Romania – Transylvania Trail Traverse

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DATESSeptember 4-5, 2015

LOCATIONRomania –  Bran/Brasov/Bucegi Mountains

DISTANCES –

  • 106k ultra – UTMB 4 points
  • 56k ultra – UTMB 2 points
  • 35k
  • 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 on Sept 3rd and 4th (Thursday and Friday), post race dinner, breakfasts, race shirt and other gear, finishers medal and awards ceremony. 

INCLUDED LODGINGSept 3rd and 4th (Thursday and Friday) – you can book any necessary additional nights or lodging upgrades through us when registering.

ORGANIZED TRANSFERS: Transfer to Bran on Sept 2 or 3rd (Wednesday and Thursday)  from Otepani international airport. Pick up at 1600 hours. Travel time is approximately 2.5 – 3 hours. Transfer back to Bucharest on Monday Sept 7th leaves at 1000 hours. Earliest recommended departing flight is 1500 hours.

“RACE BIB ONLY” OPTION  LIMITED NUMBER AVAILABLE. CONTACT  REGISTRATION@LOSTWORLDSRACING.COM  WITH ANY QUESTIONS – NO TRANSPORT OR LODGING OR LOGISTICAL SUPPORT. PACKET PICK UP INFORMATION AND RACE ROUTE SUPPORT ONLY

Race Details:

Where – Bucegi Mountains

When – Race: September 4 – 5, 2015.

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-off  Update only for 106k – The cut off time for Dracula route is 14 hours at CP6

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.”

NEWS

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.

FULL SCOUTING REPORT

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.

PARTICIPANT TESTIMONIALS


RACE AND ROUTE –

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

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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 M?l?ie?ti – cut off 8 hours (21Silvania large 26k k)

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