33rd "Up and Down the Bridges of Venice" 2011
Venezia/Venice (Italy), Sunday 10 April 2011
With thousands of participants of all ages and abilities, Su e Zo per i Ponti is an important event in the Venetian calendar. It is not a serious running race but a non-competitive fun event.
Participants run or walk 13km through various parts of Venice. The route crosses 55 bridges. The start and finish are on Piazza San Marco in the very heart of the city.
Entry fees are 6 euros, and all proceeds go to charity. Along the route there are three feed stations. Finishing times are not measured but all finishers get a medal, and prizes are given to the largest groups.
The festivities begin on Saturday night with various performances on Piazza San Marco. At 8am on Sunday, there will be a holy mass in the Basilica di San Marco, followed by the flag-raising ceremony at 9.30am. Start is at 10am. The event closes with a folk groups parade.
Venue (Map): Venezia / Venice
Date: 10 April 2011 (Sunday)
Start time: 10.00
Start and finish: Piazza San Marco
Entries: advance entries in various places in north-eastern Italy (see event website); late entries on the day in Venice if tickets are still available
Entry fees: 6 euros; participants can buy a travel card for the public transport system in Venice (ACTV) for a reduced fee of 2 euros
Race centre: Tronchetto - Stazione FF.SS. Santa Lucia - Piazza San Marco
You get: finisher medal
Prizes: to the largest groups
Showers and changing facilities: no
Award ceremony and folk groups parade: 12.30
Number of finishers 2010: (?)
Event website (in Italian and English): www.suezo.it
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