Florence Marathon 2017

The 34th edition of Florence Marathon is just around the corner: 42 km surrounded by art and history

26 November 2017

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Start warming your muscles up as it is not long until the day of the Firenze Marathon 2017... do not run, fly!' On 26th November - Florence marathon date- the 34th edition of the Florence Marathon will take place: included in the official marathon calendar of AIMS and IAAF sporting events in 2017, this marathon in Italy is a perfect blend of art, history, culture and sport. The planned 42km-long new course of the Florence Marathon will weave through ancient squares, famous monuments and breath-taking views of the lily city that, once again, is eager to welcome thousands of fitness fans and aficionados arriving from around the world to participate in one of the most famous Italian marathons.

Year after year, the Firenze Marathon has grown dramatically both in terms of the number of participants (over 10,000) and the planning activities that have reached a truly excellent level. The Firenze maratona is not only one of the most important sport events in Italy, but also a crowd-enchanting cultural and traditional experience. We would like to remind you that ,as usual, you will be able to watch the Marathon Florence live on Raisport1 channel.

 

FLORENCE MARATHON - COURSE. The organizing committee, together with the Municipality of Florence, has traced a new course for Florence Marathon in 2017: the Florence marathon start and finish will be in Piazza Duomo, the heart of the city. The route will be coursing along Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio, Piazza Santa Croce, Piazza Pitti and many other streets steeped in history. Other attractive squares, such as the Piazza della Repubblica and Piazza Santa Maria Novella, have been chosen as the locations of the support services for the runners with refreshments, warmup and massage services available inside dedicated sheltered areas. Being predominantly flat and restricted to tarmacked roads, the Florence Marathon route makes for easy-going running suitable also for beginners and non-professionals. In the calendar of the sporting events in 2017 in Italy do not miss the 34th Maratona di Firenze that every year transforms the city into a big colourful party!

 

MARATHON AND SPORT. In Florence, the Marathon 2017 also aims to be an opportunity to open this sport up to young and old alike. With this in mind, Sunday 26th November will also see the 'Ginky Family Run' take place. This is a non-competitive race, about 2 km long, dedicated to schools and families, with start and finish in Piazza della Repubblica. A great opportunity to have fun and celebrate outdoor sport activities!
Another initiative that we want to point out is the 'Florence Pre-Marathon Relay’ open to non-professionals, regular and non-regular runners, which will take place the day before the official race. Each team can consist of a minimum of 10 to a maximum of 30 runners, each of whom, once the baton has been passed to them, will have to run a 1-km long section. Fun is guaranteed!

 

FLORENCE MARATHON AND CHARITIES. In addition to offering the opportunity to spend a day out in the open air, the Florence Marathon is also an important chance for people to come together and raise money in aid of charitable initiatives. For this purpose, the 26th edition of 'Marathonabile', the marathon dedicated to people with disabilities, will be held on Sunday 26th November, with the aim of promoting and facilitating sports without barriers: this year's initiatives include the refund of the registration fee upon returning the timing 'chip' and a repair service for handcycles in case of puncture. The event will be valid as the 5th 'Trofeo Giuliano Vignozzi', in memory of the sportsman who died prematurely in 2006 and was a leading figure for many sports people affected by disabilities.
Still in relation to social initiatives, it is worth mentioning, ‘Corri la vita', a collateral event in aid of breast cancer awareness: all donations will be in fact given to health centres and the many charities that work together to provide support to suffering women. There will be a 12K race and a 5K walk during which runners can discover the fascinating places and the hidden corners of the beautiful Tuscan capital.

 

FIRENZE MARATHON EXPO. During the 34th Florence Marathon, the most important event of the marathon schedule in 2017 in Tuscany, the buildings of the 'Luigi Ridolfi' Athletics Stadium will house the 'Florence Marathon Expo', a meeting and reference point for athletes , visitors and companies. Within this 'sports citadel', the following activities will take place:

  • Exhibition stalls presenting and promoting new running-related products and exhibiting the latest consumer trends in the world of sports
  • Distribution of race kitbag and runner bibs in the two days prior to the race
  • Sports, leisure and community initiatives of various kinds, such as talks and interviews with sport and showbiz celebrities and the chance to taste traditional food products from Tuscany.

 

MARATHON PARTY. If, after running the 42 km course, you still have a bit of energy and zest left... the 'Marathon Party' is waiting for you, open to athletes and all their friends! An exciting evening with fun, music, entertainment and good food. Book early as seats are limited!

 

The date of the 2017 Marathon of Florence is now set: Sunday 26th November! We are waiting for you with an exciting Florence marathon route and many interesting Florence marathon events!

Are you interested in combing sport with a visit to Florence? So why not discover the wonders of the 'Cradle of the Renaissance' with our 'Florence by bike' tour'? If instead you are more into nature, we recommend you take part in our tour of the 'Florence hills by bicycle': you will see the capital from the top of he surrounding hills with breath-taking views! come on! Tours will be bookable untill October 31st!

Alternatively, we suggest you to have a look to our webpage dedicated to 'tous in Florence', we are sure you'll find what is right for you!

By Insidecom Editorial Staff