From: 24-06-2023 To: 25-06-2023
Isola di Sant'Elena, Venezia
  • LOCATION: Isola di Sant'Elena, Venezia

Back for its second edition is the Swim Run Serenissima Venezia, an event that is part of the 'Le Città in Festa' programme and will take place in the Marina di Sant'Elena on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 June.

The discipline of the swim run originated in 2006 in Sweden, when the Ötillo race, whose name means 'Island to Island', was held for the first time. Today, Ötillo has become a worldwide circuit that organises swim run races in various locations around the world. The Venice event is organised by Kima srls.

On Saturday 24 June, the swimming races will be held, starting at 3.30 p.m., and athletes will compete over distances of 800, 1,800 and 3,500 metres. On Sunday 25, the men's and women's swim run and relay races are scheduled, as well as a mixed category. During the competitions, there will be background music by DJ Alberto Milani and live commentary by speaker Gilberto Zorat.

The swim run competition will consist of four running fractions with a view of St. Mark's Basin and the walkways that skim the water, alternating with four consecutive swimming fractions, for a total of 8 km of running and 2,200 metres of swimming. The start will take place at 10:00 a.m. in front of the church of St. Helena, with a route through the Marina, the island of St. Helena and ending in the dock. The swimming fractions will take place within the dock, delimited by buoys. In the last swimming fraction, the athletes will reach the finish line after walking the 200 metres of the dock suspended over the lagoon. Starting at 12 noon, the relay race will begin, with two running fractions interspersed with a swimming one.

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