42K

VM42K

Venicemarathon is part of the Abbott World Marathon Majors Wanda Age Group World Ranking and it is worldwide recognized and Bronze Label certificated by IAAF, and Gold Label by FIDAL.
The race route is unique: - start line in front of Villa Pisani, Riviera del Brenta; - run in Venice, crossing the floating bridge set up for the race, through Piazza San Marco, by the Campanile and Palazzo Ducale... Venicemarathon is a race that continues to fascinate runners and spectators for decades.

REGISTRATION

The event is open to all athletes being at least 20.
If you run with tourist-sporting goals in the not agonistic race it will be enough to register online and then sign and upload the Venicemarathon liability waiver form.
If you prefer to take part in the agonistic race, and have the chance to compete for a prize and be included in the FIDAL/IAAF ranking list you have to:
• hold membership of a foreign Sports Federation affiliated with IAAF and in this case you have to provide Venicemarathon with a copy of the association license or a self declaration in which you declare that you are affiliated with a sports club;
• get the FIDAL Runcard and provide Venicemarathon with a copy of the medical certification which allows you to take part in competitive races according to the Italian law.

Download the rulebook.
2023 entry fees
• 60€ from 1 to 4000 entries
• 70€ from 4001 to 6000 entries
• 80€ from 6001 to 7000 entries
• 90€ from 7001
Entry options
Entry can be made using the online registration, in this case the payment will be made at the moment of registration by credit card.
Registration fee includes:
• Bib number
• Medical assistance
• Refreshments along the course
• Goody bag
• Official programme and information publications
• Rent of timing chip
• Results by e-mail
• Finisher's commemorative medal
• Pre-race transportation from Venice Tronchetto or Mestre to the start area
• Personal clothes transportation from start to finish area
• Post-race transportation from the finish area to Venice Tronchetto, Mestre or start area
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!

RACE INFORMATION

Date
Sunday, 22nd October 2023.
Venicemarathon is held every year on the fourth Sunday of October.
Start time
Marathon will start at 9:40am approximately.
The exact start time will be decided the day before the race, according to organization needs and TV broadcasting.
Weather
average high: 15°C / 59°F
average low: 7°C / 44°F
Bib pick-up
Pick up your bib and race pack on Friday 20th October and Saturday 21st October at the Exposport Venicemarathon Village.
Venicemarathon Expo Village will be located in Venezia Mestre, inside the San Giuliano Park.
Opening hours: 
• Friday from 9am until 8pm
• 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 (those who register early will get a lower bib number).
Corral
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 shown on the bib number with the color. The organization can verify the best personal time declared and in case of false declaration the runner will start at the back of the group.
Bags for personal belongins
Athletes will be allowed to use the kit bags provided by the organization ONLY (they will be distributed with the bibs). For practical reasons, all bags will have to be handed in to the volunteers by 8:55am, if you leave your bag later or not to the staff in the trucks you won’t find it at the finish line!! 
Note! Other types of bags will not be accepted.
Starting Area
In the starting area athlets will find many toilets.
Timing
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 drinks will be available from the 10th kilometer,  fruit and cookies will be available from the 15th kilometer

For competitors who withdraw, pick-up buses will carry them to the first-aid stations (placed at km 31).
Maximum Times
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.
Finish Area
The finish line is in Venice, in Riva dei Sette Martiri.
Beyond the finish line, athletes will find: the medal delivery area, the water refreshment station and the bags pick-up area.
A rich refreshment will be at participants’ disposal in the Giardini della Biennale with products by  Palmisano, San Benedetto, Bavaria, Morato, Coldiretti, Dole and ProAction.

RACE COURSE

Start line

Stra (VE) - Villa Pisani

Finish line

Venezia - Riva Sette Martiri

Distance

42,195 kilometers / 26,224 miles
Distance measured and certified by AIMS/IAAF.
There is no half marathon race. The race is only on the full marathon distance

Course overview

The start of the 42K is from the Queen of the Venetian Villas, Villa Pisani, which exceptionally opens the gates of its park to welcome the marathon runners before the start.

The first part of the course, along the Riviera del Brenta develops through  a landscape rich in history, art and culture, characterized by many ancient Venetian Villas overlooking the river.

Then the race course goes through the centre of Marghera and Mestre, and here it passes through the new museum of the 20th century, M9, a new workshop of technological and interactive knowledge, with its colourful buildings which host the museum halls. The course snakes over 2 km inside San Giuliano Park, where the 10K starts, and reaches Venice by the “Ponte della Libertà” (a flat and straight bridge of almost 4 km).

The race enters the renovated port area and reaches the historic centre where you experience the most special and unforgettable part of the race. You run alongside Canale della Giudecca to Punta della Dogana, where a pontoon bridge built specifically for the race allows you to cross the Grand Canal.

Passing through Piazza San Marco (high tide permitting ...), near the Campanile and the Doge's Palace, the course reaches the finish line located in Riva Sette Martiri.

 

Course difficulty

The Venicemarathon course is basically flat and fast. There are just a few difficulties, represented by 3-4 short slopes (100 meters or so) between the 25th and 35th kilometer.
In the final part of the marathon course (last 3 kilometers), runners will face 14 little bridges over Venice's canals. Wooden ramps are put in place to prevent athletes from running on the steps.
There are no cobblestones on the course (apart from the last 100 meters before the finish line). 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

Riviera del Brenta, with several 18th century mansions along the course (in particular the impressive "Villa Pisani" at the start). 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.

PRIZE PURSE 2022

OVERALL CATEGORY
MEN WOMEN
  Prize   Prize
€ 6.000 € 6.000
€ 4.000 € 4.000
€ 2.500 € 2.500
€ 1.500 € 1.500
€ 1.000 € 1.000


RECORD BONUS
MEN - Race time under: WOMEN - Race time under:
2h08'13''
€ 10.000 (1st only) 2h23'37''
€ 10.000 1st only)


PLEASE NOTE:

The prize money for the Overall Category is reserved to all athletes licensed to FIDAL or to a IAAF Foreign Federation.
All payments will be due by March 31, 2022, and in any case after the anti-doping test results are published. Besides all payments will be subjected to the declaration no. 342/2000 of the Italian Law.