Brașov Running Festival, the event dedicated to running that includes the only road running competition in Romania certified by the World Athletics Elite Label, announces that adidas, one of the most important sports equipment brands in the world, becomes, from 2023, the technical partner of the competition.
The event will take place in Brașov, in the Coresi district, between September 9 and 10, 2023, and will include races dedicated to amateurs, but also two certified races dedicated to professional athletes tRUNsylvania International 10K and European Road Mile.
This year, the technical partner of the Brașov Running Festival is adidas, which will provide the official T-shirts for the runners in the 5K and 10K races, as well as those of the competition staff members. The jerseys incorporate the innovative Aero ready technology, created by adidas to maintain comfort and support athletes' performance during intense physical movement. Also, 3 athletes supported by adidas are the first ambassadors of this edition: Joan Chelimo Melly, Nicolae Soare and Stella Rutto. They will promote Brașov Running Festival at the competitions they participate in, they will be present at dedicated events and meetings with fans.
"We are happy to have adidas, one of the most respected and innovative brands in the world, with us in the Brașov Running Festival project. It is an important step on the way for this competition to become a reference event for athletics in Romania and in the world. We have found in adidas a partner who believes in our vision, emphasizes performance and is eager to support our endeavor to promote running in Romania. The association was natural, because for both parties performance is an essential value, and a top event could only be associated with a top brand. At the moment, especially after the recent results from the most important road running competitions in the world, we believe that adidas is the No. 1 brand in terms of footwear and clothing specific to this sport"
, said Daniel Santa, director of Brașov Running Festival.
"The belief that has always underpinned everything we do at adidas is that through sport we have the power to change lives. Thus, our focus is to always provide athletes with the right equipment that incorporates innovative technologies so that they can take their performance to the next level. Whether it's setting a new world record, a new personal best or simply staying fit, adidas encourages performance in all its forms. It gives us great joy and honor that this year we will be the technical partner of the Brașov Running Festival and thus support a competition developed around athletes, whose goal is not only performance, but also extremely necessary education in Romania, regarding the benefits of running and physical movement in general. Sharing this common goal, as well as the same values, the partnership came naturally and we are confident that it will be a valuable one"
, said Codrina Cazacu, Newsroom & Sports Marketing Manager, adidas Romania.
This year's event promises to be a spectacular one, which will bring together established names of world athletics at START, in the tRUNsylvania International 10K and European Road Mile races, specially created for professional athletes. Also expected are numerous amateur runners, children, youth and adults who have the chance to run in a setting organized according to the highest world standards.
"This year, Brașov Running Festival will be more than a sports competition, it will be a festival of running where elite and amateur races are the stars. The experience will be consistently amplified by the entertainment area, concerts, activations and numerous other related activities. We expect around 3,000 participants in the organized races and over 30,000 spectators from the whole country, but also from abroad. We will prepare 3 cheering zones where spectators can cheer on the runners, but also enjoy live concerts by well-known bands. These will be completed with dedicated areas, where participants can exercise in as many forms as possible, and with many other surprises"
, added Daniel Santa.
Registration has already started for amateur athletes who can choose between distances of 5KM and 10KM, and children and juniors can opt for the 800m, 1200m and 3KM races. More information about the rules and registration can be found on the official website of the competition: www.brasovrun.ro.
Professional athletes (licensed athletes) who wish to participate in the elite races (Brașov tRUNsylvania International 10K, European Road Mile (one mile), BRF 3K juniors or BRF 5K) are asked to send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
adidas is a global leader in the sportswear industry. Headquartered in Herzogenaurach, Germany, the company employs more than 61,000 people across the globe and generated sales of €21.2 billion in 2021.
About Brașov Running Festival
Brașov Running Festival is an event dedicated to running, organized in Brașov, starting in 2021. It comprises an annual World Athletics Elite Label-accredited 10 km road race called "tRUNsylvania International 10K". Beyond this, the competition contains a multitude of other races for amateurs as well as professionals.
The races are run on a loop with a length of 3,494 m, using the same finish line, but having starting points that vary according to the length of the stage.
The 2022 edition of the race, held on September 25, was marked by a series of spectacular records. It has never been run so fast in Romania. Kenyan runners Nicholas Kimeli and Sheila Chepkirui won the 10KM with times of 26:51 and 30:07 respectively. Kimeli's time established him as the fifth fastest 10KM runner of all time, and Chepkirui just missed out on breaking the women's 10KM world record.