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The thrill of seeing Prato della Valle open up in front of you when you approach the finish line is beyond words. But the final stretch of the route is not the only thing that makes the Padova Marathon unique: it is its entire landscape, stage of the event.

The volcanic hills reclaimed by the monks and the suggestive entrance to Abano, where the thermal water has gushed out since prehistoric times. Then the way back through the most touristic part of the city, with the route passing by the Basilica of Saint Anthony.

In the heart of the “beautiful Padua, cradle of the arts sung by Shakespeare.



April 21st, 2024


42,195 km


Euganeo Stadium (PD)
8:30 am


Prato della Valle (PD)


A.T. Tadese (ETH) 2h09’02” (2011)

W.A. Mekasha (ETI) 2h29’18” (2018)


The race is open to all participants who have reached 20 years of age by April 21st, 2024
For Runcard members the minimum age is 20.


The race is open to Italian athletes holding one of the following types of membership:

  • RUNCARD + Competitive medical certificate for athletics (valid on the date of the event)
  • RUNCARD EPS + Competitive medical certificate for athletics (valid on the date of the event)

The race is open to all foreign athletes who hold one of the following membership cards:


Registration fees for the Padova Marathon 2024 are fixed in:

  • € 35,00 from 21.10.2023 to 03.12.2023 (Early Bird)
  • € 40,00 from 4.12.2023 to 31.01.2024
  • € 50,00 from 01.02.2024 to 22.03.2024
  • € 60,00 from 23.03.2024 to 12.04.2024
  • € 80,00 at the marathon EXPO in Prato della Valle, according to bib numbers availability

Note: If the maximum number is reached, registrations will be closed in advance.

  • WOMEN: € 35,00 from 21.10.2023 to 03.12.2023, then fixed fee of € 40,00 from 04.12.2023 to 12.04.2024
  • CLUBS: every 5 registrations sent by the same society or sports group, one of them is FREE until 12.04.2024. The 5 registrations must be sent AT THE SAME TIME and must be completed with all the details.

The promotions are not cumulative: the fixed fee for women is only valid for individual registrations: in case of five registrations of which a woman, the sports club promotion will be applied.


To register online click on the red button below and fill in the online form.

You can pay by credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, Paypal) or bank transfer.

The selection of the race must be made at the beginning of the screen where the different fees appear.


To subscribe by e-mail you must send to the mail

  • copy of the registration form in pdf completed and signed
  • copy of the payment by bank transfer (IBAN IT 95 Z 02008 12100 000104650252 addressed to Assindustria Sport SSDARL). In the description must be indicated: “Registration Padova Marathon 2024 + the name and surname of participant/s”.
  • copy of the Runcard (ONLY for NON FIDAL ATHLETES)
  • copy of the medical certificate for athletics, valid on 21 April 2024 (ONLY for athletes NON FIDAL MEMBERS).


It is possible to pay the registration fees of several athletes in a single solution by bank transfer, the important thing is to specify in the description the names of all athletes to which the payment refers and send all the registration cards together.

It is also possible to register in person at the offices of Assindustria Sport at Stadio Daciano Colbachini, Piazzale Azzurri d’Italia – 35134 Padova – Italy and pay the entry fee with cash or card.

The offices are open from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 1 pm and from 2 pm to 6 pm.


As soon as your registration has been recorded, you will be automatically sent a confirmation email to the address you provided in the form.

If you have sent your registration by email, we ask you to wait at least a week after sending the documents before checking your registration.

You can always check if your registration was successful clicking on the button below.



After the race, the first three men and women will be awarded the prizes on the main stage in Prato della Valle. The Padova Marathon Prize Money is established according to the rules of World Athletics, FIDAL, FISPES and the laws of the State.

As per Federal regulations, in marathon distance races, the prize money dedicated to Italians may not be awarded for male chronometric performances above 2h30’00 and female performances above 2h55’00.



The Marathon route – inaugurated with the 2016 edition and subject to a small but significant restyling with the 2023 edition – includes departure and arrival in Padua.

It starts in the area of the Euganeo Stadium – already scene of several editions of the International Meeting of athletics – and, passing through Rubano, Selvazzano Dentro and Teolo, goes on towards the area of the Euganean Hills, reaching the center of Abano Terme, passes in front of the Kursaal and the historic Hotel dell’Orologio, to return to the Città del Santo (City of the Saint, i.e. Saint Anthony).

The return to Padua takes place crossing the Mandria and Via Goito. The entrance into the historic centre, passing along Via Vescovado and Piazza del Duomo. The race crosses the most beautiful part of the city, touching Piazza dei Signori, Piazza della Frutta, passing alongside Caffè Pedrocchi, Palazzo del Bo and in front of the Basilica of Saint Anthony, a symbol of Christianity.

Ending in the extraordinary scenery offered by Prato della Valle, undoubtedly one of the most beautiful finish lines in the world.

Marathon race course 2024
Arrival map of Prato della Valle
Alternative roads
Map of the starting area


Is it valid a medical certificate that doesn’t say "Athletics"?

No. According to Federal regulations, the medical certificate must be specific for “Athletics”.

When do the registrations close?

It is possible to register until 12.04.2024 at the Expo only based on the availability of race bibs.

What does the entry fee include?

The entry fee includes:

  • race bib;
  • official t-shirt;
  • insurance and medical aid during the event;
  • refreshments and sponges along the route, according to FIDAL regulations;
  • race goody bag;
  • refreshments at the end of the race;
  • official programme and informative material;
  • transport of personal clothing from the starting line to the finish line;
  • pre-race and post-race transport by shuttle bus, from the car parks set up by the organization;
  • chip attached to the bib;
  • results sent via text at the end of the race;
  • diploma of participation downloadable from the marathon site;
  • official medal.

Are there any starting grids?

The race-bib numbers will be automatically assigned on the basis of the best personal time achieved in the last two years, declared at the time of registration.

If I am unable to participate, can I get a refund?

In case of non-attendance to the competition, the entry fees are NOT refundable. However, for the athlete unable to take part in the marathon or half marathon it is possible to:

  • Transfer the registration to Padova Marathon 2025 by written communication to the e-mail address by 12/04/2024. Confirmation of registration for the 2025 edition will be subject to the payment of € 10,00 for administration fees to be paid after the event together with the 2025 registration form.
  • Transfer the registration to another person (who must hold a regular Fidal/World Athletics membership card or Runcard + regular medical certificate) by written communication to by 12/04/2024 and upon payment of € 10,00 for administration fees (IBAN: IT 25 B 05336 12143 000046830129 account holder Assindustria Sport SSDARL, payment detail “name change…”).

When can I pick up my race bib number?

The race bib can be picked up at the Expo in Prato della Valle – Padua, on Friday April 19th from 3pm to 8pm, Saturday April 20th from 10am to 8pm, or Sunday April 21st from 7am to 8am at the starting area of the Marathon at the Euganeo Stadium.