Vittorio Veneto (Italy), Sunday 7 February 2010
The Castello San Martino in Vittorio Veneto
The second of four races of the "Aspettando Treviso Marathon" ("Waiting for Treviso Marathon") series is held in Vittorio Veneto, the town that hosts the start of the Treviso Marathon in March.
As the title suggests, Crossroad is a mix of a cross-country run and a road race.
The route is 13km long.
Last year's first edition featured a shorter course which was approximately 9.5km long, mostly on roads through the town. The winners were Fabio Bernardi and Erika Bagatin.
Vittorio Veneto is a pleasant town of about 30,000 inhabitants, located where the Venetian Plain meets the Venetian Prealps. It's known to most Italians as the site of the last and decisive battle against the Austro-Hungarian forces in World War One. Later, many streets in towns all over Italy were named after Vittorio Veneto.
Visitors may also be interested in the pretty 15th- and 16th-century buildings in Serravalle, the northern part of town. Wine lovers might want to visit the vineyards in the hills to the south-west. Vittorio Veneto is on the edge of the Prosecco wine-growing area.
This is one of the many beautiful villas in Vittorio Veneto.
Venue (Map): Vittorio Veneto (Venice 73km, Udine 81km)
Date: 7 February 2010 (Sunday)
Race distance: 13km
Start time: 9.30; 9.35 (non-competitive run, same course)
Start and finish: Area Fenderl, Via S. Gottardo
Entries: until 3 February by fax or e-mail (payment by bank transfer), or online (payment by credit card)
Entry fees: €12; €2 without timekeeping, goody bag and pasta party (entries on the day)
Race centre: Area Fenderl (Saturday 6 February 15.00-18.00 and Sunday 7 February 7.30-8.45)
You get: goody bag (to the first 500 entrants), timing chip rental, pasta party
Prizes: first 6 men and 3 women; category prizes; first 6 M/F in the non-competitive race
Showers and changing facilities: yes
Number of finishers 2009: 243
Event website (in Italian): www.aspettandotrevisomarathon.com
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