Save the Children Romania

Join Save the Children team, at the Bucharest Half Marathon!

Join us at the OMV Petrom Bucharest Half Marathon and help us give a better chance to life for the premature children. Together, we can build a better future for them. Be in our team or be our sponsor, in fighting for the right to life of premature babies!

Why should you run with us?

We need your help! Every 5 hours, a child younger under 1yo dies. Our country maintains its first place in the European Union, with an infant mortality rate of 8.8 per 1,000 live births in 2014, most of them being caused by premature births.

Premature children are more likely to survive if they get proper care, through modern equipment. The funds that we raise together will be used to equip maternity hospitals with equipments needed for the survival of premature babies and to ensure parental support in disadvantaged rural communities.

What we do

We contributed to saving 18,000 premature babies so far, through the advanced medical equipments donated by Save the Children Romania. The organization has so far succeeded to donate to 58 hospitals modern equipment, needed for the survival of babies born prematurely or with low birth weight: infant incubators, resuscitation tables and ventilators. In order to continue this effort, we need more support!

Since 2010, Save the Children initiated the project Every One, which aims to reduce infant and under-five mortality. Between 2010 and 2016, Save the Children Romania carried out actions meant to fight the preventable causes of child deaths through a major component of information and education, and also through health and nutritional support for 22,000 beneficiaries (children aged 0-5 years, pregnant young mothers) in 31 rural communities in Botosani, Brasov, Caras-Severin, Dambovita, Iasi, Neamt, Suceava, Vaslui, Vrancea.

How to join Save the Children team

For individual runners:

  1. You choose the race you want to run
  2. We will pay your registration fee, we will give you a special T-shirt to wear during the competition and also a short fundraising guide

For companies:

  1. Tell your employees about the event and build your team
  2. Choose a sponsorship package and we will register your team on the Marathon’s web page, for free. Then, we will help you to inform your team about their participation at the event

If you want to run with Save the Children team or you wish to be our sponsor, you can contact us at,, or by phone, at 021.316.61.76.

Thank you, we are looking forward to running together!

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