The Rome Marathon – officially called the 2023 Run Rome the Marathon – takes you on a lovely journey through the streets of the Eternal City of Roma. You'll pass the Colosseum, Circus Maximus, the Castel Sant'Angelo, St. Peter's Basilica & more! Planning to run? We've got the answers to some of your most frequently asked questions to help get you to the starting line…
When and where will the 2023 Rome Marathon take place?
The 2023 Rome Marathon is scheduled for March 19, 2023 in Rome, Italy (see more detailed location info below).
Where can you register for the Rome Marathon?
Registration for the Rome Marathon can be done through the official event website here.
Where is the start and finish line for the Rome Marathon? Is a course/route map available?
The start and finish lines are near the Colosseum along the Via dei Fori Imperiali.
The course map for the Rome marathon can be found here and is a good reference for spectators who would like to cheer you on. The race course leaves the Colosseum area and initially heads south before turning around and heading north zig-zagging across the River Tiber through areas west and north of the Colosseum before returning to the finish. The course is generally flat although it does contain extended sections of cobblestone streets.
Where is the best place to stay for the Rome Marathon?
The best area to stay for Rome Marathon participants is along the corridor from the Colosseum northwest towards the Piazza Navona due to the proximity to the start/finish line and local area attractions. This is also a good base for spectators to have multiple vantage points (within a small walk) to watch and cheer on the runners. This area might be a little costly particularly around race day. For cheaper lodging still within close proximity of the starting line – look to the north/east between the Colosseum and the Rome Termini train station.
Race day lodging: Here are the available hotel & lodging options for the night before the race.
Consider booking soon. Lodging near this area will be at a premium around race day and prices will go up.
What is the course record for the Rome Marathon?
The marathon's course records are: 2:06:48 for men set in 2022 by Fikre Bekele; and 2:22:52 for women set in 2019 by Alemu Megertu.
How do you find cheap flights, tour packages, or things to do in Rome?
Here's a link to our Rome Travel Deals page. You'll probably want to fly into Rome–Fiumicino International Airport “Leonardo da Vinci” (FCO) – as this is Rome's primary international airport located about 25-30 km southwest of the downtown area.
Below, we've assembled some popular activities for visitors to Rome via our affiliate partner Tiqets.com.
2023 Major European Marathon Calendar
19 March: Rome Marathon
2 April: Paris Marathon
23 April: London Marathon
7 May: Prague Marathon
24 September: Berlin Marathon
15 October: Amsterdam Marathon
29 October: Frankfurt Marathon
5 November: Istanbul Marathon
12 November: Athens Marathon