Participation is only open to athletes aged 20 years and over (including those who will turn 20 during 2023). The requirements for participation vary according to nationality, residence and membership (or not) of an Athletics Federation.

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Can I register on the morning of the race?

No, online registration will close at 23:59 on 10 March 2023. In any event, the Organisation reserves the right to close entries early or to accept entries after the closing date at its sole discretion.

Can I pay when I collect my bib?

No, payment must be made at the same time as registration

When it is necessary to use the DataHealth platform

All participants registered with a Runcard (Italian and foreign) must upload their medical certificate on the DataHealth platform to complete their registration.

How can I check whether I have been registered?

The online registration portal automatically sends an e-mail confirming registration when the payment is validated. Later, we will also make an online tool available to check the status of your membership.

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If I am unable to participate, will I be able to obtain a refund of the registration fee?

The participation fee is non-refundable. If an athlete is unable to take part in the event, he/she may, subject to notification to be sent to the Organisers no later than 6/03/2023, transfer the registration to another person. The person registering as a replacement must pay a supplement of €20.00 (secretarial fee for the bib change) and complete the online registration form again with all personal information, membership details and the submission of the medical certificate and accept the race documents in full.


Contactsegreteria@sdam.itand you will receive an answer within 48 working hours.


I want to buy a product as an add-on to my membership, where can I do it?

Add-on products can be purchased when finalising your registration and/or at a later date with special rules. Click HERE to view the add-on products offered.

Is it possible to buy accommodation packages in Rome at the same time as registering?

Yes, accommodation offers will be included among the add-on products that can be purchased together with the Marathon registration. They will be redeemable at the time of registration. It will be possible to make use of these offers even after the purchase of the membership.


Confirmation letter

A few days before the race, all athletes who have registered will receive an e-mail as an official “letter of confirmation”.

This e-mail will contain all the basic instructions for collecting your bib number and taking part in the race. You do not need to print a hard copy of the email itself; you can present it on a device such as a smartphone or tablet.

Where can I pick up the bib?

You will be able to collect your bib (and the race pack) at the Expo Run Rome The Marathon. The Expo will be open to the public on Friday 17 March and Saturday 18 March from 9:00am to 8:00pm at the Palazzo dei Congressi, Piazza John Kennedy, 1, 00144 Roma RM.

Recommended underground stops to reach the Expo:

  • Eur Fermi (blue line B) 10 min on foot (800m)
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What do you need to collect the bib?

Confirmation letter, ID

Can I delegate another person to collect my bib?

Yes, by giving the following documents to the delegate:
– Copy of identity document
– Confirmation letter
– Written authorisation signed by the delegating party
– Any eventual documentation regarding Covid-19 containment.

What happens at the bib collection if my registration is not confirmed?

The registration fee must in any case have been already paid. When you pick up your bib, you will have to go to the appropriate desk to hand in the missing documentation and, if all is in order, receive your bib.

Can I collect my bib on race day?



What is the date of the marathon and starting time?

The Acea Run Rome The Marathon will take place on Sunday 19 March 2023, starting in via dei Fori Imperiali at 8:00 am

What is the average temperature on the day of the race?

The average temperature in Rome at the end of March is about 13, with about 9 degrees at the start.

What are the features of the route?

It is a flat route with about 26 metres of elevation and about 6 km of cobblestones (the route may be subject to some small variations).

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What points does the route pass through?

The most famous and beautiful places in Rome: Colosseum and Imperial Forum are the starting and ending points, Piazza Venezia, Campidoglio steps, Teatro Marcello, Bocca della Verità, Circo Massimo, Porta San Paolo, Piramide Cestia, Basilica di San Paolo, San Pietro, Foro Italico, Piazza Augusto Imperatore, Ara Pacis, Piazza Navona, Piazza del Popolo, Piazza di Spagna. (the route may be subject to some small variations)

Will there be grids and a staggered start?

Yes, there are 3 waves of departures spaced a few minutes apart.
The starting runners are lined up according to the following grids:



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The “TOP” grid (area) is also reserved by the organisation. The organisers reserve the right to check the time declared by the athlete and to make the appropriate changes to the bib assigned if discrepancies are found. Depending on the bib number allocated, it will be possible to access the corresponding starting area.

