4a Maratona Bressanone Dolomiti 2013
Brixen-Bressanone (Italy), Saturday 29 June 2013
The Brixen Dolomiten Marathon is a highly-demanding 42.2-kilometre uphill mountain running race that features 2340 metres of climbing.
The start is at the Cathedral of the small town of Brixen (Italian: Bressanone), situated at 560 metres above sea level in the narrow Eisack Valley in Italy's alpine province of South Tyrol where most people speak German as a first language.
The first 4km are a flat loop through Brixen but then starts the long climb to the finish line which is at an elevation of 2450 metres on Plose, a massive mountain with three summits over 2500 metres, and a popular skiing and hiking area.
Most of the race is run on gravel roads and trails. The steepest part comes at the end, with 3km to go to the finish.
It is possible to run the race as a relay team of four runners.
The time limit to finish is eight hours. It is not allowed to use hiking poles.
Last year, 340 marathon runners and 53 relay teams finished the race. The winners were again Hermann Achmüller (3:41:12) and Edeltraud Thaler (4:12:11).
Venue (Map): Brixen-Bressanone (44km from Bolzano, 85km from Innsbruck, 203km from Verona, 245km from Munich)
Date: 29 June 2013 (Saturday)
Race distance: 42.2km (+2340m); 4-person relay (ca. 11+8+14.5+8.5km)
Start time: 7.30 (individual runners); 8.00 (relay teams)
Start: Domplatz, Brixen / Piazza del Duomo, Bressanone — 560m
Finish: on Mount Plose — 2450m
Entries: online or by fax or e-mail (until 26 June 2013); late entries in the race centre (until 28 June 2013); no entries on the day; entrants from Italy must provide a medical certificate at registration
Entry fees (42km): € 50 (until 31 Dec 2012), € 70 (until 15 May 2013), € 85 (until 28 June 2013)
Entry fees (relay teams): € 100 (until 31 Dec 2012), € 120 (until 15 May 2013), € 160 (until 28 June 2013)
Race centre: at the start (Friday 28 June, 13.00-20.00; on the day 6.00-7.00)
You get: pasta party, chip timing, transport of personal clothing to the finish, bus service for relay runners, medal, finisher T-shirt, finisher bag, showers, massage service, transport back to the valley
Prizes: to the first 10 men and 5 women, to the first 3 in each category and to the first 3 in each relay category (men/women/mixed)
Number of finishers 2012: 288 men, 52 women, 53 relay teams
Event website (in German, Italian and English): www.brixenmarathon.it
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