DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTION?

FAQ

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MARATHON?

Participation is only allowed to athletes aged 20 or over (including those who will turn 20 in 2021). The requirements for participation vary according to nationality, residence and membership (or not) for an Athletics Federation.

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COVID-19 SECURITY MEASURES

WHAT ARE THE MEASURES TAKEN BY THE ORGANISATION OF RUN ROME THE MARATHON TO CONTAIN THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS COVID-19 IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE REGULATIONS CURRENTLY IN FORCE IN ITALY?

The organisation of Acea Run Rome The Marathon informs that, in compliance with the regulations currently in force in Italy for the containment of the spread of the Covid-19 virus, the following measures will be taken:

 1) to access the Expo Village on the 17th and 18th of September it will be mandatory to have a valid Italian Green Certification or EU (European Union) Green Pass;

 2) to collect the race number at the Expo Village it will be compulsory to show the Italian Green Certification or the EU Green Pass valid until 19 September 2021;

 3) for those coming from non-EU countries (both to access the Expo Village and to collect the race number), the possession of the certificate of vaccination recognised by the EU or the negative result of a 2nd or 3rd generated CR or antigenic swab carried out within 48 hours before the race will be obligatory;

 4) in case of the race number pick-up in favor of another person it will be necessary to show in paper form the proxy, a copy of the identity document and the documentation of the delegator referred to in points 2) and 3);

 5) at the entrance of the Expo Village and the starting areas of the marathon, body temperature will be measured (no access >37.5°)

 6) inside the Expo Village (excluding the sports and food & beverage areas) it will be compulsory to wear a protective mask;

 7) on the day of the race, from access to the pre-start, start areas and until 500 m after the start, it will be compulsory to wear a mask;

 8) at the finish line each participant will be given a mask which must be worn until exiting the delimited post-arrival area;

 9) in any situation (both at the Expo Village and on race day) it is compulsory to maintain social distancing;

 10) all services before, during and after the race will be carried out in accordance with the regulations in force and the provisions of the competent authorities.

Participants and accompanying persons are invited to follow the updates to these provisions which will be published on www.runromethemarathon.com.

REGISTRATION

Can I register on the morning of the race?

No, online registrations will be closed at 23:59 on 10 September 2021. In any case, the Organization reserves the right to close the registrations in advance or to accept them after the closing date at its sole discretion.

Can I pay when I collect my bib?

No, payment must be made simultaneously with registration.

Can I register even if I have not yet renewed my FIDAL membership for 2021?

Yes, until 10 September 2021 it will not be required to enter information relating to the FIDAL card.

Subsequently, however, you will be required to enter a FIDAL card number.

People registered up to 10 September will be invited by e-mail to finalise their registration by entering missing information.

Can I register even if I don't have the Runcard and the medical certificate yet?

Yes, until 10 September 2021 it will not be required to enter information relating to the Runcard card or to enter the medical certificate via DataHealth.

Subsequently, however, you will be required to enter a valid Runcard card number in order to proceed. In the case of registration with Runcard it will also be necessary to upload the medical certificate via the DataHealth platform.

People registered up to 10 September will be invited by e-mail to finalise their registration by entering missing information.

When it is necessary to use the DataHealth platform

To complete the registration, all participants registered with the Runcard card (Italian and foreign) must upload their medical certificate to the DataHealth platform.

How can I verify registration?

The online registration portal automatically sends an e-mail confirming the registration when payment is validated. Later we will also make an online tool available for checking the status of your registration.

If I am unable to participate, will I be able to obtain a refund of the registration fee?

The participation fee is non-refundable.

In case of it being impossible to participate in the event, the athlete may, upon notice to be sent to the Organisers by and no later than 02/08/2021, transfer the registration to another person (also for bibs purchased for the 2020 edition, provided they have previously converted their registration). The person registered as a replacement will have to pay a supplement of Euro 20.00 for secretarial rights, as well as complete the online registration form from scratch with all personal information and data relating to membership and presentation of the medical certificate, and accept the race documentation in full.

Can I register for both the 2021 and 2022 editions at the same time? How much does it cost?

It is possible to register for the 2021 and 2022 editions of the Rome Marathon at the same time with the following prices:

2021 and 2022 editions (combo):

  • € 110.00 from 28/01/2021 to 31/05/2021; and
  • € 130.00 from 01/06/2021 to 10/09/2021.

For the purposes of the registration fee, the date of payment will be valid.

 

The scheduled date for the 2022 edition of Run Rome The Marathon is 27 March 2022.

Users who purchase the 2021/2022 combo will receive the information and codes for registering for the 2022 edition as soon as the 2021 edition is over

How can I do in case of registration problems?

Please, contact segreteria@sdam.it. We will answer you in 48 working hours.

REGISTRATION 2020 EDITION

I was registered for the 2020 edition of the event. Can I convert my registration to the 2021 or 2022 edition?

