14th Saint Anthony Marathon 2013 — Padua

Padua (Italy), Sunday 21 April 2013

Sant' Antonio di Padova, oil painting (Author: El Greco, between 1541 and 1614 / Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain)


The Maratona Sant Antonio in northern Italy offers a half and a full marathon. Both races are flat and fast, AIMS-certified and traffic-free point-to-point courses.

The finish line is on one of Europe's largest town squares — the magnificent Prato della Valle in the historic centre of Padua (Italian: Padova), a city of over 200,000 people, situated on the Venetian Plain, approximately 40km from Venice.

Starting in the village of Campodarsego (12km north of Padua), the marathon consists of a 30km rural loop and a 12km run to Padua.

The half marathon begins in the village of Camposampiero (21km north of Padua).

Participants run along the route which the preacher Antonio di Padova took on his last trip in the year 1231 when he died on his way to Padua, aged 36.

Last year, about 3500 athletes took part in the event. The marathon winners were Robert Kwanbai of Kenya (2:09:14) and Marily Dos Santos of Brazil (2:31:55). The time limit to finish the marathon is a generous seven hours.


Campodarsego, start of the Maratona S.Antonio (Copyright © 2012 runinternational.eu)

The start of the marathon is at the church in Campodarsego.


Country: Italy

Venue (Map): Padova (Venice 40km, Treviso 50km, Verona 84km, Trieste 185km)

Date: 21 April 2013 (Sunday)

Race distance: 42.2km (AIMS/IAAF certified); 21.1km

Start (42km): 8.45 in Campodarsego

Start (21km): 10.30 in Camposampiero

Finish: Prato della Valle, Padova

Race centre: Marathon Expo, Prato della Valle, Padova (19 Apr 15.00-20.00; 20 Apr 10.00-20.00; on the day 12.00-17.00); in the start areas (on the day until 30 minutes before the start)

Entries: online or by post, fax or e-mail; entrants must provide a medical certificate (and pay an extra € 7) if they are not members of a recognized athletics club

Entry fees (42km): € 35/40/50 (up to 31 Jan/31 Mar/14 Apr 2013)

Entry fees (21km): € 20/25/30 (up to 31 Jan/31 Mar/14 Apr 2013)

You get: chip timing, goodie bag, shuttle bus service between start and finish (before and after the race), transport of personal clothing from start to finish, medal, pasta party, parking pass

Prizes (42km): to the first 5 M/F; category prizes

Number of finishers 2012: 1707 (42km), 1661 (21km), 57 (handcyclists and wheelchairs)

Event website: maratonasantantonio.it


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