Bucharest (Romania), Sunday 18 May 2014

Bulevardul Unirii, Bucharest, Romania (Author: Contessa Binter / de.wikipedia.org / gemeinfrei / photo modified by runinternational.eu)


The Semi-Maratonul International București gives runners the opportunity to run along the monumental boulevards of Romania's capital city Bucharest.

Approximately 4000 runners took part in the event last year.

In addition to the half marathon, which had around 1300 finishers, the event features a half marathon relay, a 10.5km race, and a 3km run.

All routes are very flat and fast. The half marathon course is AIMS/IAAF-certified.

Starting and finishing on Constitution Square in front of the Palace of Parliament (the world's largest parliament building), the 3km run is one loop around the palace whereas participants in the longer races run out and back Bucharest's impressive boulevards, including the 3.5km-long Bulevardul Unirii (pictured).

The route also takes them along both banks of the River Dâmbovița which flows through central Bucharest, and around the Arena Națională, Romania's national football stadium.


Country: Romania

Venue (Map): București - Bucharest

Date: 18 May 2014 (Sunday)

Race distance: 21.1km, 21km relay (4x5.27km), 10.5km, ca. 3km; children 0.85km and 1.4km (on Saturday)

Start time: 8.20 (wheelchair races), 8.30 (21km; 21km relay; 3km), 11.45 (10.5km)

Start and finish: Piața Constituției (‘Constitution Square’)

Entries: online (up to 5 May 2014), payment by credit card or bank transfer; late entries on 16 and 17 May 2014 if race limit has not been reached (21km: 2200 runners, relay: 350 teams, 10.5km: 2300 runners, 3km: 2000 runners)

Entry fees (3km): 30 RON (ca. 6.65 EUR)

Entry fees (10.5km): 13/18/25 EUR (up to 1 April/5 May/ 17 May 2014)

Entry fees (21km): 23/33/40 EUR (up to 1 April/5 May/ 17 May 2014)

Entry fees (relay teams): 52/72/95 EUR (up to 1 April/5 May/ 17 May 2014)

Race centre: Sport Expo (Friday 13.00-20.00; Saturday 11.00-20.00; on the day 7.30-8.00)

You get: T-shirt, chip timing, finisher medal

Changing facilities, baggage storage: yes (10.5km, 21km)

Number of finishers 2013: 1290 (21km), 955 (10.5km), 691 (3km), 195 relay teams

Event website (in Romanian and English): www.bucuresti21km.ro


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