4. Semi-Maratonul International București 2015
Bucharest (Romania), Sunday 17 May 2015
The Bucharest International Half Marathon features an AIMS/IAAF-certified, flat, fast, and traffic-free course along the monumental boulevards of Romania's capital.
In 2014, approximately 6,000 runners (not counting the children's races) took part in the event — about 2,000 more than one year before.
Three race distances are on offer (a 3.6km run, a 10.55km quarter marathon, and a 21.1km half marathon), as well as a half marathon relay for teams of four runners.
All races begin and end in front of the Palatul Parlamentului (Palace of Parliament), the world's largest parliament building.
The 3.6km run is one loop around the gigantic palace.
Participants in the longer races run out and back Bucharest's impressive boulevards, including the 3.5km-long Bulevardul Unirii (pictured), along both banks of the Dâmbovița River, and around the Arena Națională, Romania's national football stadium.
The time limit to complete the half marathon course is three hours.
Three euros of each entry fee will be donated to charity.
Venue (Map): București - Bucharest
Date: 17 May 2015 (Sunday)
Race distance: 3.6km, 10.55km, 21.1km, 21.1km relay (4x5.27km); 0.85km/1.4km (children's races on Saturday)
Start time: 8.50 (wheelchair races), 9.00 (3.6km, 21km, 21km relay), 9.45 (10.5km)
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 4 May 2015) with payment by credit card or bank transfer; late entries at the Sport Expo if the race limit has not been reached
Entry limit: 2000 runners (3km), 2000 (10.5km), 2500 (21km), 500 relay teams
Entry fees (kids' races): no entry fees
Entry fees (3.6km): 30/40/45 RON (up to 1 April/4 May/16 May 2015)
Entry fees (10.5km): 15/18/21/25 EUR (up to 1 Feb/1 April/4 May/16 May 2015)
Entry fees (21km): 20/26/33/40 EUR (up to 1 Feb/1 April/4 May/16 May 2015)
Entry fees (relay teams): 55/66/77/90 EUR (up to 1 Feb/1 April/4 May/16 May 2015)
Exchange rate: 10 RON = ca. 2.25 EUR (January 2015)
Timekeeping: ChampionChip — included in the entry fees
You get: chip timing, T-shirt, finisher medal
Changing facilities, baggage storage: yes
Number of finishers 2014: 1067 (3km), 1504 (10.5km), 2026 (21km), 309 relay teams
Event website (in Romanian and English): www.bucuresti21km.ro
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