20° Maratonina Merano - Lagundo 2013
Meran-Merano (Italy), Sunday 28 April 2013
Blossoming apple orchards and snow-capped 3000-metre mountain peaks provide a superb backdrop for this popular half marathon in South Tyrol, an autonomous alpine province in the far north of Italy where German is the predominant language.
The start and finish are in Merano (German: Meran), a beautiful spa town beloved for its mild climate and lush Mediterranean vegetation.
Competitors run three laps — at first a 4km loop through Meran and then two loops (ca. 8.5km each) through the orchards between Merano and the pretty Tyrolean village of Lagundo (German: Algund). The route is gently undulating.
In 2012, the race had almost 1500 finishers. In addition to the half marathon the event offers a 4.2-kilometre fun run, the "Run4Fun".
Race report and photos: 17. Half Marathon Meran-Algund 2010
Venue (Map): Meran-Merano (30km from Bozen-Bolzano, 150km from Innsbruck, 183km from Verona)
Date: 28 April 2013 (Sunday)
Race distance: 21.1km (certified by FIDAL); 4.2km —fun run ("Run4Fun")
Start time: 9.30 (21km); after the half marathon: 4.2km
Start: Freiheitsstrasse, Meran
Finish: Thermenplatz, Meran
Entries (21km): online or by post or fax (up to 25 Apr 2013); payment by bank transfer; late entries on 27 Apr 2013; no entries on the day; race limit 1700 runners; entrants must provide a medical certificate at registration and pay an extra € 7 if they are not members of a recognized athletics club
Entries (4.2km): online or by post or fax (up to 25 Apr 2013); payment by bank transfer
Entry fees (21km): € 25 (up to 28 Feb 2013), € 28 (up to 14 Apr 2013), € 35 (up to 27 Apr 2013)
Entry fees (4.2km): € 15 (up to 25 April 2013)
Race centre: Kurhaus Meran (27 April 2013, 11.00-19.00; on the day 7.30-9.00)
You get (21km): T-shirt; chip timing
You get (4.2km): T-shirt
Prizes (21km): trophies to the first 3 and product prizes to the first 6 in each age category; prizes to all groups of at least 10 runners
Showers and changing facilities: Therme Meran (7.30-13.30)
Award ceremony: 14.00 on Kurpromenade in Meran
Number of finishers 2012: 1486
Event website (in German and Italian): www.marathon-meran.com
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