5th Moonlight Half Marathon: new race course & first MHM10KM
New race course for the Moonlight Half Marathon from Cavallino Treporti to Jesolo. Green light for the registrations for the first MHM10KM! Runners who love sports tourism have now a double chance to visit and run in this area. The international half marathon offers now a shorter distance: a non competitive 10 km to live and experience the magic of running at sunset time along the lagoon of Venice.
The year 2015 will be rich in celebrations for the 30th Venicemarathon anniversary (25th October), but it will also bring great news at the 5th Moonlight Half Marathon, the international night half marathon (start time at 8pm) which is scheduled on 23rd May from Cavallino Treporti to Jesolo and organized by Venicemarathon Club in cooperation with the two city councils of the area.

Last year the event reached its participant cap of 3.500 runners and 41 countries were represented among the runners. This year the organizing committee has decided to give the chance also to runners who hasn't reached the distance yet or runners who enjoy shorter distances, organizing the first MHM10KM, a non competitive run. In this way runners, walkers or sports fan could choose the race which suits them best: the competitive half marathon race or the non competitive 10 Km run.

The race course has been changed to make the event even more fascinating. The start will be given from the dike at Punta Sabbioni. Athletes will find in this area all services set up for them, from here they could admire a breathtaking sunset, the sun will go down behind Venice. The first three kilometers will be run by the dike and then the track will snake by the lagoon till the 12th Km where athletes can see the sea, the lagoon and the shoal. From Piazza S. Maria Elisabetta (Square), the main centre of Cavallino Treporti, the race course will follow the cycle way between the lagoon and the canals which will lead athletes to the 18th Km. Here athletes will enter Jesolo and will go straight on between people cheering on till they reach Piazza Mazzini, the finish line. The MHM10KM will start from Piazza Elisabetta and will run on the same race course of the Half Marathon, enjoying the running between lagoon, canals and the spectators.
Taking part in this race means not only running on a track at sunset time which gives unique sights of Venice and the lagoon but also because runners can relax in the area going to the beaches of this famous area and experience the light life in Jesolo.
One thousand bib numbers have already been assigned and surely the combination with the 10K will increase the number of participants. The organizing committee has therefore fixed a participant cap of 4.000 bib numbers to have the chance to offer good services.
The 5th Moonlight Half Marathon is an event part of "LeMezze.it" series. This project unites seven races: a format thought to give a prize to the sports clubs which will take part with more participants in all of the events and to give athletes the possibility of testing themselves on the half marathon distance. The series will start on 1st February with the Drappo Verde half marathon in Verona and will end on 8th November with the Garda Trentino Half Marathon in Riva del Garda. The Moonlight Half Marathon will be the third appointment. For further information on the series www.lemezze.it.
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