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.
Bring warm clothing for hikes and running races in Romania. The climate gets cold during the winter months, especially in the Brasov region.
When hiking in remote areas, you may encounter wild animals such as bears. Consult the locals for safety precautions.
Romanians usually take off their shoes before entering someone's home.
Locals are notorious for ignoring traffic rules. Be careful when running or biking near roadways.
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