Rome is seized with marathon fever this month. After the Ostia and Villa Borghese marathons, on Sunday 21 October a race will take place to commemorate World Food Day, with a 5-km route through the historic centre of Rome starting and ending at the stadium just outside FAO headquarters at the Baths of Caracalla.

With nearly 4,000 participants in the first edition of the Run for Food event held in Rome in 2006, this year