Last 12th July the social results were presented: the Venicemarathon has given the chance to have drinking water to almost 13,000 people in Uganda and has given as a present prosthesis to 9 children who have become Zanardi’s friends. This year runners can run to support the campaign “Run To End Polio”,  while protagonists at the Family Run on the Saturday morning, the day before the Venicemarathon, will be Bebe Vio and his Association Art4sport.


The Venicemarathon, which takes place next 23rd October, has already closed the entries as the participant cap was reached (7,000). Once again Venicemarathon shows its important aim to support social purposes: very enthusiastic are the results of the social initiatives connected to the race that Venicemarathon presented few days ago at the first press conference at Russott Hotel in Mestre. In fact since 2006 the worthwhile collaboration  between Venicemarathon and Africa Mission has given the chance to almost 13,000 people to have drinking water. 11 are the drinking water wells and 3 are the wells which have been reactivated thanks to the project “Run for Water, Run for Life” and to the diversified fund raising. One of the wells dug this year is in remembrance of  a friend of Venicemarathon, Franco Casamatti, who died on 27th July 2010.

Who ran with the special bib–numbers in the last two years to support the project “Bimbingamba” of Alessandro Zanardi and of the Niccol𞟃ampo Association can  be proud of having allowed the creation of prosthesis and the complete assistance to 9 children of Chad, Kosovo, Morocco, Moldavia and Romania. In this way these children have begun to walk again and to have a normal life each day. In 2011 1,000 of the 7,000 bib-numbers have been devoted to these two projects and have already been sold.

“The results achieved with the projects supporting these social missions are for Venicemarathon staff not a minor aspect but a fundamental one and year after year they reinforce our enthusiasm and in which we believe” these are the words of the Venicemarathon President – Piero Rosa Salva.

For the first time this year runners can run to support the campaign “Run To End Polio”,  supported by Rotary International while protagonists at the Family Run on Saturday morning, the day before the Venicemarathon, will be Bebe Vio and his Association Art4sport.

At the 26th Venicemarathon there will be a special participation to show that the diabetes is not a problem if you want to practice sports activity. Nine athletes, with and without diabetes, will take part in the race to support the Campaign Happy Reward of the Diabetes promoted by IDF and Diabetes Italian Association, approved by the Health Minister and made possible thanks to the contribution of Sanofi.

Another important goal for Venicemarathon is the project named Accessible Venice. Also this year the bridges of Venice will be accessible and open to everyone thanks to the synergy between Venicemarathon and the Office for Eliminating Architectural Barriers of the Venice City Council. This will give the possibility to people with disabilities to cross these 13 bridges which are included in the race course. Special ramps will erase therefore the steps for over six months.