The town of Jesolo celebrates the 10th anniversary of its Moonlight Half Marathon on 16 May. Medical certificates for foreigners in Italian marathons and half marathons no longer required.
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.