30-31 October 2021

Bulevardul Unirii, Bucharest, Romania (Author: Contessa Binter / de.wikipedia.org / gemeinfrei / photo modified by runinternational.eu)


The Bucharest Marathon is a road running event held annually since 2008 in Bucharest (Romanian: București), capital of Romania.

These are the races available in 2021:

  • on Saturday:
    • 5k run
    • 10k run
    • 10k wheelchair race
  • on Sunday:
    • 21.1k half marathon
    • 42.2k marathon
    • 42.2k marathon relay for teams of four runners

The time limit to complete the marathon course is six hours.

The route is flat and fast, starting at Izvor Park in the city centre and ending 500 metres from there on Constitution Square (Piața Constituției; pictured above) in front of the gigantic Palace of Parliament (Palatul Parlamentului), the world's heaviest building:


Palace of Parliament, Bucharest, Romania (Author: hpgruesen / commons.wikimedia.org / CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication / image modified by runinternational.eu)


The first half of the route (the half marathon route) takes the runners to the Arcul de Triumf in the northern part of Bucharest.

The second half is run out and back along wide tree-lined boulevards through south-western and south-eastern districts.


Map of the venue:


Number of finishers:

  • 2020 (Covid-19 restrictions):
    • 21.1km: 222
    • 42.2km: 52
  • 2019:
    • 10km: 3,063
    • 21.1km: 2,166
    • 42.2km: 914
    • 42.2km relay: 224 teams
  • 2018:
    • 10km: 2,690
    • 21.1km: 2,303
    • 42.2km: 967
    • 42.2km relay: 291 teams


13. Bucharest Marathon:


  • 30-31 October 2021

Event website:


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