The 44th edition of the Huawei Rome Ostia Half Marathon will be held on Sunday 11 March, starting at 9.15 a.m. from the Roman district of Eur (PalaLottomatica) and finishing at the roundabout in Ostia.
Acea is sponsoring the half marathon, which has become one of the most eagerly awaited sports events in Italy and the world. In fact, 11,592 athletes will be competing in the race. 73 participating countries have been confirmed. The largest number of participants after Italy will be from France, followed by the United Kingdom and Spain. At the same time as the Rome Ostia, there will also be the Euroma2Run, five non-competitive kilometres open to everyone, which will start after the final wave of the half marathon.
The Rome Ostia Half Marathon was conceived in 1974 by Luciano Duchi, who liked the idea of running from the city to the sea. In 2017, it was the only Italian event to be awarded the Iaaf Gold Label, the most important acknowledgement awarded by the International Federation, which places it on a par with the major road running events in the world.