This year edition Volkswagen Bucharest HALF MARATHON announced for September 5-6th, was rescheduled for May 8-9th,2021

Bucharest RUNNING CLUB announces that, after analyzing the current situation and evaluating all scenarios, together with the partners and decision-makers involved in the organization process, this year’s edition of Volkswagen Bucharest HALF MARATHON will not take place on September 5-6, 2020. We consider that, in the special conditions of the period we are going through, the street running events, which involve the participation of a large number of participants, even in the situation of compliance with all health safety rules, involve risks that may exceed the control capacity of any organizer.

All registrations made so far remain valid; the runners will automatically transfer for the edition of May 8-9, 2021. If the new date is incompatible with personal plans of some of the runners already registered,  please contact us by e-mail at info@abrc.ro, until December 31, 2020.

These are challenging times for both event organizers and those running and participating in sports competitions is a way of life. That is why, dear runners, please continue to train, to stay healthy and fit, until we meet again. Thank you for the time and patience you have given us, and we look forward to seeing you at the start, with the same enthusiasm that we all miss so much!

About  Bucharest RUNNING CLUB

Bucharest RUNNING CLUB is the organizer of the biggest street running competitions in Romania. Since 2008, Bucharest has been included in the international circuit of marathons, joining the other European capitals that annually host such competitions. All Bucharest RUNNING CLUB competitions are accredited and registered in the international calendar of AIMS (International Association of Marathons and Half Marathons) and IAAF. BRC has developed in Romania the model of associating running competitions with a social, humanitarian, or ecological cause, and currently, there are over 30 partner causes of events. They accumulate  50,000 -100,000 euros annually for the community, social, educational, ecological projects presented. BRC was the first NGO to start a sports volunteering platform in Romania – www.voluntarinsport.ro and currently collaborates with over 1,000 active volunteers who get involved in sports projects and events. BRC organizes its competitions but also mass sports events for companies and NGOs. The official websites of Bucharest RUNNING CLUB are: www.bucuresti10km.ro, www.bucuresti21km.ro, www.bucharest-marathon.com, www.voluntarinsport.ro, www.runinbucharest.com. FB / Bucharest10km; Bucharest21km; BucharestMarathon; BucharestRuningClub; VoluntarInSport; #RunInBucharest

FAQs

Before contacting us about the 2020 Volkswagen Bucharest HALF MARATHON, please read all the frequently asked questions below.

Q: I have a valid registration for the 2020 Volkswagen Bucharest HALF MARATHON and want to take part in the rescheduled event on Sunday, May 9th, 2021. What do I need to do?

A: You don’t need to do anything. You have already been entered into the rescheduled event on Sunday, May 9th, 2021.

Q: I haven’t received any emails about the 2020 Volkswagen Bucharest HALF MARATHON. Do I definitely have a place in the race I’ve registered for, which is now scheduled to take place on Sunday, May 9th, 2021?

A: If you have a copy of your confirmation email, you automatically have a place in the 2020 Volkswagen Bucharest HALF MARATHON, scheduled to take place on May 9th, 2021. To avoid emails being blocked or going to your junk folder, please add register@abrc.ro to your contact or safe senders list.

Q: I have a place in the 2020 Volkswagen Bucharest HALF MARATHON but can’t take part on Sunday, May 9th, 2021. What are my options?

A: If you already registered for a race within the 2020 Volkswagen Bucharest HALF MARATHON and paid the registration and cannot take part on Sunday, May 9th, 2021, you have the following options:

– Defer your entry until the 2022 Volkswagen Bucharest HALF MARATHON, which is scheduled to take place on Sunday, May 14th, 2022 (this is a standard deferment process and please note you will not need to pay the 2021 event entry fee) – please send us your request, by email, to info@abrc.ro (the deferment must be made within a period of no less than 60 days prior event)

– Or to transfer your registration to another person: for detailed instructions, please send us your request, by email, to info@abrc.ro (the transfer must be made within a period of no less than 60 days prior event)

– Or to donate your 2021 entry fee to one of the charities supported by the Volkswagen Bucharest HALF MARATHON

The deferment system will be open in October 2021. We’ll be in touch to let you know when it is open and we’ll also update the website and our social media channels.

Important: If you do not want to run, or you are unable to run, on Sunday, May 9th, 2021,you’ll need to choose one of the options outlined above by midnight on Sunday, March 7th, 2021. After this date, the available options will expire and will not be valid any longer.

If the questions and answers above do not assist you, please complete our ‘contact us’ form and a member of our Customer Services Team will be in touch.