rome marathon

ROME MARATHON… WITH BENEFITS!

ROME MARATHON… WITH BENEFITS!

Just four days left to Rome Marathon 2015! Waiting for this huge event which will take place on Sunday 22, we would like to highlight a few benefits for those joining it:
MARATHON VILLAGE: Rome Marathon has got a wide expo at the Palazzo dei Congressi (EUR area). For the whole week preceeding the event, partecipants can go there to collect their BIB numbers and “the race package”, or just to give a look at the latest professional products.
MARATHON AFTER PARTY: an official after party will be held at Nur Bar, in Via del Teatro Valle 19. The party is from 6.30 pm till late at night Sunday, March 22. Admission: € 10,00 for Rome Marathon and RomaFun 5k partecipants (don’t forget your medal or bib) and friends. Includes buffet and first consumption. Free entry for children under 14. Food is served until 10:00 pm.
FREE TRANSPORT: on the race day travel on the underground, trams and buses will be free for all marathon and RomaFun La Stracittadina partecipants: your bib number must be made visible.
SHOWER SERVICE: if you like to take a shower after the marathon, the following facilities will be open for free to runners: Stadio Delle Terme Di Caracalla “Nando Martellini” Viale Guido Bacelli, 14 (near Metro B Circo Massimo) – timetable: 11.45 am – 5 pm Impianto Sportivo Comunale Uisp “Fulvio Bernardini” Viale dell’Acqua Marcia, 51 (near Metro B Ponte Mammolo) – timetable: 12 pm – 6 pmDue Ponti Sporting Club Via Dei Due Ponti, 48 – Timetable: 12 Pm – 6 Pm Forum Roma Sport Center Via Cornelia, 49 – timetable: 12 pm – 6 pm Show your bib number at the entrance.
ART CARD: the Art Marathon Card, to the owner, gives the right to a discount on the cost of the entrance ticket. The list of the museums and archaeological sites part of the agreement is on the official website of Rome’s museums. Validity from 19th to 24 th March 2015. The card is in your bib envelope.
Stay at Hotel Des Artistes and enjoy special our offers on the occasion of the Marathon!

ROME, THE CAPITAL OF  SPORT: “ROME MARATHON” & “ROMAFUN”

ROME, THE CAPITAL OF SPORT: “ROME MARATHON” & “ROMAFUN”

Rome Marathon, considered as the greatest sport event in Italy given the number of its participants, will take place this year on Sunday 22 March. The race will start at 8:50 am, departure and arrival points being established on via dei Fori Imperiali. Registration is compulsory and expires on 5 March, 2015.
Runners will vie for the first medal, that was won by Ethiopian athlets in 2014 edition, in both the males and females competition.
Together with this professional marathon, a parallel non-competitive event will take place: the Romafun, “La Stracittadina”, a 5km walk in the heart of the city open to everyone (classmates, families, together with their favourite domestic animal, on skates, ecc.). Starting point for participants is on via dei Fori Imperiali at 9:10 am, to end up at Circo Massimo. Registration deadline for “Romefun – La Stracittadina” is 21 March, its fee being € 8,00 (inclusive of the official t-shirt).
Hundreds of thousands of people will gather in the Eternal City to enjoy these special sport events: don’t miss them and stay with us at Hotel Des Artistes!

Rome: 2013 Marathon

wmRome Marathon will start March 17, 2013.  Start-finish line is Via dei Fori Imperiali, Colosseum area. The 42,195km unleashing run is as usual accompanied by La Stracittadina Roma Fun run (4,7km). This smaller non-competitive run is open to every one with out  age limit.

Marathon Village 14-15-16 March 2013
Time: 10:00 – 20:00
Piazza J.F.Kennedy, 1 Rome

Short History

In 490 BC, Thersipus of Erchius run from Marathon to Athens; to announce Persians had been defeated. The messenger, run all the way to Athens non-stop, said “We have won!” and collapsed on the ground.

This is the legend, the modern marathon competition claims origins.

In Greece, Messengers like Thersipus, were important in conveying messages and thus were raised with great enthusiasm, care and training.

The first official marathon race was conducted in 1896 Athens Olympics. French philosopher,  Micheal Breal is believed to have influenced his friend Pierre de Coubertin (one of the main contributors to modern Olympic competitions) to include marathon in the olympics.

Today, marathon has the largest number of participants as per race, ten of thousands in a single competition.

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