The 37th edition archives three extraordinary results:
the new record of the men's race in 2h07'41", the record proceeds of 114,000 euros from the Charity Program and the over 30,000 registered in the three Venicemarathon and Alì Family Run races.
Venice, 23 October 2023 - Never so many, never so fast and never so generous in Venice! The 37th Wizz Air Venicemarathon 42K-21K-10K, which took place yesterday in Venice, was an edition that archives important successes, which open new horizons.
The event has grown from three points of view: numerically with its 16,000 registered athletes; technical with the new record of the men's marathon lowered by 29 seconds and social, with the new fundraising record of the Charity Program which, to date, has already reached the record figure of 114,000 euros. The fundraising will continue in the coming months.
Congratulations are pouring in, in all languages and from all over the world, and 'stories' of people in tears of joy, rejoicing at the finish line and hugging under the arrival arch are circulating on social media. Emotions certainly also felt by the large audience crowded along the route, at the finish line and experienced by those who followed the race on television, with the three spectacular hours of live broadcast produced by Venicemarathon with the Rodella 2000 service, broadcast by RaiSport, directed by Edy Saija Dodson and the commentary by Franco Bragagna and Orlando Pizzolato and which had a very high audience rating.
An extraordinary postcard of Venice and its territory which went around the world through foreign live broadcasts, commented by Douglas Dean, and broadcast in its entirety on Sky New Zealand, Sport 5 Israel, Shanghai Television and distributed by Eurovision in 54 countries . The international Rai channel 'Rai Italia' also talked about Venicemarathon in the program 'Paparazzi'.
The 37th Wizz Air Venicemarathon was also a marathon of numbers: over 2,000 volunteers manned intersections and refreshments and spread across the various services, 500 Local Police officers from all the municipalities involved, 500 Civil Protection volunteers Coordinated by Metropolitan City, 10,000 meters of barriers and 40 km of marking tape. 16,000 official t-shirts, 50,000 liters of Acqua San Benedetto, 30,000 mineral salts and ProAction energy gels, 30,000 Bavaria beers, 45,000 Palmisano biscuits, 15,000 Dole bananas, 20,000 apples were distributed Coldiretti Venice, 45,000 Morato Pane snacks, 15,000 recycled plastic garment bags from Airone Gifts. 14 Transportservice trucks and 14 boats were used to transport the athletes' bags, 3 motor pontoons from the Brussa Boscolo Bielo Ivano company were used for the vehicles used by television and for the setups. 12 bands played along the route and 10 audio and video systems from Gac Service and Sun Live were used.
Among the volunteers, we note the participation of associations, sports organizations and schools such as: the CNGEI Scouts of Venice, Mestre and Spinea, the Venicemarathon Running Team with the support of the "Quelli del Tuesday" group, the Spinea Run, the Running Team Mestre and the 'Andrea Gritti', '8 Marzo – K.Lorenz', 'Francesco Algarotti' and 'Antonio Gramsci' schools which made over 120 students available to the organization.
The "Marathoner's Mass", promoted by Athletica Vaticana, was also very well attended, with many faithful marathon runners taking part in the liturgical celebration which took place in the church of San Salvador in Venice on Saturday evening, during which the blessing was given of the marathon runner, translated into many foreign languages.
Yesterday marked the end of the 'Venicemarathon Month' full of collateral events, which monopolized the media and sporting attention of the entire metropolitan area of Venice, but above all involved entire generations and many students. The long party began last September 24th with the 2nd Venice Lido Beach Trail which took place on the beach of the Venice Lido and then continued with the five stages of the Alì Family Run (Portogruaro, Chioggia, San Donà del Piave, Dolo -Riviera del Brenta and Mestre), which involved over 15,000 people, raised funds for Giusy Versace's association 'Disabili No Limits' and contributed to spreading the message of eradicating polio promoted by Rotary.
Registrations are already open for the Venicemarathon 2024 events which to date already have a total of over 3,000 registered participants. We are talking about the 8th Venice Night Trail (6 April); 13th Jesolo Moonlight Half Marathon &10K (25 May) and 3rd Venice Lido Beach Trail (22 September),
The 38th Venicemarathon scheduled for Sunday 27 October 2024 will also open shortly.
The following are sponsors of the 37th Wizz Air Venicemarathon: Wizz Air (Title Sponsor), Craft (Technical Sponsor & Official Shoe), Banco BPM (Financial Sponsor) Alì (Officialto the Sponsor), Vega (Official Sponsor), Honda (Official Car), Consorzio Tutela Prosecco DOC (Official Sparkling Wine), Pro Action (Sport Nutrition Partner), San Benedetto (Official Water), 1/6H Sport (Official Shop), Master Aid, Massigen (Official Medical Supplier). Official Supplier, OVS, Dole, Rio Mare, Palmisano, Bavaria, Tronchetto Parking, Coldiretti Venezia, Morato Pane, 3B Meteo, Medisol, MinoEge, VTP, Veritas, Evodata, Gac, Venezia Turismo Motoscafi, Alilaguna, Airone. Diabasi (The Brand of professional Massage) and Lacomed Sport (Official Supplier – Massage Service). Partners: Port System Authority of the Northern Adriatic Sea Ports of Venice and Chioggia, APVInvestimenti, Confindustria Veneto Est. Media Partners: Raisport, Corriere dello Sport, Tuttosport, Il Gazzettino, Sport Economy.