The most romantic half marathon is held on the nearest Sunday to St. Valentine’s Day in the most romantic city of Italy — Verona


In brief

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11 February 2024 (Sunday)
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Number of participants: 8,000 (4,313 half marathon 2023)
Course Record: 1:00:15 (half marathon) Mikesa Mengesha, Ethiopia, 2023
Entry fee:
€20—50 for the half marathon

The Romeo&Giulietta Half Marathon is an annual long-distance running event held in Verona, Italy. The official name of the event is Romeo&Giulietta Run Half Marathon. Approximately 8,000 athletes participate in the half marathon race. In 2023, 4,313 runners completed the half marathon.

The Romeo&Giulietta Half Marathon in Verona occurs on the closest Sunday to 14 February, the day of Saint Valentine, the patron saint of love.

In the CRAFT Giulietta&Romeo Half Marathon 2023 in Verona, participants from 62 different nationalities took part in the event.

In 2023, course records for the Giulietta&Romeo Half Marathon in Verona were broken in both the men’s and women’s categories: Ethiopian Mikesa Mengesha achieved a time of 1:00:15, while Kenyan Janeth Chepngetich finished in 1:06:58.

In November, the Verona Marathon and Cangrande Half Marathon are held in Verona.

More about Verona and its attractions you may find here.

CRAFT Giulietta&Romeo Half Marathon 2023 in Verona

Events and Activities

Half Marathon race, 13.1mi/21.097km (Romeo&Giulietta Run Half Marathon)

The half marathon race, spanning a distance of 13.1 mi/21.097 km, starts at 9:30 on 11 February 2024 (Sunday) from Piazzale Olimpia near the stadium (Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi).

Age limit: at least 18 years old on the race date.

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The course of the Verona Romeo&Giulietta Half Marathon (Romeo&Giulietta Run Half Marathon) 2024 goes through the historic center of Verona and crosses the river Adige several times.

Course of the Verona Giulietta&Romeo Half Marathon 2023 with altitude profile

Course of the Verona Giulietta&Romeo Half Marathon 2023 with altitude profile

The start of the Verona Romeo&Giulietta Half Marathon (Romeo&Giulietta Run Half Marathon) 2024 takes place on Piazzale Olimpia near the stadium (Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi). The finish is located at the stadium (Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi).

You can find the official course map of the Verona Romeo&Giulietta Half Marathon 2024 here.

Participants in the Verona Romeo&Giulietta Half Marathon 2024 are categorized into starting blocks based on their anticipated finish times, with the designated block indicated on the bib number.

The time limit for completing the half marathon is 3 hours.

The pacemakers for the Verona Romeo&Giulietta Half Marathon 2024 maintain the required pace to help participants finish within specific time goals. These pacemakers can be identified by their flags, which display the corresponding finish times. The target times for the half marathon are as follows: 1:20, 1:24, 1:30, 1:35, 1:40, 1:45, 1:50, 1:55, 2:00, 2:05, 2:10, 2:15, 2:20, 2:30, 3:00.

Water and nutrition stations are located every 5km along the route and at the finish line. These stations provide runners with drinking water, energy gel, and snacks.

Before the start on 11 February 2024, runners can store their personal belongings in the designated area near the starting zone (Piazzale Olimpia, Verona). Your belongings must be packed in the event-issued deposit bag, which is included in your Race Pack along with your bib number.

The route of the Verona Romeo&Giulietta Half Marathon (Romeo&Giulietta Run Half Marathon) 2024 is certified by the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS).


You can sign up for the Verona Romeo&Giulietta Half Marathon (Romeo&Giulietta Run Half Marathon) 2024 online.

Online registration is open until 7 February 2024 or until slots are filled.

If slots are available you can register for the races on 9—10 February 2024 (Friday and Saturday) at the Expo of the Verona Romeo&Giulietta Half Marathon 2024, located at AGSM Forum (Palasport di Verona, Piazzale Azzurri d’Italia).

