Venice Marathon 2017

Sport, fun and solidarity into the heart of Venice!

22 October 2017

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Everything is ready for one of the most important races on the calendar for runners in Italy: the Venice Marathon 2017 is waiting for you on Sunday 22 October to give you unforgettable emotions!

Now in its 32nd edition, the Venice Marathon includes 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 international race on the Olympic distance of 42.195 kilometres, 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 Venicemarathon - October 2017 will offer 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 course 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. 

Following the success of past editions, the 32 Venice Marathon offers the VM10KM, the ‘mini’ 10 km Venice Marathon, a non-competitive race on the last 10km of the normal race course (approx. 10.7 kilometres). The start is from the San Giuliano Park in Mestre, and the finish line is in Venice, Riva Sette Martiri, precisely where the official Venice Marathon finishes.
The VM10KM is open to everyone, even to those that are untrained, and follows one of the nicest tracks in the world which will transmit unforgettable emotions!

In this new edition of the Venice Marathon, the start point does not change: it starts from the beautiful Villa Pisani in the small town of Stra, located 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 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 the special Venice Marathon pontoon bridge built on the occasion of the race! 
The route of Venice Marathon 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 Marathon in Venice, 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.

Thanks to the Venice Marathon events 2017 organized across the whole province of Venice, the 10km Venicemarathon 2017 also seeks to be an opportunity to bring people closer to sport: for this reason, even for this year’s edition the Venice Marathon Family Run will get the various villages of the province involved in short non-competitive races on a 4 km race course. Family Runs, organised in the weeks preceding the Venice Marathon, bring young generations and families together in the name of fun and health, imitating the atmosphere of a marathon.

- Saturday 7th October, San Donà di Piave – 9am in Piazza Indipendenza
- Saturday 14th October, Dolo (Riviera del Brenta) – 9am at the Campo di Atletica ‘Walter Martire’
- Saturday 21st October, Mestre – 9am at Venice Marathon Exposport at the San Giuliano Park (Porta Blu gate)

On top of offering an opportunity to spend time outdoors, the Family Runs are also an important moment to socialise, raise funds and promote ethical initiatives.

As an additional solidarity event, the Venice Marathon also includes the Charity Program, a format of solidarity 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 10 km Venice Marathon 2017 or the Venice full Marathon, each athlete will have the chance to combine their sport adventure with a good solidarity action, by deciding to run for one of the Non-profit organizations participating and engaging in fundraising.

Exposport’, within the Venice Marathon, will take place at the San Giuliano Park in Mestre, Venice: a fair dedicated to sport and spare time occupations, open from Friday 20th October from 9am to 8pm until Saturday 21st October from 9am to 8pm. Events area, group training, presentations and qualified instructors will create a unique atmosphere surrounding the Venice Marathon at Parco San Giuliano!

Venezia Marathon date 2017 is included in the calendar of the most important sporting events in Italy! The VM10KM and the Venice Marathon are waiting for you on Sunday 22nd October! From Stra to Venice - the arrival of the Venice Marathon 2017 – the route will be full of great emotions!

Visit our special section dedicated to Venice Marathon and discover our proposals to make the most of your race and of your stay in Venice!

By Insidecom Editorial Staff