– Naples Prepares to Host Winter Marathon in January 2012

The northern Italian city of Naples is getting set to welcome distance runners from all over Europe this coming January - as the Napoli City Marathon hits town.

Online PR News – 09-December-2011 – – The Napoli City Marathon has become an annual event which attracts runners from across the continent and from all over Italy who come to enjoy one of the most picturesque races in the marathon calendar.

The Napoli City Marathon will be held on January 29th 2012 and the race's route takes in dozens of historic monuments on its way around the city's streets. The choice of hotel Naples city centre has available around the time of the marathon is likely to be reduced, so online hotel comparator advises advance booking.

Runners who want to participate in the Napoli City Marathon can still register to take part by signing up through the marathon's website. The starting point for the run is the famous Piazza del Plebiscito in the centre of downtown Naples.

Race entrance fees range from 35 Euros to 50 Euros and the race's organisers are hopeful of a record turnout of both runners and spectators this year.

Lek Boonlert, marketing head of, said, “Thanks to Italy's climate being a little cooler in late January the Napoli City Marathon is one of the most popular ones in the European calendar. With many thousands of runners, staff and spectators heading into the city to enjoy the race it is advisable to book places to stay well in advance."

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