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Venice Marathon

Venice, Italy

25 Oct 2020 (Sun)


10km, 42.20km

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The Venice Marathon is a marathon road race that has been held each year in Venice in October since 1986. Ponte della Libertà and Parco San Giuliano are among the landmarks which are featured on the course.The Venice Marathon course is basically flat and fast with 3-4 short inclines between the 25th and 35th kilometer. The run also features 14 little bridges over Venice’s canals. 

The event is capped at 8,000 participants.Today Venice Marathon is a marathon of recognized quality, as evidenced by the IAAF Silver Label. A race that even after so many years, continues to exercise a fascination and appeal vivo and in athletes (with requests that continue to be more than 8,000 seats available) that the public is always ready to accept and participate in the marathon known as propose.

For all Venicemarathon is something beyond the "Marathon of Venice": a container of events and initiatives participate with vivid interest not only by runners. San Giuliano Park is the centerpiece of the week pre-marathon on Friday with the unveiling of Exposport and Saturday with three Family Run involving children and young people across the province.Villa Pisani opens its doors to the Venicemarathon! Sport, culture and tourism finally combine together! On the days before your race plan a tour at Villa Pisani. It is the undisputed “Queen of all Venetian Villas” which gave in the past hospitality to kings and emperors. As a participant you have the entrance free of charge! Show the bib number or the confirmation letter and visit the most famous villa of Brenta Riviera. Your family and/or friends will get a discount. In addition, on the race-day morning the park of the Villa will be open to participants. What marvellous scenery to warm up and get ready for the marathon!

Course Highlights

Start is located in Stra (a small country town about 25 km west of Venice), at the beginning of "Riviera del Brenta", the beautiful riverside area where rich and noble Venetians built their vacation mansions in the 18th century.

The finish is in the historic centre of Venice, on the embankment named Riva Sette Martiri, in a scenic position facing the lagoon.

The first part of the route, along the Riviera del Brenta, lays in an environment rich with history, culture and beatiful landscapes, characterized by the numerous Venetian villas facing on the waters of the river. The marathon goes through the centre of Marghera and Mestre, then runs for more than 2 kilometers inside San Giuliano's Park and gets to Venice via the Liberty Bridge (a flat and straight bridge long just a little less than 4 kilometers).

The race proceeds in Venice's renovated port area and reaches the city centre for the last kilometers, which are simply unique and unforgettable. Marathoners run next to the Giudecca Canal to Punta della Dogana, where they cross the Grand Canal on a pontoon bridge, especially built for the race. Passing by Piazza San Marco and the Palazzo Ducale, the marathon route gets to the finish line located in Riva Sette Martiri.

Passing through Piazza San Marco (high tide allowing...), near the Belltower and the Palazzo Ducale, the marathon route reaches the finish line located in Riva Sette Martiri.

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Route map

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Venice Marathon Route Map


Aid Stations

Refreshement stations with water are available on the course every 5 kilometers starting from km 5. Sports drink, fruit and cookies will be available from the 20th kilometer station. Runners will find 2 personal sponges in the race packet. They should carry the sponges with them during the race and soak the in the fresh water tanks available every 5 km, starting from km 7.5. Additional sponges will be available in the starting area, but not along the course.

Award Medals

After the finish line athletes receive the commemorative medal and find a refreshment station with "San Benedetto" water and Enervit.

Equipment Storage

A special service will be organized for the transportation of all bags containing the athletes' personal belongings from the start line in Stra to the finish line in Venice (Riva dei Sette Martiri).

Maximum Time

Half marathon point: 2h45' Maximum time - km 30 point: 3h50' Maximum time - finish line: 6h00' After these times the organization cannot guarantee complete closing of the race course.


Race timing will be managed by Timing Data Service. Thanks to the chip applied to the back of athlete's bib number, sensors will record the actual time in which each runner finishes the race. Intermediate times will be also recorded at the km: 5, 10, 15, 21.097 (half marathon), 25, 30, 35 and 40. Times and rankings will be available in real time during the race on the web site



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