Lake Kaltern Half Marathon
South Tyrol is the home of a large number of elite athletes. Georg Brunner and Hermann Achmüller (pictured) - just to name two of the most successful runners - are expected to be part of the strong field that will come together again for the first race of the 'Top 7' race series, which comprises five races in South Tyrol.
The route takes you along apple orchards and vineyards around the pretty Lake Kaltern - one lap in the 10.55km run, two laps in the half marathon. Lots of good prizes in both races and in the prize raffle will make life for many runners even sweeter.
Country: Italy (South Tyrol)
Venue (Map): Lago di Caldaro — Kalterer See
Distance: Panorama Run: 10.55km; Half Marathon 21.1km (accurately measured and certified by FIDAL)
Date: 5 April 2009 (Sunday)
Start: 10.00; handbiker 9.50; at the car park 'Gretl am See'
The course: 10.55km: one lap around the lake; half marathon: two laps
Entries: online or by fax (details on the event website); late entries until one hour before the start
Entry fees: Panorama run: 15 EUR until 31 March, 20 EUR for late entries; half marathon: 20/30 EUR
Please note: According to FIDAL rules, runners who are not affiliated with an Italian athletics club have to pay 5 EUR for a license (cartellino) that allows them to take part in this race. These runners will start for the organizing athletics club (see details on the event website).
Deposit for the Champion Chip: 10 EUR
Prizes: Panorama run: First 5 M/F; half marathon: First 10 M/F, first 3 in each category
Prize raffle: 30 prizes (scooter, mountain bike, TV, digital camera, hotel voucher, ...)
Number of finishers 2008: 374 in the half marathon
Event website (in German and Italian): www.kalterersee-halbmarathon.com
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