Belluno (Italy), Sunday 12 December 2010
Those who still express doubts as to the existence of Santa Claus are advised to attend the Santa Klaus Running, to be held in the town of Belluno in northern Italy on 12 December 2010.
Hundreds of Santa Clauses, all dressed in red shirts and caps, will run a half marathon race, and many more will take part in the non-competitive 6k and 12k runs.
The half marathon follows a challenging, undulating route, partly through town and partly through fields and villages. Some sections are on trails.
At registration, all entrants get their Santa Claus dress which they have to wear during the race.
In 2009, the fastest Santa was Jilali Jamali of Morocco (1:09:09). Giovanna Ricotta was the first Santa Claudia (1:24:09).
Event details: Santa Klaus Running 2011
Race report, results, and photos: Santa Klaus Running 2011
Venue (Map): Belluno (Venice 107km, Udine 120km, Ljubljana 270km)
Date: 12 December 2010 (Sunday)
Race distance: 21.1km; 6km and 12km (non-competitive runs)
Start time: 10.00 (21.1km); 10.05 (6km, 12km)
Start and finish: Piazza dei Martiri, Belluno
Entries: online or by post or fax; late entries on the day; participants in the 21km half marathon must provide a medical certificate at registration
Entry fees (21km): 15/18/20 euros (until 30 Nov/10 Dec/12 Dec)
Entry fees (6km, 12km): 10/12/15 euros
Race centre: Piazza dei Martiri (11 Dec 10.00-18.00, 12 Dec from 8.00)
You get: Santa Claus technical T-shirt and cap, "Chocolate-Fest" after the race
Prizes: first 20 M/F (21km); first 10 M/F (12km); first 5 M/F (6km)
Showers and changing facilities: yes
Award ceremony: 12.00
Number of finishers 2009: 472 (21km)
Event website (in Italian): www.santaklausrunning.it
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