Global festivities to celebrate World Food Day

Rome/>/> to host new Run-for-Food event

19 September 2006, Rome/>/> - Among the events taking place in over 150 countries to mark this year’s World Food Day on 16 October 2006, will be a five kilometre Run-for-Food race through Rome’s historical centre.

Heading off from the stadium next to FAO headquarters, the event will take place on Sunday 15 October, and cover the area around the Circus Maximus, Piazza Venezia and the Roman Colosseum, with between 2000 and 5000 participants expected to join the race. Participants will also be able to take part in an international food fair and a cultural presentation involving folkloric groups.

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