02 October 2019, 11am
Ravenna Marathon – City of Art
Sun 10 November 2019
The patronage represents recognition of the work carried out by the race organisers, the Ravenna Runners Club and of the qualities of the city of Ravenna, which is increasingly focussing its tourism offering on culture and history.
UNESCO patronage is moral recognition for the event and does not carry any financial support or involvement by the UN organisation.
The Italian UNESCO National Commission said in a letter that it had accepted the request for the patronage of the Ravenna Marathon “in consideration of the significant value of the initiative aimed at encouraging a more active use of our UNESCO World Heritage by combining sport, art and culture”.