Rome wraps you, embraces you, and captures you because running here is running through history on a route that is unique in the world and smacks eternity and invincibility.
Sunday, 19 March 2023, at around 8.30 am, the 27th edition of the Rome Marathon awaits you. Officially called Run Rome The Marathon, it is the top international level road race.
As per tradition, the 42.195-kilometer course, which runs in any weather condition, winds through Rome's most iconic places and more than thirty historic sites. Among them, the Imperial Fora - where the start and finish lines are - the Vittoriano and Piazza Venezia, the Circus Maximus, the Lungotevere, Saint Angel Castle, Via della Conciliazione with Saint Peter's Basilica, the Foro Italico and the Mosque, Piazza del Popolo, Piazza di Spagna with the Spanish Steps, Navona Square and Via del Corso.
The competition is certified with the FIDAL Gold Label and the World Athletics Label.
On 19 March, the "stracittadina" Fun Run returns. Starting from the Imperial Fora, it arrives at the Circus Maximus: 5km of celebration, happiness, well-being, friendship, lots of music, and solidarity for everyone. With family, children, or friends walking or running at a free pace because freedom is perhaps the right word.
Rome, however, can also be conquered by walking. If you are a practitioner and a lover of Fitwalking, you will be more than welcome. The pace doesn't matter the journey does; doing it walking is always unique and exciting, even more so by experiencing the Eternal City and its extraordinary beauties more intensely.
Running is also a team sport with the Run4Rome relay, which cares not only about the finish line but also for the social initiatives supported by the Non-Profit Organizations that have joined the Charity project and through which you can register to participate. The excitement is multiplied by four with Run4Rome, which allows you, if you are newbies, walkers, sportsmen, or competitive runners, to be a protagonists by creating a team that runs the four fractions of 13 km, 11.8 km, 7.2 km, and 10.195 km, for a total of 42,195km. Fun is guaranteed and is even bigger than in the past, with more music and activities at the exchange points. The route is one of the world's most evocative, with departure and arrival at the Imperial Fora, passing through the Vittoriano and Piazza Venezia, the Circus Maximus, the Lungotevere, Saint Angel Castle, Via della Conciliazione with Saint Peter's Basilica.
The marathon, as we know it today, was born in 1995 with the Italia Marathon Club, in 2011, it received the prestigious IAAF Gold Label recognition, and, since 2019, it has been organized by FIDAL, the Italian Athletics Federation.
In the latest editions, over 115 participating countries. In the men's roll of honor, there are seven successes by Ethiopia, 13 by Kenya, and three by Italy with Stefano Baldini, Ruggero Pertile, and Alberico Di Cecco. For women, the flags of Russia, Estonia, Kenya, Ethiopia, and Algeria waved. There is also a lot of Italy, thanks to the victories of Franca Fiacconi, Maura Viceconte, Maria Guida, Maria Cocchetti, Gloria Marconi, and Ornella Ferrara.
The race record belongs to Benjamin Kiptoo Kolum, the Kenyan athlete who, in 2009, arrived at the Imperial Fora in 2h 07′ 18″, while the fastest ever was Kebede Megertu Alemu, the runner from Ethiopia who, in April 2019, ran in 2h 22′ 52″.
Domenica 19 marzo 2023 ore 8.00 (partenza 1a onda gara agonistica)
Lo start e l'arrivo sono posizionati su Via dei Fori Imperiali, all’altezza del Foro di Traiano e del Campidoglio.
Visibile in diretta tv su Sky Sport Uno dalle 07.55 alle 10.30
Poco prima del via dell’evento la Pattuglia Acrobatica Nazionale sorvolerà sui Fori Imperiali