Rome-Ostia half marathon

Over 13,000 runners expected in annual sporting event

The 41st edition of the Rome-Ostia half marathon takes place at 09.15 on Sunday 1 March.

This year more than 13,000 runners are expected to take part in the 21-km marathon, which began in 1974.

The route begins at Pala Lottomatica in EUR and continues along Via Cristoforo Colombo in the direction of the seafront at Ostia where it finishes at 13.00.

There is also a non-competitive five-km Euroroma2Run taking place in EUR.

In 2013 the event was awarded the prestigious Gold Label award from the International Association of Athletics Associations (IAAF), seen as recognition of excellence.

For full details see the marathon website.