Join us at the Venice 10K on October 22nd 2023
Haven’t you always wanted an excuse to dust off those trainers and finally train for a foot race?
Imagine yourself on race day. Jogging through the picturesque streets of Venice, crossing the Grand Canal, taking a lap around St Mark’s Square, and then hearing the roar of the crowd as you cross the finish line at the Riva Sette Martiri waterfront – earning your well-deserved gelato and Bellini.
What if all your effort was also in support of an amazing cause: educating girls in Rajasthan? Well, we can make your dreams come true.
What is VM10K?
VM10K is a non-competitive foot race on the last 10 kms of the Venice Marathon race course. It is the race that gives everyone the chance to experience the beauty of the Venice Marathon.
You can choose to run, hop, or stroll the 10km as you take in some of Venice’s most beautiful sites! Anyone over the age of 10 is welcome to participate. Last year our participants' age ranged from 10 to 84! The time limit to complete the race is 1hour and 45 minutes, after this limit athletes on the race course will be kindly invited to leave the track.
We are delighted to invite you and your loved ones to join us for an unforgettable Venetian experience in support of our Adopted Charity, the Veerni Project, educating girls in Rajasthan. The VM10K will take place at 8:30am on Sunday 22nd October.
There will be a brunch following the festive event along the Grand Canal, organised by Trustee of the Veerni Project and Venice resident, Sophie Fauchier. Sophie will also be participating in the VM10K alongside Founder of the Veerni Project Jacqueline de Chollet, and fellow Veerni Project Trustee, Sita Schutt.
So…lace up your trainers, bask in the beauty of Venice, create memories with your loved ones and support disadvantaged women and girls at the same time!
The Veerni Project is a registered charity that empowers girls living in rural Rajasthan, to live healthy and fulfilling lives, free from social and economic discrimination. The Veerni Project was established in 1993 in Western Rajasthan, working in remote villages of the Thar Desert to deliver basic health care to village women and their children.
30 years on, Veerni is launching its third decade with a new and permanent home. Veerni has identified land on the outskirts of Jodhpur, with a water supply and access to schools. The Centre of Excellence will accommodate up to 150 girls, and offer a myriad of offerings including sports academy, language facilities, career centre, health outreach, life skills and a kitchen garden.
That’s why this October, we will be running in the 10k of the Venice Marathon, to raise
money to make the dream for a new building a reality. Step by step. Brick by brick.
How to Sign Up
If you are interested in joining us, please do sign up now while tickets are still available.