10th Santa Klaus Half Marathon 2014

Belluno (Italy), Sunday 14 December 2014

Santa Klaus Running, Belluno, Italy - The route offers fine views of the Dolomites. (Copyright © 2014 Hendrik Böttger / Run International EU)


The Santa Klaus Running in northern Italy is a captivating event which offers a half marathon race, a 12k and a 6k fun run, and a 10k for nordic walkers.

All entrants receive a Santa Claus outfit which they must wear on the course.

Starting and finishing on the main square of Belluno (a very pretty old town that sits at the foot of the Dolomites), participants run through Belluno's historic centre as well as through rural areas and small villages.

The route is on mixed terrain and very scenic and challenging.


Santa Klaus Running, Belluno, Italy - Santas in the woods (Copyright © 2014 Hendrik Böttger / Run International EU)


Last year's Santa Klaus Running recorded a record-breaking 2050 entries, and even more are expected this year.

The fastest half marathon finishers were Manuel Cominotto (1:08:11) and Stefania Satini (1:26:32). The time limit to complete the race is 2hr 30min.


Santa Klaus Running, Belluno, Italy - runners on Piazza dei Martiri (Copyright © 2014 Hendrik Böttger / Run International EU)


Race report, results, and photos: Santa Klaus Running 2011


Country: Italy

Venue (Map): Belluno (Venice 108km, Verona 171km, Trieste 190km)

Date: 14 December 2014 (Sunday)

Race distance: 6km (non-competitive fun run); 12km  (non-competitive run); 21.1km (competitive race); 10km (non-competitive nordic walking)

Start time: 10.00 (21km); 10.05 (6km,12km; 10km nordic walking)

Start and finish: Piazza dei Martiri, Belluno

Race centre: on Piazza dei Martiri (13 Dec 2014, 12.00-19.00; on the day 8.00-9.45)

Entries: online or by post or fax (up to 12 Dec 2014, 20.00hr); late entries on the day; entrants to the 12km run or to the 21km half marathon must provide a medical certificate (and pay an extra € 2) if they are not members of a recognized athletics club

Entry fees (6km, 12km): € 10 (up to 30 Nov 2014), € 15 (up to 14 Dec 2014)

Entry fees (21km): € 15 (up to 30 Nov 2014), € 20 (up to 14 Dec 2014)

You get (6km, 12km): a Santa Claus dress

You get (21km): a Santa Claus technical T-shirt

Prizes (12km): to the first 10 M/F

Prizes (21km): to the first 15 M/F and to the first 5 M/F in the ‘Over 45’ category

Award ceremony: 12.00 (runners), 12.30 (nordic walkers)

Number of finishers 2013: 369 (12km), 626 (21km)

Event website (in Italian): Santa Klaus Running


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