11th Palmanova Half Marathon 2013
Palmanova (Italy), Sunday 17 November 2013
No, it's not "una mezza per tutti" as is suggested on the website of the Mezza Maratona ‘Città di Palmanova’, a half marathon with approximately 3,000 participants, held annually in November in the Province of Udine in the north-eastern part of Italy.
Strangely enough, only runners from Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, and from Austria's state of Carinthia are welcome to take part in the race.
Athletes from other countries and regions are excluded — a policy which is unacceptable to the international running community.
Well, for those who are allowed to take part in the race:
Starting and finishing on the central square of the star-shaped Venetian fortress town of Palmanova, the course is a very flat loop through farmland and rustic villages on the vast Friulian Plain.
Race report and photos: Palmanova Half Marathon 2010
Venue (Map): Palmanova (Udine 20km, Trieste 52km, Venezia 110km, Ljubljana 131km)
Date: 17 November 2013 (Sunday)
Race distance: 21.1km
Start time: 10.00
Start and finish: Piazza Grande, Palmanova
Entries: online or by post, fax or e-mail; entries close 12 Nov 2013; no entries on the day; entrants from Italy may have to provide a medical certificate at registration and pay an extra € 7
Entry fees: € 18/20/25 (up to 6 Sep/25 Oct/12 Nov 2013)
Race centre: on Piazza Grande (Saturday 10.00-18.00; on the day 7.30-9.00)
You get: a hooded sweatshirt, goodie bag, chip timing, pasta party after the race, massage service
Prizes: product prizes to the first 5 M/F, to the first 3 M/F from Slovenia, to the first 3 M/F from Austria, and to the first 3 in each category (prizes are not cumulative)
Showers and changing facilities: yes
Number of finishers 2012: 2835
Event website (in Italian): www.espalmanova.it
No guarantee is made as to the accuracy or thoroughness of the information on this page! Please visit the official event website to verify the above information.