What are the differences between COMPETITIVE and NON-COMPETITIVE PolimiRun Spring?

The registration to the competitive race is allowed only to members of a FIDAL company or Runcard holders with a medical certificate for competitive sports specific for light athletics. The member card and the certificate must be valid at the date of the race. The group registered for the competitive PolimiRun Spring will start first. The route, the T-shirt and the services will be the same for everyone.

Health first: how should I behave on the day of the PolimiRun?

  • If you have typical symptoms of Covid-19 or you have been in contact with a person who tested positive in the days before the PolimiRun or you are subjected to quarantine measures or fiduciary isolation, do not show up on the day of the PolimiRun.
  • We recommend that you follow the instructions that we will send you via email regarding the time and place of meeting at the starting Village.

  • We ask you to follow the instructions that will be given to you on site by the staff, to facilitate the entry and exit operations from the Villages, the entry to the starting grids and the use of the services.

  • Remember to wear the mask whenever you are inside the PolimiRun Villages; you must absolutely wear it up to 500 meters after the start, and wear it again as soon as you cross the finish line.

  • Keep your distance from other PolimiRunners and help us avoid crowds.

  • The mid-way refreshment and the final refreshment will include the distribution of sealed products only; we ask you to throw the packages in the appropriate bins to allow us to do the best possible separate collection.

All PolimiRunners will be required to comply with the provisions in force on the day of the race.

In the days before the run we will give you more detailed information via email.

[ Last update: August 23 2021 ]

Is the Green Pass mandatory?

Yes, the Green Pass is mandatory to access the PolimiRun Spring 2021 Villages where the race kits will be distributed in the days before the race; it will also be mandatory in order to participate in PolimiRun Spring 2021.

The measures in place to ensure the safety of the event

  • Entry to the Villages will be possible only for those in possession of a valid Green Pass;
  • On the day of the race there will be several entrance gates to the Starting Village, each of which is intended for a group of about 500 people;
  • Departures will be staggered: every 3 minutes a small group of 500 people will start the race.

Tips to face the PolimiRun in the end of summer heat!

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. Write on the bib (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 website www.polimirun.it. You can choose whether to participate in non-competitive or competitive PolimiRun Spring. The registrations will close on September 16th, 2021. Registrations for PolimiRun Spring 2021 are limited, in compliance with the limits imposed by current legislation. We recommend that you register as soon as possible to secure your place at the event. 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.

What does the registration fee include?

Your registration for PolimiRun Spring 2021 includes: official adidas jersey, bib with disposable chip to track your time, race pack with sponsors’ gadgets, bag deposit active in the days before the race, mid- and end-of-race refreshments, insurance RCT, technical and medical assistance, rescue bus to reach the finish line on board of it in case you are very tired or injured along the way.

Is the participation allowed to minors?

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

Where, when and how can I pick up my race kit?

The Green Pass is mandatory to access the PolimiRun Spring 2021 Villages where the race kits will be distributed.

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

  • Bovisa La Masa Campus: on Wednesday 15 September 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, on Thursday 16 September 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Leonardo Campus: in Via Pascal, in front of the C.S. Giuriati, on Friday 17 September from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm and Saturday 18 September from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Following the registration you will receive an email with your bib number, show it when you collect the race kit. Together with the bib, you will be given the jersey and the official race bag. Close to the event, an email will be sent to you with dates, times and all the necessary information.
Competitive runners will receive an email with the bib number in the week of the race.
It is not possible to collect the bib on the day of the race, except for those coming from outside the Lombardy region, who can collect it inside the Leonardo Campus – in Via Pascal, in front of C.S. Giuriati – on Sunday 19 September from 7:30 am to 9:00 am. To collect it you must show the email with your bib number and an identity document.
When you collect your kit, you can communicate to the staff the size of the shirt you prefer.
To collect your kit, you must bring an email with your bib number and an identity document.

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, try checking the SPAM folder and if you cannot find it there, write to polimirun@polimi.it and attach your payment receipt; we will send you a new confirmation email. Competitive runners will receive an email with the bib number in the week of the race. If you are a competitive runner, for any question about your competitive registration you can send an eamil to segreteria@sdam.it.

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 won’t 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. Apply the adhesive to the bag and transfer in it what you want to find on arrival.

2) Give the bag at the stand of the bag deposit at the Bovisa La Masa or at Leonardo Campus – in via Pascal 6, in front of C.S. Giuriati – in the bib distribution days:

  • Campus Bovisa La Masa: Wednesday 15 September and Thursday 16 September from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Campus Leonardo: Friday 17 September from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm and on Saturday 18 September from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
    Otherwise you can deposit it – only at the Village of Via Lambruschini – the morning of the race, from 7:00 am to 8:00 am.

