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Rome Marathon 2024: Rome hosts world's most beautiful marathon

Record numbers to run in Rome Marathon on 17 March.

The 29th edition of the Maratona di Roma, hailed by many as "the most beautiful marathon in the world", kicks off at 08.30 on Sunday 17 March 2024.

The 42-km Acea Run Rome the Marathon begins and ends near the Colosseum, taking in dozens of landmarks on the way, from the Roman Forum to Castel S. Angelo and the Spanish Steps.

Describing it as the largest event of its kind in Italy, the city's mayor Roberto Gualtieri told reporters on Tuesday: "Sunday will be an extraordinary demonstration of love for running, for the marathon, for athletics but above all for the city of Rome."

Parallel to the main event, there is the non-competitive “Stracittadina” 5-km fun run in the Circus Maximus area, and the charity Run4Rome relay race.

A record 19,000 people are registered for the main race in 2024, with a total of more than 40,000 participants including the other two non-competitive races.

There is also a new record number of foreign participants this year - well over 10,000 - from 110 countries around the world.

Refreshments and sponges will be provided along the route, and the time limit to finish the marathon is six and a half hours.

The marathon will result in road closures, traffic restrictions and detours of public transport routes across Rome, with full information on the city's mobility website.

For full details including registration see Run Rome the Marathon website.

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