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Half Marathon Returns April 15

Grace Kucera


The 35 international Half Marathon Vivicitta will take place on Sunday, April 15. 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, or 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 Vivicitta’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.

Vivicitta 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 €22 to €30 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 opens from 7-9 a.m. on the day of the race.

Half Marathon

Sunday, April 15

Half Marathon Village, Piazza Santa Croce



Rome Marathon

24th Anniversary

Sunday, April 8, 8:40 a.m.

Start and finish in Via dei Fori Imperiali

Rome Marathon Registration

Separate registration for Italian and non-Italian residents (non-Italian residents must be 20-years or older on day of race)

Registration must be completed online by January 6 (fact check date)

Fees vary by residency, date of purchase, and membership card status

Race shirt and backpack by New Balance included in entry fee


Rome Marathon Fun-Run

A non-competitive 4K run open to all and any participants

9 a.m. immediately after the competitive race

Starts at Via dei Fori Imperiali and ends at Circo Massimo

Open to all animals

Registration is €10 and closes the day before the race


Marathon Village

Roma Convention Center- La Nuvola

April 5-7, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Includes food, vendors, health expos, and so much more

For more information visit the marathon’s official website:


Florence Urban Trail

March 2, 9 p.m.

Start and finish at Piazza Santa Croce, totalling in 13km

A unique night race that allows runners to experience Florence’s architectural and artistic beauty at night

Registration: online registration closes March 2 and is €27. Entry to the event is limited to the first 1000 participants

For more information, visit the official website: www.firenzeurbantrail.com