THE RACE COURSE
NEW ROUTE ROMAOSTIA 2020
The proposal for a new route for RomaOstia was instigated from the need to insert elements of innovation – after a decade without significant changes – that harmonized with the tradition of the race that leads to the sea of Ostia on Via Cristoforo Colombo.
Since there is little room for maneuver, given the type of route bound to the 17 km straight of Cristoforo Colombo that joins EUR to the sea of Rome, it was decided to act on the final stretch, known to those that work on the race as the “biscuit” of the Lutazio Catulo waterfront, thus eliminating the sharp bend that, in the final part of the race, weighed heavily on the runners’.
THE NEW STRETCH IN THE EUR DISTRICT
For this new arrival, the 720 meters that measured the round trip on the Lutazio Catulo promenade were thus lost. To recover these meters we have thus extended the stretch of EUR: arrived at the 1,900 meters race in the center of Piazza Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, take Viale dell’Umanesimo to the left for about 290 meters, then right on Viale del Ciclismo to 140 meters and right again along Viale della Tecnica again for 290 meters and reach again Ataturk Square where, after turning left, you resume the classic route on Viale dei Primati Sportivi. The three new Avenues introduced are very wide and also the relative activities in succession will not have the slightest influence on the smoothness of the route also by virtue of the fact that the aforementioned new stretch is completely .
Finally, the start line for the new route will be 70 meters further back.