The entry fee for the Verona Romeo&Giulietta Half Marathon 2024 varies depending on the number of entries:
from 1 to 1,000 — €30,
from 1,001 to 1,750 — €32,
from 1,751 to 2,500 — €34,
from 2,501 to 3,250 — €36,
from 3,251 to 4,000 — €38,
from 4,001 to 6,500 — €40,
9—10 February 2024 — €50.

The entry fee does not include service fees.

You have the option to participate in either a competitive or non-competitive race.

For the competitive race of the Verona Romeo &Giulietta Half Marathon (Romeo&Giulietta Run Half Marathon) 2024, you need to have a medical certificate filled out by a doctor. If you are not a member of any Sports Federation affiliated with IAAF, you also require a RunCard (Italian Athletics Federation membership for foreign athletes). The enrollment fee for the RunCard is €15 for a one-year period.

For the non-competitive race of the Verona Romeo&Giulietta Half Marathon (Romeo&Giulietta Run Half Marathon) 2024, no RunCard or health documents are needed. Every participant must sign a liability waiver form. Non-competitive athletes are not included in the general ranking and are not eligible for any prizes or bonuses.

Until 28 January 2024, you have the option to transfer your registration to the next year or to another person for a fee of €10. More info is here.

Your Half Marathon Race Entry includes:

  • Bib number with a time measuring chip
  • Race T-shirt
  • Bag deposit service
  • Food and beverages stations, toilets along the course and after the race
  • Pacemaker service
  • Finisher medal
  • Accident insurance during the race
  • Online race results
  • Digital race diploma with the indicated finish time
  • Medical aid if necessary

You can collect your Race Pack, including your bib number, at the EXPO of the Verona Romeo&Giulietta Half Marathon (Romeo&Giulietta Run Half Marathon) 2024, held at AGSM Forum (Palasport di Verona, Piazzale Azzurri d’Italia).
Pick-up desks schedule:
9 February 2024 (Friday) from 15:00 to 20:00,
10 February 2024 (Saturday) from 10:00 to 20:00,
11 February 2024 (Sunday) for competitive race runners only, on the race morning.

To obtain your Race Pack, you should present your photo ID and the confirmation letter that you will receive by email.

If needed, you have the option to authorize another person to collect your Race Pack on your behalf. The designated individual must present your signed confirmation letter and a copy of your ID.

Race Results 2023*

Men (half marathon)
1. Mengesha Mikesa (ETH) 1:00:15
2. Robertson Jake (NZL) 1:00:21
3. Kiprop Bravin (KEN) 1:00:23

Women (half marathon)
1. Chepngetich Janeth (KEN) 1:06:57
2. Aderaw Gelaw Zewditu (ETH) 1:07:24
3. Megertu Alemu (ETH) 1:08:26

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You can check your result and view the results of your friends and companions here.

Contact Information and Links

Organizer’s address:
G.A.A.C. 2007 Veronamarathon A.S.D.
Via Sogare 9/C – 37138 Verona
tel. +393516383205

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* The race information is obtained from publicly available sources and the official website of the event. To get the latest updates and ensure accuracy, we recommend visiting the official website. If you notice any mistakes, kindly email us at

Weather during Previous Races

Date: 12 February 2023
Temperature: 0°C – 14°C (27°F – 57°F)
Wind: 16 km/h (10 mph)

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Flights to Verona

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If over the past 6 years your flight within European Union, Turkey or to these countries was delayed for more than 3 hours or cancelled, if you missed a connection flight because of delay, if you were denied boarding because of overbooking you are eligible for compensation of 125—600 € according to European Commission Regulation 261/2004 and Turkish Regulation On Air Passenger Rights. You may check your case for free here, it takes 2 minutes. No fee is charged until the compensation is paid.


Race participants are fully responsible for their life, health and any consequence that may result from running a distance. Keep in mind that ordinary health insurance does not cover participation in sport events. Special sport insurance is preferable.

Accommodation in Verona

Find a hotel via online service that compares the most popular booking websites to get the best deal for your dates.

Have a look at what locals offer for a short-term rent. Such option may be cheaper, more comfortable and with better location than a hotel. You may book a room, an apartment or a house via airbnb.

Tours and Excursions

Other Races in February 2024


M — Marathon, 42.195 km
H — Half Marathon, 21.097 km

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