Run the PolimiRun safely!

10 simple tips to follow:

  1. Always stay hydrated, both before and after the race. Drink water or mineral supplements!
  2. While waiting, whenever possible, stay in cool and shaded places. Cover your head with a hat and remember to bring a change of clothes!
  3. Use sunscreen for skin protection!
  4. Stay hydrated and cool by getting a little wet at the refreshment points! Temperature management is essential!
  5. On the bib, always write (in front or on the back of it) a reference telephone number to call in case of need.
  6. Pay attention to your valuables, bring the bare minimum!
  7. If you need health care, or if you see someone in need, contact 800.820.747 or 112;
  8. If you have flu and / or gastrointestinal symptoms during the days before the race, do not take part in the event!
  9. If you don’t feel well during your performance or if you feel exhausted, stop and ask for help.
  10. Drink responsibly and do not abuse alcohol before and after the race!

How and by what date can I register for PolimiRun Spring?

You can register for PolimiRun Spring through the Web site www.polimirun.it. Registrations will be open untill 8 May 2020 or when  wil will reach 18,000 registered runners . In any case, the Organization reserves the right to close registrations in advance or to accept them after the closing date at its sole discretion.

Why am I not able to register to the competitive PolimiRun Spring?

From PolimiRun Spring 2020, the PolimiRun spring edition will be only a non-competitive race. You can register to the non-competitive PolimiRun Spring through the PolimiRun web site.

I did not receive the confirmation email with my bib number. What can I do?

If you have not received the confirmation email right after your registration to the PolimiRun Spring 2020, try checking the SPAM folder and if you cannot find it there also, write to polimirun@polimi.it and attach your payment receipt; we will send you a new confirmation email.

What does the registration fee include?

Official adidas T-shirt, racing bib with a chip for the timing, half-way and final refreshment, timekeeping service, changing rooms, bag storage set up in Leonardo Campus (Piazza Leonardo da Vinci), means of transport for athletes that dropped out of the race, race pack with products of the sponsors, RCT insurance, technical and medical assistance.

Is the participation allowed to minors?

Registration for children aged 14 to 17 (on the day of the race) registration must be taken care of by a parent or legal guardian.

Children under 14 years cannot be registered but they can participate with a parent; they will not have their racing bib and T-shirt.

Is it possible to walk the PolimiRun?

You can keep the pace you prefer, but please remember that after 1 hour and 40 minutes the organization will no longer guarantee the safety on the route because the streets will be reopened. In any case, if you are tired you can use the rescue bus that will bring to the finish the athletes that drop out the race.

Where and when can I pick up the racing bib and theT-shirt?

You can collect official race jersey, race bib, and race kit in the following places and times:

  • Campus Bovisa Lambruschini: Wednesday 13 May – h 10.00 – 18.00
  • Campus Leonardo (at the PolimiRun Village in Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci): Friday 15 – h 10:00 – 19:00 and Saturday 16 May – h 10:00 – 16:00

When you will pick up your race kit, you could ask to our staff the size you prefer for the T-shirt.

It is not possible to pick up the race bib on the day of the race unless for people who have their domicile address outside the Lombardy region.  They are the only ones that can pick up the race bib on Saturday, May 19 from 7.30 to 9.00 at the Departure Village.

To pick up the race bib you must bring the email with your bib number and an identity document.

Can I pick up the racing bib for another person?

Yes; in order to do that you must show (on your smartphone) the email received by your friend with his bib number and also a digital copy of his identity document.

How does the bag storage work?

For logistical and security reasons it will no longer be possible to transport your bags from departure to arrival. We have set up a bag deposit service in the days before the race; the procedures are:


1) Together with the race bib you will receive a sticker with the corresponding number and the adidas race bag. Inside the adidas bag you will find a transparent bag. Apply the adhesive to the transparent bag and transfer what you want to find on arrival.

2) Give the bag at the stand of the bag deposit at the Bovisa Lambruschini Campus on May 13th from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, or at the PolimiRun Village at Leonardo Campus – Via Pascal, entrance from Via Ponzio 34, on Friday 15 from 10:00 to 7:00 pm and Saturday 17 May from 10:00 am at 4:00 pm.
Otherwise you can deposit it – only at the Village of Piazza Leonardo – on the morning of the race, from 7:30 am.

3) At the end of the race take back your bag at the stand in the Arrival Village at Leonardo Campus – Via Pascal, showing your race bib to our staff.


