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Venicemarathon prepares for 2016


Venice, Italy – The Venicemarathon, set for October 23rd, 2016, is said to be one of the most fascinating marathons in the world; known for its unique and picturesque race course.

Venicemarathon route description

From the start in the beautiful Villa Pisani in Stra, the race course follows the River Brenta passing through the city councils of Stra, Fiesso d’Artico, Dolo and Mira giving athletes an amazing view of the beautiful Venetian mansions of the eighteenth century.

The marathon route goes through Mestre and to the San Giuliano Park, the biggest urban park in Europe.

On crossing the Liberty Bridge; the main bridge that connects the mainland to Venice, athletes begin to experience the real charm of the Venicemarathon.

Ponte della Liberta

Here athletes can experience the sensation of running on water, crossing bridges and canals whilst running through the typical Venetian streets known as ‘calli’. A special 165-meter-long bridge built especially for the marathon allows athletes to cross the Grand Canal, giving them an exclusive and breathtaking view of St. Mark’s Square.

Since the last few editions, athletes have had the opportunity to pass through St. Mark’s square running past the Correr Museum, Caffé Florian, St. Mark’s Basilica and the St. Mark’s Campanile – the real heart of enchanting Venice. Meandering past the Palazzo Ducale runners approach the Riva Sette Martiri where the finish line is located.

Thanks to the marathon, certain areas of Venice are made more accessible and remain so for many months of the year, allowing people with limited access or families with pushchairs to visit the city. The thirteen bridges that the runners must cross in order to reach the finish line are covered with special wooden ramps which enable not only marathon runners and hand bikers, but also tourists and citizens easier access.

Venicemarathon Club organizes on the same day of the marathon a non competitive run: the 10K! Over 4,000 runners take part in this fun race every year and it is always a great success as friends and relatives of the marathon runners share the emotion of running along the nicest and unique part of the marathon course.

Venicemarathon events welcome runners from all over the world. Exposport, located at San Giuliano Park is a very international event. Each and every runner must visit Exposport in order to collect their bib number and whilst they are there they also have the opportunity to discover the latest innovations of the running world; they can also attend meetings about training strategies, sports nutrition and medicine. The real protagonists on Saturday morning are the families, friends and students who take part in the Family Runs: the three non competitive runs of 4 km each that each year welcome over 15,000 people who run along the paths of San Giuliano Park in Mestre and along the streets of Dolo and San Donà.

Venicemarathon is a great supporter of charitable giving. In fact, those who take part in the event not only run to make their personal best record but they also have the opportunity to help those less fortunate.  It is a unique and charming race, be part of it!

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