3) At the end of the race take back your bag at the stand in the Arrival Village at Lambruschini Campus – Via Lambruschini, 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 ones provided by the organization.
Compared to previous years, we have been committed to eliminating the use of transparent plastic bags for bag deposit, in order to make our PolimiRun increasingly eco-sustainable!

Where is the start? Where is the finish line?

The start will be at 8.30 from Piazza Leonardo da Vinci and the finish line is in Bovisa Lambruschini campus in via Lambruschini. There, you will find the PolimiRun Village, where you can find all the services (refreshment stand, toilets, changing rooms).

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

Days before the race we will send you an email with the time to arrive at the starting Village, in Piazza Leonardo da Vinci, together with the map that will indicate the access gates.

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:Piazza Leonardo da Vinci: M2 Green Line – PIOLA stop (the starting line can be reached walking);
for the arrival village: Campus Bovisa Lambruschini: Ferrovie Nord – Bovisa Politecnico 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 you can take the Passante Ferroviario, track 2 (underground) from Bovisa Politecnico stop (lines S1, S2, S12, S13) or from Villapizzone (lines S5, S6) and get off at Milano Porta Garibaldi stop. From there, take the green line (M2) towards Gessate / Cologno Nord and get off at Piola stop (5 stops from Garibaldi).

Is it possible to change clothes before/after the race?

There will be gazebos used as changing rooms only in the Arrival Village. There will be no showers.
Access to the changing rooms must be in compliance with social distancing, avoiding gatherings and wearing a mask.

How can I enter the Starting Village and how does the starting work?

On the morning of the race the Starting Village (in Piazza Leonardo da Vinci) will be accessible from 7:30 am to 8:30 am through five entrance gates:
each gate will be identified by a specific color, participants must access the gate corresponding to the color of their bib. At each gate will be carried out check-ups with metal detectors and, to access the gates it will be necessary to be in possession of a valid Green Pass.

On the basis of the travel time declared during the registration phase, we have created groups of about 500 people. Each group was assigned a bib color.
Once inside the Starting Village, you will need to stay inside the Waiting Area until the speaker invites your group to head to the Call area. At this point you will have to wait for a new call to go to the Starting Area (Via Bonardi).

As always, the first to start will be the competitive runners at 8.30 am and all the other groups will follow.

In the registration form, remember to answer the question “How long do you think it will take you to reach the finish line?” because it will help us manage the meeting and departure of each group.

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

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 village will be in Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci – right in front of the historic façade of Politecnico di Milano – while the arrival village (with all the necessary services) will be at Bovisa Lambruschini campus.
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 Bonardi ,Via Ponzio,- Via Pascal -,Mezzo Giro del Giuriati ,Via Celoria,- Via Pascoli,-Via degli Scipioni,-Viale Regina Giovanna -,Viale Tunisia -Viale Della Liberazione,-Viale Luigi Sturzo,-Via Ferrari,-Piazza Cimitero Monumentale ,-Via Luigi Nono ,-Via Cenisio ,P.za Diocleziano ,-Via Mac Mahon,-Viale Monteceneri -controviale ,Sottopasso  Pedonale- ,Via Castellino da Castello,-Via Ardissone-,Viale dei Pioppi,-Via degli Alianti ,Via La Masa, Passaggio interno Campus Bovisa, Via Lambruschini contromano – Finish

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.

What will there be waiting for you at the arrival Village?

The arrival Village will be set up at the Bovisa Lambruschini Campus (Via Lambruschini).

The services that you will find once you get to the finish line are:

  • final refreshment, with properly sealed products
  • changing rooms, to be used in compliance with social distancing, without gathering and wearing a mask
  • bathrooms
  • bag deposit, where you can collect your bag deposited in the days before the race

At the end of the race, RDS 100% Grandi Successi, the PolimiRun Spring radio partner, will welcome you for some musical entertainment and animation! The arrival Village will be set up to welcome all PolimiRunners in compliance with the regulations in force on the day of the event; it will be mandatory to wear a mask from the moment you get to the finish line, respect the social distancing and avoid gatherings. The Village will be wide enough to ensure the distance between you and the other runners.

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.

Where can I find my race timing?

After the race, in www.polimirun.it you can find the link to view your time. There will be the ranking of the competitive runners in order of arrival and an alphabetical list for the non-competitive runners. The non-competitive race is a recreational motor activity, so there is not a ranking.