Join us at the Venice 10K on October 23rd 2022
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 over the Grand Canal, passing a treasure trove of Venetian landmarks, 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. Or two.
What if all your effort was also in support of an amazing cause? 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. 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. The VM10K will take place at 8:30am on Sunday 23rd 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 Venice Biennale will also still be on.
We will be organising teams of up to ten people to champion Veerni and raise money to contribute to the secondary education of 110 girls at the Veerni Project in India. The cost of educating one girl, for one year is $2,500 (c.£2,000). The aim is for each participant to raise at least the cost of educating one girl for a year.
There will be a prize for the team that raises the most in support of the Veerni Project.
How to Sign Up
Sign up to the VM10K by completing the form below.
We will then contact you to arrange your registration which costs £50 for an adult and £30 for under 18s. To participate, you need to be over 10 years old.
We will not be organising hotels and flights but will be delighted to recommend hotels to you. We advise participants to organise accommodation quickly as rooms are already being snapped up!
In the lead up to the big day, we will be organising talks on running health, injury prevention, overall benefits of running.