On Saturday 6 April, Venice is preparing to welcome the passage of the fascinating 16K and 51 bridges night trail, organized by Venicemarathon and with 5,000 registered participants.

After the race, a big party for everyone with the Venice Night Party: Pasta Party and lots of good music played by deejay Dacj.

Venice, 28 March 2024 – In just over a week, on Saturday 6 April, Venice is preparing to welcome the CMP Venice Night Trail for the eighth year, the spectacular nocturnal urban trail organized by Venicemarathon and which with its 16K, 51 bridges and 5,000 athletes (registrations closed due to being sold out for over a month) will create a fascinating choreography of moving lights, which will illuminate the streets and squares of the historic center of one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
 
The start of the race is scheduled for 9pm from the Port of Venice, more precisely from the Cruise Terminal 123 where, thanks to the collaboration with Venezia Terminal Passeggeri, the CMP Village will be built with all the pre- and post-race services and where the athletes will be able to easily leave the The car is a few meters from the start and finish line.
 
Two starts are scheduled: the first reserved for the competitive race and the second for the non-competitive one.
 
The race course will wind along the port area and then enter Piazzale Roma via the small bridge located under the People Mover. From here the route will continue towards the first passage over the Grand Canal across the Calatrava Bridge and will enter the most typical areas, reaching the Biennale gardens, and then going up to Piazza San Marco. The race will continue towards the La Fenice Theater and then cross the Grand Canal on the Accademia bridge and reach Punta della Dogana. We will then travel along the Fondamenta delle Zattere up to San Basilio, along the Giudecca Canal, to then cross the port area and take the final straight and reach the finish line located at the end of Terminal 123. Despite being signposted and manned, the route it will not be closed to pedestrian traffic, therefore athletes will have to be careful and respect the highway code.
 
Over 300 volunteers will be located along the route and will be recognizable thanks to LED shovels, fluorescent vests supplied by CMP, luminous balloons and will also ensure that the athletes throw their waste into the appropriate containers and not along the route, thus avoiding the risk of making a mess the city.
 
Around halfway through the race, a refreshment point will be set up with San Benedetto water, Pro Action products and Palmisano biscuits. Numerous public fountains, located along the race route, will help the athletes to refresh themselves during the race.
 
Once the race is over, the Venice Night Party will begin! The athletes will be able to recover all their energy with the Pasta Party, thanks to the collaboration with the Sgambaro pasta factory which will serve the excellence of its Etichetta Gialla pasta and thanks to Birra Bavaria.
Deejay Dacj will then take care of making all the participants dance and work off the fatigue of the race.
 
The event, like all the events organized by Venicemarathon, adheres to the #EnjoyRespectVenezia project and all participants were invited, right from the registration stage, to adopt responsible and respectful behavior towards the city, its inhabitants and the environment. On the other hand, the trail, by its nature, provides an approach to the race that is less oriented towards chronometric performance but more sensitive to the landscape context in which it takes place
 
The 8th CMP Venice Night Trail is organized by Venicemarathon with the fundamental support and patronage of the City Administration of Venice and the Port System Authority of the Northern Adriatic Sea and with the precious collaboration of the police forces and city institutions.
 
The sponsors of the event are: CMP (Title Sponsor); Alì, Pro Action, San Benedetto, Palmisano (Official Sponsor); Banco BPM (Financial Sponsor), Garmin (Official Timekeeper), Bavaria, Dole, Diabasi - Professional School of Massage, Lacomed, Sgambaro Molino e Pastificio, ParkforFun, Trochetto Parking, Gac Power & Eventi (Official Supplier); Radio PiterPan and Radio Bellla & Monella (Official Radio), Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport (Media Partner).