PLEASE CAREFULLY READ THE INFORMATION PRINTED ON THE BIB ENVELOPE AND THIS RACE DAY INFO
8 APRIL 2018
RACE BIB Race bibs are assigned on the basis of running times declared by each participant during
registration. It must exclusively be worn by you.. The timing chip is disposable (you don’t need to
return it) and embedded in the back of race bib. Place the safety pins by using the holes at the bib’s
corners. Do not fold your bib. Bib numbers must be properly fixed on the front of your race t-shirt and
made visible. Your bib corresponds to your starting area.
PRE-RACE AREA Access to ALL RUNNERS must occur through PIAZZA DEL COLOSSEO from 6.30 am
(getting in from Via di San Gregorio and Via Celio Vibenna) following the left luggage service area,
toilet facilities, changing tents. Near every lorry of left luggage there will be the chemical toilets:
do not stop at the first toilet you meet! On the race day the exit of Metro B Colosseo in Via dei Fori
Imperiali will be closed.
LEFT LUGGAGE SERVICE AND CHANGING TENTS A left luggage card with your race bib is included in
your bib envelope and IT MUST BE INSERTED IN THE TRANSPARENT POCKET OF THE NEW BALANCE
- ACEA MARATONA DI ROMA 2018 BACKPACK. If you wish to use the Left Luggage facilities you must
use this backpack only; no others will be accepted. You may use this service until 45 minutes before
the race start. The Organization will not be held responsible for valuables left inside the backpack.
You may find the left luggage lorries in Via dei Fori Imperiali (starting after the access from Piazza
del Colosseo): at first the lorries for men (spread up to front Metro B Colosseo) and then the lorries for
women (in front of “Tourist Information”center in Via dei Fori Imperiali). Each lorry is marked with a
number which you will find on your BIB. Please use the lorry with the corresponding number. You will
be able to collect your backpack from the same lorry at the finish area (Via dei Fori Imperiali).
From 8.00 am it will be no longer be possible to accept backpacks since the lorries. No other type of
sac or backpack will be admitted in the pre-race area and in the route! Men's and women's changing tents are close to Tourist Information center, via dei Fori Imperiali)
and DO NOT leave your backpack/clothes/objects inside the tent!
PRE-RACE CHECK AND START AREA In front of the “Tourist Information”
center in Via dei Fori Imperiali, you will find two arches which will indicate the side of your starting area letter
as follows: on the left hand side entrance to areas Top (51-100 and F31-F70) and C and
on the right hand side entrance to areas B and A. By identifying your side,
you will help us to ensure an easy entrance for all. Entrance to this area will be granted
from 7.40 am in Via dei Fori Imperiali (Largo Corrado Ricci). You will enter the cordoned area
which will lead you to the Start along the passages marked by signs corresponding to the
bib colors: from left to right you will find the access for the Yellow Bibs (51-100 F31-F70) Top Area,
the Orange Bibs C area, the Green bibs B area and the Blue bibs A area (in this area
you may undergo a check to ensure proper functioning of your chip. Attention: any
runner found with an irregular or counterfeit bib will be disqualified!). You will be channeled through
the area corresponding to your race bib and reach your start area. Once you enter the start area you
will not be able to exit unless you wish to leave the race completely. The following start areas have
been established on the basis of the PB you have declared.
MEN AND WOMEN:
Start Top area: yellow race bib
Start A area: blue race bib
Start B area: green race bib
Start C area: orange race bib
You may only enter the area which has been assigned to you, although runners who have been assigned
area A may choose to start from areas B or C, and those in B may choose to start from area C.
Please be a good sport and allow the faster runners to get off to a good start. Please note that your
‘real time’ will be recorded and valid. The race will start at 8:35 am (slight time variations may occur
depending on technical or television requirements).
WAVE START The wave start has been established. The start line will be located in Via dei Fori Imperiali
(in front of Traian Forum-Campidoglio). The race will start at different time slots according to the starting areas.
