The councilor Alberto Bozza says: "Sport and social values thanks to 'Max' Overtaking’, together in a race among the most important in Italy."
(Verona) – Presented today at Verona City Hall, with the presence of maximum CITY authorities, the tenth edition of Gensan Giulietta & Romeo Half Marathon to be held this Sunday, February 12th, 2017 with start time at 10 AM.
GOLD – Organized by Veronamarathon Eventi and Asd Gaac 2007 with the invaluable help of Verona Town Hall, the Verona’s half marathon is one of the top races of Italy and even in international terms. A race inside IAAF (World Athletic Federation), AIMS (World Association street racing) and FIDAL (Italian Athletics Federation) calendars with measured and certificate path. A month ago FIDAL assigned to the Veronese competition the ‘Gold Label’, a seal, a certificate shared only with other two races in Italy, a recognition for excellence in organization quality and for the high number of participants.
As in passed editions two races are scheduled on Sunday. In addition to Gensan Giulietta & Romeo Half Marathon also Agsm Duo Half Marathon will be run. A joyful motor run, non-competitive, a relay race with a team of two people who will share for a half (10,5km around for both) the path. Subscribers still open to both events. For the relay race no need of medical certificate, open to everybody.
Over 8,000 total attendees, about a thousand foreigners, high presence of women, confirming that Verona, the city of love, in this time close to Valentine’s Day is always loved and racing here is always more exciting. Three-day event with the Marathon Expo sited at the “Palazzetto dello Sport” already open in the early afternoon of Friday 10th allowing to pick up bib numbers, the race package and to visit the stands of sponsor companies and major-brand running.
The first intervention by the Sport city councilor Alberto Bozza: “One more time Verona is a national landmark on running races. For this tenth edition, thanks to the initiative ‘Max Overtaking’ created by Agsm and Abeo, we combine beneficence with pleasure, we combine the values of sport with social values. As often happened I will participate in the relay race Agsm Duo Half Marathon in team with Fabio Venturi, Chairman of Agsm, and we will be proud to be overtake by Max. The passage in Arena is a surplus of this event and I have to thank the Superintendence for giving the green light ” . On behalf of the City of Verona has also intervened the Councilor for Social Policy Anna Leso: “The total sports performance will be completed this year in this Gensan Giulietta & Romeo Half Marathon thanks to a complete and concrete action of solidarity. Valuable and important the euro made available by Agsm to Abeo for every person who Bogdanich will be surpassed “.
“I thank the Green Partner Acque Veronesi and Amia for their valuable contribution to the event with their actions – admits Fabio Venturi Chairman of Agsm – for ‘Max overtaking’ I want to thank Max himself for his willingness and desire to get into play. One euro for each participant surpassed that Agsm donate to Abeo … is to say ‘the more we are the more we give’ so I invite all the people of Verona to participate in Sunday’s half marathon or Agsm Duo Half Marathon “.
Matteo Bortolaso, Veronamarathon Vice President, talked about organizational situation five days before the date: “Honored and happy that the tenth edition fits with such a great initiative as the one highlighted. Organize an event like Gensan Giulietta & Romeo Half Marathon is possible thanks to a perfect synergy, as there is right now, between us organizers and all offices of local institutions and not only just with sponsors that are a fundamental part. We await the first who will arrive to the victory, we will await to Bogdanich and will await to all finishers. Three-hour maximum time, there is time for everyone. “
Attended and intervened also the Vice President of Abeo Alberto Bagnani, Max Bogdanich himself – Italian Marathon Champion M50-,Elizabeth Martini area responsible of title sponsor Gensan and Christian Zovico President of FIDAL Veneto who also confirmed that the next Veronamarathon November 19th will be FIDAL Italian Absolute Championship and Masters. “