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Chia 21 (Chia Half-Marathon) 2024

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The event in a few words

In Italy 🇮🇹, nestled within the region of Sardinia, specifically in the town of Domus de Maria, you'll find the quaint hamlet of Chia located 📍. This seaside resort in the Gulf of Angels on the southern tip of Sardinia is hosting the Chia21 for its 12th edition. The race organizers, Laguna Running and MG Sport, are inviting you this April 🗓️ for an international race 🌍. Pack some technical undergarments in your suitcase 🧳, just in case; the weather can be quite unpredictable 🌦️. As the saying goes, "In April, do not shed a single thread"! 🪡

The start and finish line 🏁 of the race is none other than the beautiful Chia Laguna Resort 🏨, the hub for all your pre, during, and post-race activities 🏃. There's a "Family run" of 5 km 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 for you to enjoy with your family amidst this dreamy setting 🤩. A timed 10 km ⏱️ for the competitors, and an untimed option for those just looking to let loose 😁. Then there's the event's hallmark distance, the half marathon. The most famous 21,097 km in Sardinia has also made a name for itself on the international running scene 👟. Prepare for more than just a race 😏, but a true journey that blends sport and sightseeing 🤠. You'll run through the breathtaking landscapes of southern Sardinia 😍, among the wonders of the Mediterranean scrub 🌊, the colors of the sea, and the mild climate 😎. You'll soon forgive the rigorousness of this loop that sweeps the southern tip of the island 🏝️, from Tuerredda Beach to the western edge of Eden Rock 🪨, with its breathtaking panoramas 🌬️. Unique emotions lie ahead, among natural oases and the wild spirit of Sardinia 🐆. Ready to become a “finitore”? 🙌🏼

If you’re looking to extend your weekend, look no further than the Chia Laguna Resort 😆. Indeed, this place is a destination in itself 😂. From Campana dunes beach to Monte Cogoni, then to Su Giudeu, and Tuerredda... The list goes on, Chia's beaches are unparalleled in beauty 🏖️. Dunes painted with the green of Mediterranean vegetation, secret lagoons where pink flamingos dance gracefully 🦩, the fauna and flora of the region will amaze you 😮. If you're keen on exploring further, the so-called "God's footprint" footprint of God 👣, a nickname for Sardinia, Cagliari is less than an hour away 🚗. Brimming with boutiques 🛍️ and restaurants 👨🏻‍🍳, the Marina offers a strategic spot for seaside strolls 🐳. From here, you can easily rent a boat 🚤 and explore the Sardinian coast at its best. Delving inland, the historic center of the city with the Bastione San Remy, built in the 19th century as part of the fortifications, is not far from the Torre dell’Elefante 🐘, which stands as one of Cagliari's most impressive and beloved buildings 😌. When it comes to dining 🍽️, Sardinian cuisine is known for being rich and flavorful yet simple. “But the best things in life… are the simplest”. Pane Carasau 🥖, Malloreddus 🍝, Culurgiones 🥟, Zuppa Gallurese 🧀 are just a taste of what's on offer 😋.

We've planted a little seed (of Chia) in your brain 🧠. The urge to join us is growing, isn't it? Don't hesitate any longer! 😉

4 reasons to join this race

Races for Everyone 🙌🏼
This event brings together both professionals and amateurs passionate about running, looking to enjoy an outdoor sporting experience. A 5km 'Family Run' to share a fun sports moment with loved ones, and a competitive or casual '10K' for those not ready to tackle the half-marathon 😉.
A Stunning Setting 🤩
Located at the southern tip of Sardinia, the landscape will enchant you with the wonders of the Mediterranean shrubland against the backdrop of the turquoise sea, all in a wonderfully mild climate 🌞.
Top-notch Organizers 🙏🏼
MG Sport runs Italy's premier circuit for athletes, covering a variety of disciplines including triathlon, cycling, swimming, and of course, running. From February to November, from sea to mountain, they offer no less than 16 events to fuel your passions 😍.
An International Event 🗺️
For over 10 years, Chia21 has attracted thousands of runners from around the globe! Runners eager to conquer the roads of southern Sardinia 💪.

A distance for every taste

  • Sunday, April 28, 2024 at 9:30 AM

    A few more words

    Get ready for this half-marathon that boasts a flat and fast course! 🚀 Its international reputation is well-deserved 😉.

    The start and finish line is at the Chia Laguna Resort 🏖️, but the race will take you much further! Embark on a round trip along the South coast of Sardinia 🌞. Enjoy a real panorama of the Mediterranean, witnessing its wild and pristine landscapes 😍. Marvel at incredible beaches with turquoise waters! 🌊

    Just talking about it makes you want to be there, right? 😅

    • Sunday, April 28, 2024 at 9:30 AM

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      For this 10K run, your route will focus on the upper part of the half marathon course! You'll also start from the Chia Laguna Resort 🏖️ and head towards the Northeast Sardinian coast 🌊.

      The course will also be fast and flat! Take this opportunity to beat your personal record 😉.

      • Sunday, April 28, 2024 at 9:30 AM

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        The "Family Run" 5 km course will be a loop around the Chia Laguna Resort! 🏖️ This small loop is sure to delight both young and old 😍.

        Includes one or more races for children!

        Any more questions?

        You can pick up your bib on Saturday, April 27, 2024, from 3 PM to 6 PM and on Sunday, April 28, 2024, from 7 AM to 9 AM at the expo located at the Chia Laguna Resort Convention Center.

        The races will start from Chia. The kickoff for all races is set for Sunday, April 28, 2024, at 9:30 AM.

        For the half marathon:

        • 38 euros from February 1, 2024, to March 31, 2024

        • 43 euros from April 1, 2024, to April 22, 2024

        For the 10 km (timed and untimed):

        • 28 euros from February 1, 2024, to March 31, 2024

        • 33 euros from April 1, 2024, to April 22, 2024

        For the 5 km "Family run":

        • 15 euros

        • 12 euros for those under 14 years of age

        • For the half marathon: participants must be 18 years of age or older on the day of the race

        • For the 10 km (timed and untimed): participants must be 17 years of age or older on the day of the race

        • For the 5 km "Family run": there is no age restriction, but children must be accompanied by an adult

        • For the half marathon: 2 hours and 45 minutes

        • For the 10 km (timed or untimed): 1 hour and 30 minutes

        Yes, online registrations close on Monday, April 22, 2024, at midnight, but you can still register in person at the bib pick-up location, at the Chia Laguna Resort Convention Center. The hours will be the same as the expo: Saturday, April 27, 2024, from 3 PM to 6 PM and Sunday, April 28, 2024, from 7 AM to 9 AM.

        Your registration fee includes:

        • a bib with a timing chip

        • goodies from the race and sponsors

        • refreshments throughout the course

        • restrooms

        • parking access

        • technical and medical insurance

        • a medal and a finisher's certificate

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