Parcul Central Simion Barnutiu (Central Park) – Google maps
Clean and fresh air you could easily put in progress a various runs from 5k to 21k. It is the place where, twice a year, Crosul de noapte by Runners Club is taking place. Winter or summer, autumn or spring you will spot many runners trying to improve their physical form. Parking nearby (Cluj Arena and BT Arena)
10ha in the south of Cluj, protected area, with a lot of running and biking tracks. Many trail running races are taking place here (especially in winter and autumn); Faget Winter Race, Faget Winter Trail, Faget Tour. Start and finish places: Roata Faget, Baza Sportiva Unirea Manastur (parking free)
Hoia Baciu Forest
The Hoia-Baciu Forest ( World’s Most Haunted Forest ) is situated near Cluj-Napoca, Romania covers an area of over 250 hectares and is often referred to as the Bermuda Triangle of the country. Hoia Baciu Forest ( World’s Most Haunted Forest ), has a reputation for intense paranormal activity and unexplained events. Reports have included, ghost sightings, unexplained apparitions, faces appearing in photographs that were not visible with the naked eye, and in the 1970s, UFO sightings were reported. Visitors to the forest often report intense feelings of anxiety and the feeling of being constantly watched. Moreover, the local vegetation is somehow bizarre in appearance, like something out of a make-believe story with strangely shaped trees, and unexplained charring on tree stumps and branches. Start and finish place: Ethnographic Park Romulus Vuia
Almost 400 m positive elevation from Cluj to Feleacu (south) the area is the perfect place for trail runners. You could still spot wild species: deer’s, foxes, rabbits, pheasants and even wild boar, you could run around Trovanti (famous stone eggs of Feleacu). 2 main races are taking place here: Cluj EcoTrail Ultramarathon and Feleacu Running Hills. Start and finish places: Baza Sportiva Gheorgheni, TCI Social Club, La Villa Resort, Aroma Restaurant.
Baza Sportiva Gheorgheni
Baza Sportiva Gheorgheni (free entrance) – perfect places for short runs and cross training also
“Prof. PhD Iuliu Hațieganu” University Sports Park or, by its old name, the “Babeș” Park is one of the biggest parks of Cluj-Napoca and at the same time it is also the campus of the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport within UBB. It is situated along the Someș river on the West side of the city and it expands over a total surface of 25 hectares out of which around 2/3 consists of green spaces with alleys, lawn, flower beds, surfaces with trees and shrubs.