6th Cluj-Napoca International Marathon 2016

Cluj-Napoca (Romania), Sunday 10 April 2016

Clădirile 'gemene', Piata Unirii, Cluj-Napoca, Romania (Author: Roamata / Romanian Wikipedia / Public Domain)


Held in Cluj-Napoca, Romania's second-largest city with a population of about 325,000 people, the Maratonul International Cluj-Napoca is one of the most popular running events in the Transylvania region.

The event offers a number of races. Some of them may be sold out early.

  • 2km (children 13 years and under)
  • 6km ‘cross’
  • 10.55km quarter marathon (entry limit: 400 runners)
  • 21.1km half marathon (entry limit: 800 runners)
  • 42.2km marathon (entry limit: 400 runners)
  • 4 x 10.55km marathon relay (entry limit: 150 teams)

All races begin and end on the athletics track of the Cluj Arena, a modern 30,000-seat stadium, situated on the Someșul Mic River near the city centre.

The route is 10.55km long and mostly flat and fast. It runs along both banks of the river, around the wooded Central Park and through the city centre with its many magnificent historic buildings.

In 2015, Abel Kibet Rop of Kenya won the half marathon in a time of 1:04:38. Monica Madalina Florea, one of Romania's top runners, was the fastest woman in 1:16:13.

The marathon winners were James Emuria of Kenya (2:25:24) and the Romanian race walker and distance runner Ana Veronica Rodean (3:03:26). The best relay team finished the marathon in a time of 2:19:29.


Event details: 6. Maratonul International Cluj-Napoca 2016:

Country: Romania

Venue (Map): Cluj-Napoca (Budapest 414km, Bucharest 450km, Belgrade 468km)

Date and start time (The date had to be changed from 17 April to 10 April 2016!):

  • Saturday 9 April 2016: 17.00 (2km children's race)
  • Sunday 10 April 2016: 9.00 (6km), 9.15 (42km), 11.00 (10.5km, 21km)

Time limit: 1hr (6km), 1hr 30min (10.5km), 3hr (21km), 4hr 30min (42km relay), 5hr 30min (42km)

Start and finish: Cluj Arena

Race centre: Marathon Expo, Cluj Arena (Saturday 11.00-19.00, on the day 7.30-8.30)

Entries: online (up to 25 March 2016); late entries on 9/10 April 2016 if the entry limit has not been reached

Entry limit: 2,200 entries: 400 (10.5km), 800 (21km), 400 (42km), 150 relay teams

Entry fees (up to 31 October/31 December/29 February/25 March 2016):

  • 10.5km: € 12/14/16/18
  • 21km: € 14/18/23/27
  • 42km: € 18/22/27/32
  • Relay teams: € 45/54/63/72
  • 2km, 6km: no entry fees

You get (2km): T-shirt, goodie bag, medal

You get (6km): T-shirt

You get (21km, 42km, relay): long-sleeved technical T-shirt, goodie bag, chip timing, medal, certificate, pasta party

Number of finishers 2015: 653 (21km), 252 (42km), 151 relay teams

Event website (in Romanian, English and Hungarian):

Cluj-Napoca International Marathon - Event website: maraton-cluj.ro


No guarantee is made as to the accuracy or thoroughness of the information on this page. Please visit the official event website to verify the above information.