On December 5th a new running event named ‘Gardaland Half Marathon’ will debut on Lake Garda. The southern shore of Italy’s largest and most visited lake is the house of Gardaland, undoubtedly the most famous amusement park in the country, where runners and sport lovers will meet in two months time for a unique event.
The race course (21,097 meters) has been designed through the fabulous park attractions, with the charming scenery of Lake Garda in the background and the funny characters living inside the park who will warmly welcome all the guests with sweets, lollies and chocolates.
The 2010 Gardaland Half Marathon will be running along with the ‘Gardaland Family Run’, a non-competitive event for everybody, taking place through the traffic-free roads located just outside the amusement park. There will be two courses (3 and 8 kilometres), with the start and finish area set as in the competitive race.
Registration to 2010 Gardaland Half Marathon entitles to Gardaland + Sea Life Acquarium entry ticket at the special price of € 10,00 (race fee not included). Registration to Family Run entitles to Gardaland + Sea Life Acquarium entry ticket at the special price of € 18,00 (race fee not included).
Subscription to one of the two events entitles to a special € 18,00 fee for any accompanying person, who will support the runners and enjoy the park attractions on Sunday December 5th.
The Gardaland Half Marathon is open to FIDAL (Italian Athletic Federation) members and affiliated associations, and foreign Athletics’ Associations affiliated with IAAF. Every participant must provide a copy of their membership card upon registration. Athletes who are not members of any of the aforementioned associations must fill the affidavit of health form available at www.gardalandhalfmarathon.it
Registration fees: € 18,00 (up to October 15th 2010) – € 25 (from October 16th to November 28th). Entries will close on November 28th. Gardaland Family Run entry fee amounts to € 5,00 and participants will complete their registration at the start area on Sunday December 5th until 10,00 am. Free registration for kids under age 10.
The 2010 Gardaland Half Marathon is organized by Verona Marathon Eventi in co-operation with Gardaland Amusement Park, Verona Province, Veneto Region and the municipalities of Castelnuovo del Garda, Lazise and Peschiera.
Check all the holiday special offers on www.gardalandhalfmarathon.it and enjoy Gardaland and the new Gardaland Half Marathon.