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The Rome Marathon – officially called the 2024 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…
The 2024 Rome Marathon is scheduled for March 17, 2024 in Rome, Italy (see more detailed location info below).
Registration for the Rome Marathon can be done through the official event website here. The entry price for individual runners ranges from €59 – €99 depending on date of registration. Teams registering together may be eligible for a discount on registration fees.
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.
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.
- Il Monastero Collection Feel Rome in your soul in this favorite on Circus Maximus – 10 minutes walk to the Colosseum
- Hotel Lancelot Value choice with on-site restaurant, just a couple of blocks away from the Colosseum
- Hotel Paba Small hotel (quiet can be good right?) just five minutes walk from the Colosseum
- NH Collection Roma Fori Imperiali Outstanding location and classic style overlooking the Roman Forum
- Hotel Palazzo Manfredi – Small Luxury Hotels of the World You can’t stay in the Colosseum – but this is about as close as you can get
- Umiltà 36 You’ve trained hard, you’ve run hard; go ahead and upgrade yourself!
(via Plum Guide)
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.
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.
2024 Major European Marathon Calendar
17 March: Rome Marathon
7 April: Paris Marathon
21 April: London Marathon
5 May: Prague Marathon
29 September: Berlin Marathon
20 October: Amsterdam Marathon
27 October: Frankfurt Marathon
3 November: Istanbul Marathon
TBD November: Athens Marathon