The Corri la Vita marathon is returning on Sept. 24. Founded in 2003, the marathon has been raising over 4.500.000 euro in 14 years,with 275.000 participants from all over the world, bringing together charity, physical activity, culture and social commitment. Athletes and non-athletes alike are welcome to participate in the five-kilometer walk or the 11-kilo-
meter competitive run that begins in Piazza Duomo and takes participants through some of the most scenic parts of Florence.
While winding through the historic center and stopping along the way to visit gardens, churches and palaces, volunteers will provide historical and artistic information about the city.On the marathon’s day, several Florentine palaces, museums, gardens, churches will be open to the public, some of which are part of the itineraries of the race. By wearing a Corri La Vita 2017 shirt, or by showing your registration ticket, you will have free access to the agreement spots.
From Sept. 1, all participants can pick up their shirt in exchange for a donation of a minimum of 10 euro (15 euro for the racing bib).Sept. 24 can have the shirt shipped for free through a donation to the marathon website. Those unable to be in Florence on Sept. 24 can have the shirt shipped for free through a donation to the
marathon website. A new line of merchandise has been launched to support the fight against cancer,which includes a series of products specifically designed for all sport enthusiasts. Among these is, a handy, elegant and practical sport bag. For those who prefer to run to the beat of music there is a practical, anatomically designed backpack with holes for headphones and reflector bands. Other products include a wind jacket, an umbrella, a cap,shopping bag and a watch.
Contributions to the campaign can also be made throughout the year on
Walkers and runners make an important social contribution, with all proceeds going directly to Florence’s public health department to support breast cancer research,help patients directly and assist the volunteers in their work. Those collected from the last edition were given to L.I.L.T. Lega Italiana per la Lotta contro i Tumori Sezione di Firenze (Florence Cancer Association) supporting Ce.Ri.On. Centro Riabilitazione Oncologica (Oncology Center in Florence), FILE Fondazione Italiana di Leniterapia (palliative care Association),
“The Vito Distante Project in Breast Cancer Clinical Research” and SenoNetwork Italia Onlus (nationalnetwork for cancer patients). Enrollment forms and info are available for download at www.corrilavita.it or at participating stores.