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Florence Marathon and Corri la vita

This Sunday there will be the "Corri la vita" Marathon: is a walkathon/marathon with the goal of collecting funds for the fight against breast cancer. As in the previous editions, there will be a non-competitive walk (approx. 6000 mt) open to all and a competitive mini-marathon (approx. 12000 mt). The exact itinerary, as always, will start and end in Piazza Santa Croce and you can be sure that it will lead through beautiful hidden gardens and historical buildings and sites.
Date and time:
DATE: Sunday, September 28
PLACE: Firenze Piazza Santa Croce
REGISTRATION: Boots will be open in Piazza Samta Croce Saturday 10 to 17 and last minute Sunday from 8:00 to 9:00 in.

Florence has other marathons:
- Vivicittà half marathon, normally in April

- 25th FIRENZE MARATHON in November
Date and Time:
The marathon will be held on 30th november 2008 at 9.00 am with start from Piazzale Michelangelo. Distance 42,195 km
Who can partecipate? Athletes who are members of any sports affiliated organisation recognised by IAAF. Athletes who are not members of foreign Federations affiliated with IAAF must produce a medical certificate valid.
Entry is possible until 15th november 2008, unless the upper limit of 9500 participants has been reached before.

1) You run in one of the most beautiful towns in the world, discovering its art, history and culture.
2) Along with the one in Rome, it is the Marathon with the largest number of participants in Italy
3) It is the best loved Marathon by international athletes coming from 56 countries representing 40% of the total number
4) The race course is very fast (male record 2hrs 08:40) and the climate in Florence is ideal at this time of the year
5) Training Consultant Fulvio Massini supplies guided training along the course, running by the famous churches, places and monuments in the town center
6) The Marathon provides a perfect opportunity to gather tourism and sport: you can visit a unique town and take advantage of the festive season for shopping
7) Taste typical Tuscan specialities accompanied by freshly pressed olive oil and a wide range of excellent wines
8) Join a special pasta breakfast on the morning of the race in the hotels selected by Promotels, official tour operator of the Marathon
9) Enjoy a big party for all participants on the evening of the Marathon
10) Direct flight connections to Florence and Pisa airport (only 60 km from Florence) with Ryanair, British Airways, Delta Airlines,Transavia, Easyjet, Meridiana, Air Sterling, Norvegian Air Shuttle, Sterling, Brussels Airlines

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