The official announcement came at the end of the FIDAL Council, the Italian Athletics Federation, which met today, Friday 24 May, and chaired by Alfio Giomi. On November 10th, on the occasion of the 21st edition, the Ravenna Marathon City of Art will host the Italian Championships and Master 2019. Both tests will therefore be held in Ravenna for the first time.
A great recognition in Ravenna Runners Club , the association that promotes and organizes the Marathon in the Byzantine capital and that in recent years has managed to ring a long series of records combined with the satisfaction of the thousands of participants. For Ravenna this is the fourth time in five years, testifying to how the Italian Athletics Federation has found a level of organization such as to once again assign such an important event to the sports association itself. A poker that has no precedent.
In particular, on the course of the Ravenna Marathon it was run for the Absolute Tricolor already in 2015 and 2018, while in 2016 the runners started from Via di Roma competed for the Master title. 2019, for the first time in Romagna on November 10th both titles will be awarded: both the Master and the Absolute titles. A privilege granted to few Italian events in the past.
“For us it is a great satisfaction – explains Stefano Righini, president of Ravenna Runners Club – also because this double assignment represents the recognition of the work done in recent years to make our Marathon grow in fact of numbers and participation, but paying the utmost attention also to the quality of the offer guaranteed to runners, which we always want to be high standard.
For me it is a great emotion and I want to thank all those who made this possible, thanks to our collaborators, our volunteers and those who supported us. Thanks to what we have built together, we have achieved this incredible recognition.
“With this decision, the Federal Council – still says Righini – makes credit not only to our organization, but also to the entire Romagna area and in particular to Ravenna, the fulcrum of this area. In recent times many people are rediscovering the beauty of the monuments and historical sites of our city, but also the welcome of our people. Being the representatives of all these excellences on November 10th makes us even more proud and we will be happy to collaborate with all the local realities so that this will be an unforgettable edition “.