Sardinian Half Marathon 2016
Sardinia’s luxurious Chia Laguna Resort in Chia has announced that it will hold its hugely popular annual Half Marathon on 24th April 2016, in addition to launching its first Half Triathlon which will take place on 16th April 2016. Where better to test your mettle or increase stamina ahead of future races, than in the gorgeous surroundings of unspoilt southern Sardinia.
Don’t miss the opportunity to compete in one of the most attractive corners of Sardinia. Combine a unique physical challenge with the pleasures of a holiday with family and friends. For the ultimate challenge, athletes can take part in both the Half Triathlon and Half Marathon over the course of the week, or just compete in one of the two races – the choice is theirs. But rest assured that Chia Laguna Resort provides the ideal sanctuary for post-race recovery.
A collection of three hotels and private villas in the picturesque Chia Bay, five-star Chia Laguna Resort is the epitome of Italian style. With pampering spa treatments, crystal clear waters, golden sandy beaches, endless activities for children, water sports galore and no less than nine restaurants serving a vast range of gastronomic choices from local Sardinian and Mediterranean dishes, freshly caught seafood to more international flavours, Chia Laguna Resort offers a one-of-a-kind luxury holiday for all members of the family.
Chia Laguna Half Triathlon, 16th April 2016
Establishing itself as a key player on the international sport scene, Chia Laguna Resort is proud to host the first Chia Laguna Half Triathlon, taking place on Sunday 16th April 2016. The race comprises 1.9 km of swimming in the beautiful, calm waters of Chia Bay; 90 km of cycling on the breath-taking, scenic road along the southern coast; and a running route of 21 km between the resort and Chia’s magnificent beach. For all those preparing to compete in triathlons later in the summer, this is the ideal place to test the waters.
Competitors may choose to go it alone and do the whole race themselves, or there is the option to do a relay and divide the course among friends. No matter what they choose, participants and spectators will be immersed in the charm and beauty of the southern Sardinian coast throughout the competition.
Chia Laguna Half Marathon, 24th April 2016
Sunday 24th April 2016 marks the return of the Chia Laguna Half Marathon – a challenging international running event with spectacular sea views and a challenging mix of undulating and flat terrain. The stunning 13.1 mile / 21 km route last year saw a record 3,226 runners from all across the world take part.
Although featured in the official calendar of the Italian Athletics Federation and Association of International Marathons and Distance Races, the Chia Laguna Half Marathon is much more than just a race. It is a unique opportunity to discover Chia and Sardinia. The route takes in Sardinia’s world-famous coast on closed roads, with turquoise seas, white sand dunes, a lagoon which is home to pink flamingos and the ancient Nora archaeological site, believed to the first town founded in Sardinia.
The race has been specially designed to ensure family and friends can have as much fun as the runners themselves. It is a priceless opportunity to run in beautiful surroundings and enjoy a holiday at the outstanding Chia Laguna Resort at special Half Marathon rates.