Distribution of start numbers and kits

Start numbers must be collected personally on Friday 23th and Saturday 24Th November 2018 from 9.30 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Firenze Marathon Expo, Stazione Leopolda, V.le Fratelli Rosselli 5 ( zona Porta a Prato). Athletes should produce an ID card, the confirmation letter, the original membership card or the valid medical certificate of fitness for competitive sports and any missing documentation.


Athletes enrolled in the Marathon will receive an official kit containing ASICS technical material  and other promotional materials. Kits can be picked up from the appointed stand of the Marathon Expo after collecting race numbers.

Hotel reservations and special offers

Visit our website . By going to the link “Hotel reservations” you can easily contact the hotel of your choice. You will get the best rates guaranteed by agreements with selected hotels. For any further information please contact the following emailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Results will be sent via sms and e-mail

Participants will receive their recorded time by sms and e-mail.

Cloakroom Service

The cloakroom service will be located at Piazza Santa Maria Novella in the apposite spaces divided in different groups corresponding to start numbers (available from 6.30 a.m.). Only bags provided by the Organization, and marked with the appropriate adhesive of your start bib number, will be accepted. Bags handed in will be deposited in the dedicated area by our personnel. The cloakroom area must not be used as a changing room. Do not leave any valuables in the cloakroom area as the Organization cannot accept responsibility in case of theft. We advise you to put on old clothes (that can be discarded before the start) on top of those in which you will run. The Organization will supply a plastic material mantle for protection in case of rain or high wind.

Changing rooms

Gazebos fitted out as changing rooms are available at Piazza Santa Maria Novella, near the cloakroom area from 6.30 a.m. until 4.00 p.m.

Refreshment Points

Refreshment Points are situated every 5 kms. Water, tea, salts, lemons  are available, and as from km 10 the above plus fruit, and as from km 25 the above plus a slice of tart. The first two tables of each refreshment point are personalized and reserved for top athletes.

Sponge stations

Sponge stations are located from km 7.5 every 5 kms (at km 12,5, km 17,5, km 22,5, km 27,5, km 32,5, km 37,5).

WC are located in the departure area, in the arrival area, in the cloakroom area, and at refreshment points.

Assistance to athletes who withdraw

A bus service will be available for athletes who withdraw to take them to the cloakroom and changing room service at Piazza Santa Maria Novella

Services available in the arrival area

At the end of the race in the arrival area there will be medical care stations with doctors and personnel specialized in first aid supplied by Misericordie and ANPAS. Along a signposted route athletes will be given a refreshment bag for immediate consumption before reaching the main refreshment area supplying hot and cold drinks, fruit and salts.

Prize awards

On the podium: the first 3 men and the first 3 women to finish the Marathon will receive awards. Also athletes in the Handbike, Wheelchair, Tetraplegic and Paraplegic categories


All athletes finishing the Marathon will receive the official medal of the Florence Marathon immediately at the conclusion of the race  in the arrival area.

Diploma of participation

All classified participants can download their diploma from the website:


Follow US