What is the “Race for The cure” in Rome
The Race for the cure is one of the most interesting annual sports events in Rome.
It is a marathon both competitive and amateur. It is organized for charity, to raise funds for research to fight breast cancer.
In addition to the marathon, it includes the setting up of an area called the “Pink Village”, in which various companies, charities and associations offer support and carry out awareness-raising and prevention campaigns.
When and how it takes place
It is usually held on the third Sunday of May.
This year the pink village will be set up from 16 to 19 May 2019, in the Circus Maximum Area.
The marathon will take place on the morning of Sunday 19 May.
The marathon route starts from the “Bocca della Verità” (mouth of truth) and ends at Circus Maximus, at the Pink Village.
In addition to the marathon, with the aim of raising funds for research, the Race for the Cure and the Pink Village have the function of raising awareness and supporting prevention and treatment.
For those registered for the marathon, in the stands set up at Circus Maximus, there will be:
- experts for psychological, medical and food counseling,
- meetings and yoga classes,
- relaxation techniques,
- other sports and wellness initiatives.
The marathon route
Departure from via della Greca, at the corner of Piazza Bocca della Verità, at 10 am.
We start in the direction of Via Luigi Petroselli and Via del Teatro Marcello, then reach Piazza Venezia and cross Via dei Fori Imperiali, Via Cavour, Piazza del Colosseo, Via Celio Vibenna, Via di San Gregorio, Piazza di Porta Capena, Via delle Terme of Caracalla, Via Antoniniana, via Guido Baccelli, Largo Fiorito, Largo Victims of Terrorism and arrival in Piazza di Porta Capena.
Useful services for those in Rome for the Marathon:
- Luggage storage near Colosseum: Rome Starbike provides its premises to allow marathon runners to leave their luggage in the Colosseum area, halfway between arrival and departure of the Marathon.
- Guided city tours: For those who want to enjoy a few more hours or days in the capital, besides the marathon, Roma Starbike offers guided, group and private tours.
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