Bolzano/Bozen (Italy), Friday 31 December 2010

Bolzano, Piazza Walther (Copyright © 2010

Start and finish are on Piazza Walther, Bolzano's main square.


Ukraine's Serhiy Lebid won it five times, Birhane Adere of Ethiopia four times, Kenya's Edwin Soi and Tegla Loroupe three times.

Over the years, loads of world-class distance runners have taken part in the New Year's Eve races in Bolzano, capital of Italy's alpine province of South Tyrol (Alto Adige).

The event begins at 1pm with a 5k open race ("Ladurner Volkslauf"), followed by children's races and a handcycling competition.

The elite races, which are broadcast live on an Italian TV sports channel, start in the afternoon. Women run 5 kilometres, and men run 10 kilometres.

All races are held on a 1.25-kilometre loop course trough Bolzano's old town.

The winners of last year's 5k open race were Paolo Ruatti (15:57) and Petra Pircher (19:11).


Country: Italy

Venue (Map): Bozen / Bolzano (Innsbruck 118km, Verona 152km, Ljubljana 350km)

Date: 31 December 2010 (Friday)

Race distance: 5km (open race); 5km (elite women); 10km (elite men)

Start time: 13.00 (open race); 13.40 (children's races); 14.30 handcyclists; 15.00 (elite women); 15.30 (elite men)

Start and finish: Piazza Walther/Waltherplatz

Entries: online (payment by credit card, bank transfer or Paypal); late entries on the day; entrants must provide a medical certificate at registration

Entry fees: 15 EUR (until 29 Dec), 20 EUR (until 31 Dec)

Deposit for the timing chip: 10 EUR (fully refundable)

Race centre: Piazza Walther (30 Dec 18.00-20.00, 31 Dec 10.00-12.00)

You get: timing chip rental, T-shirt

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

Changing facilities: in tents on Piazza Walther

Award ceremony: after each race

Number of finishers 2009: 224 (open race), 24 (elite women), 26 (elite men)

Event website (in English, German and Italian):

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