7-8 October 2023

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 2023:

  • on Saturday:
    • 2.5k wheelchair race
    • 2.5k run
  • on Sunday:
    • 10k race
    • 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 central, eastern and south-eastern districts.


Map of the venue:


Bucharest Marathon 2023:


  • 7-8 October 2023

Event website:


Number of finishers:

  10km 21.1km 42.2km 42.2km relay
2022 2,403 1,687 640 151 teams
2021 859 852 427 47 teams
2020 --- 222 52 ---
2019 3,063 2,166 914 224 teams
2018 2,690 2,303 967 291 teams


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