Padova Marathon 2018

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Padova Marathon 2018

Padova Marathon will start from the ‘Euganeo Stadium’ in Padua. It follows the picturesque route crossing the towns of Rubano, Selvazzano Dentro and Teolo immersed in the breath-taking Euganean Hills and the renowned thermal area in Abano Terme, just outside of Padova.

Abano Terme is the starting line of the half-marathon, which then follows the same route as the marathon.

All runners approaching the finish line in Prato della Valle will be amazed by the stunning beauty of the inner city. The entrance to the historical city is designed so that the runners will get to see the most beautiful parts of the city: passing by Piazza dei Signori, Piazza della Frutta, Caffè Pedrocchi, Palazzo del Bo and the Basilica of S. Antonio. The finish line is set in the extraordinary scenery of Prato della Valle, Europe’ second biggest squares and undoubtedly one of the most beautiful ones.

OVERVIEW

Marathon
The marathon will start from the Euganeo Stadium in Padua – east stand side. Following Viale Nereo Rocco, it continues on Viale Gino Cappello, Viale del Calcio and Via Due Palazzi. Through Via Due Palazzi, the race course approached the neighbours of 4 Montà, Ponterotto before entering the SP55 towards Rubano. After the roundabout of Villaguattera, it continues on Via Mazzini and gets to the intersection with SR11 for about 850 mt. Through Via Ceresina, it touches Selvazzano Dentro and runs along Via Pelosa (an ancient Roman main-road) until it gets to SP82. Past the bridge on the Bacchiglione river, it goes through the city centre of Selvazzano Dentro and through Via Scapacchiò it runs next to the Golf Club “La Montecchia”.

At the 20 km mark, it enters the municipality of Teolo and continues on Via dei Colli prior to getting to the intersection with Via Abbazia di Praglia, from where it continues on the SP60 towards Monteortone. This is where the Marathon and the Half-Marathon converge. The race course continues towards the centre of Abano Terme through Via Cornelio Augure, Via Abano, Viale Terme, Piazza della Repubblica, Viale delle Terme, Via Matteotti, Via S. Pio X, Viale Roveri, Via S. Maria d’Abano, Via Latisana and Via Romana Aponense. It then enters the municipality of Padua and continues on Via Romana Aponense, la Mandria, Via Armistizio, Ponte Isonzo, Via Isonzo, Via Goito, Piazzale Sacra Famiglia, Via Cernaia, Piazzale San Giovanni, Via Euganea, Ponte San Giovanni delle Navi, Via Vescovado, Via Vandelli, Piazza Duomo, Granguardia, Piazza dei Signori, Piazza della Frutta, Via Oberdan, Via VIII Febbraio, Via San Francesco, Via del Santo, Piazza del Santo, Via Luca Belludi and arrives at the finish line in Prato della Valle, the second largest square in Europe.

Half Marathon
From its beginning the half marathon follows the same route as the marathon. The entrance in the city of Padua and its historical city centre has been designed so that the runners will get to see the most beautiful parts of the city: passing by Piazza dei Signori, Piazza della Frutta, Caffè Pedrocchi, Palazzo del Bo and the Basilica of S. Antonio. The finish line is set in the extraordinary scenery of Prato della Valle, Europe’ second biggest squares and certainly one of the most beautiful ones.

The race starts in Via Previtali in Abano Terme, next to S. Daniele park. It then continues along Via Vittore Ghislandi, Via Liberale da Verona, Via dei Colli Euganei, Via San Daniele, Strada Provinciale 25d. At this point (5th km) the race course connects with the marathon and continues along Via Monteortone, Via Cornelio Augure, Via Abano, Viale Terme, Via Matteotti, Via S. Pio X, Via Santa Maria d’Abano, Via Latisana and Via Romana Aponense. Entering Padua, it goes on along Via Romana Aponense, Mandria, Via Armistizio, Ponte Isonzo, Via Isonzo, Via Goito, Piazzale Sacra Famiglia, Via Cernaia, Piazzale San Guovanni, Via Euganea, Ponte San Giovanni delle Navi, Via Vescovado, Via Vandelli, Piazza Duomo, Granguardia, Piazza dei Signori, Piazza della Frutta, Via Oberdan, Via VIII Febbraio, Via San Francesco, Via del Santo, Piazza del Santo, Via Luca Belludi and arrives at the finish line in Prato della Valle, the largest square in Europe.

PRACTICALITIES
Age Limit
The race is open to anyone who reaches 20 years of age by race day. Padova Half Marathon is open to all participants who have reached 18 years of age by race day.

Aid Stations
Marathon: refreshments point will be located at the finish area and along the course every 5K. Half marathon: refreshment point will be located at the finish area and along the route every 5k; the first refreshment point will be located at Km 5. Sponging points will be located along the route at the Km 17.5, Km 27.5, Km 37.5).

Equipment Storage
Bag drop-off for Marathon participants: drop-off area at Eugeneo Stadium (Marathon start) , before 8.00 am. Bag drop-off for Half-Marathon participants: drop-off area at Abano Terme (Half marathon start) , before 10.00 am

Maximum Time
Marathon maximum time: 6 hours, with roads completely closed to traffic. Half marathon: 5 hours, with roads completely closed to traffic.

Parking
Together with the bib number, all the athletes registered for the Padova Marathon will receive a parking pass which will allow them to leave their cars in the following parking areas: – in Padua: At the Euganeo Stadium.

Refreshments
At each refreshment point water, tea, integrators and solid food (biscuits, fruit..) will be served.

Transport
A free shuttle bus service will take participants to the Marathon and Half Marathon start line.

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