Results for Top runners (men from 1 to 50 - women from F1 to F30 and the first ten athletes, men and women,
finishing the race) will be based on the time at the gunshot official race start, while for all the others,
results will be based on the real time which will also be valid for category and club results. Wave start timetable:
- 8.35 am: paralympic athletes
- 8.40 am: first wave start - Top + athletes in A area
- 8.45 am: second wave start - Athletes in B area
- 8.52 am: third wave start - Athletes in C area
On the start and finish line structure, at the half race and K 30 you will find three different chronometers
each corresponding and indicating the wave timing.
PACERS Look after and follow your pacers! Here below are the colors and related targets: 1st WAVE:
2:50 blue, 3:00 red, 3:15 white, 3:30 light blue. 2nd WAVE: 3:15, white, 3:30 light blue, 3:45 yellow,
4:00 dark green, 4:15 orange, 4:30 violet. 3rd WAVE: 3:45 yellow, 4:00 dark green, 4:15 orange, 4:30
violet, 4:45 lime, 5:00 blue, 5:30 pink, 6:00 black, 6:30 light green, 7:00 white, 7:30 gold.
PARALYMPIC ATHLETES Handbike and wheelchair athletes will start at 8:35 am so please cheer and
respect them and do not get in their way.
UNOFFICIAL RUNNERS AND BICYCLES Unauthorized bicycles are strictly forbidden. Traffic wardens
and race supervisors will be present to enforce this rule. The Marathon is a foot race and bicycles
could place competitors at risk.
TIME LIMITS Anyone who does not reach the half marathon within 3:45, k 30 within 5.15, k 35 within
6 hours from the gunshot start will be asked by the judges to stop. THE OVERALL TIME LIMIT IS 7:30
FROM THE TIME OF THE THIRD WAVE GUNSHOT. The time limit will be maintained by pacers who
will be bringing balloons with the time 7:30 time mark. Once the pacers will pass the K 10, 15, half
marathon, 25, 30, 35, athletes found at a considerable distance behind them will be asked to leave
the competition due to the request and needs of local authorities.
FINISH AREA (Via dei Fori Imperiali) At the 42km, you will be guided towards the arrival. Once you
pass the finish line you will be handed the following (in this order):
- the medal;
- a thermal blanket;
- refreshment with a goody bag containing water, an energy drink, fruit, and other food supplements.
In a specific area after the finish line you will find a refreshment for athletes suffering celiac disease.
Medical staff will be on-hand immediately after the finish on the left hand side. Once you leave the
finish line area you will bel guided towards the medical station, massage, refreshments and Left
Luggage areas. You will also find official photographers who will be glad to take pictures of you, your
medal and the beautiful surrounding area of ancient Rome. Once you reach the Left Luggage area you
will be able to retrieve your backpack by locating your Left Luggage lorry on the basis of the relative
number located on your BIB. You will also find the toilets and changing tents area (close to Tourist Information), please respect
and take care of the areas surrounding you. In this area, in Via dei Fori Imperiali / Colosseo in front
of the “Tourist Information” center, you will find the medal engraving tent where you will be able to
personalize your medal (service with charge - a voucher will be in your bib envelope, if you have prepurchased
it: don’t forget to bring it on the race day).
RESULTS - DIPLOMA - PHOTOS - VIDEOS - APP Official results (by EQ Timing), videos (by MySports),
diploma will be available on maratonadiroma.it. Your marathon photos (by Studio5) will be available
(shortly after the end of the race) by entering the code you find on the race bib from the “results”
page on maratonadiroma.it and also on getpica.com or the PICA app. If you have purchased the
HD personal video streaming / download service, you can access the MySports.tv website from the
results page. The results will be also on kiosk inside “Corriere dello Sport” newspaper (Rome edition)
on Monday 9 April. If you download the RaceOne app you will have many features on the race day.
