5. Semi-Maratonul International București 2016
Bucharest (Romania), Sunday 15 May 2016
The Semi-Maratonul International București features an AIMS/IAAF-certified, flat, fast and traffic-free course along the monumental boulevards of Romania's capital.
Races for all ages and abilities are on offer — children's and wheelchair races, a 3.6km fun run, a 10.55km quarter marathon, a 21.1km half marathon and a half marathon relay for teams of three runners (8km+7km+6.1km).
Starting and finishing in front of the Palatul Parlamentului (Palace of Parliament), the world's largest parliament building, the 3.6km run is one loop around the palace.
The quarter and the half marathon take the runners 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 course is 90 minutes for the quarter marathon and three hours for the half marathon.
In 2015, Peter Emase of Kenya (1:02:05) and Anne-Mari Hyryläinen of Finland (1:15:06) led a field of about 2,600 half marathon runners and 450 relay teams across the finish line. The quarter marathon had more than 2,000 finishers.
Venue (Map): București - Bucharest
Date: 15 May 2016 (Sunday)
Race distance: 3.6km, 10.55km, 21.1km, 21.1km relay (3 runners: 8km+7km+6.1km)
Start time: 8.30 (3.6km, 10.5km), 9.00 (21km, 21km relay)
Start and finish: Piața Constituției (Constitution Square)
Race centre: Sport Expo (Friday 13.00-20.00; Saturday 11.00-20.00; on the day 7.00-7.30)
Entries: online (up to 3 May 2016) with payment by credit card or bank transfer; late entries on 13 and 14 May 2016 if the entry limit has not been reached
Entry limit: 2300 runners (3.6km), 3380 (10.5km), 4300 (21km), 700 relay teams
Entry fees (kids' races, wheelchair races): no entry fees
Entry fees (3.6km): RON 35/40/45 (31 March/3 May/14 May 2016)
Entry fees (10.5km): € 18/22/26/30 (up to 14 February/31 March/3 May/14 May 2016)
Entry fees (21km): € 22/29/36/43 (up to 14 February/31 March/3 May/14 May 2016)
Entry fees (relay teams): € 50/60/70/80 (up to 14 February/31 March/3 May/14 May 2016)
Exchange rate: RON 100 = ca. € 22 (December 2015)
Timekeeping: ChampionChip (included in the entry fees)
You get (3.6km): cotton T-shirt, finisher medal
You get (10.5km, 21km, relay): technical T-shirt, chip timing, finisher medal, certificate
Changing facilities, bag storage: yes
Number of finishers 2015: 2073 (10km), 2611 (21km), 439 relay teams
Event website (in Romanian and English): www.bucuresti21km.ro/en
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