Tomorrow is the 12th Honda Jesolo Moonlight Half Marathon - 10K & Alì Family Run!
The start of the half marathon is scheduled at 20.15 from via Denmark, while the 10K will start at 19.30, always from the same venue.
At 17.30 the cheerful solidarity run-walk Alì Family Run of 3K is scheduled.
The Honda Moonlight Village opens this afternoon in Piazza Milano
Venice, 19 May 2023 - In just over 24 hours, the city of Jesolo will once again experience the Saturday night running 'fever' with the 12th edition of the Honda Jesolo Moonlight Half Marathon - 10K & Alì Family Run, the spectacular race international road race in which 5,500 athletes are expected, with foreign participants mainly from Austria, Croatia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Spain and Hungary.
The event starts to get going this afternoon with the opening, at 3 pm, of the Honda Jesolo Moonlight Village in Piazza Milano, the place where all the competitors already registered will pass to pick up their bib, the official t-shirt branded Craft, visit the exhibition stands of the sponsoring companies and deliver used shoes in good condition in the appropriate 'Double knot - forty 2.0' containers which will then be donated to people in need.
Tomorrow, Saturday 20 May, the village will open from the morning (9 am) and will entertain the athletes until the start with entertainment and good music from Radio Bellla & Monella and Radio Piterpan.
Still in the village, it will also be possible to register (until 5 pm on Saturday 20) for the Alì Family Run. Also in this case, all the competitors will receive the official t-shirt, the race bib and at the end they will find a rich refreshment. The run-walk will have a twofold noble purpose: on the one hand to help Caritas of Jesolo and on the other to raise awareness among young people about the global fight against polio, through the 'End Polio Now' project of Rotary 2060.
The starting point of all three races will be set up in via Denmark (adjacent to Piazza Milano) and the first race to start will be the Alì Family Run, which will start at 17.30, followed by the 10K at 19.30 and the half marathon at 20.15.
It will be possible to follow the live streaming of the event, starting at 7.45 pm online on the event's Facebook page. The commentary will be edited by Paolo Mutton and the technical commentary by the blue marathon Migidio Bourifa.
In the 21K, an all-African challenge is expected, both in the men's and women's fields, between Kenyans, Eritreans and Burundians, but surprises are expected from the blues Abdoullah Bamoussa, Giuseppe Gerratana and Ademe Cuneo.
Among the curiosities, the most mature athlete in the race is Elio De Bon (84 years old) enrolled in the recreational motor 10K, while in the half marathon the record goes to Paolo Barbato (82 years old). Among the foreigners, the Belgian Robert Geys (75 years old).
Female participation in the race is also very high this year. In the 10K, registered women represent 50% of the total number of participants, while in the 21K they represent over 30%.
The refreshment and sponging points will be unified, to reduce the consumption of plastic bottles. The refreshment points will be located at the 5th - 10th - 15th kilometer where the athletes will find San Benedetto water, Palmisano biscuits, ProAction supplements and fruit. From the 17th to the 20th kilometre, the athletes will be able to cool off with the showers they will find along the seafront. For 10K competitors, there will be only one refreshment point at the 5th kilometre.
The route will be completely closed to traffic and in total safety thanks to the collaboration of the Civil Protection, the Local Police, the Traffic Police, the Jesolo Fire Brigade and the over 200 volunteers stationed along the route.
The first aid service will observe the health plan approved by Aulss3 Venice and which will be coordinated by the Green Cross of Cavallino Treporti with ambulances and medical motorbikes. In addition, the runners of the BLS-Run-Team, qualified for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and early defibrillation, will also run alongside the athletes.
Once the effort is over, the party will continue immediately after the finish line at Parco Grifone with the Moonlight Party, dedicated to all participants and companions.
The 12th Jesolo Moonlight Halfmarathon - 10k &Alì Family Run is organized by Venicemarathon, with the sponsorship and collaboration of the City of Jesolo, the support of Jesolo Turismo and titled this year by the Japanese brand Honda Italia.
The following are also sponsors of the event: Honda Italia, Craft, Compressport, Alì, Banco BPM, Pro Action, San Benedetto, Bavaria, Palmisano, 1/6H Sport, Morato, Diabasi, 3B Meteo, ATVO, ParkForFun, Lacomed Sport and the media partners Corriere dello Sport, Tuttosport, Radio Bellla & Monella and Radio PiterPan. Confcommercio Ascom San Donà- Jesolo also collaborates in the event.