Venice Marathon 2013, Run through the Canals
Typically, you travel through Venice’s canals in vaporetto or a gondola. Walk the streets at a leisurely pace, enjoying the architecture of the palaces, bridges and monuments or alternatively you can do it… running. This last option is preferred by the thousands of participants in the Venice Marathon, which will celebrate its 28th edition Sunday the 27th of October, 2013.
Beginning in Stra, a small village located 25km to the east Venice on the banks of the Brenta River where the Venetian nobles built their mansions in the 18th century. From here the Venice Marathon winds its way through various villages among them Fiesso, Doo, Mira, Marghera and Mestre.
The final stage of the marathon takes place in the streets of Venice. Runners cross the Ponte della Liberta before making their way through the neighbourhoods of Giudecca and the Gran Canal, the course takes runners through the emblematic St Mark’s Square before finishing at the Riva dei Sette Martiri.
Runners will enjoy the Venice Marathon course as it is flat and fast with only a few changes in elevation during the latter stages. Once in Venice the course crosses over 14 small bridges whose steps have been covered with ramps. For the marathon an impressive 170m long floating bridge crosses the grand canal.
Athlete registration fees for those living in Italy is 58€ and for non residents 84€. Participants will receive besides the runners vest, refreshments and medical assistance, transport to the start line and transport afeter the marathon.
Last year more than 6000 participants took part. Are you going to be one of the runners in the Venice Marathon 2013?