Medea (Italy), Sunday 20 January 2013
The Maratonina delle Due Province gives runners the opportunity to run a promising half marathon (or 30k) time in the winter.
Starting and finishing in the village of Medea, which is situated between the cities of Udine and Trieste in the north-east of Italy, the route runs through two provinces — Gorizia and Udine.
Runners can expect the roads to be free of snow. The Adriatic coast is less than 30 kilometres away, and the winter temperatures in the region are moderate.
Most of the half marathon route is flat out and back through farmland and villages.
Participants in the 30k race run the half marathon plus a 9k loop, which includes approximately three kilometres of dirt roads.
Venue: Medea (Udine 27km, Trieste 48km, Ljubljana 122km, Venice 123km)
Date: 20 January 2013 (Sunday)
Distance: 21.1km; 30km
Start time: 9.45
Entries: by e-mail, post or fax; payment by bank transfer; late entries on the day; entrants must provide a medical certificate at registration
Entry fees (21km): € 15 (until 17 Jan 2013), € 25 (until 20 Jan 2013)
Entry fees (30km): € 20 (until 17 Jan 2013), € 25 (until 20 Jan 2013)
Timing: TDS microchip (included in the entry fees)
Race centre: Bar "Alter-Ego", Corso Friuli 17, Medea (on the day 8.00-9.30)
You get: technical T-shirt (to the first 400 entrants); chip timing; pasta party after the race
Prizes (21km): to the first 8 men and 3 women; category prizes (prizes are not cumulative)
Prizes (30km): to the first 3 men and 3 women; category prizes (prizes are not cumulative)
Showers and changing facilities: yes
Award ceremony and pasta party: 12.00
Number of finishers 2012: 405 (21km)
Details, entry form, course map (in Italian): Marciatori Gorizia (PDF)