All athletes registered for the 2020 edition of the event, which could not be held due to the health emergency, will be able to convert their registration to the 2021 edition of the event in the following ways:

 

  • free of charge by 31/05/2021;
  • at a cost of € 12.00 from 01/06/2020 to 10/09/2021*,

*cost related to event management expenses

 

Alternatively, by 15/02/2021, athletes registered for the 2020 edition will be able to request, free of charge, conversion of their registration to the 2022 edition

 

All athletes registered for the 2020 edition will receive a communication via email with instructions to confirm their registration in 2021 or postpone it until the 2022 edition.

I was registered for the 2020 edition with the Run Rome The Marathon - Berlin Marathon combo. What should I do?

Those registered for the 2020 edition with the Run Rome The Marathon – Berlin Marathon combo will receive individually dedicated information

ADD-ON PRODUCTS

I purchased add-on products at registration for the 2020 edition (e.g. medal customisation). Am I entitled to these products for the 2021 edition?

Yes, those who purchased add-on products for the 2020 edition will enjoy the same product free of charge for the 2021 edition

I want to buy an add-on product at registration. When can I do it?

The add-on products at registration can be purchased at the time of finalising the registration and/or also at a later time with specific rules for each add-on product

Is it possible to purchase packages for the stay in Rome in parallel with registration?

Yes, offers for the stay will be included among the add-on products that can be purchased together with registration for the Marathon. They will be redeemable at registration. It will be possible to take advantage of these offers even after purchasing the registration.

THE WEEK BEFORE THE RACE

Confirmation letter

A few days before the race, all regularly registered athletes will receive an e-mail valid as an official “confirmation letter”.

This email will contain all the basic instructions for collecting the bib and participating in the race.You do not need to print a hard copy of the email itself; you can present it on a device such as a smartphone or tablet.

Where can I collect the bib?

At Acea Run Rome The Marathon Expo Village – “Stadio Nando Martellini” – Viale delle Terme di Caracalla (access: Largo delle Vittime del Terrorismo), on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 September 2021 (from 9.00 am to 8.00 pm). How to get: Metro line B “Circo Massimo” stop.

What do you need to collect the bib?

The confirmation letter and identity document and a valid Italian Green Certification or EU (European Union) Green Pass valid until 19 September 2021 For those coming from non-EU countries (both to access the Expo Village and to collect the race number), the possession of the certificate of vaccination recognised by the EU or the negative result of a 2nd or 3rd generated CR or antigenic swab carried out within 48 hours before the race will be obligatory

 

Can I delegate another person to collect my bib?

Yes, by delivering the following documents to the delegate:

  • Copy of identity document
  • Confirmation letter
  • Written proxy signed by the delegating party
  • Valid Italian Green Certification or EU (European Union) Green Pass valid until 19 September 2021 For those coming from non-EU countries (both to access the Expo Village and to collect the race number), the possession of the certificate of vaccination recognised by the EU or the negative result of a 2nd or 3rd generated CR or antigenic swab carried out within 48 hours before the race will be obligatory 

What happens when I collect my bib if my registration is not confirmed?

The registration must in any case have already been paid. When collecting the bib, you will then have to go to the specific desk to deliver the missing documentation and, if this is in order, receive the bib.

THE BIG DAY

What's the date of the marathon and the start meeting point?

The Run Rome The Marathon will be on Sunday 19 September 2021, starting in via dei Fori Imperiali at 06:45 (the starting time may vary).

What is the average temperature on race day?

The average temperature in Rome in mid-September is around 24 degrees, with around 19 degrees at the start.

What are the characteristics of the route?

It is a flat course, with about 40 metres of difference in altitude, with about 6 km of cobblestones (the route may undergo some small variations).

What points does the route touch?

The most famous and beautiful points of Rome: Colosseum and Imperial Fora with start and finish, Piazza Venezia, Campidoglio staircase, Teatro Marcello, Bocca della Verità, Circus Maximus, Porta San Paolo, Pyramid of Cestius, Basilica of San Paolo, St. Peter’s, Forum Italico, Piazza Augusto Imperatore, Via Pacis, Piazza Navona, Piazza del Popolo, Piazza di Spagna. (the route may undergo some minor variations).

Will there be grids and a staggered start?

Yes, there are 3 starting groups spaced a few minutes apart.

At the start, runners are lined up according to the following grids:

Grid

MEN
Personal Best Time

 

Da

a

TOP YELLOW

———

2h45’00”

A ORANGE

2h45’01”

3h20’00”

B GREEN

3h20’01”

3h40’00”

C BLUE

3h40’01”

4h00’00”

D WHITE

4h00’01”

———

 

Grid

WOMEN
Personal Best Time

 

Da

a

TOP YELLOW

———

3h05’00”

A ORANGE

3h05’01”

3h45’00”

B GREEN

3h45’01”

4h05’00”

C BLUE

4h05’01”

4h25’00”

D WHITE

4h25’01”

———

 

The “TOP” grid is moreover reserved by the organisation. The Organisers reserve the right to check the time declared by the athlete and make the appropriate changes on the bib assigned if any discrepancies are found. Based on the bib assigned, it will be possible to enter the corresponding starting area.

