The race

The race

The Mezza di Monza 2016 is an international running event organized by the running club Laguna Running in cooperation with MG Sport and with the technical support of Aspes. Included in the Italian Athletics Federation official calendar, it will take place on Sunday, September 11, at 9,30am.

Our commitment to running inspired us to found the ‘Follow Your Passion’ Series, each following a specific passion in running. Races in the 2016 Series are:

  • The Chia Laguna Half Marathon (Chia, 24 aprile), following the passion for running in wild nature
  • The Mezza di Monza (Monza, 11 settembre), following the passion for high speed in the Formula One racetrack
  • The San Nicola Half Marathon (Bari, 30 ottobre), following the passion for food, culture and the sea

Mezza di Monza is one of the most awaited events of the autumn running season, on a time of the year when the racetrack still smells of Gran Premio, that takes place the previous week and lends Mezza di Monza a unique atmosphere. This is why runners from all over Italy try every year to get a guaranteed entry, to experience the thrill to start and finish on the legendary Formula One racetrack.

 

Race Distances:

– in addition to the Formula 21 km, the classic half marathon distance, Mezza di Monza includes two more race distances: Formula 30 km and Formula 10 km.

– the 2016 edition will include a brand new Formula 5 km, a non-competitive race along the racetrack loop.

-pacers will be provided in the Formula 21 km, to lead runners to the finish line in 1h30’, 1h40’ , 1h50′ and 2h and in the Formula 30 km for a 2h10′, 2h30′ and 2h45′ result.

-furthermore, the event includes 21km, 10 km and the new 5,7 km non-competitive races.

 

Course

Formula 10km MAP

Entirely on closed roads, all events start at the start-line of the Autodromo di Monza racetrack, including the extraordinary starting light experience. At the Parabolica curve at km 5, the 21 and 30 km courses exit the racetrack and wind through the park, Parco di Monza, where runners pass through the most iconic landmarks, like Villa Mirabello, Molino del Cantone, Cascina Casalta, La Fagianaia, Ponte dei Bertoli, Ponte delle Catene, Cascine del Sole, Bastia and San Fedele. At Parabolica,  both courses re-enter the racetrack and finish right in front of the box seats, where spectators cheer on runners and finishers receive their finisher’s medal.  The 10 km course, instead, continues on the “Sopraelevata” (the banking), the former race track famous for it’s two semi-circular bends, before re-entering the official track and finishing on the starting straight. The new Formula 5 km race will take place along the whole racetrack loop (the total distance is 5.700 metres)

The Mezza di Monza courses meet the Fidal/IAAF course measurement standards.