When you join the United Way RUNNING TEAM you can give hope, help, and access to a better tomorrow to thousands of people in need who are struggling to have a better life.

Because when a child succeeds in school, when people are healthy and when families are financially stable, we ALL win!

We invite you to join United Way Running Team as a supporter: volunteers, runners and fundraisers are welcome!

We are happy that United Way Romania  is one of the charitable partners at the most important running events in Bucharest, organized by the Bucharest Running Club Association:





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By becoming  a member of our running team, besides the personal health benefits and enjoying the race, your contribution means access to social services to thousands of people in need: children from vulnerable families, adults and elderly who depend on social support. Through Education, Health and Income projects, United Way helps over 6500 people in need every year.

In 2012, the funds raised by the 32 runners from the United Way Running team were transformed in a hot meal per day, for a month, to 43 children from low income families that we help throughout the year in our Education projects.

To make sure everybody interested to volunteer, run and fundraise for United Way enjoys the experience, we will offer support with training and fundraising. See the attached Information pack.pdf, it contains all the information you need in order to join us!



You just need to register to one of the runs, then focus on your training and fundraising!

We’ll provide tips on training, support for your fundraising and cheer you on towards the finish line.

If you choose to participate in one of the competitive runs below and you would like to fundraise for United Way, here are 3 simple steps to take:


1) Register online on the official website of the races:

Bucharest International Half Marathon, May 19, 2013

– Half-marathon (individual) 21,097km

– 10 km run (individual)

– Relay team run: 4 people x 5,27 km each (collective half-marathon)

Bucharest International Marathon, October 6, 2013

– Marathon (individual) 42,195 km

– Half-marathon (individual) 21,097 km

– Relay team run: 4 people x 10,548 km each (collective marathon)


2) Then, send us an e-mail at office@unitedway.ro with your details:

name, mobile phone, which run you are registered for and your T-shirt size* *Runners who pledge to fundraise until the race day:

–    At least 300 ron (70 eur) will get a technical running shirt;

–    At least 100 ron (25 eur) will get a Live United cotton T-shirt.

We will welcome you in the UW Running Team and you will receive the info pack with training tips and fundraising.


3) Train for the run and encourage others to sponsor you!

Let everybody know you joined our team and that you are running to support valuable social services in Education, Health and Income for those in need – right here, in our community.