It’s Record: More than 5000 at the start of Romeo & Juliet Half Marathon

Only ten days to the sixth edition of the Giulietta & Romeo Half Marathon, organized by Asd GAAC Veronamarathon 2007 in collaboration with the City of Verona and inserted in the events of Verona in Love.


This morning at the Liston 12 in Piazza Bra, just at the arrival of the competition, the event was presented to the institutions and sponsors. 

To explain the situation Matthew Bortolaso president Asd GAAC 2007 Veronamarathon had words of praise for the city: “I’m in love with this city, and Sunday 17 will be the ideal place for a run but also just for a walk. You have to love Verona, a city ready to welcome 5000 runners and their families. We’ve grown a lot and we are among the first three half-marathons in Italy. Thanks to all those who are helping to make Romeo and Juliet Half Marathon a very important event with a strong international character. ” 

Stefano Stanzial, general manager, has best illustrated the numbers of the race: “I would like first of all remember that six years ago the Romeo and Juliet was created in memory of Sergio Pennacchioni, an illustrious athletics manager in Verona and beyond. Today, a few hours, we’ll reach the 5000 participants. A record number of entries, deleted and surpassed the 4864 recordings of 2012, an achievement that rewards the Organizing Committee and the entire city of Verona which has always believed in this sporting event. Registrations are still open and we do not know the exact number of those present at the start Sunday morning at 10 o’clock from the Sports Hall, what is certain however is that in many, many wanted to be there. It’s also a record for the relay race, the Duo Half marathon which now has about 250 pairs at the start, twice past year. ” 

Among partners the President of Amia Andrea Miglioranzi: “Valuing and supporting days, which have as their common thread of respect for nature and for environment is one of the most favorable opportunity to make people aware of Verona and take the opportunity to engage also the many tourists arrive in town for the competition. Romeo and Juliet, Verona marathon next October 6th are two major sporting events and two significant opportunities to promote and develop a sense of civility and respect for the environment. “

Even this year at refreshment stops “drink water at 0 km” by Acque Veronesi. This year will also be a “half marathon green” the smallest environmental impact. At the time of Romeo and Juliet Half Marathon environmental impact will be limited to the maximum. Refreshments will in fact reduce to a minimum the consumption of plastic and will be served the famous “Mayor water”, than tap water. In short, good safe and km 0 water will be provided to athletes by a water connection set up for the occasion Acque Veronesi is the water service in the city. The points where you can quench your thirst will be positioned at km 5, 10, 15 and 19 of the route. For the occasion will also be distributed brochures and publications in order to promote a conscious use of water resources. “We are pleased to partner again this year with the organization and give maximum use of public water for all participants – said Vice President of Acque Veronesi Marco Olivati : the water of Verona, as well as being safe and economical, is also considered among the best in Italy in terms of quality and taste. “

There is also the director of communications of Zuegg Rosaria Fichera: “Before the start, during and after the race, ZUEGG will stand for all participants with the Fruttino, the historic ZUEGG snacks available at the Expo to fuel up the whole fruit! The Fruttino for over 60 years, is the companion of every sport, ideal for all those who are attentive to their health and well-being, without renouncing its taste and goodness! Tastes quince, apricot and cranberry, the Fruttino snack is always at hand to be enjoyed at any time of the day, which pleases both adults and children. This sponsorship comes from the constant attention of ZUEGG to the world of youth, sports, health care and proper nutrition, which is why ZUEGG has chosen to be the OFFICIAL SUPPLIER of all the events of the circuit Verona Marathon, beginning from the Giulietta & Romeo Half Marathon. The products ZUEGG in fact contain the natural flavor and all the benefits of fruit, representing the ideal complement to breakfast, for a snack but also a great ally for the sport. “

Do not forget Brooks, the American company that specializes in running shoes, a solid and growing technical partner,. It has gone from 2300 pairs of shoes sold in 2003 to 125 thousand in 2012. A company that believes in a sport, a lifestyle, a unique style, style RUN HAPPY that goes in a total complement with a competition like the Romeo and Juliet Half Marathon dedicated completely in love.

QUALITY – First-level quality organization for spectacular points touched in the city including the crossing of the Arena, unique in the world, and the arrival in Piazza Bra. Quality and organizational skills easily verifiable with the many services created and implemented for runners. For example, the pacer in the race, or the ‘angels’ that allow those who want to achieve optimal athletic performance, or shuttles that will carry to the streets again at the indoor stadium where they will find massage and hot showers and even where they will attend all awards and enjoy the pasta party. Running the Giulietta & Romeo Half Marathon will be a party before, during and after. 

COURSE – The Romeo & Juliet is part of the official calendar of the IAAF, athletics world federation and runners will benefit from a course of first level, certified by Fidal and greatly improved compared to the past. Less curved, a path far smoother and faster to get by all the great and memorable performance.

DUO HALF MARATHON – The Giulietta & Romeo Half Marathon is a event possible for everyone. Trained and less trained, because the 21.097 kilometers you can race with two runners in the relay the first will cover 15 km + 6 km the second. Race course, start and finish areas, times are identical to the Half Marathon. Non-competitive event open to all, racers and amatheurs, without prior medical examination racing. A race performance with active chip timed. A race, two runners, important to remember that the team must be composed of a man and a woman, Verona is the city of love.

MARATHON EXPO – From 10 am on Saturday, February 16 and until Sunday afternoon after the pasta party and awards will run the Marathon Expo at the indoor stadium. There will be all of our sponsors with exhibition spaces and more than 5,000 participants in the race will pass with their friends and family to pick up their numbers and goody bag.

Many reasons to be present at the half marathon in Verona, enrollments are still open, the event has long been known: February 17, 2013, at 10.


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