Bucharest HALF MARATHON came as a natural brother of the Marathon event. The first edition, back in 2012, gathered around 6000 runners, coming from 35 countries. The 2019 edition hosted over 18000 runners, coming from over 75 countries. In only 8 years, the event got to have one of the highest increasing rate (year to year) in Europe. Certified by the AIMS and fulfilling all the IAAF standards regulations, BHM also hosts the Romanian National Half Marathon Championships. Moreover, the 2020 edition is an IAAF Bronze Label event.
Taking into consideration its actual dimensions and the awareness achieved, the support offered to social causes and the one received from the over 700 volunteers, we could say that the Bucharest HALF MARATHON is having a similar social and economical impact on the community as the Bucharest MARATHON. Bucharest HALF MARATHON is scheduled every year during May’s second weekend.
Water, fruits, free massage
Minimum age is 18
Each runner will receive a unique medal if finish the race in 3h.
A changing tent will be set up near Sport Expo, providing runners with a place to change clothes before and after the race.
The parking lot nearest to the Start/Finish is Piata Unirii, 1 km from the Start area, entry point behind Unirea Shopping Mall
Refreshment points will be set up every 5 km; sponge points will also be arranged between refreshment points.
The timing will be provided by MySDAM Champion Chip – Data Service.
The nearest subway stations are Izvor (0.5 km from the Start area) and Unirii (1 km from the Start area).
Know before you go
Start and finish are at the same point – on one of the largest European boulevards, in front of the Parliament Palace. The building, also known as “Ceausescu’s Palace”, holds 3 world records, being the 2nd biggest, the 3rd most massive and the most expensive administrative building. Large boulevards with communistic architecture alternate with small streets and beautiful old buildings with French, neo-classical architecture – the reason why Bucharest city used to be called “Little Paris”.
- Pasta Paty
- Sport Expo