Meran-Merano (Italy), Sunday 27 April 2014
Blossoming apple orchards and snow-capped 3000-metre mountain peaks provide a superb backdrop for this popular half marathon in South Tyrol, an autonomous alpine province in the far north of Italy where German is the predominant language.
Approximately 1400 runners took part in the race last year.
The route begins and ends in the spa town of Meran (Italian: Merano) which is well known for its mild climate and lush Mediterranean vegetation.
Participants run three laps of a gently-undulating course — at first a 4km loop through Meran and then two loops (ca. 8.5km each) through the orchards between Meran and the pretty Tyrolean village of Algund (Italian: Lagundo).
The event also offers a 4.2km fun run, the ‘Run4Fun’.
Race report and photos: 17. Half Marathon Meran-Algund 2010
Venue (Map): Meran-Merano (30km from Bozen-Bolzano, 150km from Innsbruck, 183km from Verona)
Date: 27 April 2014 (Sunday)
Race distance: 21.1km
Start time: 9.30
Start: Freiheitsstrasse, Meran
Finish: Thermenplatz, Meran
Entries: online or by post or fax; entries close 24 April 2014; no entries on the day; entry limit: 1700 runners; entrants to the half marathon may have to provide a medical certificate at registration and pay an extra € 7 if they are not members of a recognized athletics club
Entry fees: € 28/30/35 (up to 28 Feb/13 Apr/24 Apr 2014)
Race centre: Kurhaus Meran (26 April 2014, 11.00-19.00; on the day 7.30-9.00)
You get: chip timing; a souvenir gift
Prizes: to the first 6 in each category
Showers and changing facilities: Therme Meran (7.30-13.30)
Award ceremony: 13.45 on Kurpromenade in Meran
Number of finishers 2013: 1366
Event website (in German and Italian): www.marathon-meran.com
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