Plan de Corones Run 2010
Bruneck/Brunico (Italy), Saturday 18 September 2010
Start of the race is in Bruneck in South Tyrol.
A new mountain running event will be held in September in Italy's alpine, largely German-speaking province of South Tyrol (Italian: Alto Adige).
The route is 31 kilometres long and climbs approximately 1500 metres.
Participants run along asphalt and dirt roads. The final section of the route follows a hiking trail.
Start is at an elevation of 835 metres in the small and pretty town of Bruneck (Brunico) in the Pustertal (Val Pusteria), a green valley that runs east-west through the province into Austria.
The finish is at 2275 metres on the top of Kronplatz (Italian: Plan de Corones), a lump of a mountain with a rounded top.
From the finish, there are great panoramic views of the Dolomites (to the south) and the Zillertal Alps (to the north).
Kronplatz is criss-crossed by cycle routes and footpaths, and in winter it's a popular ski area with over 100 kilometres of pistes. The Giro d'Italia bicycle race finished on top of the mountain twice.
After lunch and the award ceremony, a cable car brings the participants back down to the valley.
In case you have some energy left you can do the same race again on the next day - on your bike.
The route runs through the village of Sankt Lorenzen (San Lorenzo) in the Puster Valley.
Venue (Map): Bruneck-Brunico (74km from Bolzano, 103km from Innsbruck, 184km from Villach)
Date: Saturday 18 September 2010; bike race on Sunday 19 September
Race distance: 31km (+1490m)
Start: 9.30 Rathausplatz Bruneck
Entries: online; payment by credit card, bank transfer or paypal; late entries in the race centre; entrants may have to provide a medical certificate and pay an additional 5 EUR if they are not members of the Italian Athletic Federation FIDAL
Entry fees: 35/45/55 EUR (until 15 Aug/16 Sep/18 Sep)
Deposit for the timing chip: 10 EUR (fully refundable)
Race centre: "Alte Turnhalle", Rathausplatz (Friday 17 Sep 9.00-20.00, Saturday 18 Sep 7.00-9.00)
You get: technical T-shirt, timing chip rental, bus service from the cable car in Reischach to the start in Bruneck (7.30-9.00), transport of personal clothing from Reischach to the finish; pasta party after the race, free use of the cable car from Kronplatz to Reischach
Showers and changing facilities: near the finish on Kronplatz
Award ceremony: 15.00 Restaurant Kron (at the finish)
Number of finishers 2009: ---
Event website (in German, Italian and English): www.kronplatzrun.com (out of date)
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