World Masters Athletics Marathon Championship returns!

Mark your calendar: the Bucharest Marathon will host the 2024 World Masters Athletics Marathon Championship!

Masters Marathon runners can again compete against the best runners from around the world in their age group. WMA is thrilled to announce that RunInBucharest has accepted the challenge to offer a World Championship for the masters athletes in 2024. RunInBucharest is an experienced, very capable team who is excited to host masters runners and provide them with a World Championship experience.

The 2024 World Masters Athletics Marathon Championship will be run on 13 October in conjunction with the Bucharest Marathon. Bucharest Marathon has a long tradition. It is a quick course including most of the landmark sites in the city of Bucharest. It is a must to discover Romania’s Capital city sometimes called “Paris of the East”. Bucharest offers the combination of a visit to a vibrant city with a high-level sport embedded in a sports festival.

“Bucharest Marathon is our legacy and the opportunity of hosting the 2024 WMA Marathon Masters World Championship is an appreciation of our efforts on developing mass running events, inspiring people to run and have a healthy lifestyle. The competition will be a chance for those coming for the first time in Romania to discover a young, vibrant and eclectic city. We can’t wait to see you in Bucharest – the City of Joy, City of Running!” – Valeria Racila van Groningen, President, RunInBucharest

“Granting Bucharest the 2024 World Masters Athletics Marathon Championship is a great honor for us. The decision came shortly after the centennial anniversary of the Romanian Athletics Federation and it also marks the celebration of 100 years since RAF is a World Athletics full member. We are pleased to welcome all athletes at the start line and we hope that everyone will have an unforgettable experience in Bucharest!” – Anisoara Stanciu, President, Romanian Athletics Federation

WMA President, Margit Jungmann, said it so well: “Going first time to Romania for a World Championships means giving the chance for every athlete to combine a sporting challenge with the discovery of a beautiful city, warm-hearted people and an exciting culture. Looking forward to seeing you there. It will be a very special World Championship.”

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