Kenyan domain at the 4th Moonlight Half Marathon in Cavallino-Jesolo
The training mates Hosea Kimeli Kisorio (1h04’28”) and Hellen Jepkurgat (1h12’55”) win the race
4th place for Ruggero Pertile, who is training for the European championships in Zurich
Record of finishers: 3,035

The 4th Moonlight Half Marathon was again dominated by Kenyans: the victory went to Hosea Kimeli Kisorio in the men race (1h04’28”) while Hellen Jepkurgat (1h12’55”) dominated the women race and won, for the second following year, the race. This year the race broke the finishers’ record: 3,033 (previous record 2,720 in 2013).

In the men race Hosea Kimeli Kisorio, a Kenyan runner living in Siena, went on the attack against his rivals since the first kilometers. The only runners able to keep his pace just till the eighth kilometer were the Kenyan Josphat Kimutai Koech and the Moroccan Lahcen Mokraji, who crossed the finish line in the time of 1h04’38” and 1h04’52”. Ruggero Pertile, got fourth; he ran in a prudent but positive way and after a wise first part of the race he closed the gap in the second part of the track finishing in a time of 1h06’17”.

Hellen Jepkurgat, training mate of Kisorio and Koech in Tuscany, dominated the women race since the very first meters. She was able to run at a good and fast pace leaving her rivals far way, crossing the finish line in 1h12’55”, Maura Giordano finished second in 1h19’37”, Rosa Alfieri crossed the finish line third in 1h2139” while the winner of last year’s edition, Giovanna Pizzato, completed the race fourth in 1h2211”.

An important moment happened before the start of the Half Marathon when the Special Olympics Torch Run arrived in Jesolo and lit the brazier of the Special Olympics Italian Championships which will take place from 26th to 30th May in Venice. The young Federica, on behalf of all the participants, took the oath.

Some curiosities: the oldest participants: Silvano of the GS Tortellini Martellago sports club, born in 1938 and Regina of the Venicemarathon Club born in 1949; among the foreigners the Dutch Ton, born in 1946 and the Austrian Edith born in 1949. The youngest Italian runners: Edoardo of the Marciatori Castellani Club born in 1994 and Rosaura of Cus Trieste Club born in 1993; among the foreigners: the Polish Krzysztof born in 1992 and the USA runner Amy born in 1990. 7 participants celebrated their birthday running the 4th Moonlight Half Marathon.

The largest sports clubs who took part in the race were the Pettinelli Running Team with 62 participants, the Venicemarathon Club (53), Essetre Running (51) and La Fulminea Running Team (42).

Valerio Zoggia , Mayor of Jesolo and Claudio Orazio, the Mayor of Cavallino Treporti, were very glad and happy about the success of the race and expressed their enthusiasm at the prize giving ceremony.

Men ranking list
1. Hosea Kimeli Kisorio (Atl. Vrtus Lucca) 1h04’28”
2. Kimutai Josphat Koech (Servizi Atl. Futura) 1h04’38”
3. Lahcen Mokraji (Gruppo Città di Genova) 1h04’52”
4. Ruggero Pertile (Assindustria Padova) 1h06’17”
5. Ahmed Nasef (Atl. Ponzano) 1h06’47”
6. Said Boudalia (Atl. Biotekna Marcon) 1h08’04”
7. Lucio Sacchet (Ana Atl. Feltre) 1h10’52”
8. Giovanni Iommi (G.P. Livenza Sacili) 1h10’52”

Women ranking list
1. Hellen Jepkurgat (Rfc Roma Sud) 1h12’55”
2. Laura Giordano (Atl. Silca Conegliano) 1h19’37”
3. Rosa Alfieri (Atl. Reggio) 1h21’39”
4. Giovanna Pizzato (Essetre Running) 1h22’11”
5. Alessia Danieli (Atl. Riviera del Brenta) 1h22’47”
6. Maurizia Cunico (Vicenza Marathon) 1h24’02”
7. Deborah Pomarè (Us Primiero) 1h24’07”
8. Paloma Salado Morano (Atl. San Rocco) 1h24’51”
Giovanna Pizzato will do her best to win again at the 4th Moonlight Half Marathon
After winning in 2012 and the third place in 2013, the Venetian will try to repeat his triumph on Saturday at the Moonolight race from Cavallino to Jesolo.

Jesolo, 21st May 2014 - “On Saturday evening my goal is the podium: I know that my opponents are fierce but I will do my best!”. These are the words of Giovanna Pizzato who is ready for the challange at the 4th Moonlight Half Marathon, the International half marathon organized by Venicemarathon Club in cooperation with the City Council of Jesolo and the City Council of Cavallino Treporti. The race will take place on Saturday, 24th May, at 8pm from Lungomare San Felice in Cavallino Treporti, the finish line will be in Piazza Mazzini in Jesolo.

After winning in 2012 and the third place in 2013, the Venetian lady from Oriago is doubtless: “I have well trained and this half marathon is for me one of the most important event of the season.” The Moonlight Half Marathon has for the ‘Essetre Running’ Athlete a special meaning especially because in 2012 she started to compete again after a 10-year break and immediately won the 2nd edition of the International Half Marathon.

Last days to register and few bib numbers are still available. The race in fact is almost sold out, the 3,500 bib numbers have almost been all assigned. A great success which confirms again that this Moonlight Half Marathon has a great appeal and it is a not to be missed appointment for athletes and families to travel in this nice area which offers not only the sport event but relax, fun and a unique scenery.

On Friday, 23rd May at 12, a press conference will present the event and all its appointments at the Town Hall of Cavallino Treporti.
4th Moonlight Half Marathon: one month to go!
Next 24th May let’s run under the moonlight: the 4th edition of the International Half Marathon from Cavallino Treporti to Jesolo. More than 2,000 participants have already applied for it.
Moonlight Beach Party for all runners after the race.

In one month, on 24th May, let’s meet at the Moonlight Half Marathon, the International Half Marathon organized by Venicemarathon Club in cooperation with the City of Jesolo and the Cavallino Treporti City Council.

The start will be given at sunset time (at 8pm) from Lungomare San Felice in Cavallino and the race course will finish in Piazza Mazzini, in Jesolo. The lagoon coast which connects Cavallino Treporti to Jesolo is the spectacular setting of the race course which offers suggestive views of the lagoon at sunset time.

2,000 are the bib numbers already assigned. The organizing committee has fixed the participant cap at 3,500 registrations to offer good quality services to all runners and last year the race was sold out early in advance and the race welcomed runners from 36 different foreign countries.

"These numbers show that the Moonlight Half Marathon grew a lot in the first three years and it has become a national but also an international running appointment. This has been possible thanks to the cooperation of the City of Jesolo and the City Council of Cavallino Treporti” – these are the words of the Venicemarathon President Piero Rosa Salva.

The Moonlight Half Marathon will be a great party, not only for spectators who will cheer on runners along the race course and in Piazza Mazzini entertained by the music groups of Anima la Maratona but especially for athletes. In fact after 10 pm all runners are invited to take part in the Moonlight Beach Party at the disco Capannina in Piazza Mazzini. Free entrance and one free drink for all participants. This party is supported by Capannina Beach and Confcommercio.

Last but not least, a 10 % off will be granted to all runners and their travel mates in many restaurants in Jesolo and Cavallino thanks to the Party Card offered by Confcommercio San Donà-Jesolo, it will be given at the bib number desk.