Public notice 6nd December 2017
We announce that today online registrations close. The organizers announce that maybe they resume next week.
SAVE THE DREAM and QATAR AIRWAYS FLY HIGH WITH A RECORD PISAMARATHON
PISA – In two weeks time on Sunday 17th December 2017 the 19th Pisa Marathon – PisaMarathon – organised by 1063AD, will take place. Breaking a new record, this year 4000 runners coming from all over Italy and from 60 other foreign countries are going to run both the 42,195km distance and the 21,097 km intermediate distance so called la Pisanina Half Marathon.
PisaMarathon was officially presented this morning to the highest institutional members of the city and to the sponsor delegates. The Mayor Marco Filippeschi, the Deputy Mayor and Tourism Assessor Paolo Ghezzi, and the Dean of Pisa University Paolo Maccarella attended the meeting.
The sport club 1063AD also attended the meeting with Elena Cambi, Sergio Costanzo, Simone Ferrisi and Andrea Maggini as its representatives together with many other guests from Alessandro Pinto, Senior Manager representing Save The Dream-Qatar Airways who strongly wanted the PisaMarathon to the event technical sponsor Hoka One One represented by Alessio Ranallo. Polish and German Ambassy delegates attended the meeting.
WHAT SAVE THE DREAM IS – Save the dream is an international organization aimed to implement and promote activities to get the sport and its educational and social values easily accessible for young people.
Save the Dream decided to join the PisaMarathon with champions such as the ex-footballer Alessandro Del Piero, the Paralympic athlete Giusi Versace and the skier Christof Hinnerhofer. They’ve chosen to join PisaMarathon because its international relevance and its struggle towards the marathon and all the sport disciplines that cares about young and disabled people. As a matter of fact it supports several charity organizations such as the Di Ciolo Paralympic fencing Club.
Save the dream is supported by Qatar Airways Company that has an important stopover in the Tuscany city.
It follows official statements
Massimiliano Montanari. Executive Director, Save the Dream: “Building on the activities that took place in Italy during Save the Dream Week 2017, we are delighted to land at the Pisa Marathon to complete our campaign in Italy and help empower and give more children with mental and physical impairments better access to sport. Sport provides joy and educational opportunities to all children regardless their physical or social condition. This was the vision that inspired our campaign, which was implemented jointly with Save the Dream Ambassador and Paralympic athlete, Giusy Versace. As part of our participation in the Pisa Marathon, Save the Dream aims to raise funds to support a number of local children’s charities and to enable and empower them to support more children and disabled young people play sport.”
Mate Hoffmann, Qatar Airways Country Manager Italy, said: “Qatar Airways, the official FIFA partner, is the sponsor of many top-level sporting events such as the Pisa Marathon, always looking at bringing people together. The Pisa Marathon, thanks to Save the Dream, aims at bringing people together and promotes and protects the values and integrity of sport in young people. Through its numerous activities it encourages healthy competition and fair play, which are values Qatar Airways is keen to support. Our sponsorship strategy aligns with the state of Qatar’s vision for 2030 and is divided in three pillars: athletics, culture and education. We are thrilled to be associated with this event as it shows Qatar Airways’ commitment to Italy and to our passengers across the world.”
Hoka One One is an American running shoes company and the new technical sponsor with a two years agreement. The company promotes women’s sport and actually supports the Flying Girls Team.
BORN – The event sees another sponsorship in the Dutch nutritional supplement company that will take part to the marathon with its managers.
A MARATHON DEDICATED TO ESCHER – As usual Pisa Marathon is glad to link art and sport with the Palazzo Blu exhibitions. This year the marathon will be entitled to the
Dutch international artist and mathematician Maurits Cornelius Escher. His works will inspire the entire Marathon gadgets.
EXPO MARATHON – PisaMarathon Expo will be arranged at CUS Sport Facility in Via Chiarugi in Pisa on Friday 15th December. Opening times: 02.00 p.m.