Verona (Italy), Sunday 6 October 2013
The Verona Marathon features an attractive point-to-point course from the village of Sant'Ambrogio di Valpolicella, located in a wine-producing region east of Lake Garda, to the finish line in the Arena di Verona, the third-largest of all Roman amphitheatres.
The first half of the course is gently undulating and overall downhill (approximately 90 metres of elevation loss) whereas the second half of the race is mostly flat.
Competitors run through vineyards and villages, along (and five times across) the River Adige, and through various parts of Verona, including the historic centre, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most popular tourist destinations in northern Italy.
Around 1700 runners took part in the marathon last year. The time limit to complete the race is six hours.
Venue (Map): Verona (Venice 115km, Milan 160km, Ljubljana 351km, Munich 430km, Rome 516km)
Date: 6 October 2013 (Sunday)
Race distance: 42.2km
Start: 8.45 in Sant'Ambrogio di Valpolicella
Finish: in the Arena on Piazza Bra, Verona
Entries: online (payment by credit card or bank transfer); entrants must provide a medical certificate at registration and pay an extra € 7 if they are not members of a recognized athletics club
Entry fees (42km): € 33/37/42/47/57 (entries 1-750/-1500/-2000/-3000/3000-...)
Race centre: Marathon Expo, Palasport di Verona (4 Oct 15.00-20.00; 5 Oct 10.00-20.00; on the day 6.45-7.45)
You get: a bag; chip timing; pre-race transport from Verona to the start; transport of personal clothing from the start to the finish; finisher medal; massage service
Showers, changing facilities, baggage storage: yes
Number of finishers 2012: 1694 (42km), 211 (10km), 153 relay teams
Event website (in Italian and English): www.veronamarathon.it
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