13th Half Marathon "Riviera of the Doges" 2010
This flat and fast half marathon near Venice, Italy, runs along the Brenta Canal, also called the "Riviera of the Doges" as it was a popular summer refuge for the Doges and the Venetian aristocracy. You won't find such a profusion of Venetian villas anywhere else outside of Venice.
Start and finish are at the western end of the canal in the small town of Stra, home of the outstanding Villa Pisani.
The race travels along the northern bank of the Brenta towards the Venetian lagoon. You cross the canal in the town of Mira, and then run along the southern bank home to Stra.
In 2009, more than 1000 runners finished the half marathon. The winners were Rached Amor of Tunisia (1:04:00) and Venetian athlete Alessandra de Zoppi (1:24:18).
Venue (Map): Stra (Padua 13km, Venice 30km)
Date: 11 April 2010 (Sunday)
Race distance: 21.1km; 9km (non-competitive run); 2km (children, families)
Start time: 9.15
Start and finish: Stra
Entries: online (www.championchip.it, payment by credit card); by post, fax or e-mail (entry form, payment by bank transfer or cheque); entries close 8 April 2010 at 8 p.m. or when the entry limit of 1500 is reached
Entry fees: 15 EUR (until 31 March), 18/20(?) EUR (until 8 April)
Promotional offer: entry fee + Bed and Breakfast: from 50 EUR
Medical certificate: You may have to provide a copy of a valid medical certificate and pay an additional 5 EUR. Please check with the organizers.
Race centre: "Centro Maratonina" in Stra (Saturday 10 April 15.00-19.00, on the day 7.30-8.30)
You get: chip timing, finisher bag, baggage storage
Prizes: prize money to the first 10 men/5 women/5 largest groups; category prizes
Presentation: ca. 11.30
Number of finishers 2009: 1002 (21km)
Event website (in Italian): Riviera dei Dogi (out of date)