Venice Marathon is part of the Abbott World Marathon Majors Wanda Age Group World Ranking and it is worldwide recognized and Bronze Label certificated by IAAF, and Gold Label by FIDAL.
The race route is unique: – start line in front of Villa Pisani, Riviera del Brenta; – run in Venice, crossing the floating bridge set up for the race, through Piazza San Marco, by the Campanile and Palazzo Ducale… Venicemarathon is a race that continues to fascinate runners and spectators for decades.
Venicemarathon is held every year on the fourth Sunday of October. So, this year on October 24th. Marathon will start at 9:40am approximately, but the exact start time will be decided the day before the race, according to organization needs and TV broadcasting.
The start of the 42K is from the Queen of the Venetian Villas, Villa Pisani, which exceptionally opens the gates of its park to welcome the marathon runners before the start. The first part of the course, along the Riviera del Brenta develops through a landscape rich in history, art and culture, characterized by many ancient Venetian Villas overlooking the river.
Then the race course goes through the centre of Marghera and Mestre, and here it passes through the new museum of the 20th century, M9, a new workshop of technological and interactive knowledge, with its colourful buildings which host the museum halls. The course snakes over 2 km inside San Giuliano Park, where the 10K starts, and reaches Venice by the “Ponte della Libertà” (a flat and straight bridge of almost 4 km).
The race enters the renovated port area and reaches the historic centre where you experience the most special and unforgettable part of the race. You run alongside Canale della Giudecca to Punta della Dogana, where a pontoon bridge built specifically for the race allows you to cross the Grand Canal.
Passing through Piazza San Marco (high tide permitting …), near the Campanile and the Doge’s Palace, the course reaches the finish line located in Riva Sette Martiri, in the picturesque waterfront of St. Mark’s Basin.
Schedule: Oct. 24, 2021