Great success in participation and organization for the first edition of “Ravenna Park Race”, the first trail in the Po Delta Park, between the Northern Lidos of Ravenna and the first hinterland, designed and promoted by Ravenna Runners Club, the company that manages the weekend of the Ravenna Marathon City of Art scheduled, this year, from 8 to 10 November.
At the start of the “Ravenna Park Race” an authentic colorful crowd, made up of runners and simple walkers from all Italian regions for an important initiative also in the promotional and tourism area for the entire territory. As many as 1,200 departures for the two distances, on the 21 km routes of the Half Marathon and the 8 km of the Ecopasseggiata. On the paths of the Pialassa pinewood, 430 competitive runners competed, next to about 800 non-competitive runners who took the opportunity to discover a beautiful area, capable of giving breathtaking views.
Among these was the famous ultramarathoner Marco Olmo. The Kenyan Stanley Nyachwey Siteki, member of the Athletic Power Picena, with the time of 1.12.07 “was imposed on the distance of 21 km, followed by Michele Longhi of Atletica CorriFerrara and by Antonello Nitti of As Atletica Castellana. In the women’s field instead of Jerob Vivian Kemboi in 1.28.22 “also a Kenyan passport but tessera for the Athletics Castle, in front of Celeste Ferrini of GS Gabbi and Giorgia Cilla of Cus Camerino. But to characterize the morning of Casal Borsetti , place of arrival and departure, as well as the village set up as early as Saturday inside the Stella Rossa Sports Center, was the colorful river of runners who were able to enjoy a unique mix of sport, wellness and nature between Pineta, Pialassa and embankment on the sea.
All with total respect for nature thanks also to the special signs set up along the route to remember the importance and delicacy of the ecosystem in which the event took place “It was a first edition – tells Stefano Righini, president of Ravenna Runners Club – and for this reason we were particularly curious to understand what the response of the enthusiasts would be. Now we can say that the answer was there. And it was a more than positive answer by reading the numbers of the participants. We took the opportunity to gather opinions and opinions, so as to further improve the proposal in 2020 when, surely, we will propose the Ravenna Park Race, backed by the wonderful experience of this first edition ».
And after such a success, thanks are also due : «I really want to thank with all my heart – underlines still Righini – besides the sponsors who supported us, the many volunteers on our side in this adventure: from the Polisportiva Red Star of Casal Borsetti to the Pro Loco of Marina Romea, from the Pro Loco of Porto Corsini at Avis Ravenna, up to Asd Podistica Alfonsine, at the Pro Loco of Punta Marina Terme and at the volunteer group of the Fire Brigade registered for Ravenna Runners Club, strong points also for the organization of the Ravenna Marathon ».
The event was held with the patronage of the Municipality of Ravenna and the Emilia Romagna Region and thanks to the precious support of the sponsors: JOMA, MARTINI, AIR FRANCE, DESPAR CASALBORSETTI, BASSETTE PHARMACY, CASA SPADONI, INNOVA, MEDIA PARTNER: PUBLIMEDIA ITALIA, OFFICIAL SUPPLIERS: CONSAR, SANGEMINI, LAZZARONI, GRANFRUTTA ZANI, THE POWER OF PISTACHIOS, PASTRY NONNA IRIDE.