New Rome Half Marathon on 17 June

Night-time half marathon is new entry on the capital's running circuit.

The inaugural Rome Half Marathon is scheduled to take place in the capital at 21.00 on Saturday 17 June.

The 21-km race is organised by Maratona di Roma and will be held concurrently with the 11th edition of the CorriRoma, a 10-km competitive race beginning and ending in Piazza del Popolo.

The Mezza Maratona di Roma starts in Piazzale Flaminio, passing by numerous archaeological sites in the centre such as the Colosseum before finishing up in Piazza del Popolo.

The maximum time given to complete the course is three hours and 15 minutes, and runners must be over 18. Registration is open until 9 June, for full details including entry fees see website.