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Romania Dark Forest.Lost worlds

DATESSeptember 5-6, 2014

LOCATIONRomania -  Bran/Brasov/Bucegi Mountainsgoogle_earth


  • 106k ultra – UTMB 4 points
  • 54k ultra – UTMB 3 points
  • 35k
  • 2-day stage race for 106k

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

INCLUDED IN REGISTRATION -  all transfers including to/from international airport to Bran lodging area, 2 night’s lodging, pre-race dinner, race shirt and other gear, finishers medal and awards ceremony.


Race Details:

Where - Bucegi Mountains

When - Race: September 5 – 6, 2014.

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 - only for 106k


Cut-offs and time limit for the 106k (based on official race start of 0600 hours)

12  hours time cut-off at  56 k point.  strictly enforced. runners must be through 56k circuit by 1800 hours on Friday.
As our newest “Discovery Race” this race will offer 2 day stage options for the 106k distance.  We will announce the next Discovery Race location soon.

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. 2014 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.”



Latest News – 4 UTMB points awarded to finishers of Transylvania Trail 100+k “Dracula’s Path” 56k earns 2 points.

In 2015 you will need a total of 8 points collected in a 2 year period to qualify for UTMB. Join us if you dare.

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.

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The Sphinx of Bucegi waits high in the hills


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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

Cut offs – 12 hours time cut-off at 50k. All 106k runners must be through 56k point by 1800 hours on Friday.

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Dracula 105km.8500m. 4 UTMB

55.3k – 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

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Trail Vlad the Impalor 55km  4300m  2 UTMB points


35k – start – 7:00 AM Saturday

- Elevation D+ 2580 m
– Minimum 758 m
– Average 1605 m
– Maximum 2507 m

-  Altitude Difference  (D+) 2582 m

Time Limit: CP3 (Cabana M?l?ie?ti) – 8 hours

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