7th Cluj-Napoca International Marathon 2017

Romania, Sunday 9 April 2017

Avram Iancu Square, Cluj-Napoca, Romania (Author: Alexmandru / Romanian Wikipedia project / public domain / Photo modified by runinternational.eu)


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 races for all ages. Some of these races are usually sold out early.

  • 400m-800m-1km-1.2km (children 13 years and under)
  • 5km
  • 10.55km quarter marathon
  • 21.1km half marathon
  • 42.2km marathon
  • 4 x 10.55km marathon relay

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.

This year, the route will be 21.1km long and mostly flat and fast. So, the full marathon will be two laps of this course.

Participants will run along both banks of the river, around the wooded Central Park and through the city centre with its many magnificent historic buildings.

In 2016, the marathon winners were Croatia's ultra runner Marija Vrajić (2:53:56) and Kenya's Henry Kemboi (2:24:21). Two Romanian relay teams, however, were even faster. The Stokker team won in a time of 2:21:26.


Event details: 7. Maratonul International Cluj-Napoca 2017:

Country: Romania

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

Date, start time, race distance:

  • Saturday 8 April 2017:
    • 17.00:  400m-800m-1000m-1200m (children's races)
  • Sunday 9 April 2017:
    •  9.15:  42.2km (individual runners and 4x10.55km relay teams)
    • 10.30:  21.1km
    • 10.50: 10.55km
    • TBA:  5km

Time limit: 2hr (10.5km), 3hr (21km), 5hr (42km relay), 5hr 30min (42km)

Start and finish: Cluj Arena

Race centre: Marathon Expo, Cluj Arena (on Friday, Saturday and on the day of the race)

Entries: online (up to 10 March 2017); late entries from 7 to 9 April 2017 if the entry limit has not been reached

Entry limit: 600 (10.5km), 1,100 (21km), 500 (42km), 125 relay teams

Entry fees (up to 30 September/30 November 2016/31 January/10 March 2017)

  • 2km: no entry fees
  • 5km: (to be announced)
  • 10.55km: € 14/17/19/21
  • 21.1km: € 17/21/26/30
  • 42.2km: € 21/26/30/35
  • 42.2km relay teams: € 48/56/68/76

You get (children's races): T-shirt, goodie bag, medal

You get (10.5km, 21km, 42km, relay): T-shirt, goodie bag, chip timing, refreshments on the course, finisher medal, certificate, pasta party

Number of finishers 2016: 441 (10.5km), 950 (21km), 393 (42km), 129 relay teams

Event website (in Romanian, Hungarian and English):

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.