For reasons of security and because of new anti-terrorism regulations, it will not be possible to deposit bags that are not the transparent bags provided by the organization.

Where is the start? Where is the finish line?

The start will be at 9.30 from Bovisa La Masa Campus – Via La Masa and the finish line is in Piazza Leonardo da Vinci. There, you will find the PolimiRun Village, where you can find all the services (refreshment stand, toilets, changing rooms) and our sponsor corners.

How do I get to the starting Village and how can I get back there?

We suggest you not to come by car because the Village of Arrival and Departure are well served by public transport.

Here are the easiest ways to reach them:

for the departure village: Campus Bovisa la Masa: Ferrovie Nord – Bovisa Politecnico stop (the starting line can be reached walking);
for the arrival village: Piazza Leonardo da Vinci: M2 Green Line – PIOLA stop;

There will not be a shuttle to go back to departure but the two villages of departure and arrival are very well connected by public transport.

To get back to the start then you can take the green line (M2) towards Abbiategrasso / Assago and get off at Milano Porta Garibaldi. From there go to the Passante Ferroviario, track 2 (underground) and get off at the Milan-Bovisa Politecnico stop (for lines S1, S2, S12, S13) or Villapizzone (for lines S5, S6).

Is it possible to change clothes at the start/finish?

Yes, there will be gazebos used as changing rooms both at the start and finish villages. Showers will not be available.

Who starts first and what will be the starting positioning?

The group of adidas Runners starts first, precisely at 9.30; they will place first in line, directly under the starting inflatable arch.

Soon after, the  group will start, at 9:35

After them, the group of non-competitive runners will leave at 9:35, they will position themselves immediately behind the adidas Runners group, according to the following instructions:
there will be 4 starting grids with 4 inflatable arches with different colors and with the journey times printed: 47.5 min or less, 50 min, 55 min, and 60 min or more. You will have to position yourself under the arch with your expected race duration (which you indicated during registration process) that you will also find printed on your race bib.

Below each inflatable arch you will also find the Pacers that will accompany you to the finish line according to your journey time.

As the first groups starts, those behind it will come forward, in fact all the groups will start the race from the main arch.

Access to the start areas is allowed until 9:15 am. Everyone must place under the arch with the same pace written on their bib number.

Will the race course be closed to traffic?

The time limit to arrive at km 10.00 is 1h and 40 minutesAfter these period of time, the organization will no longer be able to guarantee the compltete closure of the route. Runners will be invited to continue the race on the sidewalk for their personal safety. 

The route is 10 km long. The departure is from the Bovisa Campus (via La Masa) and the arrival will be in Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci, right in front of the historic façade of Politecnico di Milano.

The path will cross the city of Milan in an almost perfect straight path, you will be able to get your best time!

Here are all the roads that will be closed to traffic:


(START) Via La Masa – Via Giampietrino – Via Ailanti – Piazza P. Castelli (contromano) – Via Mac Mahon – Viale Monte Ceneri – Cavalcavia Bacula (corsia dedicata alla corsa) –Piazzale Lugano – Viale Bodio – Piazzale Nigra – Viale Torelli – Viale Lancetti – Viale Stelvio – Piazza Appio Claudio – Viale Nazario Sauro – Viale Sondrio –Via Tonale – Sottopasso Mortirolo – Via Pergolesi – Via Piccinni – Via Monteverdi – Piazzale Bacone – Via Paracelso – Via Donatello – Piazzale Piola – Via Spinoza – Via Bonardi – Via Bassini – Via Clericetti (contromano) – Via Pascal – Via Golgi – Via Celoria – P.za Leonardo da Vinci (FINISH)

Will there be available any shuttle service to get back to the start?

No, but the two PolimiRun Villages (start and finish) are very well connected by public transport.

DEPARTURE: Ferrovie Nord – Bovisa Politecnico stop. ARRIVAL: M2 Green Line – PIOLA stop

Where can I find my race timing?

After the race, in www.polimirun.it you can find the link to view your time in an alphabetical list. The non-competitive race is a recreational motor activity, so there is not a ranking.

How can I watch my photos after the race?

You will be able to immediately look at your photos we took during the run! After the race go to the PolimiRun Spring website where you will find a special widget; enter your bib number there and watch and share immediately on your Facebook profile all the photos where you are the protagonist! The recognition is possible with the QR code printed on your bib, try to keep it always in sight so that the software can “scan” it easily.