10K

VM10K is a non competitive race open to everyone on the last 10 kms of the Venicemarathon race course. It is the race that gives everyone the chance to experience the beauty of the Venicemarathon.

 

REGISTRATION

The event is open to all athletes being at least 10. Nordic walkers and fit walkers included.
Underage athletes need the authorization of a parent or of anybody having their custody.
With the registration each participant declares to be in a healthy condition to take part in the race. With this form the athlete waives, releases and forever discharges the event organizers for all his/her liabilities, claims, actions, or damages that he/she may have against them arising out of or in any way connected with the participation in the race.

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Registration fee 2021 - NEW REGISTRATIONS
• 30€ from 1 to 3300 athletes
• 35€ from 3301 to 5300 athletes
• 40€ from 5301 athletes
2020 REGISTRATIONS
All athletes who were already registered in 2020 edition will have the opportunity to participate at no additional cost to the Venicemarathon 2021, they will receive an email with all the information for the registration.
Entry options
Entry can be made using the online ragistration system, in this case the payment will be made at the moment of registration by credit card.
The registration fee includes
• Race Packet
• Commemorative medal of the race for all finishers
• Medical assistance
• Refreshment station after the finish line
• Toilets at the start and at the finish
• Personal clothes transportation from start to the finish area
• Pre-race transportation
• Post-race transportation
Insurance
Are you worried that unforeseen events will happen that will prevent you from competing?

Do you want to be sure of a refund of the fee, in case of justified inability to participate, at a low cost?

TDS, in partnership with ERGO, one of the most important brands in the insurance sector, offers you a specific product for those who, like you, may be forced to renounce participation due to illness (including diseases related to COVID-19), accident, accident during the trip or other unforeseen causes. In case of recognition of the compensation, the reimbursement covers the registration fee, the commissions, for the service and all other possible services purchased (with the exclusion of the cost of the policy) that you will not be able to use due to absence!

CHECK YOUR REGISTRATION

Check your registration. Have a look at the square reported by your name, if the light is green no problem, if it is yellow or red click on it and read the missing documents. Do not get to Venice without having all documents in order.

ANTICOVID RULES

Due to Covid-19 pandemic situation this rulebook follows the federal protocol in force (check it from this link) and may be unquestionably modified to respect all the Governative rules emanated; also all the procedures and services reserved for participants may be modified.
Recommendations to contain the spread of coronavirus
Green Covid-19 certifications
Those who will be entitled or have to participate in the race must show his/her green Covid-19  certifications as follow and, for an easy tracking: 

1.       green Covid-19 certification: it may be issued after the first dose of the vaccine has been injected and is valid from the 15th day following it until the date scheduled for the second dose (in the case of a double dose vaccine). The green certification has in any case a validity of nine months from the completion of the cycle of the vaccination

2.      recovery from Sars-Cov-2 infection (6 months validity);

3.      carrying out a molecular or antigenic rapid test or swab with negative result to Sars-Cov-2 virus (valid for 48 hours).

The above provisions are not applied to people excluded by age from the vaccination campaign and to exempt people on the basis of appropriate medical certification issued according to the rules defined from the Ministry of Health.
Face mask
All athletes registered for the race have to correctly wear the face-mask in all the steps before and after the race; you will take it off only 500m after the start and you will have to wear it again when crossing the finish line. If athletes have not got any, after the finish line, the Organizing Committee will provide them with one.
Race Start
The start will be divided into corrals of a maximum of 2000 participants and that will be spaced between them enough time to allow the outflow of athletes.
The starting corral of each participant will be clearly indicated on the race bib by a specific color. Access to the individual starting corral will be manned by our staff that will allow access only to athletes with bib combined with each corral and to the authorized staff recognizable by special pass.
Refreshment

In the refreshments provided along the course will be provided only drinks in closed bottles and individually bagged foods. It will be however advised to all participants to bring with them what they will need during the race and to store the waste to throw them only and exclusively in the appropriate containers that will be arranged in more points of the course and on the finish line. 

The final refreshment will be given to all participants in a closed bag. The distribution areas of the bags will be located on several points on both sides of the road and our staff will sort the athletes in the specific areas to avoid gatherings. 

The refreshment bag will also hold the Finisher’s commemorative medal
After receiving the bag the athletes have to follow the instructions to exit to the race area.

