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Run Rome The Marathon has hit 10,000 participants registered online who will run on Sunday 19 March 2023. More than 60% of participants are foreigners, and 25% are women. According to the Roman Councillor for Sport, Alessandro Onorato: “This consolidates a great sporting event and a unique opportunity to promote Rome in a tourist spirit with a route that has no comparison elsewhere the world in terms of the charm and history it offers”. With the Run4Rome relay and the Stracittadina Fun Run, more than 30,000 participants are due to arrive. 

ROME – 2023 kicks off with good news for Run Rome The Marathon which in 2022 was also confirmed as the Italian marathon with the highest number of participants, with 8,396 marathon runners who crossed the finish line. It was March, and Italy along with the rest of the world was painstakingly trying to emerge from the pandemic, travel from abroad was still limited, we arrived at a completely different scenario, having also held the previous marathon only six months before, in September 2021 with that exciting and unique Alba Special Edition, with a race starting at 6:45 in the morning.

10,000 – On 19 March 2023, at the starting point of the Imperial Fora, there will undoubtedly be many more runners eager to run on the streets of Rome to cross the finish line that overlooks the Colosseum, the count of registered participants has exceeded 10,000. It is an important and not definitive result: registration is still open and thousands will still register over the coming weeks. 

A result of intense work promoting both the city and the event, both on social media and in person, with expos in several Italian and foreign marathons, but also thanks to the ‘Get ready’ collective training in Rome, next Saturday, 14 January at Ponte Milvio, or the many Get Ready On Tour sessions that are taking place thanks to the official race pacers, around Italy and Europe. 

TOURISM – The interesting data, still provisional, reveals 6,100 foreign participants registered from about 100 countries of the world and 3,900 Italians who will arrive in Rome from all Italian regions. Among the 6,100 foreign participants, there are over 1,000 English participants and almost 300 participants from the neighbouring island of Ireland, while there are 500 runners from the United States. These numbers are still growing, and final numbers will be known only in the days before the event. 

According to Alessandro Onorato, the Roman Councillor for Sport, Major Events, Tourism and Fashion: “These are important numbers, which confirm the Run Rome The Marathon as a great international sporting event. It is a unique opportunity to promote our city in a tourist spirit, thanks to a route that has no comparison elsewhere the world in terms of the charm and history it offers and thanks to careful and punctual organisation. Runners and foreign enthusiasts are more and more prepared to travel, perhaps together with family or friends, to run a prestigious and evocative marathon like the one in Rome. The race thus becomes an additional opportunity to visit our city for the first time or to return, generating positive repercussions for the entire city economy and for employment.”

The second statistic to mention is undoubtedly the female presence: around 25% of the participants are women, a percentage perfectly on average with the largest international marathons. Rome with its charm undoubtedly also attracts members of the fairer sex from all over the world.

TRICOLOUR ARROWS – Those who have already registered, and those who will do so in the coming weeks, will experience so many emotions never seen before in a marathon: the passage of the Tricolour Arrows of the Air Force Acrobatic Patrol is something unique and extraordinary, which has never before taken place at a marathon. It will be followed by the Italian national anthem, sung live, then on the route, with over 30 monuments and historical sites for runners to see right by their sides, as well as music, games, an audience and a great party atmosphere. This, and much more, is what Run Rome The Marathon is all about: an international event that also has two large additional strings to its bow, thus giving everyone the opportunity to participate, from adults to children, from the most highly trained athletes to the more sedentary: the Run4Rome solidarity relay with the marathon route to be completed and shared with the runners’ own team of four people and the Fun Run, the 5k Stracittadina, to walk or run at a leisurely pace, with arrival at the Circus Maximus, ideal for families and children but not only. Overall, more than 30,000 people are expected, undoubtedly the sporting event in Italy with the highest attendance. 

REGISTRATION – Entries for Acea Run Rome The Marathon, Run4Rome and the Stracittadina Fun Run are now open. You can register online on the official website

Cesare Monetti

Run Rome The Marathon Press Office