MARATHON OF RAVENNA CITY OF ART
8-9-10 NOVEMBER 2019
INDIVIDUAL ITALIAN MARATHON CHAMPIONSHIP AND MASTER
ITALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP BANKING AND INSURANCE
The wait is over and everything is now ready to welcome runners and families from all over the world. The lights come on on the 21st edition of the MARATHON OF RAVENNA CITTÀ D’ARTE, a sporting event but not only. True container of appointments and occasions for collective aggregation in the wake of sport and well-being, but above all of being together. From Friday 8 November the most awaited weekend of the year opens not only for the city of Ravenna, but for an entire territory that will welcome thousands of visitors within a few hours. The eyes will be on the area between the Public Gardens, the MAR, Museum of Modern Art of the City of Ravenna, and Via Di Roma, where the great Expo Marathon Village will be set up, the departure and arrival of the event. Many appointments. Not only the race on 42.195 Km framed in the splendid historical and artistic sites of Ravenna and awarded by the FIDAL, Italian Athletics Federation, of the title of Absolute Italian Championship and Master, but a program full of ideas and opportunities to discover a unique territory at world in an international context, joyful and rich in human warmth.
Ravenna and the entire Romagna are preparing to welcome the colored tide of runners from all over the globe. An authentic party for the 21st edition of the Ravenna City of Art Marathon, not just a sports competition, but a long weekend of emotions for everyone, born, grown and consolidated worldwide thanks to the constant commitment of all the Ravenna Runners staff Club. An event that is now in the heart of all Romagna people who are preparing to party on the streets, to participate as athletes or simple walkers, to support top runners and to applaud the passage of thousands of fans who have chosen Ravenna alone aim to participate in a huge celebration of sport, friendship, solidarity and fun in the fantastic setting of early Christian and Byzantine art.
And for 2019 the Ravenna Marathon has the honor of being awarded the Patronage of the UNESCO Italian National Commission, granted “in consideration – this is the text of the letter signed by the Secretary General of the same Italian National Commission of the United Nations organization for the Education, Science and Culture – of the significant value of the initiative aimed at favoring a more active use of our UNESCO World Heritage by combining sport, art and culture “.
Among the honors which can be honored this year are the Ravenna Marathon, that of FIDAL, the Italian Athletics Federation, which has decided that the absolute Italian Championship and Marathon Master will be held on the Romagna roads. For Ravenna this is the fourth time in five years. Unprecedented poker. In particular, on the Ravenna route, the Tricolore Assoluto was already run in 2015 and 2018, while in 2016 the runners competed for the Master title. So this year, for the first time, both titles will be assigned on November 10th: both the Master and the Absolute titles.
And the dish will be further enriched this year by the assignment, again in Ravenna, of the Italian Banking and Insurance Championship which for the first time has a local institution as promoter: LA BCC – Ravenna Cooperative Credit, Forlì and Imola. A test reserved for current employees, who have been employed for at least one month, exiled or retired, of Italian or foreign banking institutions and insurance companies.
APPOINTMENTS AND TIMES – Friday 9 November at 12.00 the Expò Marathon Village will open, the large structure of over 1,200 square meters set up in the Public Gardens of Viale Santi Baldini in Ravenna which will represent the fulcrum of the events and will host the service stands. available, of the Marathon partners and sponsors. The inauguration of the structure will always be held Friday, November 9th at 16.00.
Saturday 10 November in the Public Gardens at 10.30 the departure of the «Conad Family Run», the 2 km recreational and motor event open to all. Next, at about 12.00, the «Dogs & Run» route, the six-legged marathon with dogs and owners. Also on Saturday, at the Expò Marathon Village, at 13.30 the presentation of the musical bands that, spread over the course, will cheer with their music the day of the Marathon and will accompany the runners as they pass. At 4.00 pm the presentation of the Top Runners, the best athletes who will participate in the race on 42.195 Km and 21.0975 Km, and at 17.00 the Pacer parade.
Sunday 11 November, at 9.00 am the start of the “Correndo Senza Frontiere”, the 3 km reserved for the disabled that will start from Porta Serrata.
At 9.30 am, in front of the MAR, the Museum of Art of the City of Ravenna in Via di Roma, the start to the competitors of the Ravenna Marathon City of Art and the Half Marathon.
At 9.45 am, so after a very brief wait that represents one of the novelties of this year, the start of the Martini Good Morning Ravenna 10.5K. On arrival, the official awards ceremony on the stage set up in the garden in front of the MAR and the pasta party for all competitors.