I'm thinking of doing my very first Marathon next year and I think that Rome Marathon is gonna be my race! Hoping that the sightseeing along the course will distract me from any pains and aches.
I've only done a couple of races before and did my first half-marathon, Kungsholmen runt in Sweden last year (2.31.15), hopefully I'll train enough to finish Rome! But I migh need some help from you guys! I know it's almost a full year til the race, but I think I'll need it!
Anyone doing Rome next year?
Nope but I am off there tomorrow for a short break
If all goes well, I'll be there!
5th marathon (hopefully!) - done Athens and Venice so Rome is an obvious choice to continue the historic marathon theme!
If I´m not successful in the London marathon ballot - probably. Thinking about Rome or Barcelona, but as I have been to Barcelona quite many times in the last years I think it will be Rome. Have done Stockholm, Amsterdam and Paris so far and is registered for Swiss alpine C 42 and Berlin later this year so it will be my sixth.
SS - how was Paris? I think this may be my next European marathon after Rome.
Dopey: It was better than I expected. Had heard a lot of complain about the lack of organization but they seem to have shaped up in the last few years. The race is run by the same organization that does Tour de France and the Dakar rally so I guess they have some knowledge in their field.
The only drawback I can think of is the fact that they don´t serve any energy drink, except for at one aid station. You also need a doctors certificate which can be time consuming and expensive to get hold of. But I definitely recommend it. Will probably do it again in the future.
Yeah, I was choosing between Paris, Barcelona and Rome, but people seem to think Rome is perfect for first-timers!
Updating the site everyday for the online registration!
Added bonus of a 20th anniversary medal!
Does anyone know what kind of check-up is needed? Because I can't find it, only the Health form.. does that mean that each doctor individually decide that?
Your doctor needs to complete the health form and you send it back to the marathon organisers.
Yeah, I know, but my doctor asked what was needed to be tested. If you have to do the whole EKG and stuff or just like a blood pressure and iron levels :P
Louise: Yes, it´s up to the doctor to decide what he or she want to check before signing the health form. The organizers want the document signed and stamped by a doctor and sent in before the race. They don´t care what sort of tests the doctor has done.
By the way, as these tests can be expensive in Sweden, depending on which `landsting´ you are in, have you checked if you can join a club instead? Where I live the cost for having a doctor signing the health form is 900 kronor, but it costs only 200 kronor to join the local track and field club...
Just entered Rome Marathon for 2014 web site is not up to much so I'm hoping some one who has done it before can let me know what is the latest you can pick your number up. I've worked out that you can do it on the day before but can't find out what time it has to be done by. Does anyone know what time the registration point closes?
i've also just signed up for Rome 2014
so far i've run copenhagen 2011, valencia 2011, madrid 2012, berlin 2012 and copenhagen 2013 last week! i'm looking for another marathon (maybe lisbon or budapest) later in the year so rome will be marathon number 7 for me.
i can't wait to run it as the course is exactly what i like with something to look at all the time. the only other place i have experienced this so far is madrid.
i have a blog at beginnersmarathon.blogspot.com if you are interested in reading how i preparedfor my first and other marathons.
see you in rome!!
Thanks Lyndyk Will steal a few tips from you!
How exactly where you able to register? Online or Fax?
I've tried to register online and only thing I could do so far is make payment.
My status is "Registration Incomplete" and I'm missing "Membership card" and "Health form". I've selected health form as membership option so it should not ask me for any membership card. And I cannot download PDF (actually I can but it comes up empty) with health form to take it to my doctor.
Half of the instructions are on the Italian, half in English, and it took me hours to figure out you can't use contact form if you put newline or ' characters in the message.
Really frustrating and not good comercial for event. Just hoping it's worth of trouble...
If you go to the 'Individual Athletes Fax' section of registration, there is a link to the health form, which you can then print off.
From the reviews, it should be worth it.
Well, thanks for the tip, but I'm kinda stuck with online registration since I already payed and got my ID. Just want avoid complications with double registrations since registering with fax means they will generate new ID for me.
I've contacted them and waiting for feedback. Since it's still early we'll let them slip few . I'm also doing it (hopefully if I get registered eventually ) because friend recommended it.
No, you don't need to register again - just click on the 'Individual Athletes Fax' page and print the health form off from the link. It doesn't involve anything to do with registration again.
Hope this helps.
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