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Event Abroad Feature – Venice Marathon


October 27th If you are considering running abroad this year you cannot miss the 28th edition of the Venicemarathon which will take
place on 27th October 2013. It is said to be one of the most fascinating marathons in the world; known for its unique and picturesque race course. From the start in the beautiful Villa Pisani in Stra, the race course follows the River Brenta passing through the city councils of Stra, Fiesso d’Artico, Dolo and Mira giving athletes an amazing view of the beautiful Venetian mansions of the eighteenth century.

 The marathon route goes through the lovely square “Piazza Ferretto” in the heart of Mestre to reach San Giuliano Park, the biggest urban park in Europe which overlooks the wonderful Venetian Lagoon.
On crossing the Liberty Bridge; the main bridge that connects the mainland to Venice, athletes begin to experience the real charm of the Venicemarathon. Here athletes experience the sensation of running on water, crossing bridges and canals whilst running through the typical Venetian streets known as “calli”. A special 165-meter- long bridge built especially for the marathon allows athletes to cross the Grand Canal, giving them an exclusive and breathtaking view of St. Mark’s Square.
Since 2011, athletes have had the opportunity to pass through St. Mark’s square running past the Correr Museum, Caffé Florian, St. Mark’s Basilica and the Clock Tower – the real heart of enchanting Venice. Meandering past the Palazzo Ducale runners approach the Riva Sette Martiri where the finish line is located.
Venicemarathon welcomes runners from all over the world. Exposport, located at San Giuliano Park is a very international event. Each and every runner must visit Exposport in order to collect their bib number and whilst they are there they also have the opportunity to discover the latest innovations of the running world; they can also attend meetings about training strategies, sports nutrition and medicine. The real protagonists on Saturday morning are the families, friends and students who take part in the Family Runs: the two non competitive runs of 4 km each that each year welcome over 10,000 people who run along the paths of San Giuliano Park in Mestre or along the streets of Dolo.
Venicemarathon is a great supporter of charitable giving. In fact, those who take part in the event not only run to make their personal best record but they also have the opportunity to help those less fortunate. By purchasing a special bib number or by simply donating a small sum, athletes can support our charity projects: visit our website to learn more about them.
Here are just some of the reasons to take part in the 28th Venicemarathon, come and join us!

For further information www.venicemarathon.it

For online registration click here: www.activeglobal.com/MiniSearch/index.cfm?AC=home&searchKey=venicemarathon