This year the Venicemarathon Club will take all of you fans of running in parks, at the beach, to the mountain and to historical cities. This is done through the intense ‘Venicemarathon Events 2016’ programme.

Our offers for 2016 present new initiatives, even outside the Venitian region, that will set some specific objectives. For instance, to diversify our events; to always combine the amateur version to the competitive one in order to get closer to a growing number of runners and joggers. Last but not least, to offer quality products able to improve the economic income of the area that hosts them and to spread a message of solidarity.

To start with, the first news regards "Alì Venice Running Days” on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24 April: a whole weekend of fun and sports for all. It will all begin on Saturday 23rd with the first edition of the "Venice Night Trail", a 16k night trail that starts at 9pm and that will snake through the heart of Venice along calli and campielli, up and down 51 bridges of the city. This is a powerful and charming way to discover the magic of Venice even at night. This year we will limit the participants to 2,000.

The program then continues the next morning, Sunday 24th, at the San Giuliano Park in Mestre with the Corrimestre (10 km) and Panoramica (the non-competitive run of 5, 11 and 18km) and all side events studied for the younger participants.

A sports schedule spread over two days, offering the opportunity to participate to the Challenge Running Days, which means to subscribe for the Night Trail and the Corrimestre at once.

The calendar continues in May with the Moonlight Half Marathon and 10K Garmin Forerunner. The appointment with the run "in the moonlight" from Cavallino Treporti to Jesolo is set for Saturday, 28th May. The unique scenery of the lagoon of Venice at sunset will be as always the framefor this double event: the 21.097 km and 10 km competitive competitive and open to everybody.

The other new event of the year will be the first Primiero Dolomites Marathon, organized in collaboration with the U.S. Primiero and scheduled on Saturday, 2nd July. There will be three paths to this breathtaking trail of varying length and difficulty, which will be developed along the pristine valleys of Primiero and San Martino di Castrozza (Tn): 42 km, 26 km and 6.5 km to suit both experienced runners and beginners on mountain tracks, with trails open to all. A unique opportunity to race in a lovely setting that is among the most spectacular in the world, a UNESCO world heritage site.

The most important event will be as always the 31st Venice Marathon scheduled Sunday, 23rd October and which will be combined with the Garmin Forerunner 10K. The Venice Marathon will have as prologue the three Family Runs (San Dona, Riviera del Brenta and Mestre) which will be held during the weeks before and that will involve students and enthusiasts of all ages in the metropolitan area.

For all, an opportunity not to be missed is the jackpot, with the purchase of Fidelity Card that will allow, with a single registration, to participate in all five events.

But the news does not end there! The Venice Marathon Club will organize this year the free collective training program "Corri X" that last year was very successful. This year, the intention of the organizers is to make events not only on the Venetian territory, but also to export them outside to allow more people to run together with some of the best experts of the field. The first of these will be a special edition for the Venice Carnival, Saturday, 6th Feb., starting at 8.00 am for a masquerade run at the heart of the most beautiful city in the world. The event is free and open to all, more information will be available shortly on the website and on the Facebook page CorriX.Città di Venezia. The calendar of other events will be published shortly.