Belluno (Italy), Sunday 15 December 2013
The Santa Klaus Running in northern Italy offers a half marathon race, a 12k and a 6k fun run, and a 10k for nordic walkers.
All entrants receive a Santa Claus outfit which they must wear on the course.
Starting and finishing on the main square of Belluno (a very pretty old town that sits at the foot of the Dolomites), participants run through Belluno's historic centre as well as through rural areas and villages.
The route is very scenic and challenging with several interesting off-road sections.
Last year, the event had over 1200 finishers.
Race report, results, and photos: Santa Klaus Running 2011
Venue (Map): Belluno (Venice 108km, Verona 171km, Trieste 190km)
Date: 15 December 2013 (Sunday)
Race distance: 6km and 12km (non-competitive fun run); 21.1km (competitive race); 10km (non-competitive nordic walking)
Start time: 10.00 (21km); 10.05 (6km,12km, and 10km nordic walking)
Start and finish: Piazza dei Martiri, Belluno
Entries: online or by post or fax; late entries on the day; entrants to the 21km half marathon must provide a medical certificate if they are not members of a recognized athletics club
Entry fees (6km, 12km): € 10 (up to 30 Nov 2013), € 15 (up to 15 Dec 2013)
Entry fees (21km): € 15 (up to 30 Nov 2013), € 20 (up to 15 Dec 2013)
Race centre: on Piazza dei Martiri (on the day from 8.00)
You get (6km, 12km): a Santa Claus dress
You get (21km): a Santa Claus technical T-shirt
Prizes (12km): to the first 10 M/F
Prizes (21km): to the first 15 M/F and to the first 5 M/F in the ‘Over 45’ category
Award ceremony: 12.00 (runners), 12.30 (nordic walkers)
Number of finishers 2012: 216 (6km), 279 (12km), 576 (21km), 130 (nordic walking)
Event website (in Italian): www.santaklausrunning.it
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