5th "South Tyrolean Nostalgic Run" 2009

This is a 5.5km Saturday evening run on a disused railway track through pretty countryside in Italy's northernmost province of South Tyrol where many people speak German as a first language.

The race travels on dirt roads and trails through tunnels, woods and fields to the finish in Montan. The route is downhill with an elevation loss of 115 meters.

Some athletes run very fast on this course. Last year, the top three males finished in under 15 minutes. You might, however, be better advised to take it slightly easier and enjoy the lovely setting. Many runners have developed back problems after fast downhill runs.

At the finish, there will be music, food and a playground for the kids.


Country: Italy (South Tyrol)

Venue (Map): Montan / Montagna (25km south of Bozen/Bolzano)

Date: 23 May 2009 (Saturday)

Start: 18.00 at the "Plattnerhof" guest house in Kalditsch; children start at the "Glener Brücke"

Finish: Montan/Montagna

Race distance: 5.5km (-115m); 2km (children 16 years and under)

Entries: online; payment on the day at the start

Entry fees: 10 EUR; no entry fees for children; 10 EUR deposit for the chip

Race centre: at the start at Plattnerhof Kalditsch (16.00 to 17.50)

You get: T-shirt, shuttle bus (for runners only) from Montan to the start (from 16.00 to 17.30)

Prizes: first 3 M/F, first 3 in each category

Showers and changing facilities: yes

Number of finishers 2008: 86

Event website (in German and Italian): Südtirol Marathon (out of date)


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