In a little more than a week we’ll see each other in Jesolo at the Moonlight Half Marathon and 10km Garmin events. For both races we’ve arranged for pacers to assist you in maintaining the perfect race pace. Even if these fantastic athletes are totally normal people, they undoubtedly have a special talent for running at an even pace. If you want a few suggestions for pre-race meals, race tactics and how to enjoy the Moonlight Half race course, read on!

Pacer 2h00’00”: Rossella Naples (with pacer Davide Cervato)

Pre-race meal Saturday - A plate of pasta garnished with olive oil, walnuts and parmesan cheese along with a salad.

My race tactic for the Moonlight Half Marathon - From start to finish I’ll try and keep up the same tactics: have fun, smile and enjoy every minute of the race! Start, smile, run and have fun: that’s my motto.

Where did you see athletes having trouble last year? (if ever) -
Around the 17th and 18th kilometre...after the overpass is where the real challenge starts!

- Which is your favorite section of the course? The start is amazing with a sunset on the lagoon. I turned around to look at it several times! The scenery that we see while running will fill your heart up and, again, the sunset is marvellous!

Pacer 1h45’00”: Massimo Coppo (with pacer Cesare Monetti)

Pre-race meal Saturday - A large plate of pasta with a low alcoholic beer. From 3:00 p.m. I start drinking a lot of water and eat some fruit, both fresh and dried. From 6:00 p.m. I’ll stop eating but keep sipping on water until the race starts.

My race tactic for the Moonlight Half Marathon - To not be influenced by the excitement at the start and in the first three kilometres. Thirteen miles is far but we’ll have plenty of time to recover any seconds or minutes lost at the start.

Where did you see athletes having trouble last year? (if ever) -
After the first three kilometres and in the first moments of darkness, after the sunset.

- Which is your favorite section of the course?
The exciting serpentine of runners in the first miles and the finish with all the bright lights: that’s where the second beer of the day awaits me!

Pacer 1h30’00”: Massimo Preziosa (with pacer Domenico Startari)

Pre-race meal Saturday - At 1:00 p.m. a plate of plain pasta together with some bread. At 5:00 p.m. an energy bar.

My race tactic for the Moonlight Half Marathon - I have a simple strategy: start at a pace slightly slower than race pace so that we create big group of runners that can follow us all the way to the finish.

Where did you see athletes having trouble last year? (if ever) -
Along the lagoon where there’s a lot of humidity.

- Which is your favorite section of the course?
The last three kilometres coming into Jesolo, then onto Viale Mazzini where the fatigue ends.

Pacing groups for the 21km Moonlight Marathon

1h25’00” - Luca Mattighello e Sandro Boni

1h30’00” - Massimo Preziosa e Domenica Startari

1h35’00” - Matteo Corti e Gianni Scremin

1h40’00” - Tiziano Lion e Roberto Turatello

1h45’00” - Massimo Coppo e Cesare Monetti

1h50’00” - Alessio Rizzato e Annalisa Fae

1h55’00” - Roberto Grosso e Marco Roversi

2h00’00” - Davide Cervato e Rossella Naples

2h15’00” - Matteo Esquinazy e Margherita Bobrek

2h30’00” - Paola Vezzani

2h45’00” - Silvia Stefanello

Pacing groups for the 10km GARMIN


40’00” - Paolo La Placa

45’00” - Damiano Agostinelli

50’00” - Gianfranco Biasuzzi

55’00” - Silvio Dus

1h00’00” - Moira Lorenzon