14° Giro Lago di Resia 2013
Graun-Curon (Italy), Saturday 3 August 2013
The Reschenseelauf in Italy's largely German-speaking alpine province of South Tyrol attracts an international crowd of over 3000 runners every year.
The route is a 15.3-kilometre loop around the Reschensee (Italian: Lago di Resia) which sits at an elevation of about 1500 metres near the borders with Austria and Switzerland.
The start and the finish are in the village of Graun (Curon), near the 14th-century church tower that rises spookily out of the lake. A whole village was submerged when the lake was created in 1950.
The race follows a beautiful lakeside cycle route. The first 5km are rather flat, the next 6km are undulating, and the final 4km are flat again.
Most of the route is on asphalt. About 3km are on gravel.
To avoid congestion on the course, competitors are started in five groups, in intervals of six minutes. Runners are free to choose which group suits them best.
Last year, the fastest finisher was once again South Tyrol's elite handcyclist Roland Ruepp (36:38). The top runners were Peter Lanziner of Italy (49:52) and Sandra Urach of Austria (1:00:25).
Venue (Map): Graun / Curon (Bolzano 102km, Innsbruck 123km, Munich 212km, Verona 248km)
Date: 3 August 2013 (Saturday)
Distance: 15.3km; children 300m-1600m
Start time: 13.30 (children); 15.00 (handcyclists), 17.00-17.24 (runners); 17.30 (nordic walkers)
Start and finish: near the church tower in Graun-Curon
Entries: online or by fax (until 26 July 2013); late entries on the day; race limit (15.3km): 3000 runners; entrants from Italy must provide a medical certificate at registration
Entry fees: € 30 (until 26 July 2013); € 40 (until 3 August 2013); children € 10
Race centre: at the start (Friday 2 Aug 2013, 18.00-20.00; on the day 8.00-16.00)
You get: a jacket, goodie bag, chip timing, massage service
Prizes: product prizes to the first 10 M/F and to the first 5 in each category
Showers and changing facilities: yes
Award ceremony: ca. 20.00
Number of finishers 2012: 2538 runners, 161 walkers, 11 handcyclists, 384 children
Event website (in German and Italian): Reschenseelauf
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