Monteforte d'Alpone (Italy), Sunday 20 January 2013
Staged in the hills around the village of Monteforte d'Alpone near Verona in northern Italy, the Montefortiana attracts up to 20,000 runners and walkers every year.
Most participants take part in one of the non-competitive runs and walks which range from 9km to 28km ("Marcia").
Competitive runners can choose between the half marathon ("Maratonina Demmy") or the full marathon ("EcoMaratona Clivus").
All routes are very hilly loops through lovely scenery and old villages in the wine-producing region between Verona and Vicenza.
The marathon is a multi-terrain race which includes about 1500 metres of ascent (and 1500 metres of descent). The half marathon is run mostly on asphalt roads.
After the run, many participants wait until afternoon to watch the thrilling "Montefortiana Turà" races, which are for top runners only. Women run four laps through the village (6,060 metres) and men run seven laps (10,605 metres).
Venue (Map) Monteforte d'Alpone (Verona 27km, Padova 58km, Venice 97km)
Date: 20 January 2013 (Sunday)
Start time and race distance:
- 8.00: 42.2km
- 8.30: "Marcia"
- 9.30: 21.1km
- 14.15: 6.06km elite race women
- 14.45: 10.6km elite race men
Start and finish: near the church of Monteforte d'Alpone
Entries: online or by fax or e-mail; entries close 15 Jan 2013; entrants to the marathon and half marathon must provide a medical certificate at registration; entry limit to the 42km marathon: 500 runners
Entry fees (21km, 42km): € 20 (up to 31 December 2012), € 25 (up to 15 January 2013)
Race centre: Montefortiana-Expo (Saturday 19 Jan 2013, 14.00-21.00; on the day 6.30-9.00)
You get: a bottle of D.O.C. wine (for entries up to 31 Dec 2012); chip timing, goodie bag, a rucksack, a pair of socks, plenty of food and drinks before and after the race and on the course, finisher medal, certificate
Showers, changing facilities, baggage storage: yes
Prizes (42km): to the first 30 men and 20 women
Prizes (21km): to the first 40 men and 15 women; prize money for a new course record
Number of finishers 2012: 463 (42km), 1106 (21km)
Event website (in Italian and English): www.montefortiana.org
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