More than positive balance in all respects: new female record in the half marathon, over 2,000 euros raised for Caritas of Jesolo and over 220 pairs of used shoes donated for the needy.
Venice, 23 May 2023 - Venicemarathon, the City of Jesolo and Jesolo Tursimo archive with great satisfaction the 12th Honda Jesolo Moonlight Half Marathon-10K & Alì Family Run which ran last Saturday on the Venetian coast, however already looking to the future and to the next edition that the organizers have scheduled for Saturday 25 May 2024.
48 hours after the event, the sums are drawn and the balance is more than positive. The female record in the half marathon of 1h10'52" of the Kenyan Morine Michira Gesara, 1 minute faster than the previous one, and the time obtained by Shumay Mogos Solomon (1h02'39") confirm the quality of the course and the good technical level of the race.
Despite the uncertain weather, 6,000 runners and enthusiasts, many of whom were foreigners (30%), gave life to this great running festival and seized the sporting opportunity to spend a weekend in Jesolo, thus generating an important promotional and economic induced for the territory at the opening of the season. The 2 million euro of economic impact calculated in past editions is a goal that should easily be reconfirmed if not even surpassed, and Venicemarathon is already planning a new research in this regard.
Excellent results also in the field of solidarity. The Alì Family Run, with its 500 participants, has raised over 2,000 euros which will be donated to Caritas of the parish of San Giovanni Battista in Jesolo and which will be used to help over 200 needy people.
Success therefore for the Alì Family Run in Jesolo experienced as a big party especially for the little ones, who let loose along the three-kilometre route and for many families with strollers and dogs in tow. Jesolo was the first of the seven stages of a circuit that during the course of the year will involve the entire metropolitan area of Venice and will make over 20,000 people run, supporting as always the global campaign of Rotary International 'End Polio Now'.
The used shoe collection experiment promoted by the 'Vegan Power Team' association was also more than positive. Over 220 pairs were donated, many of which also by foreign athletes, which will subsequently be given away to people in need: a nice gesture of environmental sustainability and the culture of recycling.
But it is the numbers of the Honda Jesolo Moonlight Half Marathon that can provide the scope of the event: about 500 volunteers were employed in the services in the start and finish area and along the route, including 40 Local Police officers, a relay of the Traffic Police, the Fire Brigade, the Civil Protection of Jesolo, an impressive health service coordinated by the Green Cross of Cavallino (4 ambulances, 1 medical motorbike, 1 advanced medical station and 2 SAP) and 50 pacers of the Venicemarathon Running Team.
Approximately 6,000 Craft technical t-shirts, 40,000 small bottles of San Benedetto water, 6,000 sachets of mineral salts and 10,000 ProAction bars, 12,000 cans of Bavaria beer, 20,000 Morato Pane mini scrikkis, 35,000 Palmisano biscuits, 6,000 refreshment kits were distributed branded Alì and over 1,000 massages were performed by the Diabasi professional school.
Finally, Venicemarathon produced a very popular live television broadcast, broadcast via Facebook, conducted by Paolo Mutton and the former marathon blue Migidio Bourifa and created thanks to the collaboration of Hot Spot srl, Evodata and Gac Service.
The next events that will see Venicemarathon involved are the 2nd Venice Lido Beach Trail scheduled for Sunday 24th September at the Venice Lido and the 37th Wizz Air Venicemarathon on 22nd October.
Sponsors of the event were: 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.