The official rulebook can be read HERE
Sunday, October 22, 2017
Venicemarathon is held every year on the fourth Sunday of October. Future editions: October 28, 2018
Marathon start will take place at 9:40 am approximately.
The exact start time will be decided the day before the race, according to operational needs and TV broadcasting needs.
average high: 15°C / 59°F
average low: 7°C / 44°F
Pick up your bib and race packet on Friday October 20 and Saturday October 21 at the Exposport.
Exposport will be located in Venezia Mestre, inside San Giuliano's Park.
Opening hours: Friday from 10am until 8pm and
Saturday from 9am until 8pm.
How to get there: directions will be included in the confirmation letter.
No bib pick-up on Sunday morning before the race. No bib sent at home before the race.
Bib numbers distribution
Bib numbers will be distributed in a progressive way depending on the registration date (who register before will get a lower bib number)
The corral will be distributed on the basis of the best personal time declared by applicants recorded in one race within the past 2 years and this will be identified on the bib number with the color. The organization could verify the best personal time declared and in case of false declaration athlete will start at the back of the group.
The corral, distributed on the basis of the best personal (last two years) will be identified by the color of the bib number.
There will be a free shuttle service to reach the start line in Stra, reserved to participants only. The organization strongly advises all participants to use said service because the start area is difficult to access by personal means of transportation.
Shuttles will leave from:
Venezia Tronchetto (fruit and vegetables market area) from 7:00am to 7:20am (last bus);
Venezia Mestre (railway station) from 7:10am to 7:30am (last bus).
Athletes will be asked to show their bib number to board the bus. Should you go to the start by your own car, remember that the area could be busy and difficult to park your car, try to be there early.
Bags for personal belongins
A special service will be organized for the transportation of all bags containing the athletes' personal belongings from the start line in Stra to the finish line in Venice (Riva dei Sette Martiri). Delivery deadline at 8:55am
In the starting area athlets will find the changing area and many toilets
Race timing will be managed by Timing Data Service.
Thanks to the chip applied to the back of athlete's bib number, sensors will record the actual time in which each runner finishes the race.
Intermediate times will be also recorded at the km: 5, 10, 15, 21.097 (half marathon), 25, 30, 35 and 40.
Times and rankings will be available in real time during the race on the web site www.venicemarathon.it
Along the route
Refreshement stations with water are available on the course every 5 kilometers starting from km 5. Sports drink, fruit and cookies will be available from the 20th kilometer station.
Runners will find 2 personal sponges in the race packet. They should carry the sponges with them during the race and soak the in the fresh water tanks available every 5 km, starting from km 7.5. Additional sponges will be available in the starting area, but not along the course.
For withdrawn competitors pick-up buses are available to carry athletes to the first-aid stations (placed at km 23,5 and 31,5).
Maximum time - half marathon: 2h45'
Maximum time - km 30: 3h50'
Maximum time - finish: 6h00'
After these times the organization cannot guarantee complete closing of the race course.
The finish line is in Venice, in Riva dei Sette Martiri.
Beyond the finish line, athletes will find: the medal delivery area, the refreshment station, the bags pick-up area, restrooms and toilets.
Showers will be available at the Palasport "G. Gianquinto" located few hundred meters from the finish line.
A thorough medical assistance service will be offered by the organizing committee in collaboration with local medical facilities.
First-aid stations will be set up at the 23,5 Km (Marghera Venice), at 29,5 km (San Giuliano Park) and at the finish line. Ambulances and motorbikes will follow the race.
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To go back to the mainland from the finish line there are free services for athletes.
• Motorboats from Venezia Giardini to Venezia Tronchetto will be at athletes’ disposal from 12.40 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
• Bus shuttle service will take you afterwards from Venezia Tronchetto to the Train station in Mestre or to the start area in Stra.