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Catch a Glimpse of History with a Romanian Marathon Vacation

Catch a Glimpse of History with a Romanian Marathon Vacation

Romania is an up comer on the European running market and still a bit unknown to most runners. However, if you decide to you will not regret it. Romania is situated the heart of Europe bordering the Black Sea, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Hungary, Serbia, and Moldova. The mountain rich nature is spectacular and the history intriguing. The resorts along the Black sea are grand and attract many Sun-loving tourists. The Transylvania Castles are a must see. It can be wise to run fast if you visit the Bran Cas ... Continue Reading

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Raiffeisen bank Bucharest Marathon

Romania, București 13 October, 2019
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Things To Think About

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Visitors can easily get around Bucharest with the city's convenient and affordable metro system. Taxi drivers in Romania have a reputation for overcharging tourists.

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Romania maintains one of the lowest crime rates in Europe.

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Restaurants in Romania serve enormous portions. You may want to skip the appetizers.

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Romanians tip practically everyone from hairdressers to gas station attendants. The usual gratuity runs around 10 percent.


Marathons in Romania

The number of competitive marathons in Romania seems to grow exponentially each year. The prestigious Raiffeisen Bank Bucharest Marathon offers several competitive races including two Fun Runs. The Brasov International Marathon takes place in the Romanian mountains and supports local environmental education and sustainability efforts. For runners looking for a lighter route, the Transylvania 100K runs through the mountainous region of Romania and ends at Bran Castle, the locale that helped to inspire Bram Stoker's Dracula. With new races popping up every year, runners will find an abundance of opportunities to participate in marathons in Romania.

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Raiffeisen bank Bucharest Marathon

Romania, București 13 October, 2019

Good to Know

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Bring warm clothing for hikes and running races in Romania. The climate gets cold during the winter months, especially in the Brasov region.

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When hiking in remote areas, you may encounter wild animals such as bears. Consult the locals for safety precautions.

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Romanians usually take off their shoes before entering someone's home.

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Locals are notorious for ignoring traffic rules. Be careful when running or biking near roadways.

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