Malcesine (Italy), Sunday 13 October 2013

Malcesine, Lake Garda, Italy (Photo: Ciccius 88 / Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain)    


Held on the eastern shore of Italy's largest lake, the Lake Garda Marathon offers a 15km run (which had approximately 700 participants last year), a 30km race (about 500 participants), and a 42.2km marathon (about 700 participants).

The 15k is open to all runners as it is a non-competitive fun run without timekeeping. Entrants to the 30k and to the marathon, however, must provide a medical certificate at registration if they are not registered with an official athletic club.

This year, the event features a new course.

All routes are immensely scenic, starting in Malcesine (pictured) on the eastern shore, and ending in Torbole at the northern end of the lake.

The marathon includes a loop to the village of Arco north of Lake Garda.

The ferry transport from Torbole to Malcesine is included in the entry fees.

In 2012, the marathon winners were Pietro Colnaghi of Italy (2:33:45) and Daniela Cârlan of Romania (2:47:18). The time limit to finish the race is six hours.


Country: Italy

Venue (Map): Malcesine (Trento 55km, Verona 62km, Venice 179km, Milan 180km)

Date: 13 October 2013 (Sunday)

Race distance: 15km (fun run); 30km; 42.2km

Start time: 9.30 (15km); 9.40 (30km, 42km)

Start: Malcesine

Finish: Torbole

Entries: online; entrants to the 30km and 42km races must provide a medical certificate at registration (and pay an extra € 7) if they are not members of a recognized athletics club

Entry fees (15km): € 22/25/28/32 (entries 1-200/201-400/401-600/601-2000)

Entry fees (30km): € 28/31/34/38 (entries 1-200/201-400/401-600/601-2000)

Entry fees (42km): € 33/36/39/43 (entries 1-200/201-400/401-600/601-2000)

Timing (30km, 42km): TDS chip timing (included in the entry fees)

Race centre: Palazzo dei Capitani, Malcesine (12 Oct 2013, 10.00-19.00; on the day 7.00-8.45)

You get: goody bag; T-shirt; medal; massage service; transport of personal clothing from Malcesine to Torbole; pre- and post-race ferry service from Torbole to Malcesine; free use of the ‘Navigarda’ ferries on 12 and 13 Oct 2013

Prizes (30km, 42km): to the first 5 men and 5 women

Showers and changing facilities: yes

Number of finishers 2012: 710 (15km), 481 (30km), 680 (42km)

Event website (in Italian, English and German):


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