CorriRoma race through Rome by night

10-km Rome race celebrates tenth anniversary.

Registration is open for the tenth edition of CorriRoma, an 10-km competitive race which takes place in the centre of Rome on Saturday 18 June at 21.00.

The course begins and ends at Piazza del Popolo, at 22.30, passing by Piazza Venezia, the Colosseum and the Circus Maximus along the way. The CorriRoma competition is organised by the Italian Marathon Club and it costs €15 to participate.

The race is dedicated to the Ethiopian champion athlete Abebe Bikila who won the gold medal at Rome's 1960 Olympic marathon, breaking the then world record by crossing the finishing line under the Arch of Constantine in two hours, 16 minutes and 20 seconds, while running barefoot.

Last year's CorriRoma event attracted 3,000 runners, from 28 countries, of which all but 47 made it over the line. The fastest man in the race was Eritrean Eliyas Embaye (32:33) while the fastest woman was Rome's Annalisa Gabriele (36:09).

For registration details and more information see CorriRoma website or Facebook page.