event website: www.telmekomteam.com/de/rennkalender/wmra-grand-prix/programm



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