Verona Marathon 2018

… with Cangrande Half Marathon and Last 10km for a day of sport, fun and solidarity in the city of Romeo and Juliet!

18 November 2018

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On 18 November at 9.00 am, don’t forget to be in front of the Arena: the Verona Marathon 2018 is ready to start!

Now in its 17th edition, the Verona marathon event has always distinguished itself for the perfect combination of organization, competitive spirit and passion for sport. For these reasons, it is included among the most anticipated marathons in Italy. Starting this year, Verona Marathon can count on an exceptional sponsor, the Volkswagen car maker, whose Italian headquarters are in Verona. The choice to link their prestigious brand to Verona Marathon - the first time Volkswagen is being associated to a running event in Italy - is a further confirmation of the excellent work done in recent years for the perfect success of the event.

Another new feature of the Verona City Marathon 2018 is the opening of the Verona Marathon Hub, a meeting place and reference point for all Verona runners. What’s more, outside the hub athletes will find a running area for their outdoor training, while inside there will be a multi-purpose center with services and assistance, such as physiotherapy, massage and osteopath treatments as well as a podiatrist and a nutritionist. Seminars, workshops and press conferences will also be held with the possibility to register for the various competitions organized in Verona throughout the year.

Be prepared to support the athletes along the entire Verona marathon route and the sports events in Italy connected to it - Cangrande Half Marathon & Verona Last 10Km marathon- and enjoy a day dedicated to sports, entertainment and charity!

Included in the international FIDAL calendar (Italian Federation of Athletics) and IAAF (International Association Athletics Federation), the Verona Italy Marathon covers the traditional distance of 42.195 kilometres, starting and finishing in front of the magnificent Verona Arena. With regards to the 17 Verona marathon, the route as before, will go through the most beautiful and famous places of Verona’s historic center and then reach the Valpolicella foothills: bearing in mind that this fascinating race takes place in a historic center inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list, since 2017 the Italian National Commission for UNESCO has granted its patronage to the Verona Marathon.

After the start in Piazza Bra, the athletes will cross historic Portoni della Bra to continue along Corso Porta Nuova to Porta Sanmicheliana... The long list of places and monuments passed by the race includes the Venetian walls, Porta Palio, Castel Vecchio, Corso Cavour, Arco dei Gavi, the churches of San Lorenzo and Santi Apostoli, Porta Borsari, Lungadige Campagnola, Piazza Arsenale, the town of Parona and Valpolicella – especially the Arbizzano area of the municipality of Negrar, Ponte Catena, Porta Borsari, Piazza Corrubbio up to Piazza San Zeno, the Chievo and Borgo Trento districts, Piazza Erbe, the Veronetta district, Porta Vescovo, Stradone Maffei with the striking church of San Fermo and finally the Arena, the last stage before the finish line on the Liston of Piazza Bra, in front of the equestrian monument to Vittorio Emanuele II.

Besides the classical Verona marathon route of 42,195 km, the organizers have announced the return of the Cangrande Verona, Half Marathon course and the Verona marathon Last 10km.

  • Given the success of last year, the Cangrande Half Marathon will again take place this year alongside the main race. Launched in 2014, this popular half marathon in Verona, Italy, enables many enthusiasts to take part in the race, competing on a reduced path of 21,097km. The same route (up to 19th km) of the marathon in Verona, as well as the start and finish in the beautiful Piazza Bra, where the Arena is located, the famous Roman amphitheatre built in the first century AD and still in its excellent state of preservation.
    Are you curious to know the origin of the name of this 'small marathon'? Can Francesco della Scala, known as Cangrande, was the most beloved member of the dynasty of Verona. A skilful conqueror, prudent administrator, great politician and generous patron, he was able to quickly consolidate the power of his noble family, but also that of the city of Verona, and soon became a legendary figure and never to be forgotten. It is to this character that the Cangrande Verona Half Marathon course has been dedicated.
  • The short Last 10Km has also been confirmed as one of the sports events in Verona. An excited running event organized for charity that offers the opportunity to engage in a non-competitive run or walk along a path accessible to all. Last 10km Marathon, an important side event of the Verona Marathon, every year involves thousands of participants: professional racers, enthusiasts, young and old, all marching to support important charity projects. Many Non-profit Organizations will be taking part in this event. They will enjoy important attention and at the same time aim to raise funds to finance and promote their charities.

Alongside the Verona City Marathon there will also be other sport events and entertainment throughout the day, such as Verona Marathon Expo, organized in the picturesque square next to the Arena di Verona.

Verona and the race form a very successful bond. In addition to the Verona Marathon event, there are two sporting events we would like to remind you:

  • the Giulietta and Romeo Half Marathon takes place every year in February. It is the second Italian half marathon by number of subscribers! The event is scheduled for Sunday, 17 February 2019, during the Verona in Love festival: do not miss this romantic rendezvous with sport!
  • the second event is the Verona Christmas Run, a charity fun run organized in collaboration with the City of Verona. It is a step free and non-competitive race - of 5 or 10 km –that suits the whole family: the important thing is participants should attend dressed as Santa Claus! Taking part in this initiative, you can spend a funny day helping solidarity because most of the proceeds will be donated to charity. The next event is scheduled on Sunday, 16 December, 2018!

The Verona Marathon in Italy on 18 November, 2018 will be a unique event in Verona, confirmed amongst the more established appointments of jogging in Italy! Combine the marathon with the opportunity to plan a fantastic weekend of art and sport in Verona!


Verona Marathon Course 2018

Date: 18 November 2018

Location: historic centre of Verona

By Insidecom Editorial Staff