According to FIDALS’s International Technical Rule 100, the athletes entered in the “TOP” and “A” grids are considered elite athletes (men and women).

Are there any musical points along the route?

Yes. There will be numerous entertainment points along the route.

How to reach the start

BY UNDERGROUND: The closest stop to the start is the CIRCO MASSIMO stop of the Metro B (Blue) line.

BY TRAIN: From the ROMA TERMINI station you can reach the start area on foot in about 20 minutes. Alternatively, you can use the Metro B (Blue) line to the stop indicated above or take bus number 75.

BY CAR: We do not recommend reach the starting area by car. If you really can’t avoid using a car, we suggest you use the transfer car parks available at numerous underground stations.

Handing over the bag with your clothes

You can use the bag that will be given to you together with the bib. No other type of bag or backpack will be accepted! Do not forget to identify the bag with the appropriate label showing the race number. After the finish, you can collect your bag by showing your bib. Remember that the bag must contain only the clothing necessary for the post-race change and do not deposit valuables: the organisation will not be liable for any theft.

Start procedure

From about 05:20 to about 06:40 it will be possible to enter the starting sectors. Latecomers will have to start from behind the group. Entrances to the “cages” will be manned by volunteers who will check your bib to verify that you are entering the starting sector that has been assigned to you.

The start of the Run Rome The Marathon will be given at 06:45.

The start will be staggered at intervals of 10 minutes.

Route

We remind you that the path used for measurement corresponds to the minimum distance that can be run. It is practically impossible that you can follow the same path in the race, so it is completely normal for your GPS watch to record a distance covered in excess of 42.195 km, even of several hundred metres.

Timing at the start and on the route

Your passage under the starting arch will be taken; in this way, even if you start from one of the last sectors and then pass the line several minutes after the starter pistol shot, you will be able to have information on the “net time” (Real Time) in which you ran the race. Along the route, your passage times will be recorded at km 5, 10, 15, at the half marathon (km 21.097) and at km 25, 30, 35 and 40. And of course we will record the final time at the finish. We will provide you also the “Gun Time”, i.e. the time calculated from the firing of the starter pistol.

Passage time limits

The time limit for finishing the marathon is 6 hours and 30 minutes.

Competitors will then be given the maximum time details for the various passages at the intermediate kilometric references. At the end of the marathon there will be a technical commission comprising a technical manager, a possible FIDAL judge, and a representative of the Municipal Police Command, who will evaluate the effective closure of the route based on the situation of the last participants. Athletes who do not respect the passage times at the gates will be invited by the staff to retire or continue running on the pavement and not on the road, in compliance with the Highway Code, in order to protect their safety.

Refreshments and sponges

In accordance with IAAF/FIDAL regulations, there will be refreshment points will provided at the finish line and along the route, no more than 5 kilometres apart. Water, supplements, fruit and biscuits will be available at the refreshment points.

Also in compliance with the IAAF/FIDAL regulations, there will be sponge points at the finish and along the route, no more than 5 kilometres from each other. Sponges will be available to the athletes at all sponge points.

Race assistants

We have planned several groups of pacemakers in charge of running the marathon at a constant pace to reach the finish line in a set time. The pacemakers will be recognisable by their clothing and marked by special balloons.

The pacemakers will be available for the final times of: 2h 50′ 3h 00′ 3h 10′ 3h20′ 3h 30′ 3h 40′ 3h 50′ 4h 00′ 4h 10′ 4h 20′ 4h 30′ 4h 40′ 4h 50′ 5h 00′ 5h 15′ 5h 30′ 5h 45′ 6h 00′ 6h 15′ 6h 30′.

Choose the group best suited to your needs.

The times refer to the official time (from the starting shot) and any delay at the start will be made up for in the first half of the race.

Transport service for athletes who drop out

Athletes injured or intending to leave the competition can take advantage of a special shuttle service to reach the next collection point (km 21,097 – km 30 – km 35). From here they will be transported to the finish area.

Athletes who are able to walk can reach the nearest collection point on their own.

Medical service

An adequate medical assistance service will be guaranteed on the route, with fixed stations and vehicles following the race.

AFTER THE RACE

What happens at the end of the race?

At the finish line each participant will be given a mask which must be worn until exiting the delimited post-arrival area.

After crossing the finish line, staying within the cordoned-off path, you will find the following stations:

  • handing over of medal
  • handing over of thermal cape (if advisable based on weather conditions)
  • medical post (in the unfortunate event that you have any problems)
  • refreshment
  • massage area, changing rooms and toilets

Don’t forget to retrieve the bag with your clothes before going home

Where can I find the classification?

The partial and final times will be available in real time by following the appropriate links on the www.runromethemarathon.com website. You can also download the certificate of participation.

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