In the sign of resumption, but above all in the sign of hope and peace. This is the 37th edition of Vivicità, scheduled for Sunday, April 3, which returns after a two-year stop due to a health emergency. The joy of resumption and the desire to put an epidemic behind us have been soaked by the conflict of war between Russia and Ukraine.
That’s why this spring Vivicità dusts off the “Race for Peace” slogan, embraces the rainbow flag and the symbol of brotherhood, launches a message of solidarity, as embodied in the DNA of the UISP brand of protest.
VVCita in Palermo
In the Sicilian capital, the “race for all” position changes, which has marked the event in recent years. The departure and arrival, in fact, will be inside the Stadio delle Palme-Vito Schifani. “It begins again with a version after two years of stagnation caused by the epidemic that brings with it the hope of putting an end to this tragic period of epidemics and war as soon as possible,” said Marialouiser, president of UISP Palermo. D. Simon.
The 37th edition of Vivicittà seeks to present precisely the ‘race for peace’. This year – de Simone concludes – it will still not be possible to run recreational motor walks, but we will try to have a pretty competitive race that will allow many amateurs to have fun. After many difficult months. “
Competitive, more than 450 customers
With over 450 registered athletes, the youngest in the competition is Giuseppe Camilo Cusina, 82 in May, and the largest club is GS Amatori Palermo, with 42 athletes at the start. Mohammed Idrisi and Analisa de Carlo, both members of the Mega Hobby Sport of Calantice, must be favorites to win the final.
Idrissi, who won Vivicità Palermo in 2018, is fresh from Agrigento’s victory in the Concordia Half Marathon and the Italian marathon champion in the category (SM35); De Carlo finished 17th overall at the Roma Ostia on March 6 and boasted a personal “sub 3h” in the marathon. Also in the race was Palermitan Barbara Benici winning the 2015 VVCita Palermo.
Ten kilometers in one lap
The route develops inside the Real Parco della Favorita: a single lap of ten kilometers with athletes who, after leaving the stadium in Palm, will walk along Case Roca, through Ercole, to the so-called Leoni Gate, then Diana. , They will enter the Pallavicino traffic lights, Palazzina Cina, Pitrè Gate (half a point expected there), viale Ercole, Case Rocca and the Athletics Stadium.
On Sundays we start at 9.30am with all of Italy at once
The event took place on the same day in about 30 Italian cities, with a single departure at the same time through the radio microphones of seven foreigners, Rye Gr1. 18 prisons and juvenile institutions are involved.
This year, due to a health emergency that still requires attention and caution, Palermo will not host Vivicita’s playful Motor Beating Heart; The organizers need to “settle” for the competition, however, an injection of confidence, a strong signal of resumption after the 2020 and 2021 oblivions.
VVCita, Floriani has won 6 times in Palermo
Lots of history in Palermo VVC. Yuri Floriani’s six wins in the honors roll are different, five Toto Antibo (two half marathon distances), Vincenzo Massimo Modica’s three wins. Among women, Sylvia La Barbera has won six (last in 2019).
The thirtieth anniversary edition in Palermo was controversial with the victories of Vito Massimo Catania and Tatiana Betta halfway through the marathon.
From a technical point of view, what was new in 2019 has been confirmed, such as updating the 10km route and all-time compensation coefficient, by the Connie Institute of Sports Science, to give a single international ranking life for cities on Sunday 3rd April.
VVCita in Sicily
Not just Palermo, the race for everyone will also be held in Erie (Trapani area), starting with Manzoni and Ragusa which will be offered from Lena in Vial Tenante. The only ones suspended are Enna’s Vivicità, scheduled for April 24 and Catania’s April 10. VVCita is also present in the criminal and juvenile organizations of Augusta, Eris, Geary, Catania, Anna and Ragusa.