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Venice is one of the most iconic places to visit in Europe. What better way to explore the stunning streets of this romantic city, than taking in the sights and sounds as you join thousands of others in a marathon event. Run through history, culture and art, on the incredible route.
The start of the Venice Marathon in Stra 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 Venice.
The Venice Marathon course is basically flat and fast. There are 3-4 short slopes (100 meters or so) between the 25th and 35th km marks.
In the final part of the marathon course (last 3kms), runners will face 14 little bridges over Venice's canals. Wooden ramps are put in place to prevent athletes from running on the steps.
There are no cobblestones on the course (apart from the last 100 meters before the finish line). In the final 3kms the running surface will be mainly made of large rectangular stone slabs. The course is entirely closed to traffic and every km is marked.
Also available is the option to run the new half marathon or 10km races, which take part on the same day. They both start in Mestre and finish at Riva Sette Martiri, in the heart of Venice.
Price from £295 pp shared basis. Single rooms available.
Why book with Destination Sport Experiences?
An opportunity to run the in the beautiful romantic city of Venice with great support and guidance from our local guides. Our hotels are located in the Mestre area which has convenient transport links to the island of Venice!
We can offer you guaranteed entry into the Venice Marathon at £60. Also available is the entry into the Venice Half marathon or 10km at £40.
Great Value Accommodation
Available for 3 nights, our hotels are located in Mestre which is on the marathon route and also has great public transport links to the island of Venice and surrounds. Venice and surrounding areas has a lot to offer – extra nights and optional tours can be arranged and are recommended.
Peace of Mind
Whether you are running or supporting, we have an expert team on the ground to ensure your trip runs smoothly. You will receive a detailed travel itinerary and we take care of the logistics, so you can focus on what matters to you! Your travel package is financially protected by ABTA.
Prices from £295pp with the below included
Also Available at extra cost
VENICE MARATHON ITINERARY
|Your Experience||Price from||Date||Availability|
|Venice Marathon 2022||From £295.00||21/10/22|
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