A little more than a month later, the emotional charge of the 21st edition of the Ravenna Marathon City of Art has not yet been exhausted and, while we are already working tirelessly to 2020 edition with the goal set on Sunday 8th November, we return to talk about a historical event for the whole of Romagna such as the one staged on the weekend of November 10th.
In fact, today the traditional awards of the School Institutes took place to whom in various ways took part in the Ravenna Marathon 2019 and of the animation groups and bands that were the musical frame of the event. The multimedia room of the Franciscan Cloisters of Ravenna, a stone’s throw from Dante Alighieri’s tomb, hosted the delivery of the Ravenna Runners Club diplomas and the official mosaic medal handmade by Annafietta, carried out by the president of the association Stefano Righini in attendance also of teachers and managers of the Emilia Romagna Regional School Office, Territorial Area of Ravenna.
The schools awarded for the volunteers deployed from the days preceding the event for the preparation and preparation of the race packages, as well as on the competition days, were the ITIS Nullo Baldini, the Morigia-Itas Perdisa Technical Institute, the IPS Olivetti Callegari, the A. Oriani Scientific High School, the Artistic High School state highway Nervi-Severini and the IPSEOA Hotel Institute T. Guerra of Cervia. The same schools, without the IPSEOA and with the addition of the Professional Technical Center of Lugo, have also received recognition for participating in the Martini Good Morning Ravenna 10.5K race.
And after school, it was the turn of the bands and animation groups which, located along the entire route of the Marathon on 10 November, contributed to creating a truly unique setting of its kind. Diplomas and certificates that have touched the representatives or spokesmen of White Kings Band, Michele Guerra, Alfonsine Pop Folk, Gruppo Milleluci Alfonsine, Supernormal, Like Black
Holes in the Sky, G&L Music, The Peter Sellers, OverThinking, White Kings Band, Wind Storm, Gianluigi and Brian V, Molinetto Arpa & Sax and finally Mama’s Scuola di Musica. A long list that ends with Cheerleader and Chiefs Ravenna, the usual protagonists of the animation on the Via di Roma start line.
«The day dedicated to schools and bands – explained President Stefano Righini on behalf of the whole Ravenna Runnes Club – has a very special meaning for us. In fact, we want to demonstrate once again the appreciation for what we have done and the particular attention we pay to every form of volunteering and collaboration in the context of an event that, without the support of the entire territory of Romagna, could not have reached the goals of recent times . Without the commitment of so many people, the Ravenna Marathon could never be such. Our infinite gratitude goes to all of them in the awareness of the essential role played by each individual volunteer, from the first to the last, without distinction. Every task is important, from the simplest to the most complex one ».