Half Marathon of the 2 Provinces 2010

The flatness of the Friulian plain in the north-east of Italy combined with the mild winter temperatures near the Adriatic Sea allow you to run a fast half marathon in mid-January.

For the first time, the event also incorporates a 30k road race.

Starting in the village of Medea, the rural course takes the runners through fields and villages in the provinces of Gorizia and Udine.

Half marathoners finish in Medea, 30k runners go another lap of 8.9km.

Apart from a few bridges the route is flat and fast.

In 2009, the half marathon winners were Austria's Markus Hohenwarter (1:07:47) and local athlete Sara Bradaschia (1:24:50).

Country: Italy

VenueMedea (Udine 28km, Trieste 51km, Ljubljana 122km)

Date: 17 January 2010 (Sunday)

Distance: 21.1km, 30km

Start time: 10.00

Entries: by post, fax or e-mail; payment by bank transfer; late entries on the day

Entry fees (21km): 10 EUR (until 14 January), 15 EUR (late entries)

Entry fees (30km): 15 EUR (until 14 January), 20 EUR (late entries)

Race centre: Bar "Alter-Ego", Corso Friuli, Medea (on the day 8.00-9.30)

Timing: manual

You get: goody bag to the first 300 entrants; pasta party

Prizes (21km and 30km): first 10 men and 3 women, category prizes, prizes are not cumulative

Showers and changing facilities: yes

Pasta party and Presentation: 12.00 (21km), 13.00 (30km)

Number of finishers 2009: 264 (21km)

Event website (in Italian): Marciatori Gorizia

Tourist information (in English): Friuli Venezia Giulia Region

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