The marathon with the most scenic route in the world

Start is located in Stra, at the beginning of Riviera del Brenta, the beautiful riverside area where rich and noble Venetians built their vacation mansions in the 18th century. The finish is in the historic centre of Venice, on the embankment named Riva Sette Martiri, near the Hotel, in a scenic position facing the lagoon.

The first part of the route, along the Riviera del Brenta, lays in an environment rich with history, culture and beautiful landscapes, characterized by the numerous Venetian villas facing on the waters of the river.

The marathon goes through the centre of Mestre, Marathoners run next to the Giudecca Canal to Punta della Dogana, where they cross the Grand Canal on a pontoon bridge, especially built for the race. Passing by Piazza San Marco, the marathon route gets to the finish line located in Riva Sette Martiri.



By booking in advance on the official website of Hotel Sant'Elena you will save up to 35%. In addition, we will offer you our exclusive welcome drink to be enjoyed in total relaxation in the inner garden and, if you will book a stay of at least 2 nights, you will be given a 15€ dinner voucher for our Valentine's Restaurant.

Venicemarathon is not only for runner but also for the people that love sport. Family Run, for example, is a non competitive run open to school-aged children, their families, and everyone that looks for a chance to experience the huge Venice Marathon sport event in first person and to live the city in a different way.


    Only on this website the best rates and conditions


    Free Wi-Fi in the whole building and in the rooms


    exclusively when you book directly on the hotel's official website


    15€ Dinner Voucher for a dinner at our Valentine's Restaurant (valid on stays of at least 2 nights)

Sunday, October 28, 2018
Venicemarathon is held every year on the fourth Sunday of October. Future editions: October 27, 2019; October 25, 2020.

Start time
Marathon start will take place at 9:35 am approximately.
The exact start time will be decided the day before the race, according to operational needs and TV broadcasting needs.