Komen Race for the Cure® - May 22nd 2011
The Komen Race for the Cure® raises funds and promotes awareness for the fight against breast cancer, celebrate breast cancer survivorship and honour those who have lost their battle. The funds raised will finance local breast cancer education, prevention, treatment and support programs.
Now on its 12th edition, the Komen race was organized for the first time 10 years ago by the Susan G Komen Foundation working together with the Catholic University of the Holy Heart and the City of Rome. Back then this was the first race to be held outside the United States and it has had such a success that now there are Komen races organized in other Italian cities, like Bologna, Bari and for the first time in Naples.
For those who are willing to participate but don't have any experience on marathons, a scenic walk of 2 kilometers is organized as a complement to the race. Many special items as T-shirts and caps are handed to participants to show support to the fight against breast cancer.
May 22nd 2011
Competitive runners start the race at the Baths of Caracalla and proceed through the ancient city passing such landmarks as the Circus Maximus, the Mouth of Truth, the Teatro di Marcello, Piazza Venezia, Via dei Fori Imperiali and the Colosseum.
The non competitive fitness walk also starts at the Baths of Carcalla and circles the Circus Maximus.