10th Soltn Mountain Half Marathon
Jenesien/San Genesio (Italy), Sunday 26 September 2010
The "Soltn" trail half marathon takes place on the Salten plateau high above Bolzano, capital of Italy's alpine province of South Tyrol (Italian: Alto Adige).
The route runs through lovely woods and meadows and offers many fine views of the surrounding mountain scenery. Most of the course is on trails, only the first 2 kilometres are on asphalt roads.
The start and finish are at an elevation of 1226 metres in the village of Jenesien (Italian: San Genesio), almost 1000 metres above Bolzano (or 10 kilometres up the road).
Interestingly, more than 97 per cent of Jenesien's inhabitants speak German as a first language whereas in Bolzano 73 per cent are speakers of Italian.
The highest point on the course is at 1514 metres. Overall, the race travels 520 metres up and 520 metres down.
In 2009, the winners were Emanuele Manzi (1:14:36) and Francesca Iachemet (1:32:10).
Venue (Map): Jenesien/San Genesio (10km from Bolzano, 126km from Innsbruck, 165km from Verona)
Date: 26 September 2010 (Sunday)
Race distance: 21.1km (+520m, -520m)
Start and finish: football pitch above Jenesien (1226m)
Start time: 10.00
Entries: by fax or e-mail until 23 September 2010, 19.00h; payment on the day; late entries on the day 8.00-9.00
Entry fees: 20 EUR (entries until 23 September 2009), 25 EUR (late entries on the day)
Race centre: at the start (on the day 8.00-9.30)
You get: a present, pasta party, prize raffle
Prizes: vouchers to the first 10 men and 5 women and to the first juniors; practical prizes to the first 5 in each category; prize money for a new course record
Showers and changing facilities: yes
Prize raffle: 15.30 (prizes: scooter, TV, mountain bike, digital camera, ...)
Number of finishers 2009: 179
Event website (in German): www.soltnflitzer.it/halbmarathon