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Milan Marathon 2025

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Marathon de Milan

The event in a few words

Welcome to the capital of Lombardy 🇮🇹

The Milan Marathon is gearing up to sweep you off your feet in 2025! 🤩 Known worldwide in the running community, the Milan Marathon isn't just any race; it's an unforgettable experience that stays with each participant! 💗 It stands out for being Italy's fastest marathon 🏃‍♂️, starting and finishing in the heart of the country’s second-largest city. If running 42 kilometers solo isn't your cup of tea, worry not, you can still join the fun with a relay team of 4! 💣 Together, stronger than ever, each runner will tackle between 6.5 to 13 kilometers. 👣 You'll pass by plenty of iconic landmarks, from the Arco Della Pace 🏛️ and Castello Sforzesco 🏰 to the Duomo, not to mention the Trenno Park 🌳, San Siro Racecourse 🏇, and the G.Meazza Stadium! 🏟️ Lucky runners! The vibrant atmosphere is what truly sets the Milan Marathon apart 🥳. Every corner is a party, arguably more fun than some wild nights out! 🤪 The Italians will surely be there, cheering you on with their resonant voices! 🗣️ The route mainly passes through the city's high points, ensuring a festive environment supported by the passionate crowds 🕺. Did you know there's also a dog race included? 🐶 What better way to push your limits than alongside your loyal four-legged friend? This 2 km race takes place on Saturday for our furry friends 🐩. That Saturday will also see the Family Run, so bring your loved ones along for a fun race together! 👨‍👧‍👧

But, running aside, you might be wondering what else Milan has to offer? Well, there's plenty, and it's not just about fashion 👗. To prove it, Finishers suggests unique spots to make your stay even more exciting! For your first day, don't miss the downtown streets. The Duomo, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, the Palazzo Reale, the Museo del Novecento, the Teatro della Scala, and the Pinacoteca di Brera. Let's start off lightly with a visit to the Brera Botanical Garden, founded by Empress Maria Theresa of Austria 👑, home to over 300 species of plants. Ever heard of Igloo Houses? ❄️ Not those from the Arctic, but right here in Italy! 😵 They're a curious architectural wonder of Milan post-World War II. If you enjoy climbing, why not ascend the steps to the Milan Cathedral rooftop? You know, the Duomo (right where your race starts 😉).

For a more whimsical visit 🤗, check out the city’s unique bars, like the rustic and creative Mag Café, where you can enjoy numerous cocktails in a Rock’n’roll atmosphere 🤘. Or for a calmer vibe, experience a cinematic world at Bar Luce, a film set come to life with vintage retro decor 🎬. Milan will keep you busy, that's for sure… 

So, see you at the Milan Marathon? 💪 Grab your bib and come explore the fashion city! 🤳

5 reasons to join this race

A Lightning Fast Race 🥇
You heard us right, this course is super fast! Plus, it's flat and smooth, so if you're an experienced runner, you're in for a treat. In 2021, Kenyan runner Itus Ekiru finished in 2'2"57! 📳 An incredible performance that proves this race can help you beat your personal best! 🏆
An Incredible Atmosphere 🤯
It's not something to overlook! If you're gearing up to push your limits in a marathon, you'll need all the support you can get, and there'll be no shortage here! 🥳 The Milanese will be out in force, but there will also be DJs 📀 and musicians to light up the course! 🎶
A Course That Will Make You Look Up 👀
You'll pass by numerous monuments along the way ⛪, so even though the course is really fast, the breathtaking scenery might make you slow down a bit, or at least we hope not too much, but consider yourself warned! From the start to the finish line at Piazza Duomo with all the other surprises in store, you're sure to enjoy it 😇.
The Fashion Capital! 👔
Yes, we mentioned there's a lot to do, and that's true! But surely, among the runners, there are some fashion enthusiasts hiding! 👞 They won't be disappointed either. With big brand flagships, couturiers, and stores galore, Milan's international reputation is well-deserved! 🧥
Races for Everyone! 👐
If the marathon seems a bit daunting, you can always do it as a 4-person relay ✌️, breaking down the distance to be more manageable. Or share the 2 km race experience with your four-legged best friend, or bring your whole family along for the Family Run! So, what do you think? 🤝

A distance for every taste

  • Sunday, April 6, 2025 at 8:30 AM

A few more words

So, you're taking the plunge into an amazing marathon, are you? 😉 You're absolutely right! The route is simply fantastic 🤩.

Your adventure begins at the Piazza Duomo, then swiftly moves on to Porta Venezia, with a few km later the Arena Civica, the Arco della Pace, and the Castello Sforzesco appearing one after another! Don't let up, because you'll then move through the City Life district, where your third refreshment 🥤 awaits. Next, you'll head to Monte Stella, finally some greenery! At km 20, the San Siro Racecourse 🏇 will rise before you, soon giving way to the San Siro Stadium for soccer fans ⚽.

By then, you'll have completed half of this flat and fast course! So, you can enjoy a breath of fresh air in Trenno Park 🌷. Gently starting your return to the starting point, you'll come across the Parco Del Portello, and a few km later, don't forget your 9th refreshment. You'll pass by Arena Civica once more, but this time with music! 🎸 Yes, it'll be a highlight of the fiesta! Just 3 short km to go, during which you can catch sight of the La Scala Theatre 👹 before, finally, crossing that wonderful finish line at Piazza Duomo, right in front of the Milan Cathedral ! 🥳


Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Bibs can be picked up at the Milano Running Festival on the following dates and times:

  • Thursday, April 3, 2025, from 4 PM to 8 PM

  • Friday, April 4, 2025, from 10 AM to 8 PM

  • Saturday, April 5, 2025, from 9 AM to 8 PM

Please note. No bibs will be distributed on race day (Sunday, April 6, 2025).

Yes, participants must be at least 20 years old on the day of the marathon (born on April 6, 2005, or earlier).

As a foreign runner, you are only required to submit a waiver form, which can be downloaded directly in your registration form.

Yes, the marathon has a cut-off time of 6 hours and 30 minutes. There are two checkpoints:

  • At 21.1 km: 3 hours and 15 minutes into the race

  • At 28 km: 4 hours and 20 minutes into the race

With your bib, each athlete will receive a label (bearing the race number) to place on the bib, as well as a bag provided by the organization in which you can store your personal clothing. The bag, which must be transparent and properly numbered, will be the only container accepted by the organization. It should be handed over to the staff at the bag drop-off area located in Piazza Castello/Viale Gadio, where it will be kept and can be retrieved by the athlete at the end of the race. It is advisable not to leave personal items (phone, wallet, etc.) inside the bags. While we will do our best to safeguard the bags, the organization will not be responsible for any theft.

As a finisher of the Milan Marathon, you will receive a medal and a shirt at the end of the race.

Yes, a transport ticket priced at €7.60 is offered so you can move around different cheering points (there are more than 20).

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