35. Maratonina del Carso — 35th ‘Karst Half Marathon’

Aurisina (Italy), Sunday 6 October 2013

La Mezza di Aurisina - the route (Copyright © 2013 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)


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).


Maratonina del Carso, Aurisina-Nabrežina, Italy (Copyright © 2013 Hendrik Böttger / Run International EU)


Country: Italy

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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