The organizers of the Lucca Marathon have already started accepting enrollment for the second edition. This year the event will take place on October 24th 2010 and is becoming an international event. Numerous requests for information from outside national boundaries confirm that Lucca, the famous town of "walls", represents great interest to combine sport and cultural activities. In the first edition Lucca had more than 2% of the total number of runners participating from abroad, including a Canadian and Brazilian. As last year, the marathon will end in Piazza San Michele, one of the most beautiful squares of Lucca.
The organization has put through several changes for this second edition. This includes that modification of the technical partner, Brooks Running, and the agreement with the Pisa Marathon which takes place in Tuscany on December 19th 2010. With Pisa, it will be awarded in a gala early next year the top five teams with the highest number of members who will close the 84.390 km.
The fee for the marathon is pretty low (30€ till June, 40€ till the end of August and 55€ thereafter). For female, there is also good deal: registering by June, you will get free 2011 membership, by finishing the 2010 Lucca Marathon. As for many other Italian Marathons, the medical certificate is necessary to participate. Lucca travel packages linked with the marathon are provided to make tourism incentives.
To learn more about the Marathon, the 2009 Lucca Marathon Live experience link is available.