The Circus Maximus is the location for this year's Corso Futurista on Saturday 4 September. Meaning 'futuristic run', the run is inspired by an artistic movement founded by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti at the start of the twentieth century, which last year celebrated its one hundredth anniversary.
With themes such as speed, light, dynamism and action, the nocturnal version of the run is in its second year and combines sport with performance art. Armed with head lamps, the runners create an almost supernatural scene on Rome's streets. The event, which will be filmed and later edited into a short film, is the brainchild of artist and runner Ferdy Colloca.
The 10km run incorporates the running track of the Circus Maximus and the streets in the immediate area. Described by organisers as a novel and suggestive sporting event for the capital, the run is reserved for signed-up members of Fidal Lazio (the regional federation of track and field sports). It is expected to attract up to 800 participants and takes place at 21.00. The event is open to spectators, with the best viewing location being the via dell'Ara Massima di Ercole side of the Circus Maximus, where the race begins and ends.
For further information consult the corsa futurisa website: www.corsafuturista.com