Jesolo (Italy), Saturday 27 May 2017

Moonlight Half Marathon, Jesolo, Italy (Copyright © 2014 Run International EU)


Held on a point-to-point course in the Province of Venice in northern Italy, the Moonlight Half Marathon is a tremendously scenic and atmospheric road race.

Last year, more than 3,400 runners completed the mezza maratona (half marathon), and over 400 took part in the supporting 10k run.

The half marathon starts off at 8pm at Punta Sabbioni, a port near the city of Venice.

The first half of the race is run along a canal in the quiet and beautiful Venetian Lagoon.

But the character of the race changes completely when runners approach Lido di Jesolo, one of the major beach resorts on the northern Adriatiac.

You can expect rock bands and many spectators along the course to create an electrifying atmosphere.

The route is certified by the Italian Athletics Federation FIDAL. It is closed to all traffic during the race, and apart from one bridge it's completely flat.

Participants in the 10k race run the last ten kilometres of the half marathon.


Moonlight Half Marathon - rock band on the course in Jesolo, Italy (Copyright © 2014 Run International EU)


Photo report:

1. Moonlight Half Marathon 2011


Country: Italy

Venue (Map): Cavallino-Treporti — Jesolo

Date: 27 May 2017 (Saturday)

Race distance:

  • 10km race (Italian runners and FIDAL athletes only)
  • 10km non-competitive run (open to all runners)
  • 21.1km half marathon (Entrants must be registered with a sports club that is affiliated to a member federation of the IAAF, or they must provide a medical certificate and a FIDAL Runcard.)

Start (10km): at 19.45 on Piazza S.M.Elisabetta in Cavallino Treporti

Start (21.1km): at 20.00 at Punta Sabbioni in Cavallino Treporti

Finish: on Piazza Mazzini in Jesolo

Time limit: 1hr 45min for the 10k, 2hr 45min for the half marathon

Race centre: on Piazza Mazzini in Jesolo (26 and 27 May 2017)

Entries: online

Entry fees (10km):

  • € 15 (entries 1 - 1,000)
  • € 20 (entries 1,001 - 2,000)
  • € 25 (entries 2,001 - 5,000)

Entry fees (21.1km):

  • € 25 (entries 1 - 1,000)
  • € 30 (entries 1,001 - 2,000)
  • € 35 (entries 2,001 - 5,000)

Timekeeping: Timing Data Service (bib chip, included in the entry fees)

You get: technical T-shirt, goodie bag, shuttle bus service from Jesolo to the start area (before and after the race), transport of personal clothing from the start to the finish, drinks on the course and in the start/finish areas, finisher medal, massage service after the race

Showers and changing facilities: yes

Prizes (10km, 21.1km): to the first 3 men and 3 women

Number of finishers 2016: 408 (10km), 3426 (21.1km)

Event website (in Italian and English):


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