Moena - Cavalese (Italy), Sunday 1 September 2013
Held on a scenic 25.5-kilometre point-to-point course in the Dolomites in northern Italy, the Marcialonga Running race attracts a crowd of around 1500 runners.
Starting in the small town of Moena (pictured), which is situated at an elevation of 1165m in the Val di Fassa, competitors run on roads and trails along the River Avisio to the finish in the ski resort of Cavalese, which sits at 983m in the Val di Fiemme.
Most of the route is downhill. The course drops about 300m over the first 22km. The last part of the race is tough, however, as the route climbs approximately 130m over the last 3.5km.
Last year, the fastest finishers were Giovanni Gualdi (1:19:25) and Eliana Patelli (1:34:19). The time limit to complete the course is 3 hours 30 minutes.
Venue (Map): Moena - Cavalese
Date: 1 September 2013 (Sunday)
Race distance: 25.5km (-322m/+140m)
Start: 9.30 on the main square (Piaz De Sotegrava) in Moena
Entries: online (up to 31 Aug 2013, 6pm), payment by credit card or bank transfer; no entries on the day; entrants must provide a medical certificate if they are not registered with a recognized athletics club
Entry fees: € 23 (up to 31 July 2013), € 28 (up to 30 Aug 2013), € 35 (on 31 Aug 2013)
Race centre: Teatro Navalge in Moena (31 Aug 2013, 9.30-12.30 and 14.00-19.00); at the start (on the day 7.30-9.00)
You get: transport of personal clothing from start to finish, chip timing, finisher medal, massage service at the finish, pasta party after the race, entry into the post-race prize drawing, bus service from the finish to the start (after the race)
Prizes: to the first 10 M/F and to the first 3 in each category (prizes are not cumulative)
Showers and changing facilities: at the finish
Award ceremony and prize drawing: 13.30 at the finish
Number of finishers 2012: 1421
Event website (in Italian and English): www.marcialonga.it
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