Buia - Marano Lagunare (Italy), Sunday 17 October 2010
The Friulian Plain as seen from the village of Fagagna near Udine.
This small running event in the far north-east of Italy offers two races across the vast Friulian Plain: a 68km competitive race and a 36km non-competitive run. Both routes finish in the old fishing village of Marano Lagunare, situated in a lagoon between the cities of Venice and Trieste.
Competitors in the 68k ultra marathon start in the village of Buia, located at an elevation of 200 metres on the northern edge of the plain. The Prealps rise a few kilometres to the north.
The first 30 kilometres of the course are mostly on dirt trails through woods and fields along the River Cormor, which winds its way down towards the Adriatic Sea.
It flows through the western outskirts of the city of Udine before it becomes the Cormor Canal that ends in the nature reserve of Laguna di Marano.
The 36k non-competitive run starts en route in Zugliano, 5km to the south of Udine's city centre.
The time limit is a generous 9 hours for the 68k and 7 hours for the 36k.
In 2009, the winners were Paolo Massarenti (5:03:46) and Daniela Volturno (7:20:48).
Venue (Map): Buia - Zugliano - Marano Lagunare
Date: 17 October 2010 (Sunday)
Distance: 68km (competitive); 36km (non-competitive)
Start (68km): 8.00 in Buia at the "Centro Sportivo Ario di Polvaries"
Start (36km): 10.00 in Zugliano
Finish: Marano Lagunare
Entries: by post, fax or e-mail; payment by bank transfer
Entry fees (68km): 22 EUR (until 30 September), 27 EUR (until 15 October)
Entry fees (36km): 17 EUR (until 30 September), 22 EUR (until 15 October)
Race centre: at the start in Buia and Zugliano
You get: bus service from Marano Lagunare to the start (68km: 6.30 at the town hall; 36km: 9.00 at the "Vecchia Pescheria"); technical T-shirt; pasta party after the race
Prizes (68km): first 5 men and 3 women
Prizes (36km): prize raffle (10 prizes)
Number of finishers 2009: 36 (68km), 31 (36km)
Event website (in Italian, English and German): www.cormorultra.it
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