Venice Marathon 2015

From Stra and Venice, 42 km of adrenaline and thrill

25 October 2015

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Have you been warming up? Because everything is now ready for one of the most important races on the calendar for runners in Veneto: the Maratona di Venezia 2015 is waiting for you on Sunday 25 October to give you unforgettable emotions!  

The Marathon of Venice, now in its 30th edition, includes this year a special itinerary from the Riviera del Brenta that will take athletes to the heart of Venice. Do not miss one of the most exciting sporting events in Veneto!

Founded in 1986, the Venice Marathon, Italy is an important 42 km road race, that is internationally recognized by the IAAF and certified Silver Label. The peculiarity of the competition is the beauty of the landscape that is encountered along the way: at the start, the Maratona Venezia offers impressive views of the Brenta River with its historic villas and upon arriving in Venice, after the usual transit on the Bridge of Boats, the athletes will be caught by the magic of St Mark's Square, the Doge's Palace and the famous Bell Tower.

 With the passage of the editions, the Venice Marathon has become increasingly popular, becoming a fixture on the calendar of running races not only for athletes, from all over the world, but also for fans that participate in higher numbers in the race every year, urging the runners along the entire Venice marathon route.  

After the success of last year, the Venice Marathon will offer also for this year a non-competitive 10km race that will take place in the final section of the normal route. Starting from San Giuliano Park in Mestre, participants can join the official race  arriving in Venice in Riva Sette Martiri. The VM10KM will allow even the less trained to actively participate in the event, enjoying the extraordinary emotions that only the Venice Marathon can offer!

In this new edition of the Venice Marathon, the percorso does not change: it starts from the small town of Stra, in the initial part of the River Brenta, known around the world for the Venetian villas that overlook the river Brenta.  

After passing through the centre of Marghera and Mestre, the Venice Marathon in 2015 will cross San Giuliano Park and the Libertà Bridge to Venice: during this evocative and unforgettable stretch, athletes will rung along the Giudecca Canal until Punta della Dogana, where they will cross the Grand Canal on a special pontoon bridge built for the occasion.

 The path of the Venice Marathon charity program will then continue to St Mark's Square, passing the Bell Tower and the Doge's Palace, until the finish in Riva Sette Martiri, from where you can admire a breathtaking view of the Venice Lagoon.  

To ensure the athletes a safe and smooth conduct of the Venice Marathon, during the entire Venice Marathon route  and the VM10KM there will be a range of refreshment stops and assistance, the entire route will be closed to traffic and for all the bridges affected by the competition there will be special wooden ramps.

The province of Venice would like the Maratona Venezia to be an opportunity to bring young and old to the sport: therefore Family Runs will be offered again this year,  non-competitive races that take place in various locations in the province of about 4 km. The Marathon Charity Program is a great sporting event for children and families alike and is not only an opportunity to spend a day of fun and health, but also an important opportunity for socialization to raise funds, to promote joint initiatives and to fund sport projects for schools.

As an additional solidarity event, the 30th Venice Marathon also includes the Marathon Charity Program, with an exceptional testimonial, the Olympic athlete Alex Zanardi, the former Formula One driver and great Handbike champion. The Marathon Charity Program is a format of solidarity, which opened last year, which aims to raise funds for important social projects. Unlike last year, this year marathoners will also be involved. How? At the time of registering for the Venice Marathon 10KM or the Venice Marathon, each athlete will have the chance to combine their sport adventure sports with a good solidarity action, deciding to run for one of the Non-profit organizations participating and engaging in fundraising.

San Giuliano Park in Mestre-Venice, one of the largest in Europe, will host this year 'Exposport', the fair of Sport and Leisure. For the occasion, a true sports complex will be set up which will host meetings, workshops and the Coni Open Sport initiatives. The 30th edition of the Venice Marathon, the most anticipated of the marathons in Veneto, is part of the full program of Venice to Expo 2015, a series of events organized throughout the Venice area to celebrate the Universal Exhibition of Milan and to offer new proposals to the many tourists who will be present.  

Venezia Marathon is included in the calendar of the most important sporting events in Italy. The Half Marathon VM10KM and the Venice Marathon in 2015 are waiting for you on Sunday 25 October! From Stra to Venice - the usual arrival of the Venice Marathon - the route will be full of great emotions!

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By Insidecom Editorial Staff