Everything is ready for the spectacular beach trail scheduled for Sunday 24 September at the Lido of Venice.
Igor Fontanella chasing an encore in the 11K race.
Venice, 22 September 2023 - After the success of the first edition last year, the appointment with the 2nd Compressport Venice Lido Beach Trail returns, the original 'trail on the beach' branded Venicemarathon and titled this year by the prestigious brand Compressport', scheduled at the Lido of Venice on Sunday 24 September and which will attract off-road racing specialists from Italy and abroad.
The event was presented this morning live on Facebook on the official page of the event, in the presence of the budget councilor of the Municipality of Venice Michele Zuin, the president and CEO of Venezia Spiagge Pierluigi Padovan and the councilors Luca Voltolina, the president of Venicemarathon Piero Rosa Salva and the general coordinator Lorenzo Cortesi.
“The Venice Lido Beach Trail is an event that combines the beauty of this area with a professional and quality organization, capable of involving even foreign athletes. It is an event that represents an important promotional showcase for us and I am happy that it is being proposed again this year" - said councilor Michele Zuin.
The vice mayor and councilor for sport of the Municipality of Venice, Andrea Tomaello, also spoke with a video message: “The Venice Lido Beach Trail is an event that is growing and on which we are focusing a lot, because it manages to bring our territory and its our beaches at the end of the season, offering a day of sport and fun to athletes and families".
President Piero Rosa Salva recalled the conditions that led to the birth of the Compressport Venice Lido Beach Trail and the actors involved: "This event was created to be a quality sporting event to be included within the great work of relaunching the Lido di Venice by the Municipal Administration and all the local associations. The success of the beach trail also arises from the fact that we were able to grasp and develop a product that responds well to the new, more naturalistic needs of runners. I thank you since now the Municipal Administration, Venezia Spiagge, the Port Authority, the sponsors and all the entities at our side".
In his speech, Lorenzo Cortesi summarized the strengths of the event: "On the eve of this second edition, we can say that we are on the right path: doubled registrations, presence of foreign athletes who create tourism-economic related activities, title of the event by prestigious brands such as Compressport, Craft and Alì, a beautiful, welcoming and functional location like the Blue Moon and a unique naturalistic and landscape setting. The conditions for a great edition are all there! Finally, the run-walk dedicated to families Ali Family Run allows us to integrate more and more into the territory and in 2024 we will invite all the sports associations of the Lido to join us, to create a real sports village on the beach".
"This event manages to bring the beach to life in the way we intend it, both from a tourist and promotional point of view. It is the only sporting event capable of giving us great visibility, because it introduces runners to our beaches, our establishments seaside resorts and the nature that surrounds these areas. We are ready to welcome athletes and companions for a great day of sport!" - thus the president of Venezia Spiagge Pierluigi Padovan.
There are in fact more than 1,000 members, double compared to last year, and many foreigners mainly come from Austria, France, Germany, Great Britain and the United States. The winner of the last edition, the Aristide Coin standard bearer Igor Fontanella, will be looking for an encore, after his victory in the first edition. In the women's field, all eyes are on Diletta Moressa, also a member of the Venetian club Aristide Coin. Among the curiosities: the most mature athletes in the race are the over seventy-year-olds Liviana Piccolo and Ursula Visconti (Austria), Adriano Liviero and Paul Bertolasi.
Registration is still open and it is possible to register online, through the event website www.venicelidobeachtrail.it until Saturday 23 September and on site on Sunday morning, until the maximum number of 1,500 registered participants is reached. Registration includes: the official vest, the souvenir medal, the timing service with chip, medical assistance, refreshments along the route and at the end, bag storage, changing rooms, toilets, showers on arrival, diploma finale and the voucher for the Pasta Party.
The Alì Family Run is completely free and all participants will receive the official t-shirt and final refreshments. 500 people are expected.
Also this year the Blue Moon bathing establishment, Gra
Thanks to the collaboration of the Municipality of Venice and Venezia Spiagge, it will act as the headquarters of the event, hosting the Lido Beach Village with all its pre- and post-race services, departures, arrivals, the Beach Party with lots of music and the Pasta Party final offered to all participants.
The village will open from 8am. The first to leave will be the competitors of the Alì Family Run whose departure is scheduled for 10am and followed by the departure of the 5K and 11K scheduled for around 10.30am.
All competitors will also be able to extend their day of sea, sun and relaxation by taking advantage of the 'Beach Promo' with umbrella and sunbeds at a discounted price.
To encourage athletes to reach the Lido of Venice on two wheels, the organizers will reimburse the ticket for transporting the bicycle on the Ferry Boat. Once again, a concrete gesture of great environmental sensitivity on the part of Venicemarathon.
Once the finish line has been crossed, the athletes will receive the participation medal and will find final refreshment with San Benedetto water, Dole fruit, Palmisano biscuits, Pro Action supplements and Bavaria beer.
To enrich the post-race period, this year there will also be a massage service provided by the Diabasi professional school with the use of products from the sponsor Lacomed: in addition to having their muscles loosened, the athletes will receive valuable advice on the products.
The first three men and the first three women in the competitive 11K race will be rewarded with cups offered by Banco BPM and baskets with sweets and biscuits packaged by Dolci Palmisano.
The 2nd Compressport Venice Lido Beach Trail also represents the first of the events leading up to the 37th Wizz Air Venicemarathon 42K-21K-10K on October 22nd and is part of the 'Citta in Festa' program of the Municipality of Venice.
The sponsors of the 2nd Compressport Venice Lido Beach Trail are: Compressport (Title & Technical Sponsor), Venezia Spiagge (Main Partner), Banco BPM (Financial Sponsor), Craft (Official Shoe & Technical Partner), Alì (Official Sponsor). Official Supplier: Pro Action, San Benedetto, Bavaria, Palmisano, Dole, 3B Meteo, Tronchetto Parking, Evodata. 1/6H Sport (Official Shop), Diabasi (The Brand of Professional Massage) – Lacomed Sport (Official Supplier-Massage Area). Media Partners: Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport, Radio PiterPan and Radio Bellla&Monella.