11th Merano Women's Race
Meran-Merano (Italy), Saturday 12 June 2010
Only women, at least 16 years of age, are allowed to take part in this 5k race along the promenades of Merano (German: Meran), a beautiful old spa town in the far north of Italy.
Merano is located in the autonomous province of South Tyrol in the Alps, where the majority of the population speak German as a first language. In Merano, however, you will hear Italian almost as much as German.
The start and the finish are on the elegant Kurpromenade. The mildly-undulating course follows the promenades and footpaths along both banks of the River Passer. The race is run partly on asphalt and partly on hard-packed sand.
The route consists of three different laps, so that participants cross the river six times.
Over the race weekend, a street theatre festival will take place in Merano as well.
The race has an entry limit of 500 participants. Last year, 453 ladies took part in the event. Helga Rauch celebrated victory in a time of 19 minutes 9 seconds.
The route runs across ‘Steinerner Steg’, a stone footbridge built in the year 1617.
Venue (Map): Meran-Merano (Bozen-Bolzano 30km, Innsbruck 150km, Ljubljana 375km )
Date: 12 June 2010 (Saturday)
Race distance: ca. 5km
Start time: 18.00
Start and finish: Kurpromenade in Meran
Entries: online; late entries on the day until 17.00; entry limit 500 runners; runners living in Italy need to present a medical certificate at registration
Entry fees: €20
Race centre: Kurhaus Meran (on the day from 14.00)
You get: technical T-shirt, goody bag, timing chip rental, warm-up aerobics, child care
Prizes: to the first 3; to the first 5 in each category; team prizes (teams of 3 runners; mother-daughter teams)
Showers and changing facilities: Jahn-Turnhalle (sports hall), Galileistrasse
Award ceremony: at 20.00 at the Kurhaus
Number of finishers 2009: 453
Event website (in German and Italian): www.frauenlauf.it (out of date)
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