Brașov (Romania), Sunday 29 May 2016

Brasov, Romania (Photo: User: Mediocrity / Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain)


The second edition of the Maratonul International Brașov will be held on 29 May 2016 (two weeks earlier than last year) in the city of Brașov, which is also known as Kronstadt by Germans and as Brassó by Hungarians.

Situated at the foot of the Carpathians in the Transylvania region, Brașov is Romania's seventh-largest city with a population of more than 250,000 people.

These are the races on offer:

 Start time Race distance
Entry limit 2016
 Finishers 2015
5km charity run
450 runners
10.55km quarter marathon
360 runners
21.1km half marathon
350 runners
42.2km marathon
210 runners
42.2km relay (4 runners)
40 teams
500m-1000m children's races
250 runners


All races begin and end on Piața Sfatului, Brașov's very beautiful main square in the heart of the Old Town.

The quarter marathon is a 10.55km-long loop that runs through the city centre and along the wide Calea București boulevard to the south-eastern edge of the city.

From there, half and full marathoners run out and back through fields and open grassland. The turning point of the 42.2km marathon is in the village of Cărpiniș.

The route is gently undulating. From start to finish, the half marathon features 110 metres of ascent, the full marathon 170 metres.

The time limit to complete the course is 45 minutes for the 5k, 90 minutes for the quarter marathon, three hours for the half, and six hours for the full marathon.

All registration fees for the 5k run (and 15% of the fees for the other races) will be donated to a charity that supports children with autism.

Last year, Vitalie Gheorghiță of Moldova won the first Brasov International Marathon in a very fine time of 2:26:44. Iulia Găinariu was the fastest woman in 3:01:39.


Country: Romania

Venue (Map): Brașov (Bucharest 184km, Sofia 538km, Belgrade 578km, Budapest 589km)

Date: 29 May 2016 (Sunday)

Start and finish: Piața Sfatului (Council Square)

Entries: online (up to 22 May 2016); late entries at the Sport Expo in Brașov if the entry limit has not been reached

Entry fees (children's races): no entry fees

Entry fees (5km): RON 20/35/45/55 (entries 1-5/6-50/51-150/151-450)

Entry fees (10km): EUR 12/15/18/21 (entries 1-10/11-60/61-160/161-360)

Entry fees (21km): EUR 15/19/25/27 (entries 1-21/22-100/101-200/201-350)

Entry fees (42km): EUR 19/25/27/34 (entries 1-42/43-84/85-126/127-210)

Entry fees (relay teams): EUR 45/50/63/71 (entries 1-3/4-10/11-20/21-40)

Exchange rate: 10 RON = ca. EUR 2.25

Timekeeping (10.5km/21km/42km/relay): chip timing (included in the entry fees)

You get: technical T-shirt (10km, 21km, 42km, relay) or cotton T-shirt (5km, children's races), goodie bag, fruit and drinks on the course and at the finish, finisher medal, certificate

Prizes: prize money to the first 5 men and 5 women (21km, 42km), trophies, certificates, product prizes

Award ceremony: 14.30 (adults), 18.30 (children)

Number of finishers 2016: 293 (10km), 254 (21km), 87 (42km), 58 relay teams

Event website:

Maratonul International Brasov - Event website:


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.