At the eve of the seventh edition of the moonlight race more than 6,000 runners are registered, from Italy and abroad (a total of 32 countries present). This year again the background is the unique view of the Venice lagoon at sunset which crowns both events: the traditional half marathon and a 10k event.
The start for the Moonlight Half Marathon is set for 8 p.m. from Punta Sabbioni. The athletes will run along the magic waters of the Venice lagoon down via Pordello, out of Cavallino into the lively beach resort of Jesolo.
The 10K Garmin, which starts at 7:45 p.m. from S. M. Elisabetta square in Cavallino Treporti, will run over the final stages of the half marathon course.
In addition to its scenic beauties, the course for the Moonlight Half Marathon and the 10k Garmin is very fast, flat and a great opportunity to set personal bests for the runners. There will be 25 pacers, all from the Garmin Team, who will help the runners to set their pace and catch their time goal for both the half marathon and the 10k.
The runners will enjoy along the course, in addition to the scenic beauties, the music from rock, blues and pop groups who will give new drive to all up to the finish line.
As you run along, take a look to the environment full of natural and historical sites. The first traces of mankind presence in the Venice area are here in this part of the lagoon, with the preliminary military installations such as forts, towers, bunkers built through the centuries until the massive final effort for World War I.
The Moonlight Village in Jesolo, on Piazza Mazzini, will be the heart of the event and all those who want to be there and to have fun will gather before and after the competition. It is not just a running event, but alongside the runners who will test their skills and time in the races there will be the opportunity for all to be part of a joyful gathering.
A new opportunity this year for all runners will be the option to pick the color of their jerseys, available in four colors.
So the night from Punta Sabbioni to Piazza Mazzini will be marked by the multi-colored line of athletes on the move from Cavallino to Jesolo.