Bruneck-Brunico (Italy), Saturday 24 August 2013
Schloss Neuhaus — just one of the castles along the route.
Participants in the 3/4 Halbmarathon run 17.6 kilometres (circa 11 miles) of an undulating point-to-point course along the Tauferer Tal, a green valley situated in a German-speaking region in Italy's beautiful alpine province of South Tyrol.
The start is in Bruneck (Italian: Brunico), a very pretty town of about 15,000 people. The finish line is in the holiday and ski resort of Sand in Taufers (Campo Tures).
Snow-capped mountain peaks and several castles on the hillsides provide an impressive backdrop to the course.
The route is on traffic-free roads and cycleways. A short section is on a trail.
Last year, the race had 570 finishers from seven countries. The winners were South Tyrol's Hannes Rungger (0:58:36) and Agnes Tschurtschenthaler (1:03:30).
Venue (Map): Bruneck/Brunico (Bolzano 74km, Innsbruck 107km, Klagenfurt 218km, Verona 222km)
Date: 24 August 2013 (Saturday)
Start: 17.00 on Rathausplatz (Piazza del Municipio) in Bruneck (835m above sea level)
Finish: Sand in Taufers (870m above sea level)
Entries: online (until 18 August 2013); payment in cash on the day; late entries on the day (until 16.30); entrants from Italy may have to provide a medical certificate at registration
Entry fees: € 25 (entries until 18 August 2013), € 30 (entries on the day)
Race centre: "Alte Turnhalle", Rathausplatz, Bruneck (on the day from 13.00)
You get: technical T-shirt, a sack of locally-grown potatoes, chip timing, shuttle bus service before the race (from Sand in Taufers to Bruneck), transport of personal clothing to the finish, massage service at the finish, pasta party after the race; entry into the post-race prize drawing
Prizes: to the first 5 M/F and to the first 3 in each category
Showers and changing facilities: Sporthalle Taufers (ca. 1km from the finish; free shuttle bus)
Award ceremony: 20.30 in the "Festhalle" in Sand in Taufers
Number of finishers 2012: 570
Event website (in German and Italian): www.3viertelhalbmarathon.com