9th Half Marathon "Winged Victory"
The start is on Viale della Vittoria in Vittorio Veneto
Vittorio Veneto is a town with a population of about 30,000, situated at the foot of the Venetian Prealps in northern Italy.
The town not only plays host to the start of the Treviso Marathon in March but also to two popular running events in February — the 13k "Crossroad" and the "Vittoria Alata" half marathon, named after Nike, the "Winged Goddess of Victory".
Despite atrocious weather conditions, over 650 runners finished the half marathon in 2009, with Philemon Kipkering of Kenya (1:06:31) and Laura Giordano of Italy (1:17:20) celebrating victory.
The traffic-free course consists of two equal laps. The first half is slightly downhill on roads, the second half slightly uphill, mostly on cycle paths.
No, the event does not incorporate a high-heels race.
Venue (Map): Vittorio Veneto (Treviso 42km, Venice 73km, Udine 81km)
Date: 21 February 2010 (Sunday)
Race distance: 21.1km; non-competitive races ("Passeggiata"): 4km, 10.5km and 21km
Start time: 9.30; 9.35 (non-competitive 10.5km and 21km); 9.40 (4km)
Start and finish: Piazza del Popolo (Viale della Vittoria) (200 metres from the train station)
Entries (non-competitive races): on the day
Entry fees (21km): 16 EUR
Entry fees (non-competitive races): 2 EUR (4km/10.5km, without finisher bag and pasta party); 10 EUR (10.5km/21km, with finisher bag and pasta party)
Race centre: at the start (Saturday 20 February 15.00-18.00, on the day 7.30-8.45)
You get: finisher bag (to the first 1000 entrants), chip timing (TDS), pasta party (after the race)
Prizes: prize money to the first 20 men and 10 women; category prizes (prizes are not cumulative)
Showers and changing facilities: yes
Presentation: 11.30 (first 3 M/F)
Number of finishers 2009: 661 (21km)
Event website (in Italian): trivenetorun.com
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