According to rule 100 R.T.I. elite athletes (men and women) are considered to be those in the “TOP” and “A” grid (areas).

Is there a secure bag deposit at the start/finish line?


Are there any musical points along the route?

Yes. There will be numerous entertainment points along the route.

How to reach the starting point

BY UNDERGROUND: The closest stop to the starting point is the CIRCO MASSIMO stop of the Metro line B (Blue).

BY TRAIN: From theROMA TERMINI station you can reach the starting point on foot in about 20 minutes. Alternatively, you can use the Metro B (Blue) line to the stop indicated above or bus number 75.

BY CAR: We do not recommend that you reach the starting point area by car. If you really can’t do without a car, we suggest using the park-and-ride facilities available at many metro stations.

Delivery of the bag with your clothes

You can use the bag that you will receive with your bib. No other type of bag or backpack will be accepted! Do not forget to identify the bag with the race number label. After arrival, you can collect your bag by showing your bib. Remember that the bag should only contain the clothes necessary for a post-race change of clothes and that no valuables should be left in it: the organisation will not be held responsible for any theft. The time of the bag deposit will be communicated in the race info which will be published in the days before the race.

Starting procedure

The meeting time and access to the grids (areas) will be communicated in the Race Info which will be published in the days before the race. Latecomers must start at the back of the group. The accesses to the “grids” (areas) will be manned by volunteers who will check your bib to ensure that you are entering your assigned starting sector.

The start of Acea Run Rome The Marathon will be at08:00 am.

The start will be in waves at intervals of a few minutes.

The route

Please note that the trajectory used for the measurement corresponds to the minimum distance that can be covered. It is practically impossible for you to follow the same trajectory during the race, so it is quite normal for your GPS watch to record a distance covered in excess of 42.195 km by several hundred metres.

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Timekeeping at the start and on the route

The measurement of times and the drawing up of rankings will be carried out by means of a system based on an electronic transponder (“chip”) which will be handed out when the bib is collected with instructions and attached to the bib. The chip is strictly personal and cannot be exchanged. Athletes who remove and/or damage the “chip” in any way will not be able to be timed and will not appear in the rankings. For each athlete the following will be recorded: the official time (from the firing of the relevant wave to the finish line), the net time (from the moment of crossing the starting line to the finish line), the intermediate times at the following km: km 10, km 21,097 and km 30.

Time limit

The time limit to finish the marathon is 6h30. Competitors will then be given the maximum time details for the various passes of the intermediate mileage references. At the end of the marathon there will be a technical commission composed of a technical manager, a FIDAL judge (if any), a representative of the Municipal Police Command, who will assess the actual closure of the route according to the status of the last participants. Athletes who do not respect the time limits for passing through the gates will be asked by the officials to board the shuttles for the withdrawn athletes or to continue running on the pavement and not on the road, in accordance with the Highway Code, in order to protect their safety.

Refreshments and sponges

Refreshments and sponges will be provided on the route in accordance with World Athletics/FIDAL regulations.

Race assistants

The organisation will provide, free of charge, several groups of clearly recognisable race assistants (“pacers”) who will be responsible for running the marathon at a steady pace to the finish line. More information on the pacemaker service will be provided in the coming weeks.

Transport service for withdrawn athletes

Athletes who are injured or intend to withdraw from the competition can use a special shuttle service to reach the next pick-up point (km 21.097 – km 30 – km 35). From here they will be transported to the arrival area. Athletes who are able to walk can reach the nearest collection point on their own.

Medical assistance

Medical assistance will be provided for athletes who need it along the entire route
through fixed or mobile posts, with fixed points every 5 km and at the finish area.


What happens at the end of the race?

After the finish line, the athletes will receive a participation medal, access to the final refreshments and other post-arrival services (bag deposit, WC, etc.). We recommend that all athletes follow the instructions of our staff.

Where do I find the rankings?

The partial and final times will be available in real time by following the appropriate links on the www.runromethemarathon.com website. It will also be possible to download a certificate of participation. The results will be validated by the Fidal Race Judges Group.

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WHAT DO YOU NEED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MARATHON? Participation is only open to athletes aged 20 years and over (including those who will turn 20 during 2023). The requirements for participation vary according to nationality, residence and membership (or not) of an Athletics Federation.

