The Padova Half Marathon has changed its look, becoming even more beautiful and faster.
Abano Terme - a world renowned thermal area - is the starting point of the Padova HalfMarathon, but the starting line has been moved to the Monteortone stadium, in via del Santuario.
After some kilometers the race will run through the city center of Montegrotto Terme, a ‘new entry’ in the Padova Marathon family!
The HalfMarathon connects up with the Marathon at around the 10 kilometre mark (which is about the 30 kilometre mark for the Marathon), so the course will be an even smoother transition than previous editions.
The return to Padova takes place through the Mandria area and via Goito. Coming into the historic centre the course passes through Via Vescovado and Piazza del Duomo. The race will also lead you through the most beautiful part of the city, including Piazza dei Signori, Piazza della Frutta, and passing in front of ‘Caffè Pedrocchi’, ‘Palazzo del Bo’ and Sant'Antonio Church, a symbol of Christianity.
The finish line is set in the extraordinary scenery of Prato della Valle, Europe’ second biggest world squares and undoubtedly one of the most beautiful ones.
THE RACE COURSE IN DETAIL:
Mostly flat and fast
The starting line has been moved to the Monteortone stadium, in via del Santuario (in Abano Terme). The race course it then continues along Via Monteortone, Via Liberale da Verona, Via Previtali and it arrives through Corso delle Terme in Montegrotto Terme; it will continue continues along Via Roma, Viale Stazione, Via Marza,Largo Traiano, Via Aureliana, Via Ottaviana, Via Capitolina, Via Romana, and Via Roveri: at this point (10th km) the race course connects with the marathon and continues along Via Santa Maria d’Abano, Via Latisana and Via Romana Aponense. Entering Padua, it goes on along Via Romana Aponense, Mandria, Via Armistizio, Ponte Isonzo, Via Isonzo, Via Goito, Piazzale Sacra Famiglia, Via Cernaia, Piazzale San Guovanni, Via Euganea, Ponte San Giovanni delle Navi, Via Vescovado, Via Vandelli, Piazza Duomo, Granguardia, Piazza dei Signori, Piazza della Frutta, Via Oberdan, Via VIII Febbraio, Via San Francesco, Via del Santo, Piazza del Santo, Via Luca Belludi and arrives in Prato della Valle, Europe’ second biggest squares and one of the most evocative finish line in the world.