SHOWERS SERVICE If you would like to take a shower after the marathon, the following facility will
be available and free to runners (timetable: 11 am – 5.30 pm): STADIO DELLE TERME DI CARACALLA
“NANDO MARTELLINI” Viale Guido Baccelli, 14 (near Metro B Circo Massimo). Show your race bib at
ART CARD Acea Maratona di Roma Art Card allows two free admissions for ten museums and art galleries
of Rome, part of the museum network of the Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo
(MIBACT). Valid from April 5 to April 12. Acea Maratona di Roma Art Card is inside the race kit. The
list of museums: maratonadiroma.it.
The start will be carried out by “waves". Depending on the race bib allocated, the day of the marathon will be possible to access the following starting areas, with their start times:
Look after and follow your pacers! Here below are the colours and related times:
1st WAVE: 3:00 red, 3:15 white, 3:30 light blue.
2ND WAVE: 3:15, white, 3:30 light blue, 3:45 yellow, 4:00 dark green, 4:15 orange, 4:30 violet.
3RD WAVE: 3.45 yellow, 4:00 dark green, 4:15 orange, 4:30 violet, 4:45 lime, 5:00
blue, 5:30 pink, 6:00 black, 6:30 light green, 7:00 white, 7:30 gold.
LEFT LUGGAGE SERVICE
The start and finish left luggage service will be prepared, whose mode of use will be communicated to registered athletes by "Race Day Info" in the previous days of the race.
In any case it will be possible to access the area for delivery of the luggage (the luggage is exclusively the New Balance 2018 backpack) until maximum 45 minutes before each start. The men's Left Luggage will be set up between Piazza del Colosseo and Via dei Fori Imperiali (up in front of Metro B Colosseo), the women's Left Luggage will be set up in front of "Tourist Information" (via dei Fori Imperiali).
CHANGING TENTS AREA
The changing tents area will be situated in via dei Fori Imperiali (close to Tourist Information).
TIMEKEEPING WITH CHIP
The timing service will be with chips and to be used according to the instructions attached to the bib (on the back). On the route will be made recorded timing points (approximately every 5 km and half marathon). In addition it will be carried out further surveys to guarantee the correct results.
The results will be drawn up taking into account the real time (net time detected by the chip), to the exclusion of parties athletes Area Top - Men Bib numbers from 1 to 50 and women from F1 to F30 - for which will be worth the “official time” (time to shot, “Gun Time”).
The timekeeping service is by EQ Timing.
RaceONE will be Maratona di Roma official mobile app in 2018. In the app will all necessary information for participants and audiences be available, so that you can follow and support your favorite runners via live-tracking, official results and various social features such as film, and pictures.
Medical assistance will be guaranteed all along the racecourse. Also, there will be aid stations every 5km and an emergency First Aid Station just off the finish area. Specialized physical therapists are available for sport massages just beyond the finish area.
The maximum time to finish the Marathon is fixed in 7 hours and 30 minutes.
the "Race day info" will be published in the previous race day and with the details of the maximum time of transition to the intermediate kilometer references.
WITHDRAWAL FROM THE RACE
If you wish to withdraw from the race, make sure you reach one of the refreshing points along the route. Shuttle-buses depart from these refreshment points.
AFTER THE MARATHON
Athletes crossing the finish line will be awarded the official medal. The medal can be personalized at the stand just after the arrival. The medal personalization service can be bought on Mymdr when registering and in the reserved area.
Results and participation diploma (which the athlete can download) will be available free just after the marathon on the web site: www.maratonadiroma.it.
Written requests regarding changes and/or insertion to the rankings will be accepted until 7 days after the publication. After this date the rankings will be considered final.
Personal photos will be on sale directly on our web site, section "results" and available also on getpica.com or the PICA app, by entering the code you find on the race bib.
Additional services (personal race video and engraved medal) will be on sale when registering or in the reserved area.