‘Notturna di San Giovanni’ Night Race

Sat. 17:  NOTTURNA DI SAN GIOVANNI 4 & 10K RACE. Race starts and finishes in Piazza del Duomo. 9 pm.  Registration fee: €10.

Runners, walkers, joggers, and their families are welcome to come explore and appreciate the exquisite views of Florence at night in a race to celebrate the patron saint of Florence, St. John the Baptist.

Two races will be offered this year, a competitive 10k open to adults over 18 who belong to professional running associations and possess a doctor’s certificate confirming ability, and a non-competitive family 4k for athletes of all ages and speeds.

Awards and prize money will be given out to the male and female winners of the competitive race, but all participants will get a goody bag with an exclusive ASICS t-shirt designed by Sergio Rinaldelli.

To take part in either, registration and payment are required at Firenze Marathon, Viale Manfredo Fanti, 2 open Monday – Friday 9 am -12:30 pm, 2 – 6 pm or online at www.firenzemarathon.it. Pending availability, registration for the Family Run can be made up until an hour before race time Saturday evening.  (tessa lucia debole)