Mass winter half marathon in Southern Italy, the World Athletics Bronze Label Road Race, it passes through the historic center of Naples overlooking Vesuvius

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In brief

The marker on the map indicates the city in which the race takes place and does not display the exact start or finish location.

Date:
21 February 2021 (Sunday)
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Number of participants: 6 000
half marathon 2020 — 4 769
Race Record: 1:00:04 Henry Rono, Kenya, 2020
Entry fee:
25—40 € half marathon

The Naples Half Marathon is an annual long-distance running event held in Naples, Italy. The official name of the event is Napoli City Half Marathon. About 6.000 athletes take part in half marathon race and other competitions (4.769 runners completed half marathon in 2020).

In 2020 race record of the Naples Half Marathon was broken both in men’s and women’s categories by Kenyans: Henry Rono clocked 1:00:04 and Viola Cheptoo achieved 1:06:47.

More about Naples and its attractions you may find here.

Naples Half Marathon (Napoli City Half Marathon) 2020

Events and Activities

Half Marathon race, 21.097km (Napoli City Half Marathon)

The half marathon race of 21.097km starts at 9:00 21 February 2021 (Sunday) from viale J.F.Kennedy.

Age limit: from 18 years old on the date of the race.

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Course

The course of the Naples Half Marathon (Napoli City Half Marathon) 2021 tracks through the historic center of the city — UNESCO World Heritage site and along the coast of the Bay of Naples.

Highlights of the course:

  • the most ancient of Naples’ castles Castel dell’Ovo (Egg Castle),
  • the opera house Teatro di San Carlo,
  • Castel Nuovo, also known as Maschio Angioino, the medieval castle located in front of Piazza Municipio and the city hall (Palazzo San Giacomo),
  • Naples Cathedral (Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta or Cattedrale di San Gennaro) in honour of Saint Januarius, the city’s patron saint,
  • The Gothic church and monastery San Domenico Maggiore,
  • Mergellina and Saint Nazzaro Harbour (Porto di Mergellina),
  • the main city square Piazza del Plebiscito.

There are cobblestones on the part of the route.

The course of the Naples Half Marathon (Napoli City Half Marathon) 2020

The course of the Naples Half Marathon (Napoli City Half Marathon) 2020

Course map animation, Naples Half Marathon (Napoli City Half Marathon) 2020

Start and finish of the Naples Half Marathon (Napoli City Half Marathon) 2021 is on viale J.F.Kennedy in Naples.

Start and finish zone of the Naples Half Marathon (Napoli City Half Marathon) 2020

Start and finish zone of the Naples Half Marathon (Napoli City Half Marathon) 2020

You may find the official course map of the Naples Half Marathon (Napoli City Half Marathon) 2021 here.

The participants of the Naples Half Marathon (Napoli City Half Marathon) 2021 are divided into starting blocks according to the results of the previous races (for the past 2 years). You may not change your block after registration.

Runners should enter their appropriate starting block till 8:45 21 February 2021 (Sunday). Latecomers start from the last block.

The starting block is indicated on the bib number

Time limit for the half marathon distance is 3 hours.

The pace makers of the Naples Half Marathon (Napoli City Half Marathon) 2021 provide the necessary pace in order to finish within a certain time. Finish times for half marathon are following: 1:30, 1:40, 1:45, 1:50, 2:00, 2:10, and 2:30 hours.

There are 3 water and nutrition stations along the course. The stations provide runners with drinking water, isotonic, fruit.

The route of the Naples Half Marathon (Napoli City Half Marathon) 2021 is certified by the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS). The event is one of the World Athletics Bronze Label Road Races and the European Ahtletics Quality Road Race.

Registration

You may sign up for races of the Naples Half Marathon (Napoli City Half Marathon) 2021 online.

The online registration is open till 14 February 2021 or till the slots last.

If slots are available you may sign up for the races 19—20 February 2021 at the Expo of the Naples Half Marathon (Napoli City Half Marathon) 2021 — Sport Expo in the exhibition center Mostra d’Oltremare (viale John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 54, 80125 Napoli).

The entry fee for the Naples Half Marathon (Napoli City Half Marathon) 2021 varies depending on the number of entries:
from 1 to 2000 — 25 €,
from 2001 to 4000 — 30 €,
from 4001 and onward — 35 €,
19—20 February 2021 at the Expo — 40 €.

You may participate in a competitive or a non-competitive race. Non-competitive runners are not entitled for a prize and are not included in the official ranking list.

