Medea (Italy), Sunday 19 January 2014
The Maratonina delle Due Province takes runners through two provinces in the north-east of Italy — the Province of Gorizia and the Province of Udine.
Entrants can choose between the half marathon or the 30k race. Both races begin and end in the village of Medea which is home to the ‘Ara Pacis Mundi’ (pictured), a powerful memorial to the victims of all wars, built on a hill above the village.
The half marathon is mostly flat out and back through farmland and villages. Participants in the 30k race run the half marathon plus a 9k loop which includes approximately three kilometres of gravel roads.
Although the event is held in mid-January, runners can expect the roads to be free of snow. The winter temperatures in the region are moderate as the Adriatic coast is less than 30 kilometres away.
The route runs through the village of Versa.
Venue: Medea (Udine 27km, Trieste 48km, Ljubljana 122km, Venice 123km)
Date: 19 January 2014 (Sunday)
Distance: 21.1km; 30km
Start time: 9.45
Entries: by e-mail, post or fax; payment by bank transfer; late entries on the day; entrants may have to provide a medical certificate at registration
Entry fees (21km): € 20 (up to 16 Jan 2014), € 30 (up to 19 Jan 2014)
Entry fees (30km): € 25 (up to 16 Jan 2014), € 30 (up to 19 Jan 2014)
Timing: TDS microchip (included in the entry fees)
Race centre: Bar "Alter-Ego", Corso Friuli 17, Medea (on the day 8.00-9.30)
You get: T-shirt (to the first 500 entrants); chip timing; pasta party after the race
Prizes (21km): to the first 8 men and 3 women; category prizes (prizes are not cumulative)
Prizes (30km): to the first 5 men and 3 women; category prizes (prizes are not cumulative)
Showers and changing facilities: yes
Pasta party and award ceremony: 12.00
Number of finishers 2013: 264 (21km), 133 (30km)
Event details and entry form (in Italian): Marciatori Gorizia (PDF)
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