Can I walk the Rome Marathon? ›

The Run Rome The Marathon is open to everyone. From experts to enthusiasts, but also to all those who enjoy fitwalking, who will be able to follow the official route at the pace they feel most appropriate, from power walking to a relaxed pace.

How many people run in the Rome Marathon? ›

19 March is the day of the Acea Run Rome The Marathon, the event that hosts around 30,0000 runners from all over the world every year.

Where does the Rome Marathon start and finish? ›

Runners start and finish in the shadow of the Roman Forum on Via dei Fori Imperiali, a thoroughfare flanked at either end by the towering Colosseum and Piazza Venezia.

Where is the hardest marathon? ›

#1: Pikes Peak Marathon

Almost every list of the hardest marathons in the US includes the Pikes Peak Marathon. Held in Colorado at the famous Pikes Peak mountain, this notoriously difficult marathon requires nearly 8000 feet of vertical gain over the 26.2 mile course.

How does it take to walk a marathon? ›

It is estimated that walking a marathon will take between six and nine hours to complete. This is totally dependent on the individual's pace, but taking the average walking pace - approximately 3.1 miles per hour - would give you a finish time of just over eight hours.

How many months does it take to train for a marathon? ›

Most runners take between 16 and 20 weeks to train for a marathon. As you build up to the race, your heart, muscles and mind need to be conditioned for the exertion ahead, so following a strict training plan which gradually ups the ante and improves your fitness and stamina is very important.

What is a Runcard? ›

Run Card: A computer aided dispatch database that lists the order that stations will be dispatched for incidents within a geographic area.

How do you not need a toilet during a marathon? ›

Arriving early to the race site is key as the lines for bathrooms can get very long just before the starting gun. Though pre-race jitters usually make going to the bathroom very easy, but once you start running and sweating, the fluid loss helps minimize the need to use the bathroom.

What not to eat during marathon? ›

High-fat meats, heavy sauces/creams, fried foods, high-fat desserts and foods prepared with a lot of butter or oil. High-fiber vegetables like arugula, beans, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower and kale. Whole grains extremely high in fiber. Carbonated beverages.

Should you drink water during a marathon? ›

Stay Hydrated

The American College of Sports Medicine recommends drinking 5 to 12 ounces of fluids every 15 to 20 minutes during a marathon, although this is often difficult to accomplish and can result in over hydration if your sweat loss is low.

Can anyone enter the Rome Marathon? ›

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MARATHON? Participation is only open to athletes aged 20 years and over (including those who will turn 20 during 2023). The requirements for participation vary according to nationality, residence and membership (or not) of an Athletics Federation.

Is marathon Greek or Roman? ›

Although never part of the ancient Olympic Games, the marathon does have ancient Greek origins.

How do you train for a marathon? ›

Beginning marathoners should aim to build their weekly mileage up to 50 miles over the four months leading up to race day. Three-to-five runs per week is sufficient. The vast majority of these runs should be done at a relaxed pace. You should run at an easy enough pace to be able to carry on a conversation.

Where is the hottest marathon? ›

The hottest regular marathon race is the Badwater Ultramarathon held between Death Valley and Mt Whitney, Caifornia, USA, which registers temperatures of 55 degrees Celsius.

How many calories does a marathon burn? ›

If we consider that we burn an average of 100 calories per mile whilst running, over the distance of a marathon (26.2 miles) that is an average of over 2600 calories – that's more than the recommended daily calorie intake for adults (both men and women), so you can treat yourself post-race without feeling guilty!

What to expect after walking a marathon? ›

Expect to wake up feeling a little sore, but also be prepared for the post-race blues. It's totally normal to feel lost after following a training plan for so long. Don't do any hard workouts for a minimum of two weeks. You can begin active recovery the day after a big race.

Is there a time limit on a marathon? ›

Athletes have six hours (6:00:00) from the time the last starter cross the start line to complete the course.

How should I eat before a marathon? ›

Have a low-fat, high-carbohydrate and low-fibre meal about three hours before the race to prevent any indigestion, fatigue or stomach discomfort whilst running. Avoid heavy meals the day before the race and only eat familiar foods on the day itself.

What should I eat to prepare for a marathon? ›

A marathon training diet should be well-balanced and include adequate amounts of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, lean protein and healthy fats. The macronutrients (carbohydrates, proteins and fats) are all potential sources of energy for the body, but the body prefers to rely on carbohydrates and fats.

