Everything is ready for the 29th Venice Marathon: the Village will open the gates on Friday 24 October and the competition will be held on Sunday 26 October.
Sunday, October 26, 2014 will be run the 29th Venice Marathon
. This year the marathon of Venice
will be followed both on national and (great new) international level on TV, transmitted by Rai television (from 8.55 a.m until 11.40 a.m on Raisport2) and also in 64 foreign countries. In Europe will be responsible for coverage of the event the French channel Ma Chaine Sport
, that will be on air in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Portugal, Israel and all the sub-Saharan countries. The event will be also transmitted in Brazil, New Zealand, Turkey and most of the African countries.
The 6000 participants of the 42km run will be ready to start at 9.05 a.m. The starting point is, as always, Villa Pisani
The path of the march will run along the river Brenta, between charming villas and buildings of the eighteenth-century, linking Stra with Fiesso d'Artico
. Then the competition fits into the urban fabric passing through Piazza Ferretto
in Mestre, the wide spaces of Park San Giuliano
and then the long straight road of the Ponte della Libertà will involve the athletes in the historic centre of Venice until St. Mark's square
and to the finish line in Riva dei Sette Martiri.
Also this year the marathoners will run on a fifth bridge (made of boats) over the Canal Grande, built for the occasion by Insula to connect the bank of the Punta della Salute with St. Mark square.
VM 10KM and FAMILY RUN
The Venice Marathon
involves every year up to 23000 persons. Other important sporting events always surround the real Marathon, as the Family Run
involving nearly 15.000 families. This year has also been added the first non-competitive 10km run, VM 10KM
, that will go from San Giuliano Park
to Riva dei Sette Martiri
starting from 8.45 a.m of Sunday the 26th.
EXPOSPORT VENICEMARATHON VILLAGE
Exposport Venice Marathon Village
will open its gates in Park San Giuliano
Friday,October 24 at 10.00a.m. The Village will be prepared among the Blue Door of the Park and during the 29th edition of Venice Marathon will involve an even more extensive area. It has also been renewed the events area inside the Fair of Sport and Recreation
that will host meetings, debates, presentations and performances.
CONI OPEN SPORT
Outside the Fair the green areas of Park San Giuliano from the 24th of October will be transformed in an open air village of sport housing the 8th edition of Coni Open Sport
, show of sportive promotion looked after by the provincial Coni and opened to everyone. On Friday morning Coni will let 1400 students try different sportive disciplines.