This 42.195km Marathon usually attracts in excess of 14,000 runners, and starts in 3 waves. Run Rome The Marathon is an exciting journey through the streets of the eternal city with runners from around the world. Starting from Fori Imperiali, passing in front of the Vittoriano, in Piazza Venezia, you will gaze at Circo Massimo, feel the breeze of Lungotevere, come across Castel Sant’Angelo, viale della Conciliazione, St. Peter’s Basilica. The course will carry on through Foro Italico, the Mosque of Rome, you will be running on the same cobblestones trampled a few millennia ago by the ancient Romans. On the route, you won’t miss Piazza Navona, Via del Corso, Piazza del Popolo and Piazza di Spagna, with the famous stairway of Trinità dei Monti. The main character of the Marathon will be the Colosseum, majestic background, start and finish points of the race. Mainly a flat course with more or less 40 meters of elevation gain with 6km of cobblestones. Cut off time to receive a medal and finish is 6 hours 30 minutes after the official start time of 08h40. (The course and start time might undergo some minor changes). If you wish to experience this beautiful city and event without running quite so far; there is a relay option for the Marathon (Sunday) or there is a non-competitive 4.5km Fun Run/Walk (Saturday), open to all although you must register in advance and at a nominal cost (TBC).