How do I run a marathon without getting tired? ›

Don't start running at too high a speed, but start at a slow pace, increasing it little by little; Go to the toilet before running; Each week should try to increase your running level, shorten the time to run a fixed distance or lengthen the distance; Don't put a lot of pressure on running; Do not run too hard when the ...

What do I need to run a marathon in Italy? ›

REQUIREMENTS To participate you must have a RUNCARD, valid on the date of the marathon. In addition you must have a medical certificate of eligibility for participating in a competitive athletics event, valid at the date of the marathon.

How do I get a run card in Italy? ›

The Italian Athletics Federation has created a simple and inexpensive procedure in order to give all foreign athletes the opportunity to compete in Italy. By signing the Runcard, with an enrollment fee of 15 euros, you will receive an email including the CARD valid for one year.

Do I need a medical certificate to run in Italy? ›

The medical certificate must include the following exams (these are mandatory in Italy): electrocardiography (ECG) at rest and after effort, and spirometry. To participate to non competitive ("fun runs") events in Italy, usually a few lines from your doctor should suffice.

Where is Marathon in Italy? ›

Rome Marathon 2023: Commitment and dedication reign at the Maratona di Roma The Rome Marathon is the largest marathon in Italy. Every year it attracts more than 15,000 of local and foreign runners. Another 50,000 people participate in the 5km Roma Fun Run race.

How many episodes of Marathon are there? ›

A marathon generally has to have at least five episodes in a row to be considered as such; as writer Patrick Hipes noted, "some networks (promote) 3–4 episodes as a 'marathon,' but that's more like a 5K."

Is Rome available to stream? ›

How to Watch Rome. Right now you can watch Rome on HBO Max. You are able to stream Rome by renting or purchasing on Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, Google Play, and Vudu.

How do you grab water during a marathon? ›

Hold the cup at the top so that you can drink slowly without getting any in your nose. Take small sips of water; don't try to chug the whole cup at once. Try to keep running and go with the flow of runners. If you feel like you need to stop or slow down to drink, pull off to the side.

How do people drink water in a marathon? ›

A guideline I like to follow is taking in 3 or 4 long sips of water every 15 or so minutes. On long runs, I'll often fill my hydration pack with water that has a hydration tab mixed in it, called Nuun, which has added electrolytes, like sodium.

How do you stay dry during a marathon? ›

Stay dry as much as possible—indoors or in your car. Wear fully waterproof clothing and use an umbrella as you pick up your race number. Wear completely different clothes for your warm-up (including running shoes and socks) that you can change out of before the race. Extra socks and running shoes are a must.

What is the best snack during a marathon? ›

High GI carbohydrate foods are best during a run as they release energy quickly. Choose specially designed sport gels and isotonic drinks, or try bananas, oranges, honey, dried fruit or gummy sweets such as jelly beans.

Can marathon runners eat pizza? ›

Contrary to popular belief, when pizza is consumed in moderation and prepared in healthy ways, it can be an excellent food for runners. In fact, according to a nutrition editor at "Runner's World" magazine, the average runner consumes the equivalent of one medium pizza every month.

How many gels do I need for a 3 hour marathon? ›

How often do I need to take gels during a marathon? Aim for 60-90 g of carbohydrate per hour(1). Using gels, this works out at 3 GO Isotonic Energy Gels per hour. Remember; don't wait until you're tired before you start taking on energy.

How do you carry food during a marathon? ›

Any of the back packs, bum bags, fanny packs, or vests listed above would be perfect for storing some extra energy gels, chews or powders. The important thing is to simply make sure you are planning enough fuel and that you carry enough to power you through the marathon!

Can you bring your own water to a marathon? ›

You can drink carry your own fluids or use an aid station on the course. Each method has pros and cons and every runner has his own preferences and habits.

Can you run around the Colosseum? ›

Colosseum and Circus Maximus

This route also leads to the Circus Maximus . Before reaching the Circus Maximus, the route crosses Viale delle Terme di Caracalla. You can run very well in the grounds of the former racetrack. However, there is no shade and it can be very hot here on sunny days.

Can people walk the NYC Marathon? ›

The New York City Marathon does NOT disqualify participants for walking. It's quite common to see runners following a run-walk strategy.

