35. Maratonina del Carso — 35th ‘Karst Half Marathon’
Aurisina (Italy), Sunday 6 October 2013
The Maratonina del Carso is a long-standing half marathon race that takes place annually in the village of Aurisina near the port of Trieste in the north-eastern part of Italy.
Aurisina sits at an elevation of 140 metres on the Karst Plateau (Italian: Carso) which rises steeply from the Adriatic coast.
The race follows an undulating out-and-back course. Unfortunately, the course is not closed to traffic. The first (and the last) 6.5 kilometres are run on a busy main road, and on your way back to the finish line you can expect a fair bit of car traffic.
The finisher buffet and the pasta party, held after the race in a small park, are really nice, however.
In 2012, ‘La Mezza di Aurisina’ had over 400 finishers. The winners were David Daris (1:13:10) and Isadora Castellani (1:23:50).
Venue (Map): Aurisina (15km from Trieste, 55km from Udine, 99km from Ljubljana, 145km from Venice)
Date: 6 October 2013 (Sunday)
Race distance: 21.1km
Start: 9.30 on Piazza S. Rocco (in the centre of Aurisina)
Finish: at ‘Area Sokol’ (a small sports park, located about 200m from the start)
Entries: online or by e-mail (up to 3 Oct 2013); late entries on the day (until 9.15)
Entry fees: € 15 (up to 3 Oct 2013); € 20 (on 6 Oct 2013)
Deposit for the race number: € 10 (fully refundable)
Race centre: ‘Area Sokol’, Aurisina (from 8.00)
You get: a backpack, goodie bag, chip timing, pasta party after the race
Prizes: to the first 10 men and 5 women; category prizes
Award ceremony: 12.30
Number of finishers 2012: 403
Event details (in Italian): www.marathontrieste.it/public/MezzaAurisina.pdf
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