For the competitive race of the Naples Half Marathon (Napoli City Half Marathon) 2021 you need to show a health form filled by doctor. If you are not a member of any Sports Federation affiliated with WA you also need RunCard (the Italian Athletics Federation membership for the foreign athletes). The enrollment fee for RunCard is 15 € for 1 year period.

For the non-competitive race of the Naples Half Marathon (Napoli City Half Marathon) 2021 no RunCard or health documents are needed, every participant signs a liability waiver form. More info is here.

You may transfer your registration to another person at no charge till 31 December 2020 and for a fee of 5 € — from 1 January till 14 February 2021. More info is here.

Your Half Marathon Race Entry includes:

  • Bib number with time measuring chip
  • Goody bag
  • Food and beverages stations, WC along the course and after the race
  • Bag deposit
  • Pace maker service
  • Music entertainment along the course
  • Finisher medal
  • Changing facilities
  • Free massage service after the race (on first come first served basis)
  • Insurance
  • On-line race results
  • Digital race diploma with indicated finish time
  • Medical aid if necessary

You may order at extra charge medal engraving (5 €).

You may pick up the Race Pack with your bib number at the EXPO of the Naples Half Marathon (Napoli City Half Marathon) 2021 — Sport Expo in the exhibition center Mostra d’Oltremare (viale John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 54, 80125 Napoli).
Registration desks schedule:
19 February 2021 (Friday) from 14:00 till 20:00,
20 February 2021 (Saturday) from 9:00 till 20:00,
21 February 2021 (Sunday) on the day of the race from 6:30 till 8:00.

To get your Race Pack you should show your ID with photo (passport), also you might need RunCard and health form (if you take part in the competitive race).

You may authorize another person to collect your Race Pack. The collecting person needs to present his ID, a copy of your ID, and a signed authorization.

Race Results 2020*

Men (half marathon)
1. Henry Rono (KEN) 1:00:04
2. Abel Kipchumba (KEN) 1:00:35
3. Evans Kipkorir Cheruiyot (KEN) 1:00:42

Women (half marathon)
1. Viola Cheptoo (KEN) 1:06:47
2. Birho Adhena Gidey (ETH) 1:07:57
3. Dimakatso Glenrose Xaba (RSA) 1:09:30

* Source: www.napolirunning.com

Find your result and the results of your friends and companions here.

Contact Information and Links

Organizer’s address :
Napoli Running
via F. Caracciolo 15,
80122 Napoli
Italia
tel. + 39 81 19338274

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* The race information is from publicly available sources and the official website of the event. Always check the official website for the most up-to-date information. If you see any mistake, please, write to admin@letsportpeople.com.

Weather during Previous Races

Date: 23 February 2020
Partly cloudy throughout the day.
Temperature: 5°C – 15°C (43°F – 60°F)
Wind: 9 km/h (5 mph)
Date: 24 February 2019
Windy overnight.
Temperature: 5°C – 9°C (38°F – 50°F)
Wind: 35 km/h (21 mph)
Date: 4 February 2018
Partly cloudy throughout the day.
Temperature: 7°C – 12°C (43°F – 53°F)
Wind: 4 km/h (2 mph)

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Flights to Naples

From your nearest airport (based on your IP):

Prices are for round trip flights 19 February 2021 — 22 February 2021. Price information is automatically renewed. You may check flight prices for other dates here or use the search form in the right upper column (desktop).

You may use public transport, taxi, or preordered transfer to get to Naples from the airport and back.

If over the past 6 years your flight within European Union, Turkey or to these countries was delayed for more than 3 hours or cancelled, if you missed a connection flight because of delay, if you were denied boarding because of overbooking you are eligible for compensation of 125—600 € according to European Commission Regulation 261/2004 and Turkish Regulation On Air Passenger Rights. You may check your case for free here, it takes 2 minutes. No fee is charged until the compensation is paid.

Insurance

Race participants are fully responsible for their life, health and any consequence that may result from running a distance. Keep in mind that ordinary health insurance does not cover participation in sport events. Special sport insurance is preferable.

Accommodation in Naples

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Have a look at what locals offer for a short-term rent. Such option may be cheaper, more comfortable and with better location than a hotel. You may book a room, an apartment or a house via airbnb.

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Tours and Excursions

Do you feel energetic after the race? Do you need to entertain your bored supporters? Are you really interested in something other than running? Excursions in Naples and surroundings are here.

Other Races in February 2021

M — Marathon, 42.195 km
H — Half Marathon, 21.097 km

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