Romania – Transylvania Trail Traverse

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082034-green-grunge-clipart-icon-business-gear11RECOMMENDED  GEAR/KIT

130082-whitewashed-star-patterned-icon-alphanumeric-information4-sc49RACE TRACKING AND RESULTS

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Eventbrite - Lost Worlds Romania - Transylvania Trail Traverse 2016 - 3rd Edition - mountain run and ultra   coursequalificative2015_en4 UTMB POINT


Romania vigenette 5

DATESAugust 26-27, 2016

LOCATIONRomania –  Bran/Brasov/Bucegi Mountains


  • 106k ultra – UTMB 4 points
  • 52k ultra – UTMB 2 points
  • 26k
  • 2-day stage race for 106k

PRICING – $375.00 – 675.00 based on category and registration period

INCLUDED IN BASE REGISTRATION   bus charter transfer to/from Otepani international airport (Bucharest) to Bran lodging area, 2 night’s lodging at on Sept 26 th and 27th (Thursday and Friday),  post race dinner, breakfasts, race shirt and other gear, finishers medal and awards ceremony. 

INCLUDED LODGING –  Sept 3rd and 4th (Thursday and Frid at the official host hotel (O.H) in Bran. You can book any necessary additional nights or lodging upgrades through us when registering.

• Airport transfer to Bran and back will be to  O.H.
• Handing out the race kits and race numbers will take place at O.H.
• Free shuttle for the runners staying at O.H., from the hotel to the start/finish area and back
• Technical meeting for all races will take places at O.H.
• Only 15min. drive to Start/Finish area
• On demand shuttle from O.H. to Brasov touristic town and back
• Official trophy ceremony and runners party will be held at O.H.

The number of available rooms is limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Arriving – Chartered bus transfer to Bran on Sept 25 or 26  from Otepani international airport. Pick up Wednesday – 2nd at 1600 hours. Thursday 3rd at 1500 hours.

Travel time is approximately 2.5 – 3 hours.

Departing – Transfer back to Bucharest on Sunday Aug 28th leaves at 1000 hours. Earliest recommended departing flight is 1500 hours.

**Individual transfers to/from airport on different days outside of organized transfers may be possible. These can be reserved/confirmed in advance for an additional fee of $125.00 per person each way** Contact if you need to arrange.


Race Details:

Where – Bucegi Mountains

When – Race: August 26th/27th, 2016.

Terrain – 95% trail, single track, forest, steep hills, mountain trail, ridge line, technical descents. 

Total Elevation (22,700 feet) 7000 M + gain

Atitude from 3071 feet to 8,186 feet

Cut-offs   see all cut off info below or on Route Profile page

Our team recently returned from a summer scout and had this to say:

“Epic high altitude paths, technical paths, high speed paths. Warm friendly people and hospitality. 2015 is the year for go east, to see explore new paths there that almost no western europeans have ever run. Homemade goulash for USD 3, Ursus beer USD 2. The area is unspoiled. The 12th century town of Brasov is safe and friendly with excellent restaurants. The time is now. In ten years it will be like any alpine european country. The unique combination of an incredible route and experienced race management, together with local Romanian experts, will make for an unforgetable adventure.”


Join us in Dracula’s hometown for our newest Lost Worlds Trail Race,  Transylvania Trail Crossing, a 1 or 2-day 106k adventure ultra run in the rugged, wildly beautiful Bucegi Mountains of central Romania.

Steeped in legend and folklore of vampires the 100k-single day and 2-day stage race routes along narrow and twisting single-track trails, skirting jagged ridges and stunning views from high in the Transylvanian Alps.

Racers will wend through traditional stone road Eastern European villages and be transported to a different time and place, a Europe of long ago that must be experienced and tasted in the mountains and villages. Run on trails near Bran Castle,the historic home of Dracula, and the staggeringly beautiful Sighisoara Citadel – Vlad Tepes’ (Dracula) birthplace – celebrating its 15th anniversary as an UNESCO site.

The start, 5k from the Castle,  makes a  1000 meter climb and follows desolate paths past monasteries, waterfalls and breathtaking views of the valley below.

Register now and join us this September in Transylvania at a race that is shaping up to be our most challenging course to date! 

Run fast. Run hard. Carry a cross and garlic just in case.


Getting There. The adventure begins! Night Train through Transylvania.

Consider taking a night train through the mountains from Budapest to town of Brasov, a 13th century mountain town where the races will start and finish. You can take an overnight first class sleeper berth through the Transylvania mountains and arrive to Brasov Thursday morning. The journey to Romania can be an adventure in itself.  Cost is approximately 110 Euros roundtrip.

Be sure to leave time to visit the historic, Sighisoara Citidel, the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler. 2014 will be the 15th anniversary of its naming as a UNESCO world heritage site.



106k – start – 6:00 AM – Friday

Elevation D+ 8500 meters – 4 UTMB Points.coursequalificative2015_en

– Minimum 758 m
– Average 1675 m
– Maximum 2507 m

–  Altitude Difference  (D+) 8500 m

***Important cut off information  – Update – one important cut off time for Dracula route is 14 hours at CP6. All 106k runners must be through CP 6 within 14 hours on Friday.

All Cut-offs
CP 4 – Salvamont Pestera – 11 hours (28k)
CP 6 – Partia de schi – 14 hours (47k)
CP 12 – Gura Diham – 25 hours (92k)
Finish – 34 hours

Dracula 106k

52k – start – 7:00 AM Saturday

– Elevation D+ 4300 m – 2 UTMB Pointcoursequalificative2015_en
– Minimum 758 m
– Average 1705 m
– Maximum 2507 m

–  Altitude Difference  (D+) 4300 m

***Important cut off information

CP4 – Salvamont Pestera – Cut off 11 hours (28k)
Finish – 16 hours

Vlad-Tepes large 52k

26k – start – 7:00 AM Saturday

– Elevation D+ 2700 m
– Minimum 758 m
– Average 1605 m
– Maximum 2507 m

–  Altitude Difference  (D+) 2582 m

***Important cut off information

26k route – Silvania Course
CP3 – Cabana Monti Nuestro– cut off 8 hours (21k)Silvania large 26k k)

Eventbrite - Transylvania Trail Traverse 2015 - Lost Worlds Romania, 2nd Edition - Pre-register with discount until September 30th.coursequalificative2015_en4 UTMB POINTS


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