Pordenone (Italy), Sunday 13 October 2013
Around 550 elite and fun runners took part in last year's Maratonina dei Borghi, a top class half marathon race in the town of Pordenone which sits on the vast Venetian Plain in the north-east of Italy.
Starting and finishing on Piazza XX Settembre (pictured) in the town centre, the route is a mostly flat loop through different borghi (quarters) of Pordenone.
Competitors run through residential, commercial and rural areas as well as through Pordenone's picturesque Old Town with its beautiful arcades.
In 2012, the winners were Solomon Kirwa Yego (1:01:34) and Helen Jepkurgat (1:12:28), both of Kenya. The time limit to complete the course is 2hr 30min.
Participants will run along Corso Vittorio Emanuele in the historic centre of Pordenone.
Venue (Map): Pordenone (51km from Udine, 54km from Treviso, 84km from Venice)
Date: 13 October 2013 (Sunday)
Race distance: 21.1km (certified by FIDAL)
Start time: 9.30
Start and finish: Piazza XX Settembre
Entries: online or by fax; entries close 10 Oct 2013; entrants may have to provide a medical certificate at registration (and pay an extra €7) if they are not registered with a recognized athletics club
Entry fees: €20 (+ €10 deposit for the timing chip)
Race centre: at the start (Saturday 12 Oct 2013 18.00-21.00; on the day 7.30-9.00)
You get: technical T-shirt; chip timing
Prizes: to the first 15 men and 10 women; category prizes; team prizes
Award ceremony: soon after the race
Number of finishers 2012: 549
Event website (in Italian): www.maratoninadeiborghi.it
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