Venice, 12 August 2020 - The 10th Jesolo Moonlight Half Marathon & 10K, the international running race that was originally scheduled for last May 16 and which, as the name suggests, starts at sunset and ends with the glow of the moon, developing in a unique naturalistic context, attracting over 6,000 runners from Italy and abroad every year, has been postponed to Saturday 29 May 2021.
Venicemarathon and the Jesolo Municipal Administration worked until the end to try to re-propose the race this year, but the evolution of the health and authorization scenarios forced the organizers to consider imprudent to organize the event under current conditions.
All registrations already made will be considered valid for next year and runners will receive more detailed information shortly.
"We worked a lot and in close contact with Venicemarathon because we really wanted to give Jesolo and its guests the emotion of the Moonlight Half Marathon. We tried to schedule it in September, as a gift to the city and in coincidence with the tenth anniversary of the event. Unfortunately, the restrictions imposed on the management of COVID-19 did not allow us to do so. We do not give up and, together with Venicemarathon, we are determined to bring the half marathon in the moonlight back to Jesolo in 2021 to celebrate the restart after the difficulties of these months and warm the hearts of fans again with the moonlight race ”- commented the councilor for sport of the Municipality of Jesolo Esterina Idra.
"The possibility that the situation may further worsen in the coming weeks and the difficulty of setting up indispensable and unprecedented control and safety procedures for participants and organizers suggest to avoid risky situations. With great regret, but equally a sense of responsibility, we give an appointment to all fans on Saturday 29 May 2021, with the commitment to plan a truly special edition of our event "- these are the words of the president of Venicemarathon Piero Rosa Salva.
The 35th Venicemarathon scheduled for Sunday 25 October 2020 remains on the calendar.
As soon as possible, in agreement with the competent authorities, we will update you with the correct date well in advance, so that you can organize yourself properly.
Sure to have your understanding and to meet you soon at Jesolo, we send a warm greeting to you all.
The Memorandum of Understanding for events’ sustainability between Venicemarathon, Veneto Region, Trenitalia Veneto, Corepla, eAmbiente Group, Coni, Fidal, T.D.S., Gruppo Veritas and Villa Pisani Museum was signed
The first step for the 35th Venicemarathon (October 25, 2020) has already worked on the environment way.
In the last days it was signed the Memorandum of Understanding for the promotion of sports events’ sustainability, that was inserted in the environmental project promoted by Veneto Region “Zero Waste Blue sport events for territorial development”, inserted in the Interreg V A Program - Italia Croazia. After the success of the 2018 and 2019 editions, the Memoandum is ready to be a model for the other marathons’ editions and also for other Venicemarathon’s events like CMP Venice Night Trail, Jesolo Moonlight Half Marathon and Alì Family Run of Chioggia, San Donà, Dolo e Mestre
The agreement was signed by Venicemarathon, Veneto Region, Corepla, Trenialia Veneto, eAmbiente, Gruppo Veritas, Polo Museale del Veneto, Villa Pisani Museum, T.D.S., Coni, Fidal.
The measures already taken by Venicemarathon will be enforced:
- CO2 decrease and mobility rationalization thanks to a more sustainable transportation studied by Veneto Region and Trenitalia;
- Recycling improvement, thanks to Veritas Group;
- Plastic reciclyng and recovery, thanks to Corepla;
- Encouragement of a sustainable tourism and accessibility improvement.
- Reduction of paper using.
The Jesolo Moonlight Half Maraton is ready to blow out 10 candles. The 2020 edition, which will take place on Saturday 16 May, will cut the important milestone of the tenth edition and will be an even richer and more special edition.
The event is organized by Venicemarathon to the same standards met each year for the parent event. The half marathon also features a shorter and more accessible race in its programme: the 10K and from this year, also the new “Family Run” 4K for kids and families with the great champion Alex Zanardi as testimonial.
There are many elements of the Jesolo Moonlight Half Marathon that make it a truly unique sports offering. Jesolo is a very popular tourist destination in Italy and abroad, known for its expansive white sand beaches, for its great hotel offers and for the innumerable services provided. The Jesolo Moonlight Half Marathon adds to its attraction.
The race starts with the lights of the sunset and ends with the moon and the stars already high in the sky. The fast and flat route offers very appealing scenery, alternating different natural surroundings such as the sea, the river and the pine forest. The stretch that runs along the Lungomare and the beaches excites the senses as runners are accompanied by the melody of the sea, the glow of the moon and the background music of the bands and sand kiosks. In the final few kilometres the mood heightens with the lights, the music of Jesolo’s nightlife and the warmth with which the public welcome the finishers home.
Another highlight is the Moonlight Beach Party after the race that offers all runners and their companions the opportunity to have fun on the beach, with a free drink for all those who have a bib or a medal. It is an exceptional moment: to relax after the race, recounting the emotions experienced while running.
For those who combine the race with leisure and relaxation the logistics of the venue holds great advantages. The Jesolo Moonlight Village is very close to the beach. Start and finish lines coincide and all services are very conveniently placed, including the final party on the beach. In this way runners have the opportunity to enjoy the sea and the sun until just before the 19.30 race start.
Last but not least, foreign athletes not registered for sport clubs affiliated to foreign federations can finally participate in international marathons and half marathons, without having to obligatorily present a medical certificate. From now on they’ll simply sign a liability waiver.