The 48th Edition of the Romaostia Half Marathon will take place on Sunday, March 5th. Runners will gather at the starting point at Roma EUR – Palalottomatica.
The finish line is in Piazzale Cristoforo Colombo, at the roundabout in Ostia.
1) PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS:
FOREIGN ATHLETES NON-RESIDING IN ITALY
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:
➡ WITH TOURIST-SPORTING GOALS
If you run with tourist-sporting goals race you can simply register online and then sign the liability waiver form. Medical certificates are no longer required with this method.
Please send the form to this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
To make the declaration valid, we also need a copy of your ID ( or Passport).
MEDICAL CERTIFICATES FOR FOREIGNERS IN ITALIAN MARATHONS AND HALF MARATHONS NO LONGER REQUIRED.
➡ WITH ATHLETICS FEDERATION
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 email@example.com.
The membership card must be valid on the date of the RomaOstia Half Marathon 2023; it must comply with all the rules and regulations on road running enforced in the athlete’s country of residence upon registration.
➡ FOREIGN ATHLETES RESIDING IN ITALY
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 2023, 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 2023 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 www.romaostia.it, you may register online making online credit card payments, or offline by bank transfer.
The official deadline is the 23th February 2023.
3) ENTRY FEES
The cost of registration fees ranges from a minimum of 25 euros to a maximum of 37 euros + bank commissions in case of payment by credit card.
The first 1000 registrations will cost 25 euros. Subsequent registrations will cost € 30, € 35 and then € 37.
IMPORTANT: This is the amount to be paid on the date of payment and not on the date of enrollment in the race.
4) PAYMENT METHODS
Payments may be made using the following methods:
- by bank transfer to (bank charges may apply ) :
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.
5) CHECK REGISTRATION
Entrants who provided an e-mail address in the application form will receive a confirmation e-mail, also communicating your race number ( after February 23th ).
6) BIB NUMBER ASSIGNMENT
Bib numbers will be assigned according to your best time in a half marathon completed in 2020-2023 (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.
7) STARTING GRIDS
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.
8) RACE PACK PICK UP
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.
9) LUGGAGE DELIVERY AT THE FINISH LINE
The organizing committee has arranged 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. 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.
10) OFFICIAL SHUTTLE SERVICE
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.
11) TIMING AND RESULTS
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 no later than March 31, 2023. 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.
12) TIME LIMIT
- The first 10 km must be completed within 1h40.
- The first 15km must be completed within 2h30.
- The 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.
13) BEVERAGES AND SPONGES
Official stations with water and sports drinks can be found along the route. Sponge stations 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 run at a steady pace to help runners make the time they are aiming for. If you want to see pacemakers click here
Moreover, you can write to email@example.com
15) AWARDS AND PRIZES
Prize money of RomaOstia 2023 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 – E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
➡ SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE
From the official Hotels you can find a Shuttle Bus Service.
Shuttle bus 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.
➡ INFORMATION DESK
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