Over 10,000 registered with 30% of foreigners and many 'pacers' from abroad
The UYN Venicemarathon is preparing for the final rush. There are now just under 3 months to go until the big appointment on 23 October with the Venice Marathon and the 'sister' races of 21 and 10 kilometers that will run simultaneously along the same spectacular route as the marathon, up to Riva Sette Martiri in Venice.
The great return of foreign athletes (about 30%) and the constant growth in registrations, in addition to the sold out of the 21K, lay the foundations for a thirty-sixth edition with great numbers that, after two difficult years due to the pandemic, will bring back Venicemarathon not only to be one of the most fascinating autumn marathons, but also one of the leading sporting events on the international stage.Pacer Gondolieri
The internationality of the event is also evident from the large group of foreign athletes who enthusiastically accepted the invitation to become 'ambassador' of Venicemarathon in the world and 'official pacer' to experience the emotion of a unique event from within, making himself available to others.Of the approximately 150 athletes who will give life to the UYN Pacing Team in the marathon, 45 are the foreigners who have already confirmed their presence, coming from all over Europe and even from South Africa and Hong Kong. Like 'gondoliers' (so nicely presented on social networks), the pacers' task will be to' ferry 'the athletes to the finish line in the set time, making them live a unique and unforgettable experience. This service will also be guaranteed in 21K and 10K races thanks to the collaboration with the Venicemarathon Running Team and the entire squadron (over 200 people) will be dressed by the UYN and HOKA brands.
This year the gondola also becomes the topic of the medal that all finishers of the 42K-21K-10K will receive after the finish. The graphics have been chosen in recent days through a virtual vote on social media that has aroused a lot of interest and which, out of 4 graphic proposals, saw the image characterized by a gondola or comb iron prevail with over 500 preferences, with its typical 'S' shape that recalls the course of the Grand Canal and its six teeth (prongs) attributable to the 6 'sestieri' of Venice.
Running becomes a solidarity and corporate challenge
The 36th UYN Venicemarathon is also an occasion in which non-profit associations, third sector entities, companies and multinationals can compete in different ways and forms. It will be a solidarity challenge that associations and organizations will pursue with the 'Venicemarathon Charity Program', where the goal will be to involve the largest number of big-hearted runners, capable of raising funds for the various charitable projects and the various non-profit organizations (for example today already 15) will match this edition. Instead this year for the first time, the UYN Venicemarathon can also become an exciting all-corporate challenge thanks to the 1st 'Banca Ifis Corporate Cup', a nice competition designed for employees of small-medium-large companies who want to get involved. in game and compete on distances of 42-21-10K to win the company trophy. A race in the race that is arousing great interest also among the sponsors of Venicemarathon. In addition, of course to the team of the main partner Banca Ifis, among the sponsors the team of Alì Supermercati has already confirmed its presence, which has enthusiastically welcomed the initiative by enrolling several employees over the three distances, and about twenty other companies have already joined.
Are sponsors of the 36th UYN Venicemarathon: UYN, HOKA, Alì, Banca Ifis, BMW Ceccato Motors, Pro Action, San Benedetto, Dole, 1 / 6H Sport, Palmisano, Master Aid, M9, Port System Authority of the Northern Adriatic Sea Ports of Venice and Chioggia, APVInvestimenti, Veritas, Shokz, TDS, Fairbnb and the media partners: Corriere dello Sport, Tuttosport, Corre, Sport Economy and Il Gazzettino.
On Sunday 23 October, together with the classic 42K and 10K, there will also be the first edition of the new half marathon organized by Venicemarathon and with a limited number for 2000 lucky ones. Departure from Piazza Ferretto in Mestre and arrival in Riva Sette Martiri in Venice, along the same spectacular route as the marathon.
Monday, May 16 2022 - The Venicemarathon is done in three! On Sunday, October 23, in addition to the 36th edition of the Marathon and the 10 km, for the first time in Venice it will also be possible to choose the classic distance of 21,097 km. The unique experience of running in one of the most beautiful cities in the world will thus become a dream that is finally achievable even for the many enthusiasts of the half marathon.
Registration and limited number
The event is already on the national calendar of the Italian Athletics Federation and registrations have been open for a few days and available on the official website of the event, in the special 21K section.
For this year the bibs made available for the 1st UYN Venice Half Marathon are only 2,000. A well-considered choice by Venicemarathon which, as in all its events, always opts for a gradual increase in numbers, to guarantee quality services, maximum organizational efficiency, but above all in respect of the urban and environmental context in which it takes place. In addition, registrations for the marathon and 10K with already 5,000 subscribers are proceeding.
The race will start from the 'living room' of Mestre, Piazza Ferretto, in the shadow of the tower, after which the competitors will pass through the renovated central area of Piazzetta Coin and via Poerio, and then touch the new M9 museum complex and reach 'Piazza XXVII Ottobre', commonly known as 'Piazza Barche'. From here, you enter the traditional route of the Venicemarathon which passes along the Salso Canal, the green avenues of the San Giuliano Park and the Ponte della Liberta, to then enter the heart of Venice, where the athletes will face the extraordinary route flush with the water. water, appreciated all over the world for its uniqueness, up to the finish line in Riva Sette Martiri. The route was designed together with the Municipal Administration and the Local Police to cause as little discomfort as possible to citizens and avoid the prolongation of changes to the road network.
