The 36th Holmenkollen Ski marathon takes place on February 11th 2012. It’s the most famous ski marathon in the world . Holmenkollen is a magic word for all cross country skiers. Registration has been open since October 1st. This year's Holmenkollen Ski Marathon has a new starting point, but the finish is still in Holmenkollen. The Ski Marathon will start at Skansebakken in Sørkedalen, while the 27-kilometre race will begin at Elveli.

 

The maximum number of contestants is 3000 for the 53-kilometre race and 1,500 for the shorter 27-kilometre race.

 

The folk-country skiing Holmenkollen Ski Marathon is the highlight of the Norwegian winter.

 

It leads uphill, dowhill across the Nordmarka and ends in the Holmenkollen ski jump stadium.

 

Held since 1974, in 2005 the race formally became one of the locations of the FIS Nordic Ski Marathon Cup, a series which includes the Holmenkollen Skimaraton, Tornedalsloppet in Sweden, the Fossavatn Ski Marathon in Iceland and Oulun Tervahiihto in Finland.

 

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Round the Bridges

Sunday 13 November 2011

 

Entries are now open for Hamilton’s Round the Bridges run, to be sponsored for the next three years by New Zealand Home Loans. Participants can choose from 2km, 6km or the full 12km course which crosses the city’s Waikato River twice and includes four bridges in the route. Started in 1945, it is one of the oldest annually contested events in New Zealand.

 

www.roundthebridges.co.nz

TelstraClear Challenge

Sunday 11th December 2011

 

A new event gives cyclists in New Zealand a chance to ride over Auckland’s iconic Harbour Bridge. With a ride to suit everyone, from elites to trikes, the TelstraClear Challenge is a celebration of cycle culture in the Super City! Options include a fantastic 110km course, a 15km Pedallers Challenge and a chance for kids to get out and "bike the (Northern) busway".

 

www.telstraclearchallenge.co.nz

Angkor Wat Half Marathon

Sunday December 4 2011

 

The Angkor Wat Half Marathon takes place in one of the most famous world heritage sites, designated as such by UNESCO who puts the legendary Angkor Wat in a class with the Pyramids (Egypt), Machu Picchu (Peru), and Taj Mahal (India). Unlike many other world class monuments, the ruins of Angkor are as yet unspoiled by over-development. The race will take its course around the main area of Angkor Wat ruins.

 

www.angkormarathon.org

Marathon San Sebastian

Sunday November 27 2011

 

The race is flat and fast with the route taking two laps through the winding streets of this Basque coastal town including stretches of the spectacular seafront. The finish line is in the impressive Anoeta Stadium, home to the local football team, Real Sociedad. The San Sebastian Marathon is a great race for runners looking for a PB, but it has a short cut-off time, so may not be the best marathon for first-timers.

 

www.maratondonostia.com

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