Sunday 14 November 2010

Riva del Garda, Trentino, Italy (Author: Abxbay / / public domain / photo modified by


Almost 2,500 runners completed last year's half marathon at the northern tip of Lago di Garda, Italy's largest lake, situated at the foot of the Alps.

The event is not only popular for its attractive setting but also for its pasta, strudel and polenta parties before and after the race, the pre-race breakfast and the live music concerts.

Starting and finishing in the picturesque old town of Riva del Garda, the route runs northwards through orchards to the small town of Arco, a popular rock climbing destination.

Participants then run along the River Sarca back to the lake, and finally all along the lakeside promenade to the finish on Riva del Garda's main square.

The route is very mildly undulating and follows roads, cycleways and footpaths.

In 2009, the winners were Julius Too of Kenya (1:05:02) and Ivana Iozzia of Italy (1:12:55).


Country: Italy

Venue (Map): Riva del Garda (Venice 200km, Milano 200km, Innsbruck 220km)

Date: 14 November 2010 (Sunday)

Race distance: 21.1km; 8km (non-competitive family run)

Start time: 10.00 (21km); 10.05 (8km)

Start: Piazza Garibaldi

Finish: Piazza 3 Novembre (200 metres from the start)

Entries: by post, fax or online; late entries on 13 and 14 Nov; entry limit: 3000 runners

Entry fees (21km): 20/25/35 EUR (until 10 Oct/10 Nov/14 Nov)

Entry fees (8km): 10 EUR

Race centre: Palameeting Exhibition Centre (13 Nov 10.00-19.00, on the day 7.00-9.00)

You get (21km): strudel party on Saturday, breakfast before the race, technical T-shirt, timing chip rental, baggage storage, finisher medal, pasta and polenta party after the race

You get (8km): T-shirt

Prizes: prize money to the first 10 men and 5 women; category prizes

Showers and changing facilities: Palameeting Exhibition Centre (near start and finish)

Award ceremony: 13.00

Number of finishers 2009: 2461 (21km)

Event website (in English, German and Italian):


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