The Venice Marathon is a 42 kilometers race held every year in Venice since 1986, usually on the fourth Sunday of October. This year, the marathon will be held on October 28, starting at around 9.30 am.
The start is located in Stra (a small town about 25 km west of Venice), at the beginning of Riviera del Brenta. The finish is in the historic centre of Venice, on Riva dei Sette Martiri, in a scenic position facing the lagoon.
The marathon goes through the centre of Marghera and Mestre, then runs for more than 2 kilometers inside San Giuliano’s Park and further to Venice via Ponte della Liberta (The Liberty Bridge).
The runners are reaching the city centre for the last kilometers, which are unique and unforgettable. They run along Zattere to Punta della Dogana, where they cross the Grand Canal on a pontoon bridge, especially built for the race.