Malcesine - Torbole sul Garda (Italy), Sunday 12 October 2014

Malcesine, Lake Garda, Italy (Photo: Ciccius 88 / Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain)


The Lake Garda Marathon in northern Italy offers a 42.2km marathon, a 30km race, and a non-competitive 15km fun run.

All three routes are gently-undulating and immensely scenic, starting in Malcesine (pictured) on the eastern shore, and ending in Torbole sul Garda at the northern end of the lake.

The marathon route can be divided into three segments — a 15km loop to the village of Brenzone (located about 7.5km south of Malcesine), followed by a 15km run from Malcesine to Torbole, and a 12.2km loop through the fertile area north of the lake.

Approximately 1700 runners took part in the event last year.

The marathon winners were Rachid Benhamdane of Morocco (2:27:03) and Monica Carlin of Italy (3:04:45). The time limit to finish the race is six hours.


Country: Italy

Venue (Map): Malcesine, Lago di Garda (Trento 55km, Verona 62km, Venice 179km, Milan 180km)

Date: 12 October 2014 (Sunday)

Race distance: 15km (non-competitive run); 30km; 42.2km

Start time: 9.30 (15km); 9.40 (30km, 42km)

Start: Piazza Statuto, Malcesine

Finish: at the beach of Torbole sul Garda

Entries: online; entrants to the 30km and 42km races must provide a medical certificate at registration (and pay an extra € 7) if they are not members of a recognized athletics club

Entry fees (15km): € 20/25/30/35 (entries 1-200/201-500/501-750/751-...)

Entry fees (30km): € 30/34/37/40 (entries 1-200/201-400/401-600/601-...)

Entry fees (42km): € 35/38/41/45 (entries 1-200/201-400/401-600/601-...)

Timekeeping: TDS chip timing (included in the entry fees)

Race centre: Palazzo dei Capitani, Malcesine (11 Oct 2014, 10.00-19.00; on the day 7.00-8.45)

You get: goodie bag; technical T-shirt; medal; massage service; transport of personal clothing from Malcesine to Torbole; pre- and post-race ferry service from Torbole to Malcesine; free use of the ‘Navigarda’ ferries on 11 and 12 Oct 2014

Showers and changing facilities: in the finish area

Prizes (30km): to the first 3 men and 3 women

Prizes (42km): to the first 5 men and 5 women

Number of finishers 2013: 747 (15km), 515 (30km), 428 (42km)

Event website (in Italian, English and German):


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