The Venicemarathon Charity Program continues until the end of the year!

The godmother Giusy Versace: "the pandemic has not canceled people's generosity".
Registration for the 6th Venice Night Trail, 11th Jesolo Moonlight Half Marathon and 36th Venicemarathon will also reopen shortly.


Venice, 15 November 2021 - The spotlight on the 35th Confindustria Venezia Venicemarathon has been lowered for a few weeks, but will soon come back on again with the opening of registrations for the three events that Venicemarathon will organize in 2022: the 6th Venice Night Trail scheduled Saturday 9 April, the 11th Jesolo Moonlight Half Marathon on Saturday 21 May and the 36th Venicemarathon which will take place on Sunday 23 October.

However, there is a marathon that has not yet crossed its finish line and that will continue its run until the end of the year. This is the 'charity marathon' of the Charity Program, the solidarity fundraising project, now an integral part of the Venice Marathon and which to date has raised a total of over 50,000 euros.

The 18 non-profit organizations participating in the initiative will still have time until the end of 2021 to be able to achieve the collection objectives set in the initial phase, even if there are associations that have already managed to reach their target. This is the case of the 'Banca degli Occhi Foundation', committed to improving corneal transplantation and researching rare and genetic eye diseases, which even exceeded its initial goal by 200%, raising € 10,024; 'Salus Pueri Foundation', which ran for Pediatric Nephrology in Padua and managed to raise more than expected (7,854 euros), 'aBRCAdabra', the association that brings together BRCA gene mutation carriers, which reached the goal of 5,641 euro, the 'Granello di Senape' which has been managing the library of the Male Prison of Venice for years and which raised 2,000 euro to donate new books to the prison and the association 'RacconTiamo con Francesca' which, thanks to the 1,539 euro, will finance the participation in training courses in Narrative Medicine for staff working in homes for the elderly.

On the other hand, the Rotary project "Run to End Polio" promoted by District 2060 deserves a separate mention, which has already collected 16,780 euros, thanks to 224 donations, but which is only halfway through its ambitious collection path, set at 30,000 EUR.

Also for the godmother of the event and testimonial of the Charity Program Giusy Versace, the edition that has just ended was a strong signal to restart: "The Venice marathon has restored confidence and energy to all of us. I was thrilled to see the athletes running and the non-profit associations get back in the game despite the difficulties. There have been many people who have shown that the pandemic has not canceled their generosity and this fills my heart. I thank the president of Venicemarathon Piero Rosa Salva and all the staff for having wanted me again by their side, and I extend my heartfelt congratulations to them for the work done ".

To find out about all the other associations and help them support their solidarity projects, just connect to the page dedicated to the Charity Program.