Sunday, 23rd October 2016 the 31st Venice Marathon will run from Stra to Venice.
Few bib numbers are still available for the 10k and grown number of participants for the 42k. Our overall goal: 13,000 participants!
The Charity Program also grew exponentially with already over 25 thousand euros collected for charity.
Today last day to choose the medal!
On Sunday, 23rd October, Venice and the Riviera del Brenta will applaud the passage of more than 13,000 protagonists of the 31^ Venice Marathon. This is the overall objective that the organizers have set this year and that, data at hand, could be reached soon. It ranges from the 5000 sold out bib numbers for the 10k, which is also the final stage of the Garmin Tour, with 1,000 more participants than last year. The marathon too experienced increased enrollments, being the limit for maximum participants set at 8,000 participants. Thus, it is still possible to sign up until 10th October.
Always remaining in terms of numbers, great results for the Charity Program fundraising: to date, the 18 non-profit organizations selected for the project have already collected a total of nearly 27,000€. Alex Zanardi is once again testimonial of the program. Alex recently won three medals at the Paralympic Games in Rio, and will celebrate his 50 years on that Sunday, 23rd October!
This year we will host many foreigners, about 30% of the total participants, showing that the event is gaining appeal abroad. Moreover, each year the organizers introduce elements that make this 42 km unique.
The inclusion of the passage in St. Mark's Square a few years ago, and the extraordinary opening of the garden of Villa Pisani in Stra for an exceptional "warm up" are the clearest examples of how Venicemarathon is working to make the event more attractive.
The course is unchanged and will lead you from Stra to Riva Sette Martiri in Venice, crossing the Riviera del Brenta, Mestre and San Giuliano Park. Some changes have been made in order to make course even smoother.
Venice and its territory are preparing to live a great celebration that generates an important economic income, that gives concrete solidarity aid, but also approaches to children sport, families, students and enthusiasts. A celebration that will last for three weeks and will start on Saturday 8th October with Alì Family Run San Donà, continue on Saturday 15th October with Alì Family Run Riviera del Brenta, and that will end on Saturday 22nd October with San Giuliano Alì Family Run in Mestre. Registration is already open and you can register in the different Alì supermarkets.
But the big idea of the organizers included also the birth, three years ago, of the 10 km combined with the Venice Marathon. An event that aims at involving those who prefer shorter distances, giving the opportunity to experience the magic of the last kilometers of the Venice Marathon. This year too the race will have a competitive version valid as the last leg of the Garmin tour and a non-competitive motoric-recreational version.