A festive Sunday for the city of Rimini, a sport Sunday in which NOVOMATIC Italia has decided to commit its employees by involving as always has done from 2007 to today. The Rimini Marathon event, at its fifth edition, saw NOVOMATIC as main sponsor for the second consecutive year, with the big N standing out on the strings, on the gadgets, on all the t-shirts of the numerous volunteers, and on the whole path. The event, which aims to enter the top five marathons in Italy, has registered record numbers this year, breaking 8,000 athletes registered. 1,800 marathoners ran the 42 km and 2,000 runners on 16 km in the Fidal race and thousands at the Family Run and 900 children at KIDS. Passion, fun and enthusiasm animated marathon runners and the public, making this edition full of emotions, always full of solidarity. Part of the proceeds of the event will be donated to associations active in the Rimini area such as "Rimini Autismo", "Associazione Onlus" and "Rimini for Mutoko".
The event had the pleasure to host the international gathering of "Wheelchair Pushers", who rushed hundreds to compete and have fun together, pushers and pushers. Crossing the finish line, first in the 42 km competition, the favorite Smail Charafaoui, Moroccan athlete who finished in time of 2:34h, among women won the Croatian sportswoman Nikolina Sustic, who completed the course in 2:51h. The initiative, to which all Group employees in Italy were invited, saw the registration of 48 colleagues between Rome, Rimini and Bolzano on the different distances; they had the opportunity to spend a weekend in Rimini with all their family, and with the whole NOVOMATIC family in Italy.
They have distinguished themselves for the sporting performance Michele Totaro (16km in 1:02), Daniele Spina (16km in 1:08h), Anna Raco (16km in 1:56h) and the stainless Gianni Della Vittoria, who despite the heat managed to close the 42 km in 3:17 h, stood out for their sporting performance. Gabriele Rossi and Luca Pistoni also successfully completed the effort on the maximum distance. Many NOVOMATIC employees run on bikes and on foot, or simply supported and waited for colleagues at the finish line with the Corporate Responsibility department, which organized also the presence close the production site in Galla Placidia.