ARCHIVED RACE: Venicemarathon @ Venice, Italy, 23rd October 2011

Race Info & Description

Race Information:

  • Event Name: Venicemarathon
  • Distance (KMs): 42,195
  • Date: 23 October 2011
  • Start Time: 09:20
  • Venue: Stra
  • Best Time (Men): 02:08.13
  • Best Time (Women): 02:27.02
  • Organised By: Piero Rosa Salva
  • Race Website: Click Here.

Race Facilities

  • Has Toilets? Yes
  • Has Changing Facilities? Yes
  • Has Water Stations? every 5 kms
  • Has Prizes / Awards? first 10 men and first 10 women of the general ranking list -plus first three men over 40 and first three women over 35

Race Description

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 Riva Sette Martiri, in a scenic position facing the lagoon.

The first half of the race develops in a typical countryside landscape, following the course of the river in the “Riviera del Brenta”.

The marathon goes through the centre of Marghera and Mestre (i.e. the boroughs of the city of Venice located on the mainland), runs for 3 kilometers inside San Giuliano’s Park (the largest urban green area in Europe) 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 the Venice port area and reaches the city centre for the last kilometers, which are simply unique. 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 through Piazza San Marco, high water permitting, and by the Palazzo Ducale, the marathon route gets to the finish line located in Riva Sette Martiri.

2 comments to ARCHIVED RACE: Venicemarathon @ Venice, Italy, 23rd October 2011

  • Congratulations to the winners:


    1. Tadese Aredo (ETH) 02:09:13
    2. Simon Mukun (KEN) 02:09:20
    3. Debebe Wolde (ETH) 02:09:56

    1. Helena Kirop (Ken) 02:23:37
    2. Harun Makda (ETH) 02:27:30
    3. Eticha Fantu Jimma (ETH) 02:30:25

    Wheelchair Race
    1 Orazio Fagone 01:20:54
    2 Gian Luca Laghi 01:36:19
    3 Fabio Vida 01:45:49

  • Jo

    Is there any organised races or training sessions prior during September in Venice?

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