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Run Rome The Marathon

March 29

AW Promotion: Run back in time and savour a unique experience as you travel through history in the Italian capital

Sunday, March 29. This is the date around which to plan an incredible and unique running vacation because it is also the date of the new edition of Run Rome The Marathon, Rome’s Marathon.

This is a much-awaited event, with a fresh concept and international vision, which is held in the eternal city, among the world’s most unique cultural and artistic heritage.

Run Rome The Marathon has been awarded the prestigious IAAF Silver Label and will welcome thousands of runners from all over the world.

In previous years, 45 per cent of the participants have come from abroad. This is one of the highest rates among important international marathons — and it’s easy to see why.

As they cover the 42,195 km across this open-air museum, marathon runners will feel as though they’re going back 2000 years. Back to the time of Rome as Caput Mundi, the time of its great empire. They will tread the same cobblestones that the gladiators once trod.

Along the way, each marathon runner will discover monuments and places that only Rome can offer.

Starting from the Colosseum and then the Imperial Fora, they’ll pass in front of the Victor Emanuele II monument in Piazza Venezia, gaze at the Circus Maximus and feel the breeze along Lungotevere.

They’ll come upon Castel Sant’Angelo, viale della Conciliazione and Saint Peter’s Basilica, to mention but a few.

If a marathon is too challenging, runners can instead team up with friends, colleagues and relatives for Run4Rome, the new relay race run for charity.

There is also the City Run – a non-competitive race created for fun and amusement.

Ensure your spot in the world’s most incredible marathon.

» Go to runromethemarathon.com for registration and further details.

» This article was first published in our latest marathon guide, included with the October 31 edition of AW magazine, which is available digitally here or to order in print here

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