Hi I wondered if anyone who has done this one before could say whether it is a good idea for non running partners to come to the start area too? Also at the finish how organised is it and again whether there is a obvious meeting point?
I was thinking about doing the Lake Garda one this year as we go on holiday there quite a lot but plumped for Liverpool as my 2nd Marathon. I love the idea of meeting early on one side of the lake at Malcesine and getting the boat with all the competitors across to the start point in Limone. You run north through mostly open sided road tunnels that skirt the lake until you get to Riva. You then continue further north out of the town returning down the other side of the lake finishing in Malcesine. I think 1200 did it last year. There is also a half marathon in November that starts and ends in Riva.
Will be signing up for this. It will be my 3rd Marathon after Chester last year and Liverpool in 5 weeks time. Hoping to do at least 3 half Mara's beforehand with one in Italy... probably Assisi in December. Will keep checking the forum for updates, news and advice.