Sports Tours International Limited,91 Walkden Road, Walkden, Manchester, M28 7BQ
(+44) 161 703 8161
Duration: 3 nights Distance: Marathon
Rome, Italy’s capital, is a city bursting in culture and history. With nearly 3,000 years of architecture and globally influential art on display, a trip to Rome is on the ‘To Do’ list for many travelers. Showing the power of the former Roman Empire, Rome offers an array of historical buildings for you to explore, from ancient ruins such as the Roman Forum to the iconic Colosseum.
Run in the footsteps of history, as you take on a marathon route through this ancient city. The Rome Marathon lets your run through these historical streets taking in all the sights from Rome along the way.
Rome Marathon: Event Highlights
- Spend a weekend in a city that is steeped in history and culture and bring your partner, family and friends with you to explore this wonderful city together.
- An escorted 5k warm up run
- Stay in a choice of 4-star hotels
- Welcome dinner with drinks to meet your fellow runners
- Pasta party and drinks
- Guided tour of the old town
Included in your travel package with Sports Tours International:
- 3 night’s hotel accommodation in the city centre of Rome
- Daily breakfast
- Local assistance
- Welcome Dinner in a typical restaurant with beverages included
- Guided 5k run
- Guided tour of the old town
- Pasta party with beverages
- Public bus ticket valid for 72 hours
Not included (not exhaustive):
- Travel to Rome
- Marathon entry (optional extra)
- Any meals or drinks not detailed
- Entry fee to museums
- Run Card
- Travel insurance – optional extra – please visit our insurance page
Included with your Marathon entry
- BIB number and safety pin
- Free medal engraving
Day 1 – Friday 31st March
Once you arrive into Rome you will make your own way to your chosen hotel (airport transfers available on a request basis). After arriving at the hotel, the afternoon is free for you to explore and settle into this wonderful city. Dependent on your arrival time, you will be able to collect your race pack from the Marathon Expo from 10am until 8pm. At 8pm you will have a welcome dinner and beverages locally.
Day 2 – Saturday 1st April
After an early breakfast, at 7am you will have a guided 5k run around Rome’s historical sights. At 10am runners and companions will have a guided tour of Rome and some of the famous sights. Your afternoon will be free for more sightseeing or to obtain your race pack from the marathon EXPO. At 7.30pm there is a pasta party with beverages. Sample a range of pasta and salads and finish with a sweet “crostata”.
Day 3 – Sunday 2nd April – Marathon Day
Today is the day! After months of training, the day is finally here. Take your place at the start line as you set off on your running journey through history for the Rome Marathon. The start is at 8.50am from Via dei Fori Imperiali (a time limit of 7 hours 30 minutes). Every road leads to Rome. After a 26.2 miles cross the finish line to receive the all important Rome Marathon commemorative medal. Spend the evening celebrating with your friends, family and other runners as you enjoy a well deserved drink.
Day 4 – Monday 3rd April
After breakfast, check out of the hotel by midday. You will then have time to explore Rome before your return on onward journey. Please let us know if you would like to spend more time exploring Rome and we can try to accommodate this for you. * Subject to availability.