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Transylvania 100

19 May 2018

Transylvania 100 made its debut in 2014 and takes place annually in the Bucegi Mountains. It is one of the few mountain ultra marathon races in Romania, a genuine challenge even for experienced runners.

Bucegi

Bucegi

Transylvania 100 is first of all a technique race; the big level difference and the obstacles on the track raise the difficulty level of the competition to an extreme. The narrow pathways, the tight serpentines, the impressive abrupt crests, the suspended mountain paths, the track portions with chains and the imposing Omu Peak, which the contestants have to climb three times, all of these are the ingredients of a wild race, full of obstacles but also achievements. The beauty of the natural sceneries and the satisfaction of overcoming your limits compensate for the effort. Wide valleys, cascades, rivers, alpine meadows and rocks escaladed by chamois – here’s a sight you won’t forget.

Transylvania 100

Transylvania 100

The race starts in Bran, and the contestants must conquer the heights along five routes:

• 20K has a length of 22 kilometers and a positive level difference of 1241 meters.

• 30K has a length of 30 kilometers and a positive level difference of 2542 meters. It offers 2 qualification points for Ultra-Trail Mont Blanc.

• 50K has a length of 50 kilometers and a positive level difference of 3328 meters. It offers 3 qualification points for Ultra-Trail Mont Blanc.

• 80K measures 80 kilometers and has a positive level difference of 4979 meters. It offers 4 qualification points for Ultra-Trail Mont Blanc.

• 100K has a length of 102 kilometers and a positive level difference of 6486 meters. It can be crossed in two ways: non-stop or in two stages (with overnight rest time). It offers 5 qualification points for UTMB.

80K and 100K are semi self-sufficient races, so that along the tracks contestants must carry food and the necessary equipment. The little ones can be enlisted in The Children’s Race, with different age categories. The awards go to the first three qualified in each track.

Transylvania 100 is a race for runners who have no limits. So accept the challenge. Ready, steady, go!  

Bran

* In 2018, the race is going to be held on 19th May.

* The web page of the event: http://www.transylvania100k.com

[An article written by Andreea Bertea]