Useful Info10K

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Before the race - The previous days

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Come and get your Bib number and Race bag pick up at Exposport Venicemarathon Village

One week before the race we will email you the final confirmation letter. It is the only document accepted to get the bib number and the chip attached.
IMPORTANT NOTE!!! The chip is disposable so you DON’T NEED to give it back after the race.
It is a digital letter, so DO NOT PRINT IT! Just show it to the staff from your smart phone or tablet.
The bib number pick up is at Exposport Venicemarathon Village at San Giuliano Park in Mestre – Porta Blu (Blue entrance) on:
    * Friday, October 25 from 9am to 8pm 
    * Saturday, October 26 from 9 am to 8pm. 
When getting the bib number remember to have the confirmation letter, an identity document and the missing documents if requested on the confirmation letter. If your registration is incomplete, you won’t take part in the race.


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Getting to San Giuliano Park

BY TRAM: from Venice take the tram line T1 and get off at San Giuliano stop; from Mestre Train station take the line T2,  change at Mestre Centro – Piazzale Cialdini and from here take the line T1 to Venice and get off San Giuliano stop. Trams run every ten minutes. Click here for further information.

BY CAR: from Trieste or Treviso: when you arrive in Mestre take the exit Terraglio, continue towards Venice for 6 kilometers and San Giuliano Park will be on your left, look for Porta Blu. 
From Milan or Bologna when at the toll gate in Mestre, go straight on for about 8 Km, take the exit Terraglio, continue towards Venice for 6 kilometers and San Giuliano Park will be on your left, look for Porta Blu. 
Do not park your car in the middle of the street but follow the instructions of our volunteers and use the parking lots in Porta Gialla and MARIVE.

BY TRAIN: from Venezia-Mestre train station take the tram or the orange ACTV bus no. 9 or 15.

Before the race - The race day

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Check the list!

Before leaving home or the hotel check if something is missing: 
* The documents to get the bib number 
* The proper clothes to race (suitable for the weather conditions!!!!) 
* Some dry clothes to get changed after the race

Getting to the start!!

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 (in front of the ferry stop: Tronchetto, 5 minutes away from Piazzale Roma) 
* Venezia Mestre - Piazzale Favretti (out of the railway station on the right 150mt away) 

We remind you that the 10K shuttles will be marked by signs indicating the distance of the race on each single bus! Don't miss the bus
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Toilets

At the Start there will be many toilets for all participants.
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Kit bags for your personal belongings

When ready put your kit bag on to the appropriate baggage truck in the start area, it is easy to find the right one, just lookout for the truck number (from A to F) reported on your bib and on your kit bag adhesive numbered sticker. For practical reasons, all bags will have to be handed in to the volunteers by 7:45am. A special adhesive numbered sticker (also given out by the organization) must be fixed to the front of the Kit bag on the area indicated. Bags handed in late or not to the staff in the trucks WON’T BE FOUND AT THE FINISH LINE and the organization won’t be responsible for it. 
We will transport your bag as safe as possible but the organization won’t be responsible for damages/loss that might occur, so please do not insert any valuable object or important documents.
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Enter your corral

Your corral can be identified by the color of your bib number; you can enter the corral between 8.00am and 8:15am. Respect the corral you have been assigned to.
Note: Latecomers will start the race at the back of the group!

During the race

Start Area

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Ready... Steady... Go!

The start will be given at 8:25am approximately.
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Get your Energy back!

We encourage you to bring everything you will need with you during the race.
On the route you will still find refreshment points with San Benedetto water, Palmisano biscuits and Dole fruits at the 5th kilometer.
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Do not leave rubbish around!

WE COUNT ON YOU! 
While running throw sponges and bottles in the recycle bins placed on the course!!!!! Not doing it could cause disqualification!
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Timing

The Evodata chip is attached to the bib number. 
NOTE!! The timing chip is disposable this year, so you DO NOT NEED TO give it back after the race.
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Race course

Attention: the distance of the race is approximately 11km.

After the start from the San Giuliano Park – Porta Blu (Blue Entrance) – close to the Exposport Venicemarathon Village – the course takes athletes to Venice through the four-km-long Liberty Bridge.

Marathon runners enter the renewed harbor area of Venice and then next to the Giudecca Canal to Punta della Dogana. From here, they will cross the Grand Canal on a pontoon bridge, especially built for the race.

Passing through St. Mark’s Sq. and by the Doge’s Palace, the marathon route gets to the finish line located in Riva Sette Martiri, in a scenic position facing the lagoon. The race course is basically flat and fast. There are just a few difficulties, represented by 3-4 short slopes (100 meters or so). Be careful to the tramway rails from Marghera to Venice!  In the final part of the marathon route (last 3 kilometers), runners will face 14 little bridges over Venice canals. Wooden ramps are put in place to prevent athletes from running on steps and to allow wheelchairs to participate in the race. The race course is asphalted except for the track in Venice, where there are no cobblestones on the course but large rectangular stone slabs.
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In case of withdrawal from the race

Should you need to withdraw from the race do not panic; there are several sweep buses, ambulances and medical motorbikes that follow the race and which will assist you; in case of need, they will take you to the gathering points for withdrawn runners. Withdrawn athletes will be further taken to Venezia Tronchetto where will board a ferry to get to the finish area, retrieve their kit bag and meet up with family and friends.
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Complete the race within the time limit

The maximum time to finish the race is 1h45’.
After these times the Organizing Committee cannot guarantee the complete closing of the race course.
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Home straight

Caution!! Please do not let your kids go inside the race course as it could be dangerous for their safety.
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The finish-line

Congratulations you’ve crossed the finish line!
After the finish line you will find the technical area with all the post-race services.

After the race

Il post arrivo

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Collect your kit bags and your Personal Belongings

At the finish line you can get your kit bag that you left few hours before at the finish line, to get it, check the numbers outside the tents and show your bib number to the staff.
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Final refreshment

The delivery of the final refreshment bag with San Benedetto water, ProAction supplements, Palmisano biscuits, Coldiretti and Dole fruit, Morato snack and Bavaria beer to toast your race.
There you will also find the location of the photographers who will immortalize your success.
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Family reunion

The finish area is closed to public and the entrance is allowed only to athletes. You could meet your family who are in Venice and support you just after the restricted area in Giardini della Biennale.

Go back to the Mainland!

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; 
 * Bus shuttle service will take you afterwards from Venezia Tronchetto to the railway station in Mestre or to the start area in Stra.
To support runners, companions can buy tickets to join the athlete, limited to the motorboat service, at the price of 3 Euros at the InfoPoint at Exposport Venicemarathon Village or at 5 Euros directly when boarding the motorboat, subject to availability.

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!
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Any other question??

Should you need any further information, email us or contact us on the social networks, we are at your disposal.