Three starts and a single long colored snake up to Riva Sette Martiri
The first race to start will be the VM10K which will start at 8.30 from San Giuliano Park, followed by the UYN Venice Half Marathon at 9 from Piazza Ferretto, and then the Venice Marathon from Villa Pisani to Stra scheduled for 10 am. Riva Sette Martiri will welcome all the competitors' arrivals uninterruptedly from 9 am to 4 pm. A very long colored snake will unite Stra in Venice in an ideal embrace
A year of Venicemarathon events
Venicemarathon is renewed and thus further enriches an increasingly complete and transversal sports and tourist offer, well distributed throughout the year and which embraces people of all ages and abilities. In fact, we remind you that Venicemarathon organizes every spring the CMP Venice Night Trail which took place on Saturday 9 April with over 5,000 members. On 11 June the appointment with the BMW Jesolo Moonlight Half Marathon-10K and Alì Family Run will be renewed, while in autumn the 4 Alì Family Runs will return and at the end of October the 'highlight' event, the UYN Venicemarathon 42K-21K -10K (Sunday 23 October).
"The new competition conceived to offer further possibilities completes the initiatives proposed by the Venicemarathon, contributing to the involvement of 2000 sportsmen in a context of territorial connection of the metropolitan area. A further opportunity to experience one's own city starting from the 'living room of Mestre' to finish in the heart of Venice. I believe that this new competition will give a further boost to the union between Venice and Sport "- these are the words of the Deputy Mayor of Venice Andrea Tomaello.
"The inclusion of the half marathon in the Venicemarathon is a project we had been working on for some time and that we already wanted to launch in 2020, then postponed due to Covid. We therefore thank the Municipal Administration for their willingness to welcome this our new proposal, which also arises from the many requests received from the world of running" comments the president of Venicemarathon Piero Rosa Salva.
Many companies have confirmed their presence. Among these: UYN, HOKA, Alì, Banca Ifis, Pro Action, BMW Ceccato Motors, San Benedetto, Dole, 1 / 6H Sport, Palmisano, Master Aid, M9, Port System Authority of the Northern Adriatic Sea Ports of Venice and Chioggia, APV Investimenti, Veritas, Shokz, TDS and media partners: Corriere dello Sport, Tuttosport, Corre, Sport Economy and Il Gazzettino.
The Italian brand UYN, already technical sponsor of the Venice Marathon since 2018, will be this year title sponsor of the 36th edition scheduled for Sunday 23 October.
Tuesday, March 22, 2022 - The sponsorship agreement between Venice Marathon and the Italian functional clothing brand UYN® - Unleash Your Nature, technical sponsor of the event since 2018, which for 2022 also acquires the title, enriches and became "title & technical sponsor" of the event.
This partnership that is further strengthened, by virtue of a sharing of common intentions and values, such as high quality standards, technological innovation, respect for the environment and a great passion for running at all levels. Also this year all runners will find in the race pack a very high quality and great value technical T-shirt that will be presented in the next weeks.
"Venicemarathon has always been characterized in its almost 40 years of history by a constant commitment to innovation and excellence - underlines the president Piero Rosa Salva - Values that, since the first contacts, we have found in UYN. The harmony was immediate and fruitful and we appreciated the proposal of the president Marco Redini to strengthen the already fruitful collaboration this year. I am sure that this important agreement will produce important promotional and operational potential. "
“With the successes of the previous editions, the result of the extraordinary organizational quality of the president Piero Rosa Salva and his team, it was almost natural that the relationship between UYN and Venicemarathon entered a new phase. As an Italian brand, we are proud to increase our commitment and place our name alongside a one-of-a-kind event, which makes the beauty of Italy known throughout the world. The decision to become Title Sponsor of the 36th Venicemarathon reflects the desire to establish ourselves more and more in the running sector through the quality of our products ”- these are the words of UYN CEO Marco Redini.
The flow of registrations is very positive and numerous are arriving, with a recovery also of foreign runners after the difficult period of the Covid19 pandemic. Right now, over 4000 people have registered for the event.
There are eight months left to the start of the 36th UYN Venicemarathon, but there are already many companies and brands that have confirmed their willingness to continue their path alongside Venicemarathon. This is the case of the American company HOKA which for the third consecutive year will be the "official shoe" of the Venicemarathon; of Pro Action, the company that deals with the formulation and marketing of supplements for sportsmen, alongside Venicemarathon since 2017 and which has already confirmed its commitment for the next three years as well as Alì, the important Paduan company of large-scale distribution which since 2016 has been promoting the “Alì Family Run” project together with Venicemarathon and which will continue for the next three years. And then, San Benedetto, 1 / 6H Sport, Palmisano and the media partners: Corriere dello Sport, Tuttosport, Correre, Sport Economy and IL Gazzettino.
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