MARATHON OF RAVENNA 2017
Almost 7 thousand members. So many new features, including a cruise for the cut of the intermediate finish, Avis Trophy in the Half Marathon and the 6-legged Dogs & Run marathon.
The 19th Marathon of Ravenna has come to the XIX edition, a competition that over the years has become a true event that combines sport, culture, health, solidarity and tourism promotion. To date, the members are almost 7,000: over 3,200 members of the two competitions, 1,500 at the Marathon of Ravenna City of Art and 1,700 at the Half Marathon of 42 nationalities, 10 percent more than the previous edition. There are ten countries for the first time: Andorra, Canada, Catalonia, Cyprus, Croatia, Malta, Moldova, Nigeria, Sri Lanka and Turkey.
The appointment with the Global Ports Marathon of Ravenna City of Art, from the new title sponsor, is from Friday 10 to Sunday 12 November. The real race, which includes three distances: Maratona 42 km, Half Marathon and 10.5 km Almaverde Bio, will be held on Sunday November 12 at 9.30 with departure and arrival on Rome Street, framed by the Gardens of the Ravenna Art Museum. It runs between eight UNESCO monuments, among the golden mosaics, among the Byzantine Churches, to the sea to experience a unique experience. Each of the participants will be offered a mosaic medal created by Ravenna’s Annafietta, who this year chose the concentric form typical of Byzantine mosaics.
Numerous novelties for the 2017 edition. Starting from a cruise for the one who cuts the intermediate goal desired by Global Ports Holding, located along the race track at km 4.2, facing the Port Authority right at the boat’s height symbol of the Port, the Moro of Venice overhanging the Dock. The prize will be awarded to the first man and the first woman who will have the best time on the intermediate finish. Also worth mentioning is the Avis Trophy at stake in the Half Marathon for participants who are also donors of blood. Collaboration with the schools continues and has greatly expanded. A proposal that was born to follow and apply to the law of good school that calls for collaboration between school and local authorities and emphasizes the importance of physical education not only as a sporting practice but also for general well-being. There are over a thousand kids going to Conad Family Run (2km), which runs on November 11th. A number that is quadrupled, while the number of enrolled at Almaverde Bio Good Morning Ravenna (10.5 km) is 720. The number of volunteers has also risen to 300.
First edition of ‘Dogs & Run – 6-legged marathon’, scheduled for Saturday 11 November (starting at 11am). The event organized by Ravenna Runners Club in collaboration with Polisportiva Colti in Castagna is dedicated to those who want to run with their dog. The ‘6-legged’ race, playful free-riding motorcycle, is aimed at dogs and companions who can run along a 2 km route, mainly in the gardens of the Logan Lombardy in Ravenna, along with their 4-legged friend. Canicross is a unique experience in its kind of fun, guided by experienced experts to illustrate how to best practice this discipline.