7th "Brenta Half Marathon" 2012
Bassano del Grappa (Italy), Sunday 2 September 2012
The Mezza Maratona del Brenta features a gently undulating but fast half marathon course around the photogenic town of Bassano del Grappa, which sits on the River Brenta at the foot of the Alps in Italy's Veneto region.
Last year, over 600 runners took part in the race. The top finishers were Hamed Nasef (1:05:59) and Roberta Lazzarotto (1:26:39).
Starting and finishing in Bassano's historic centre, the route takes runners through agricultural land and small towns (for instance through Marostica with its impressive town walls).
For most runners, however, the most memorable highlight may be running across the Ponte Vecchio, a beautiful wooden bridge designed by the architect Palladio in the sixteenth century.
Participants will run across the "Ponte Vecchio" (or "Ponte degli Alpini") to the finish in Bassano del Grappa.
Venue (Map): Bassano del Grappa (Padua 45km, Venice 70km, Verona 92km, Trieste 194km)
Date: 2 September 2012 (Sunday)
Distance: 21.1km; non-competitive runs of 5km and 12km
Start time: 8.00-9.30 (5km and 12km); 9.30 (21km)
Start and finish: Piazza Libertà
Entries: online or by post or fax (until 31 Aug 2012); late entries on the day; entrants may have to provide a medical certificate at registration and pay an extra €7 if they are not members of a recognized athletic club
Entry fees: € 19/24/32 (until 1 Aug/31 Aug/2 Sep 2012)
Timing: ChampionChip (no rental fees but € 5 deposit for the timing chip)
Race centre: Piazza Libertà (Saturday 15.00-19.00; on the day 7.00-8.30)
You get: T-shirt, goodie bag, pasta party, chip timing, massage service, free shuttle bus service between the "Gerosa" car park and the start area
Prizes: to the first 10 M/F; category prizes
Showers, changing facilities, baggage storage: yes
Award ceremony: 11.00 (winners), 12.00 (categories)
Number of finishers 2011: 618
Event website (in Italian): www.mezzadelbrenta.it
No guarantee is made as to the accuracy or completeness of the information on this page.