A boom in registrations has been registered at the Venicemarathon of next 28th October. Almost 50,000 Euros of funds were raised in 2011 to help the charity projects.
The countdown to the 27th edition has started but Venicemarathon can already record a boom in registrations: 8,000 runners will be at the start line, 1,000 more than in last edition. Thanks to the new logistic settings in the start area and in the finish one the organizers could increase the participant cap granting the maximum quality in offered services.
“In the 2011 edition we tried new logistic solutions both at the start and at the finish areas which had good results and after the marathon we announced that we could have reached 7,500 registrations. During the winter and due to the increasing requests of bib numbers we have decided to give the chance to 8,000 runners to take part in the marathon” - these are the words of the President Piero Rosa Salva.
The collection of funds had once again good results. In fact during the 2011 Venicemarathon and its collaterals a big amount of funds, almost 50,000 Euros, was raised and it was given to support the three charity projects: Run For Water-Run For Life, Bimbingamba and Run to End Polio.
Africa Mission Cooperazione e Sviluppo will be able to dig other two drinking water wells and renew other two wells in the Karamoja area in Uganda. Therefore since 2006 Venicemarathon with its collaterals and thanks to all marathoners was able to support the efforts of the project “Run for Water, Run for Life” to dig 13 water wells and renew other 3 already existing wells.
The Niccolò Campo Association, together with Alessandro Zanardi, supports the project “Bimbingamba”. Thanks to Venicemarathon it was able to supply with prosthesis Stacey Jebet Sang (Kenya, born in 1999), Kante Sidiki (Guinea, born in 2004) and Doumbouya Massaba (Guinea, born in 1998).
The Rotary Club Venezia Riviera del Brenta is very satisfied about the results too. In fact thanks to the project “Run to End Polio” and the funds raised the Foundation Rotary will fight to eradicate the polio in the world.
“We are very proud of the results got with the funds raised at the 2011 Venicemarathon. Solidarity has always been part of our history, we started almost 20 years ago with Unicef and went on supporting several projects, as we do think that Sport and Solidarity is an essential couple” - with these words the President Piero Rosa Salva closed his speech.