The 46th Edition of the Romaostia Half Marathon will take place on Sunday, March 8th, starting at 9.15 AM. Runners will gather at the starting point at Roma EUR – Palalottomatica.

The finish line is in Piazzale Cristoforo Colombo, at the roundabout in Ostia.



Athletes non-residing in Italy must be 18 or older on the day of the race. In order to register for the race, these athletes must provide one of the following documents:

1) Athletes that are members of clubs affiliated with foreign athletic associations recognized by IAAF must send a

  • Declaration for athletes registered with a Foreign Federation completed and signed by e-mail to

The membership card must be valid on the date of the RomaOstia Half Marathon 2020; it must comply with all the rules and regulations on road running enforced in the athlete’s country of residence upon registration.

2) In compliance with the Italian law for safety in sports, athletes who do not hold a Iaaf membership card can participate with the Runcard which is the Fidal (The Italian Athletics Federation) card that includes an insurance policy against injuries (which is compulsory in Italy) and other benefits. It’s valid for 12 months and it costs €15. In conjunction with the medical certificate for competitive athletics, the card allows you to participate in competitive running events in Italy without the need of the membership card of an Iaaf-licensed club.

During your registration you can choose to subscribe to Runcard -> In the options page click on (YES)


Foreign athletes residing in Italy must have the same requirements as the Italian athletes (must be members of a Fidal – please, read the Italian rules).

1)Athletes registered in associations affiliated with FIDAL and other CIP Federations (for disabled athletes’ categories). The athlete must supply a copy of the renewal registration in FIDAL for 2020, or other CIP membership card (for disabled athletes’ categories). If registration takes place before renewal of membership, the athlete should in any case send a copy of FIDAL 2020 renewal or a substitute declaration, written on their Association’s letterhead and signed by the Association’s Chairman as soon as possible. Scanned copies of all documents can be emailed to

2) Athletes who are not members of Fidal who have a Runcard along with a medical certificate for competitive athletics.


ONLINE: By following the directions on, you may register online making online credit card payments, or offline by bank transfer or at the post office

The official deadline is the 15th February 2020


Expiration date Price
Until 12/09/2019  25,00 euro
From 13/09/2019 to 21/11/2019.  30,00 euro
From 22/11/2019 to 30/01/2020.  35,00 euro
From 31/01/2020 to 26/02/2020.  37,00 euro

IMPORTANT: This is the amount to be paid on the date of payment and not on the date of enrollment in the race.
Example: If you have registered before 22/11/2019 but you pay after that date, you will have to pay 37 euros instead of 35.


Payments may be made using the following methods:

  • by bank transfer (bank charges may apply ) :

to A.S.D. Gruppo Sportivo Bancari Romani – c/c UNICREDIT – AGENCY: ROMA PADRE SEMERIA (30654)
IBAN CODE: IT 62 J 02008 05239 000102572012 | SWIFT CODE UNCRITM1B66

N.B. Remember to include the name of the athlete or athletes on behalf of whom the payment is intended  TOGETHER WITH THE ASSIGNED REGISTRATION NUMBER, as the payment reference.

  • by credit card

Incomplete registration forms will not be accepted.

Registration fees are not refundable.


Entrants who provided an e-mail address in the application form will receive a confirmation e-mail, also communicating your race number ( after February 26th )


Bib numbers will be assigned automatically according to 2019 Roma-Ostia official time or (in case you didn’t run the previous year) according to your best time in a half marathon completed in 2018-2020 (once verified). If the information regarding your best time is incomplete or false you will be assigned a bib number for the last grid.

The organizing committee is not able to change bib numbers once they have been assigned.


At the starting line, the runners will be divided into 6 grids according to their bib numbers. Each grid’s bibs will be in a different color.


You may pick up your race pack, bib and chip at the Expo during the three days leading up to the race. All runners must pick up their race kits by the end of the Expo on Saturday.

Entrants unable to personally pick up their race kits may delegate someone else providing them with a signed note and a copy of their ID and their valid club membership card or equivalent.

No one will be permitted to collect their kit on the day of the race.


The organizing committee has arranged to have 20 trucks to transport the bags provided by the organization from the start line in Rome to the finish line in Ostia for you to claim after the race. You will be given a special bag that has the same number as your bib along with your race kit. Once you have done so, check your bag in, by taking it to the assigned baggage truck by 8:45 a.m. on the morning of the race. The race organizers will take extreme care in the collection and handling of all bags, but are not responsible for lost or broken items. This service is free of charge.


Shuttle buses with hostesses will be provided to take runners from the Official Hotels to the starting line and, at the end of the race, from the Finish line to the Hotels. This service has a cost of  12.00 euros and can be paid along with the application.


Timing, standing and ranking will be processed with the Timing Data Service system, through an electronic chip applied on the bib number. Entrants will receive the chip along with the race pack.

Don’t move the chip!!! Athletes who run without their chip, will not be timed, and will not be included in the Official Ranking. Race participants must return their chips to the volunteers after the finish line. Those who fail to do so must return it by no later than March 31, 2020. Should you fail to return the chip by that date, there will be a fine of 18.00 euros to pay. The Sporting clubs are responsible for their athletes’ chips.


  • The first 10 km must be completed within 1h40.
  • The first 15km must be completed within 2h30.
  • The outside time limit for race completion is 3h30. All athletes that complete the race within that time will be awarded a medal.
  • The race organizers cannot guarantee that the roads will remain completely closed to traffic after these times. Soon after you cross the finish line, a volunteer will place a medal around your neck.


Official stations with water and sports drinks can be found along the route. Sponge station will also be provided if necessary due to heat. At the finish line there will be water, hot tea, sports drinks and more at the refreshment stand.


There will be professional athletes running as Pacers wearing signs to identify their forecasted time

who will run at a steady pace to help runners make the time they are aiming for. If you have questions about pacemakers, you can write to or visit the website (


There will be cash prizes for the men who place amongst the top 20 men and the women who place amongst the top 20 women.

Sporting goods  will be awarded on the day of the race between 11:30 am and 1pm.. Those who do not collect their prizes the day of the race may do so on Monday the 11th of March at the  G.S. Bancari Romani offices. They will not be shipped at the expense of the race organizers.

Other Awards

The awards for Sport Clubs and Categories will be announced later.


Romaostia has special price agreements with several four star hotels for athletes who register and those who travel with them.

For information you can contact the company: Roma Ostia srl

Tel.331 9203662 – FAX: 0657136147 – E-mail:


From the official Hotels you can find a Shuttle Bus Service.

Shuttle bus with hostess will be provided to take runners from the Official Hotels to the starting line and, at the end of the race, from the Finish line to the Hotels.


In the hotels you will find a Romaostia Information Desk


For further information about the race you can contact:

A.S.D. Gruppo Sportivo Bancari Romani

Phone: +39 06 57288029

Fax: +39 06 57136147



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