RACE INFORMATION

It's a non competitive race open to everyone on the last 10 kms of the Venicemarathon race course. The start is from the Exposport Venicemarathon Village – San Giuliano Park in Mestre, Porta Blu, and the finish line is in Venice in Riva Sette Martiri right where the Venicemarathon finishes. The race course is one of the nicest and most picturesque in the world, thanks to the unique bridge on the Grand Canal built for the race, the marvelous detour in St Mark's Sq. and the finish line between people cheering in Riva Sette Martiri.
Date
Sunday, 24th October 2021.
Start time

The start will be given at 8:30am approximately from San Giuliano Park – Porta blu. There will be three different waves: one at 8:30am for the competitive race and two for the fun run at 8:35am and 8:40am.
The exact start time will be decided the day before the race, according to operational needs and TV broadcasting needs.

Bib number pick up

The race packet with the bib number and the official T-Shirt could be picked up at the Venicemarathon Expo Village – Porta Blu – inside San Giuliano Park in Venice on: Friday 22nd October from 10am to 8pm and Saturday 23rd October from 9am to 8pm.

Pre-Race Transportation

You can get to the start line in San Giuliano Park using buses provided by the organization for only registered athletes. The shuttles, free for all athletes, will depart from
· Venezia Tronchetto (5 min-walk from Piazzale Roma) from 6:50 to 7:10;
· Mestre - Piazzale Favretti, Railway Station area between 7:00am and 7:20am

with intermediate stop at Forte Marghera 

If you prefer to use personal means to get to the start keep in mind that in the morning of the race, the streets will be partially closed and traffic for the starting area could be intense, so, leave your house/hotel in advance!!

Personal kit bag transportation

Athletes will be allowed to use the kit bags provided by the organization ONLY (they will be distributed with the bibs).
Note! Other types of bags will not be accepted.

Start area services
In the start area runners will find facilities to change and many toilets.
Timing

The Timing Data Service chip is attached to the bib number and it will record the net time of the race. Do not remove it, no chip no time! The timing chip is disposable therefore it doesn’t need to be given back.

VM10K Pacing Team

Pacemakers are your guardian angels during the race!
A group of athletes are at your disposal and will help you to finish the marathon recording your goal! So, give yourself a time goal, look for your pacer and get ready to follow his/her balloon!

Time limit

The time limit to complete the race is 1h45', after this limit athletes on the race course will be kindly invited to leave the track.

Medical assistance

A thorough medical assistance service will be offered by the organizing committee in collaboration with local medical facilities.

Post-Race Transportation

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 9:30am. LAST MOTORBOAT WILL BE AT 11:00am;
  • Then by bus to go back to Mestre - railway station, to Forte Marghera Parking area or San Giuliano Park.

PAY ATTENTION!! The only free service at athletes’ disposal is the one arranged by the organization. Should you board ordinary-line-boats, the organization won’t be responsible for that and you will need to buy the tickets!

 

RACE COURSE

Start
Mestre – San Giuliano Park, Porta Blu (Blue Entrance)
Finish
Venezia – Riva Sette Martiri.
Distance
10,7km aproximately.
Description
After starting from San Giuliano Park in Mestre (Porta blu - Venicemarathon Exposport Village) athletes will reach Venice crossing the 4 km long bridge: Ponte della Libertà (Freedom Bridge) to enter the new Harbour area and reach the historic centre of the city, where the nicest and most spectacular part of the race course starts. Runners will run by the Canale della Giudecca up to the Punta della Dogana, here athletes will cross the Grand Canal on a bridge, built for the Venicemarathon. Then the course leads runners through St. Mark Sq. , next to the Campanile and the Palazzo Ducale to reach the finish line in Riva Sette Martiri.
Difficulties
The VM10K course is basically flat and fast. There are just a few difficulties: in the final 3 kilometres the running surface will be mainly made of large rectangular stone slabs.
The course is entirely closed to traffic and every kilometer is marked.
Course highlights
Zattere, a 2-km-long embankment next to the Giudecca Canal, where athletes run close to the water.
The Bridge over the Grand Canal, a 170-meters-long bridge which is built just before the marathon and dismantled the night after.
Piazza San Marco and Palazzo Ducale, historical Venice landmarks.
Finish line in Riva Sette Martiri, in the picturesque waterfront of St. Mark's Basin.