perfect organization (about: 2010)|
G. M. from Milan, Italy (3/8/10)
2 previous marathons
| 1 Piacenza Marathon
The 15th edition took place on a chilly and windy day of March. Despite this, organizers provided perfect organization: shuttle bus from the train station to the start (near the stadium), plenty of room to dress, and lots of showers. Heated tents in piazza cavalli (arrival) to change (you can ask for some of your clothes to be carried to the finish line) and then a bus back to the stadium. There you find hot showers and some lunch.
No cars on the course, and the number of officials is amazing.
The course is almost flat, but not impressive: the first part is inside the city, and then you head south through really long straights in the middle of nowhere, especially in the end (from 34K to 40K, it's a straight line).
To sum up, excellent organization, good course for a PB, and an opportunity to do some good (every year they donate 60,000 euros to UNICEF).