Castelnuovo del Garda (Italy), Sunday 5 December 2010
This new event at Lake Garda in northern Italy promises to be good fun for the whole family.
The half marathon as well as the non-competitive runs (3k and 8k) finish in Gardaland, one of Europe's most popular amusement parks.
The start is just outside the park entrance. All routes are traffic-free.
The half marathon consists of a mildly-undulating loop through the agricultural area east of the lake, followed by a shorter loop around the campsites at the town of Peschiera del Garda.
Approximately two kilometres of the route are along the lakeside promenade (pictured above).
Strangely, only athletes affiliated with the Italian Athletic Federation FIDAL are eligible for prizes.
Venue (Map): Borghetto - Gardaland (Verona 23km, Milano 136km, Venezia 141km)
Date: 5 December 2010 (Sunday)
Race distance: 21.1km; 3km and 8km (non-competitive Family Run)
Start time: 10.30 (3km and 8km); 11.00 (21km)
Start: at the Gardaland car park
Finish: in the Gardaland amusement park
Entries: by fax; payment by credit card or bank transfer; entries close 28 Nov; entrants may have to provide a medical certificate at registration
Entry fees (21km): 18 EUR (until 15 Oct), 25 EUR (until 28 Nov)
Entry fees (3km; 8km): 5 EUR; no entry fees for children (9 years and under)
Race centre: Gardaland Hotel Resort (4 Dec 15.00-18.30; 5 Dec 8.00-10.00)
You get: race pack; timing chip rental; reduced entry to Gardaland and Sea Life Aquarium (10 Euros for 21k runners, 18 Euros for 3k/8k runners and for accompanying persons)
Prizes: prize money to the first 10 men and 5 women (only to FIDAL athletes!)
Showers and changing facilities: (?)
Event website: www.gardalandhalfmarathon.it (out of date)
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