Scorzè (Italy), Saturday 6 August 2016
A gelato will be very welcome after this summer night maratonina (half marathon) in the town of Scorzè which sits on the Venetian Plain between the cities of Venice, Treviso and Padua in northern Italy.
The race begins with a 1.7km-long loop through the town centre, followed by two longer loops (9.7km each) which take the runners around the ‘San Benedetto’ mineral water plant and out and back through rural areas out of town.
The course is flat, traffic-free and certified by the Italian Athletics Federaton FIDAL.
It is possible to run the half marathon as a staffetta (relay). The first member of the team runs 11.4km and the second member runs 9.7km.
Last year, approximately 500 half marathon runners and 80 relay teams took part in the event. The fastest finisher was Italy's elite marathon runner Ruggero Pertile (1:06:29). Giovanna Ricotta was the first woman across the line (1:21:47). The time limit to complete the course is 2 hours 30 minutes.
Venue (Map): Scorzè (Treviso 17km, Venice/Venezia 25km, Padua/Padova 31km)
Date: 6 August 2016 (Saturday)
Race distance: 21.1km, 21.1km relay (two runners: 11.4km + 9.7km)
Start time: 20.30 (individual runners), 20.32 (relay teams)
Start area: on Via Roma
Finish area: Piazza Donatori di Sangue
Race centre: in the start area (Friday 21.00-23.00, on the day 16.00-20.00)
Entries: online or by fax or e-mail (up to 4 August 2016); late entries on the day (16.00-19.30); entry limit: 800 runners
Eligibility (individual runners): At registration, entrants must provide a valid medical certificate for athletics. Furthermore, they must present a 'RunCard' which is issued by the Italian Athletics Federation FIDAL (€15 for non-Italian athletes) if they are not registered with a recognized sports association (see details on the official event website).
Eligibility (relay teams): The relay race is open to all runners. It's a non-competitive event but finishing times are recorded and there are prizes for the best teams as well.
Entry fees (individual runners): € 20 (up to 4 August 2016), € 27 (on 6 August 2016)
Entry fees (relay teams): € 22 per team
Timekeeping: Timing Data Service (€ 5 deposit for the timing chip)
You get: goodie bag and finisher medal (to individual runners), pasta party
Prizes (individual runners): prize money to the first 10 men and 5 women; prizes to the first 3 in each age group (prizes are not cumulative)
Prizes (relay teams): prizes to the first 3 male, 3 female and 3 mixed teams (no prize money)
Showers, changing facilities, supervised bag storage: yes
Number of finishers 2015: 505 individual runners and 78 relay teams
Event website (in Italian): www.maratoninadiscorze.it
No guarantee is made as to the accuracy or thoroughness of the information on this page. Please visit the official event website to verify the above information.