Born in 2000 with the mission to celebrate the Jubilee that took place in that year, St.Anthony Marathon has become one of the most known and loved road races in Italy and Worldwide.
The race was born with the intention to satisfy and capturea running movement that was growing year by year and to offer the city of Padua a social event that was not present up to that moment.This year, or its twelfth edition, the race has a new racecourse, thought to offer marathon runners a new challenge always counting on the organizing experience of Assindustria Sport Padova the sport club that organizes the event.The start is now set in Campodarsego a town in the northern part of Padua and the racecourse will go through seven municipalities and then Padua. The finish line is set in the marvellous scenery of Prato della Valle, the biggest square in Europe.
A new proposal for marathon runners who already know the St.Anthony Marathon, which will be extremely appealing for those who come to run for the first time in the surroundings of this beautiful province.
Beside the competition, St.Anthony Marathon is an event of the city. During the marathon weekend Padua offers to tourists and people who come to visit the city three days of events and happenings of all kinds. Among the others, the most participated are the short races that take place on the same Sunday morning and that in their last edition involved over 20.000 people.