What is SightRunning
Sightrunning offers runners who travel for leisure or business a healthy, eco-friendly and unique way to discover Timisoara’s history and landmarks with an experienced local jogging partner at your side, who will not only show you the city but will also tell you the stories behind the things you’ll see.
Whether you are fast or slow or if you want to go for a long or a short run, and whether you are trying to squeeze in some marathon training or simply would like some unique tourist fun, we offer you an experience like no other. So, come exercise and visit the city altogether; we have the perfect route for you, at your own pace.
If you want to get away from the traffic jams and explore the streets to experience the city at a more intimate and personal level, put on your sneakers and let’s go for a run!
You decide on the departure time, meeting location (we can even fetch you from your hotel and finish the tour back there), route and running pace. Let us take care of the rest, so you can get a real feel of Timisoara.
We love running and love our home city – Timisoara. So let us share this love with you by taking you on a tour through or around our stunning city, combining the sightseeing with the enjoyment of running at a pace that you set; runners of all abilities are welcome! Whether it’s your first time visiting or you are a regular visitor, you’ll find that a running tour can not only keep you active during your trip, but also allow you to see things from a different perspective.
Tours and Prices
There are several totally customizable tours available, according to your interests. To mention just a few:
- Timisoara old citadelle
- Timisoara parks and bridges
- Timisoara markets and squares
- Timisoara palaces and churches
- Timisoara stadiums
- 1989 Anticommunist Revolution
- early birds tour or city by night
Our prices are customized, according to the number of people doing it. We charge:
- groups of 6-10 people: 8 euro per person;
- groups of 3-5 people: 10 euro per person;
- groups of 1-2 persons: 15 euro per person;
Please let us know if you are interested in a specific tour, which we can customize to tailor your needs.
Terms and Conditions
Please note we are Running Partners, rather than classical tour guides. We will show you our wonderful city and tell you the stories behind the things you’ll see, but our main aim is to get you running.
1) The basic requirements to run with the us are to be in good health on the day and to have at least 18 years. Younger runners are only allowed to run with their parents or a legal guardian. We do not act in solo parentis.
2) You must inform us in writing of any medical conditions you might have, in advance, whether or not you believe they will affect your runs. There are no professional medical assistants at our runs.
3) We are not responsible for any health problems caused by this service. People are strongly encouraged to see a doctor before taking up any kind of physical training.
4) We will not be responsible for any road accidents or any other kind of accident that are caused by acts attributable to the customer or a third party. We are not liable for any such consequences arising from such situations.
5) All those who order our services expressly accept and assume all risks that may exist during a run.
6) You may cancel your reservation or Race Training whenever you want, by e-mail. If desired, we can always reschedule the run at no additional cost.
WHAT IF IT IS RAINING, WILL THE TOUR STILL GO AHEAD?
Usually, our running tours will go ahead, rain or shine. However, in very severe weather (to be determined by your guide) you will be offered to return at a later time or to postpone your running tour for another day. Postponing the tour is only at the discretion of the guide and tours will usually go ahead, even if it is raining.
HOW CAN I PAY?
You can pay cash upon meeting the running guide or you can pay by bank transfer to the following account: RO03 INGB 0000 9999 0628 5778
- Bank: ING Bank Timisoara
- Beneficiary: SightRunning SRL
- Fiscal code: 36563242
- Payment Details: „Last Name, First Name, SightRunning City Tour”.
DO I NEED TO SIGN A DISCLAIMER?
No, but by using our services you agree to the Terms and Conditions. As the tour take place near traffic and busy roads or in nature and involve physical activity, it can be hazardous. You must therefore certify that you accept all of the possible risks involved and will not hold sightrunning.ro liable for any eventuality.
WHAT IF I’M LATE FOR MY RUN?
If you are late for your run, your guide will wait 15 minutes. We provide you with contact information for late calls and emergencies upon booking and encourage you to call ahead if you are going to be late.
IF MY PLANS CHANGE, CAN I RESCHEDULE?
In cases of emergency or changed travel plans, we will reschedule your tour. Simply contact us, and we will find a new date.
WHAT IF I WANT TO CANCEL MY BOOKING?
Please let us know as early as possible.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO TAKE PICTURES ALONG THE WAY?
Yes, you can bring along your camera and snap away. If there is a certain place you would like your picture taken, then simply ask your guide.
HOW FAST ARE THE RUNNING TOURS? DO I HAVE TO BE AN EXPERIENCED RUNNER TO PARTICIPATE AND HOW WILL I KEEP UP WITH THE GUIDE?
We always tailor out tours so that the participants run at a pace that is comfortable to them, for the clients’ desired distance. As we are doing a running tour, a minimal level of fitness is required to be able to run the requested distance, however the distance, pace and frequency of stops is up to the participants involved in the running tour.
In cases of special tours (trail-run, or special tours above 10 km) it is necessary to be in good physical shape. Normally, participants should be able to complete a 10 km run in less than an hour.
DO WE STOP BY THE ATTRACTIONS ON THE RUN?
Yes! We have short stops by the main attractions where the guide talks about the sights, the history and other facts about them.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
In Timisoara we have cold winters and hot summers, so weather conditions vary significantly. It is always a good idea to check the weather conditions before travelling to Timisoara, so that you know what temperatures to expect.
During the colder months we always recommend people to wear an extra layer in addition to what they would normally wear as we have short stops along the run, in order to take photos and for the guide to talk about the attractions. It is much better to be able to take off a layer, as opposed to be freezing.
In summer you can easily just wear a t-shirt and a pair of shorts/tights. A hat and sunscreen can also be very handy if you happen to run on a really hot day.
IS THERE WATER ON THE TOUR?
Water is not included so we always recommend our guests to bring their own water on a warm day. There are some public water fountains along the way.
WHAT IF I NEED TO USE THE RESTROOM?
It is advisable to take care of that before leaving your hotel, but if nature calls please let your guide know and they’ll find a restroom for you along the course.
CAN I STORE CLOTHES AND VALUABLES DURING THE TOUR?
For our daily set tours, it is not possible to store any belongings.
For weekly tours that require ground transportation it is possible to store objects (preferably non-value) in the car.
IS THERE AN AGE LIMIT FOR PARTICIPATING IN THE TOURS?
We encourage family participation on scheduled daily city tours and the tours are open to all members of the family (recommended ages from 10 years old). Runners younger than 18 are only allowed to run with their parents or a legal guardian.
WHAT LANGUAGES ARE THE TOURS BEING GUIDED IN?
Our tours are currently offered in English and Romanian.
CAN I BRING MY DOG ON THE RUN?
We’ll gladly run with your well-behaved dog as long as you have a leash. It’s great exercise and your dog will love it! We ask that you bring a plastic bag in case of any accidents.
WHAT IF THERE IS A MEDICAL EMERGENCY?
Please advise us beforehand of any injuries or health conditions you have. Your guide will carry a phone, so an ambulance can be called if required.