Can you go for a run in Italy? ›

Italy is a favorite travel destination, and it's also great for running. Nearly every major city features a classic river path, well-preserved historic areas, and significant parks.

What is the myth of the Marathon? ›

The name Marathon comes from the legend of Pheidippides, a Greek messenger. The legend states that he was sent from the battlefield of Marathon to Athens to announce that the Persians had been defeated in the Battle of Marathon (in which he had just fought), which took place in August or September, 490 BC.

How many steps do you take in a Marathon? ›

The number of steps you'll take during a marathon depends on your stride length, speed, and terrain. Generally, an individual takes about 1,500 to 2,500 steps per mile, meaning running a marathon (26.2 miles) requires approximately 39,300 to 65,000 steps.

What is a 100 mile Marathon called? ›

Ultramarathons, or ultra runs, are endurance running races or treks beyond the standard marathon distance of 26.2 miles (42.2k). The most common distances for ultra running are 50k, 100k, 50 miles, or 100 miles (aka centurion races).

How many hours a day do you train for a marathon? ›

Time Commitments During Marathon Training

For the average marathoner, you should expect to have at least one 40-mile week in your build-up. If you average 10-minute miles for the week, that's 400 minutes or nearly seven hours of training, which breaks down to approximately one hour of running per day.

Can I marathon train on a treadmill? ›

You can definitely train for a marathon on a treadmill. Whether you use the treadmill as a training tool for specific marathon speed workouts or even do all of your marathon training runs a treadmill, lots of people successfully prepare for marathons using treadmills.

How do you breathe when running? ›

The best way to breathe while running is to inhale and exhale using both your nose and mouth combined. Breathing through both the mouth and the nose will keep your breathing steady and engage your diaphragm for maximum oxygen intake. It also allows you to expel carbon dioxide quickly.

Can you walk the Columbus Marathon? ›

The course limit for our full marathon is 6:30 (14:53 minute/mile pace). Walking is encouraged and welcome!

Can you walk all over Rome? ›

Forget the old cliché of Rome not being built in a day. If you've only got a day to spare, you can absolutely see the best of Rome. Unlike other European capitals, Rome has a touristic area that's fairly compact and most of it can be covered on a stroll.

How walkable is Columbus? ›

Columbus is designated as a Silver-level community due to its excellent walkable development policies, planning programs in support of walking, and robust regional non-motorized count program.

Can you cross the marathon route on foot? ›

It can be very tricky, because the flow of runners never stops and there don't tend to be big gaps between runners. You really don't want to get in the way of the runners as you cross! In some places you're not allowed to cross at all, and you have to walk along the route until a gap opens up in the barriers.

Where can I park for the Columbus Marathon? ›

I-670 East to Neil Ave. Right onto Neil Ave. Proceed on Neil Ave. to available parking throughout the Arena District.

Do you have to cover shoulders and knees in Rome? ›

But come hot summer months where tank tops and shorts are worn by many if not most visitors, the question of proper church attire pops up quite frequently. The dress code rules when visiting churches are simple: cover your shoulders and knees, and you must wear shoes.

What streets to avoid in Rome? ›

Neighborhoods to avoid

Rome's most crime-riddled neighborhoods include Tor Bella Monaca, Romanina, San Basilio, and Corviale. As these are predominantly residential areas, you may have no reason to ever visit them. However, if you do, try to avoid them at night.

Is it safe to walk in Rome at night? ›

Most people do not encounter any problems walking around Rome at night, and in comparison to other popular cities around the globe, this one is relatively safe. If you want to avoid having anything stolen, pay no attention to anyone approaching you or asking you a question and keep your distance as much as possible.

Can you wear hydration pack in NYC Marathon? ›

Camelbaks® and any type of hydration backpack/vest (Fuel belts and hand-held water bottles are allowed, but nothing that is worn over the shoulders.)

Can you cross Central Park during the NYC Marathon? ›

Here are some ways you can maneuver around the park on race day: Crossing Park Drive (where the runners will be) is prohibited, but you can get across the busy road by going underneath it.

Can you wear race bib on shorts? ›

Some authorities may let you pin the bib in the front part of your shorts. However, most of the race organizers will not permit you to run a race with the bib on your back. It is because this style of wearing a bib makes you less identifiable as a registered runner, which could lead to disqualification.


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