Mizuno Beach Volley Marathon® is a sporting event which takes place in Bibione (Venice – Italy) during the month of May. Over ten thousand fans from all over the world participate every year. This is the greatest open tournament of its genre (250 courts are set up for the event) open to athletes of all ages and levels; a spectacular and engaging rendez-vous for anyone who wants to spend a weekend at the beach jumping, diving, spiking and having fun. Great beach parties in the evenings, nights spent in the best pubs and discos and agreements offering special prices for your stay in local hospitality structures are all part of the package.
The sporting events of 2014 (19th Beach Volley Marathon) will take place on Friday 23rd, Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th of May; Friday 12th, Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th of September. The Night Edition, reserved for the 2×2 M/F and the 4×4 Mixed, is held between these two events on the weekend of the 13th–14th–15th of June.
Master section. The May event introduces a 2×2 Master section open to Women’s 35 and over, Men’s 40 and over and Men’s 45 and over. Senior athletes are not obligated to participate in the Master 2×2: during the enrollment phase you may choose whether you wish to participate in the Master 2×2 or the regular format, with no age restrictions.
Night Edition. The traditional Night Edition (no 3x3M/F) which generally takes place in the middle of July has been moved up to the weekend of the 13rd – 14th – 15th of June, providing attendees with the chance to stay in an apartment, hotel, holiday camp and campground.
Prize pool. The 2014 Beach Volley Marathon® allots a total prize pool of 80,450.00 euro, divided in the following amount: May 23-24-25, 37,700.00 euro; June 13-14-15 (Night Edition), 16,050.00 euro; September 12-13-14, 26,700.00 euro. The Beach Volley Marathon® once again proves itself the open tournament with the greatest prize pool in all of Europe.