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Florence Hosts Half Marathon on April 3

The 32nd edition of the international Half Marathon Firenze Vivicittà is set to take place this year on Sunday, April 3.


Participants range from running enthusiasts to families with children, and runners from around the world and are expected to partake in this classic race along the streets of Florence.

Runners choose between a half marathon, suggested for professional and amateur athletes, and a 10-kilometer, non-competitive run open to all. Both start at Santa Croce and follow a circuit around famous Florentine sites such as Piazza della Signoria, the Duomo and throughout the Oltrarno. Other options are the 5-kilometer walking course or the 1.5-kilometer Tommasino Run charity race for children. Half Marathon Firenze Vivicittà’s courses are all paved and flat.

The marathon has a village, located in Piazza Santa Croce, a popular site of various sporting events and fun activities. In addition to getting a running tour of the city, participants receive a t-shirt and gadgets.

Vivicittà also hosts a charity event every year and the organization makes efforts to be eco-friendly. It strives to minimize its environmental impact and encourage its stakeholders, such as sponsors, contractors, charities, competitors and audience, to take up sustainability initiatives.

Registration costs between € 20 and € 27 for the half marathon and €5 for both the non-competitive run and the walking course and can be done online at www.halfmarathonfirenze.it, while registration for the Tommasino Run is free and is open from 7–9 a.m. on the day.


Sunday, April 3
Half Marathon Village, Piazza Santa Croce


The classic Half Marathon (21,097 km)

Non competitive race (10 km)

Walking (5 km)

  • Kids race “Tommasino Run” (1,5 km)