Padua marathon 2016

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17 April 2016

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On 17 April 2016 Padova enjoy a day of sport with the long-awaited 17th edition of the Marathon in Italy of Sant'Antonio Marathon in Padua. A varied program and a whole new route promise to please both athletes and enthusiasts. Without forgetting Padova Half Marathon, the Paralympic Marathon and the City Runs: the Padua Marathon of 2016 promises to be an event not to be missed!

Now in its 17th edition, the Sant Antonio Marathon in Padova offers a high level competition in a highly suggestive context: 42.195km or 21.097km for one of the best-known half marathons in Italy in 2016, in the artistic beauty of the historic centre and the treasures of its vast province. One of the strength points of this event in Padova, which guarantees that its success continues to grow, is the fact that it is not a competition for professionals only: the San Antonio Marathon in Padova is designed to give everyone, from Padua citizens to tourists and visitors the opportunity to enjoy a day of sport in the open air! Launched in 2000 on the occasion of the Jubilee, the San Antonio Marathon in Padova has established itself in the world of national major sporting events in Italy that can rely year after year on a growing participation of athletes and spectators.

For the entire duration of the Padova marathon 2016, the course will be closed to traffic in order to allow participants and spectators to focus exclusively on the race from start to finish. The city will be taken over for the whole day by the lively atmosphere of the San Antonio Marathon in Padova while athletes will be applauded from beginning to end of the race along a completely renovated route!

Marathon Padova - 2016 route begins and ends in San Antonio, unlike past years when the departure was set in the heart of the Padua province and the capital was reached only near the finish line. The new path of the San Antonio Marathon in Padova will start on the athletics track of the Euganeo Stadium then advance out to the province, through Rubano, Selvazzano, Teolo and the beautiful Euganean Hills area. Abano Terme will be crossed too, where the San Antonio Marathon in Padova 2016 will march along the pedestrian centre passing by the Hotel Kursaal and the historic Hotel Clock, and then back down towards Padova crossing zona Mandria and via Goito. The race will then enter the centre of the city passing along Via Vescovado, Piazza Duomo, Piazza dei Signori and Piazza della Frutta. Athletes will be able to admire the historic Caffè Pedrocchi, Bo Palace and the Basilica of St. Anthony, before reaching the arrival in the enchanting setting of Prato della Valle.

As for the half marathon, Padua will only be the arrival point: the half marathon in Padova will start from Abano Terme, near the of San Daniele Park, and will join the official race near the Monteortone Stadium, after about 5 km from the starting point.

Besides the half marathon in Padova, space is given to the usual events in Padova with the Paralympic Marathon, now part of the Padua marathon, and the City Runs that, in recent editions have seen the participation of about twenty thousand people.

During Stracittadina, Padua opens its doors to everyone: families, novice runners, children, the elderly and anyone who wants to spend a pleasant day outdoors can take part in these enjoyable non-competitive races and enjoy a day out in the open!

The Sant Antonio Marathon in Padua offers three different routes, among which each participant will be able to find the one that best suits their skills: 1, 5 and 10 km through the beauty of the old town, beginning in Prato della Valle… For those of you who are more trained you may also decide to compete in the timed '10km Challenge'!

The appointment with Expo Padova Marathon is also confirmed, the largest exhibition space of over 1500 square metres dedicated entirely to the world of running. Strategically set up in Prato della Valle, the arrival of all competitions related to the Marathon in Padua, Italy, the Expo will be open from Friday 15 to Sunday, April 17: in addition to being an important showcase for companies, institutions and sponsors of the sports industry, the expo area will also serve as a reception centre for the athletes in the race (Padova Marathon Expo times: Friday 15 from 3pm to 8pm, on Saturday 16 from 10am to 8pm, Sunday 17 from 8am to 5pm).

On the day of the Padua marathon 17 April 2016, inside the Expo a fun area will also be staged dedicated to children with workshops, games, face painting, bouncy castles with qualified entertainers.

One of the prominent Padua events and also of the national jogging calendar and a great festival that involves the whole city, the Marathon of Padua 2016 is definitely one of the events in Padova not to be missed! Professional sports, enthusiastic spectators and lovers of activities in the open air, do not miss this exciting event surrounded by the beauty of Padua! On venetoinside.com in a few clicks you can book your ideal hotel in the Padova area, choosing from solutions adapted to your every need!

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By Insidecom Editorial Staff