Luigi Brugnaro, Mayor of the Metropolitan City of Venice welcomes us all.

Athletics is the most ancient sport. A noble discipline, where the single athlete  puts himself at stake, against himself, against time. A continuous challenge and final goal is to improve yourself, go beyond your limits, defeat the trial time  and aim at the podium.

If the marathon is considered the queen of the athletics disciplines, the 100 meters race is the symbol, the most representative act. Like all sports it is an art that gives us benefit, that highlights the show, which involves and entertains. There are those who win and who loose. For everyone, however, the important thing is to be there, to try, to improve, to compete.


The appointment with the European Athletics Master Championships scheduled from 5th to 15th September 2019 in the metropolitan municipalities of Caorle, Eraclea and Jesolo represents a unique opportunity. Being there is what matters, for thousands of athletes no longer young but with  the same spirit, the same desire, the ambition to win, to get involved, to be absolute protagonists.


A metropolitan event organized near Venice that will make it known to athletes, coaches, managers and escorts who will arrive from 40 European countries, a part of our territory, its potential, its natural beauties, the large availability in the receptive field and the variety of tourism that joins the one that the entire Metropolitan City of Venice can offer.


The organizational commitment of the directors of Caorle, Eraclea and Jesolo is maximum. They have already won and managed to guarantee that they can host an appointment of this level. I am convinced that their work will not betray the expectations and the final result of the entire sporting event will be excellent.


As Mayor of the Metropolitan City, therefore, I offer my most cordial welcome and greetings to all the athletes in the races, to their managers and coaches and especially to families and supporters.

Luigi Brugnaro

Mayor of  Metropolitan City of Venice