Half Marathon Returns
The 33rd international Half Marathon Vivicittà will take place on Sunday, April 9.
With participants ranging from running enthusiasts to families with children and runners from all over the world, the Half Marathon has become one of the most important sporting events in Florence.
Runners can choose between a half marathon, suggested for professional and amateur athletes, and a 10-kilometer, non-competitive run, which is open to all. Both start at Santa Croce and course through the Oltrarno, leading back to Piazza della Signoria and the Duomo. Other options are the 5-kilometer walking course or the 1.5-kilometer Tommasino Run, a charity race for children. All of the Half Marathon Firenze Vivicittà’s courses are paved and flat.
The marathon has a ‘village’, a site of various sporting events and fun activities, in Piazza Santa Croce. Participants will 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 span from € 24 to € 27 for the half marathon and €5 for the non-competitive run and walking course. It can all be done at the website www.halfmarathonfirenze.it. Registration for the Tommasino Run race is free and open from 7-9 a.m. on the day.