Bucharest (Romania), Sunday 5 October 2014

Stamps of Romania - 100 years Romanian Athletics Federation (Author: Post of Romania / Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain)


This international marathon running event is held on the monumental (and very flat) boulevards of Bucharest, capital of Romania, a country that can look back on a long and successful history of distance running.

The event offers children's races, a 2.9km charity run, a half marathon and a full marathon which consists of two laps of the half marathon course.

All routes begin and end on Constitution Square in front of the gigantic Palace of Parliament, the largest parliament building on the globe.

The 2.9km run is one loop around the palace whereas the half and the full marathon races take the runners out and back along Bucharest's truly impressive boulevards, as well as along the River Dâmbovița and around Romania's national football stadium.

The time limit to complete the course is six hours.


Country: Romania

Venue (Map): Bucharest

Date: 5 October 2014 (Sunday)

Race distance: 2.9km; 21.1km; 42.2km; 42.2km relay (4x10.55km); 0.85km-1.4km (children; on Saturday)

Start time: 8.50 (wheelchair races; 42.2km relay), 9.00 (2.9km; 21.1km; 42.2km)

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

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

Entries: online (up to 22 Sep 2014) with payment by credit card or bank transfer; late entries on 3 Oct and 4 Oct 2014 if the race limit has not been reached

Race limit: 2000 runners (2.9km); 2300 runners (21.1km); 1100 runners (42.2km); 350 relay teams; 30 wheelchair athletes

Entry fees (2.9km): 30 RON (ca. 6.80 EUR) — The entry fees will be donated to charity.

Entry fees* (21.1km): 23/28/33/38 EUR (up to 14 July/29 Aug/22 Sep/4 Oct 2014)

Entry fees* (42.2km): 33/38/43/53 EUR

Entry fees* (relay teams): 73/83/93/103 EUR

* 3 EUR of each entry fee will be donated to charity.

Timekeeping (21km/42km/relay): Champion Chip (included in the entry fees)

You get: T-shirt; finisher medal

Changing facilities, baggage storage (21km/42km/relay): yes

Number of finishers 2013: 1606 (21km), 655 (42km), 363 relay teams

Event website (in Romanian and English): bucharest-marathon.com/en


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