Great news at Venicemarathon: the first Half Marathon in Venice is born!

On Sunday 23 October, together with the classic 42K and 10K, there will also be the first edition of the new half marathon organized by Venicemarathon and with a limited number for 2000 lucky ones. Departure from Piazza Ferretto in Mestre and arrival in Riva Sette Martiri in Venice, along the same spectacular route as the marathon.

 

Monday, May 16 2022 - The Venicemarathon is done in three! On Sunday, October 23, in addition to the 36th edition of the Marathon and the 10 km, for the first time in Venice it will also be possible to choose the classic distance of 21,097 km. The unique experience of running in one of the most beautiful cities in the world will thus become a dream that is finally achievable even for the many enthusiasts of the half marathon.

Registration and limited number
The event is already on the national calendar of the Italian Athletics Federation and registrations have been open for a few days and available on the official website of the event, in the special 21K section.
For this year the bibs made available for the 1st UYN Venice Half Marathon are only 2,000. A well-considered choice by Venicemarathon which, as in all its events, always opts for a gradual increase in numbers, to guarantee quality services, maximum organizational efficiency, but above all in respect of the urban and environmental context in which it takes place. In addition, registrations for the marathon and 10K with already 5,000 subscribers are proceeding.

Race course
The race will start from the 'living room' of Mestre, Piazza Ferretto, in the shadow of the tower, after which the competitors will pass through the renovated central area of ​​Piazzetta Coin and via Poerio, and then touch the new M9 museum complex and reach 'Piazza XXVII Ottobre', commonly known as 'Piazza Barche'. From here, you enter the traditional route of the Venicemarathon which passes along the Salso Canal, the green avenues of the San Giuliano Park and the Ponte della Liberta, to then enter the heart of Venice, where the athletes will face the extraordinary route flush with the water. water, appreciated all over the world for its uniqueness, up to the finish line in Riva Sette Martiri. The route was designed together with the Municipal Administration and the Local Police to cause as little discomfort as possible to citizens and avoid the prolongation of changes to the road network.

Three starts and a single long colored snake up to Riva Sette Martiri
The first race to start will be the VM10K which will start at 8.30 from San Giuliano Park, followed by the UYN Venice Half Marathon at 9 from Piazza Ferretto, and then the Venice Marathon from Villa Pisani to Stra scheduled for 10 am. Riva Sette Martiri will welcome all the competitors' arrivals uninterruptedly from 9 am to 4 pm. A very long colored snake will unite Stra in Venice in an ideal embrace

A year of Venicemarathon events
Venicemarathon is renewed and thus further enriches an increasingly complete and transversal sports and tourist offer, well distributed throughout the year and which embraces people of all ages and abilities. In fact, we remind you that Venicemarathon organizes every spring the CMP Venice Night Trail which took place on Saturday 9 April with over 5,000 members. On 11 June the appointment with the BMW Jesolo Moonlight Half Marathon-10K and Alì Family Run will be renewed, while in autumn the 4 Alì Family Runs will return and at the end of October the 'highlight' event, the UYN Venicemarathon 42K-21K -10K (Sunday 23 October).
"The new competition conceived to offer further possibilities completes the initiatives proposed by the Venicemarathon, contributing to the involvement of 2000 sportsmen in a context of territorial connection of the metropolitan area. A further opportunity to experience one's own city starting from the 'living room of Mestre' to finish in the heart of Venice. I believe that this new competition will give a further boost to the union between Venice and Sport "- these are the words of the Deputy Mayor of Venice Andrea Tomaello.
 
"The inclusion of the half marathon in the Venicemarathon is a project we had been working on for some time and that we already wanted to launch in 2020, then postponed due to Covid. We therefore thank the Municipal Administration for their willingness to welcome this our new proposal, which also arises from the many requests received from the world of running" comments the president of Venicemarathon Piero Rosa Salva.
 
Many companies have confirmed their presence. Among these: UYN, HOKA, Alì, Banca Ifis, Pro Action, BMW Ceccato Motors, San Benedetto, Dole, 1 / 6H Sport, Palmisano, Master Aid, M9, Port System Authority of the Northern Adriatic Sea Ports of Venice and Chioggia, APV Investimenti, Veritas, Shokz, TDS and media partners: Corriere dello Sport, Tuttosport, Corre, Sport Economy and Il Gazzettino.