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Rome Marathon

2020 Date is Confirmed. Event Details will be Updated Shortly

Historians of our sport will know that this is where great Abebe Bikila won the Olympic Marathon in bare feet on the cobbled streets of Rome. You can follow in the great man’s footsteps on a traffic free route that takes you around all of the sights of the eternal city.

The Rome Marathon is steeped in tradition, starting on the Via dei Fori Imperiali, in the shadow of the Colosseum. Run past famous Trevi Fountain, the Piazza di Spagna, the Pantheon, St Peter’s, Piazza Venezia and cross the Tiber River (a number of times). The course is flat and there are some cobblestones along the way but the course really is something special!

If you want to be moved by the marathon and see more of Rome, click on the image below to watch a trailer from The Spirit of the Maratho.  Spine tingling stuff!


08:50am Sunday 7 April


Pacers will be supplied to run the following times: 3:00, 3:15, 3:30, 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, 4:30, 4:45 and 5:00 hours.

Cut Off Time

7 hours.

Baggage Service

Available. Instructions will be provided with your race pack.


All runners must wear their timing chip in accordance with the instructions provided. The timing chip does not need to be returned after the race.

Medical Assistance

Medical assistance is provided along the course. There will also be aid stations every 5km and an Emergency First Aid Station just off the finish area. 

Medical Letter

Runners require a medical letter from their doctor indicating that there is no reason for you not to take part in a marathon competition - we will send you the approved wording with the race entry form once you are booked.

2020  Details will be Updated Shortly

Experience the Rome Marathon with our 4d/3n Itinerary

Friday 5 April (2019 dates remain indicative of the itinerary)

Arrival (own flights) into Rome.
Check into your hotel

Saturday 6 April

At leisure in Rome - race registration and expo

Sunday 7 April - Race Day!

The Rome Marathon starts at 9am

Monday 8 April

Trip concludes. Return home or continue your trip in Italy!

RunFun Travel has a range of extension options and suggestions if you’d like to enjoy the springtime in Italy. Let us help you with car hire, accommodation and tours. Take in the sights of Positano, Naples, Sicily, Venice, Florence, Milan..…. and everywhere in between! Or simply extend your stay in Rome.


The hotel is located in the heart of the historical centre, between the Forum and the Domus Aurea and very close to the Colosseum. The rooms are different in size and furnished in a modern and refined style. The furniture and the tapestries are in a classic but contemporary style. The light colours give a quiet and warm atmosphere. All rooms are equipped with wooden furniture and nuance of ochre colour. The Breakfast room is at the top of the roof garden with a beautiful view of the city.The hotel has also solarium, fitness centre and valet parking.

2020 Rome Marathon Entry and Accommodation Packages will be updated shortly

Stay in the perfectly located 4* Capo d'Africa, just minutes from the start/finish area. Contact us for pricing for your Guranteed Entry and Accommodation Package.


  • Guaranteed entry to the Rome Marathon
  • 3 night’s accommodation (arrive Friday and depart Monday)
  • Breakfast daily
  • Medal Engraving
  • Event Tshirt



Transfers: by Bus from Leonardo Da Vinci Airport is €9; train to Rome Central Station €9.50 and taxi approx €40.

Rome Tourist Tax

A tourist tax of €6 per person per night was introduced in 2011, this tax is not included in our prices as it is only payable by the individual on departure from the hotel (€4pp/pn for 2*/3* hotels).


RunFun Travel is a fully licensed travel agent and can assist you with:

  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Overseas SIM (phone) card
  • Airport transfers (where not included)
  • Overseas car rental, driving routes, suggested stops along your way
  • Ongoing transfers and travel plans

Please contact us for an obligation free quote that will enhance your trip and we’ll make sure you run the time of your life!

Booking and Deposits

A non-refundable deposit of $350 is required to secure your Rome Marathon travel, entry and accommodation package.

All prices are in AUD and are subject to change at any time, without notice, before final payment is made due to any unforeseen price increase or currency fluctuations.



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