11th Udine Half Marathon 2010
Udine (Italy), Sunday 26 September 2010
The half marathon in the city of Udine in north-eastern Italy is a top event with over 1200 finishers last year and world-class athletes at the front of the field.
Although mildly undulating, the course is very fast. The course records are held by Benson Barus (59:41) and Margaret Okayo (1:07:23), both of Kenya.
The start and finish are in the historic centre of Udine, an appealing city of art and culture. With almost 100,000 inhabitants it's the largest city in the Friuli area. The old town with its many well-preserved historic buildings, elegant piazzas, and a castle on top of a hill is well worth a visit.
After the start at the cathedral the route runs across the magnificent Piazza Libertà. Participants then run one loop through the northern suburbs of Udine and through small towns and villages. The last kilometres are along the ring road around Udine's old town.
In 2009, Benson Barus defended his title in a time of 1:01:28. His compatriot Pasalia Kipkoech led the women home in 1:11:11.
Race report, results and photos: Udine Half Marathon 2010
Venue (Map): Udine (77km from Trieste, 130km from Venice, 150km from Ljubljana, 160km from Klagenfurt)
Date: 26 September 2010 (Sunday)
Race distance: 21.1km (certified by IAAF)
Start time: 9.30
Start: Via Vittorio Veneto (in the city centre)
Finish: Via Mercatovecchio (near the start)
Entries: online (payment by credit card) or by post, fax or e-mail (payment by bank transfer); late entries on 25 Sept on Piazza Libertà
Entry fees: 10/13/20/30 EUR (until 4 Sept/19 Sept/24 Sept/25 Sept); reductions for teams; free entry for athletes with disabilities
Deposit for the timing chip: 10 EUR (fully refundable)
Race centre: Piazza Libertà (Saturday 25 September 9.00-20.00, on the day 7.00-8.30)
You get: timing chip rental, goody bag, medal, pasta party after the race, baggage storage
Prizes: first 20 men and 10 women; first 3 M/F in each category (prizes are not cumulative); first 3 M/F in the disabled categories
Number of finishers 2009: 1213
Event website (in Italian and English): www.maratoninadiudine.it
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