About Run4Science
Past editions

RUN for SCIENCE is a project conceived in 2014 by the department of Neuroscience, Biomedicine and Movement of the University of Verona and that has involved several universities throughout Europe. It represents today the largest and most important scientific event concerning the world of endurance and run.

The protagonists are runners willing to match their passion to run 21 or 42 km. Measures and techniques of investigation allow to quantify the benefit and the modifications induced by the effort and in relation to the age. The aim is to study and investigate different aspects concerning the half marathon and marathon, such as: muscular, cardiovascular and metabolic efficiency, as well as psychological aspects.

An established collaboration allows to make interact different research groups, internationally recognised among the most competent in their respective fields. This allows to carry out multidisciplinary analyses, to report results and to obtain scientific interpretations and discoveries that would otherwise be impossible. Sport, Research and Health find a meeting point here.

Runners of predetermined ages participate in the annual edition. 200 volunteers are asked to undergo anthropometric measures (weight, height, body composition), cognitive (evaluation through questions or computer systems), conditional (strength, elasticity, sensitivity), functional (energy expenditure, precision) and organic (blood samples) before and just after the race. A group of runners, recruited in the first months of the year, is randomly divided into sub-groups subsequently assigned to different training modalities according to the scheme: Polarised training, Focused training and aerobic training, in order to define their potential and limits.

On the day of the event, normally in April, the sciencers think only about running 21 or 42 km and having fun, the researchers have the task of measuring, evaluating, collecting information. The data are statistically treated for scientific purposes in an anonymous form and can be used to produce publications in scientific journals or presented in written and oral form at national and international scientific congresses.

During the R4S event, which is held at the facilities of the Department of Motor Sciences of the University of Verona (Via Montelungo, 3, 37131 Verona), scientific instruments from the best assessment centers or soon available of the amateur runner are used, from simple GPS to wearable instruments for metabolic control.

PARTNER UNIVERSITIES

STAFF

Prof. Federico Schena

CAPO PROGETTO - Sport and Exercise Science - University of Verona Dep. Neuroscience, Biomedicine and Movement Science - federico.schena@univr.it

Prof. Federico Schena

Dott. Cantor Tarperi

COORDINATORE DI PROGETTO - Centro per la Preparazione alla Maratona, Sport and Exercise Science - University of Verona Dep. Neuroscience, Biomedicine and Movement Science - cantor.tarperi@univr.it

Dott. Cantor Tarperi

Dott. Luca Festa

LOGISTICA E ALLENAMENTO - Centro per la Preparazione alla Maratona, Sport and Exercise Science - University of Verona Dep. Neuroscience, Biomedicine and Movement Science - luca.festa@univr.it

Dott. Luca Festa

Dott.ssa Kristina Skroce

RESPONSABILE GARA - Centro per la Preparazione alla Maratona, Sport and Exercise Science - University of Verona Dep. Neuroscience, Biomedicine and Movement Science - cantor.tarperi@univr.it

Dott.ssa Kristina Skroce

Prof. Paolo Moghetti

DIABETOLOGIA - Sport and Exercise Science - University of Verona Dep. Medicine - paolo.moghetti@univr.it

Prof. Paolo Moghetti

Dott.ssa Elisabetta Bacchi

DIABETOLOGIA - Sport and Exercise Science - University of Verona Dep. Medicine - elisabetta.bacchi@univr.it

Dott.ssa Elisabetta Bacchi

Prof. Gianluca Salvagno

EMATOCHIMICA - University of Verona Dep. Neuroscience, Biomedicine and Movement Science - gianluca.salvagno@univr.it

Prof. Gianlica Salvagno

Prof. Luca Dalle Carbonare

STAMINALI - University of Verona Dep. Medicine - luca.dallecarbonare@univr.it

Prof. Luca Dalle Carbonare

Dott. Pietro Trabucchi

ALGOMETRIA - Sport and Exercise Science - University of Verona Dep. Neuroscience, Biomedicine and Movement Science - info@pietrotrabucchi.it

Dott. Pietro Trabucchi

Prof.ssa Maria Francesca Piacentini

PACING E PERCEZIONE - Università degli Studi di Roma - Foro Italico Dip. Scienze Motorie

Prof.ssa Maria Francesca Piacentini

Prof. Claudio Orizio

CONTROLLO MOTORIO FINE - Dip. Scienze Cliniche e Sperimentali Università degli Studi di Brescia - claudio.orizio@unibs.it

Prof. Claudio Orizio

Prof. Alberto Rainoldi

ELETTROMIOGRAFIA E FORZA - Dip. Scienze Mediche Università degli studi di Torino - alberto.rainoldi@unito.it

Prof. Alberto Rainoldi

Prof. Marco Cardinale

WEARABLE DEVICES - Head of Sports Physiology and Research - Dept. Of Sports Science - Aspire Academy Qatar

Prof. Marco Cardinale

Prof. Franco Impellizzeri

INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL TRAINING LOAD - Faculty of Health - University of Technology Sydney

Prof. Franco Impellizzeri

Prof. Laurent Mourot

HRv VASCULAR CONTROL - Dept. UPFR des Sports - University of Bourgogne Franche-Comtè

Prof. Laurent Mourot

Prof. Kevin Shoemaker

NEURAL PATTERNS AND VASCULAR CONTROL - Faculty of Health Sciences - Western Health Sciences

Prof. Kevin Shoemaker

Dott. Gennaro Boccia

ELETTROMIOGRAFIA E FORZA - Dip. Scienze Mediche Università degli studi di Torino - gennaro.boccia@unito.it

Dott. Gennaro Boccia

Prof. Antonio La Torre

PROGRAMMAZIONE ALLENAMENTO - Dip. Scienze Biomediche e per la Salute Università degli Studi di Milano

Prof. Antonio La Torre

Prof. Samuele Marcora

BRAIN FATIGUE - Endurance research group University of Kent (UK)

Prof. Samuele Marcora

Dott.ssa Chiara Gattoni

BRAIN FATIGUE - Endurance research group University of Kent (UK)

Dott.ssa Chiara Gattoni

Dott. Moritz Schumann

SODIUM/ELECTROLYTE INTAKE - Department of Biology of Physical Activity - Faculty of Sport and Health Science University of Jyväskylä, Finland - moritz.schumann@jyu.fi

Dott. Moritz Schumann

Dott.ssa Nicole Tabarini

SEGRETERIA - Sport and Exercise Science - University of Verona - Dep. Neuroscience, Biomedicine and Movement Science - nicole.tabarini@univr.it

Dott.ssa Nicole Tabarini

Dott.ssa Sara Bigardi

COMUNICAZIONE - sara.bigardi@univr.it

Dott.ssa Sara Bigardi

Massimo Pozza

WEB DEVELOPMENT - Art Director - ariaeterra - info@ariaeterra.it

Massimo Pozza

Massimo Pozza

Riccardo Micheletto

WEB DEVELOPMENT - Computer Science Student

Riccardo Micheletto

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