Today, Milan was embraced by the running movement. In the CityLife district, the protagonists were first the little ones, participating in the Levissima School Marathon, followed by the “mixed” teams of the Dog Run Arcaplanet, with our four-legged friends and their human buddies. It was a day of celebration, kissed by the sun: the best way to close the Milano Running Festival, whose headquarters was based at the MiCo – Milano Convention Center, also home to the Marathon Village.
LEVISSIMA SCHOOL MARATHON
Now in its seventh edition and organised in collaboration with OPES (Organizzazione per l’Educazione allo Sport), the children’s race involved 8,500 kids, families and accompanying persons, who filled the 3-kilometre course in the CityLife park with joy and colours.
DOG RUN ARCAPLANET
Great success also for this unique event dedicated to dogs and their human friends, organised in cooperation with Quattro Zampe in Fiera. Pets and pet parents shared a day to remember in the CityLife green area in a 2-kilometre track. Among them was Alessandro Ossola, Paralympic athlete of the Italian National Athletics Team, specialised in the 100 metres.
But the party is not over. Tomorrow morning, Sunday, it will be the turn of the professional athletes of the Enel Milano Marathon and the solidarity amateurs of the Lenovo Relay Marathon.
ENEL MILANO MARATHON
All eyes are on Yeman Crippa, reigning European champion in the 10,000 metres and Italian record holder from the 3,000 metres to the half-marathon, as well as Ambassador of the event. At his debut on this length, he is already one of the favourites for victory. With him Dickson Chumba, Solomon Deksisa, Gideon Kipketer, Mogos Shumay and Okubay Gebretnsae, all possible names to be included in the list of winners of the Enel Milano Marathon.
And how about women? Expectations are high for Italy’s Sofiia Yaremchuk, who will be challenged by Gada Bontu Bekele, Emily Arusio and Immaculate Chemutai.
In total, 6,500 people signed up for the marathon.
The runners are scheduled to start at 9 a.m. in Corso Venezia, at the intersection with Via Palestro.
Sky Sport is our official broadcaster, airing the Enel Milano Marathon on Sunday from 10 a.m. with technical commentary by Nicola Roggero, Stefano Baldini and Lucilla Andreucci. Journalist Federica Frola will be moderating the exchanges between guests and athletes.
LEVISSIMA RELAY MARATHON
Competition and entertainment also guaranteed at the Lenovo Relay Marathon, the team race which allows runners to divide the course into four fractions (each between 7 and 13 km long). Participation is only granted to those registering with one of the 92 Non-Profit Organisations – NPOs – joining the Milano Marathon Charity Program.
Plenty of well-known names from the world of show business and sport are at the start. To mention a few, former AC Milan stars Dida, Billy Costacurta and Massimo Ambrosini (tackling the last fraction) who are running on behalf of Fondazione Italiana Diabete.
Sport e Salute legends Filippo Magnini, Gabriella Dorio and Luana Pilia are also present.
Thirteen thousand people have signed up for the relay race, for a total of 3,250 teams and significant funds earned for charity purposes. The Rete del Dono platform alone (a historical partner of the event) has so far exceeded 850,000 euros.
The relay runners are scheduled to start at 9 a.m. in Corso Venezia, at the intersection with Via Palestro.
Details on the 4 relay fractions available here > https://www.milanomarathon.it/staffetta/
THE 2023 PARTNERS
Comune di Milano – Regione Lombardia – Sport e Salute.
Media Partner La Gazzetta dello Sport with Gazzetta Active // Radio Partner RDS 100% Grandi Successi // Official broadcaster: SKY Sport.
Enel (Title Sponsor) // Lenovo (Title Sponsor Relay Marathon) // ASICS (Technical Sponsor) // Levissima (Official Mineral Water&Green Partner e Title Sponsor della School Marathon) // Named Sport (Sport Nutrition Partner) // Sn4ifun (Fun Partner) // Toyota (Mobility Partner) // Festina (Official Timekeeper) // GLS (Official Partner) // DANONE HiPRO (Official Partner) // AUTOSTRADE (Official Partner) // BUSFORFUN (Official Partner) // YAMAHA (Official Scooter) // Comune di Cervia (Official Supplier) // Dole (Official Supplier) // // Nuncas (Live Partner) // RCS Academy – Learning Partner // Decathlon – Retail Partner School Marathon // Fruttolo – Official Partner School Marathon // Calypso (Official Timekeeper School Marathon) // Arcaplanet (Title Sponsor Dog Run). NATIVA (Regeneration Partner).