Brașov (Romania), Saturday 26 April 2014

Brasov, Romania (Photo: User: Mediocrity / Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain)

 

This mountain marathon race begins and ends in Brașov, a city of 250,000 people, situated at the foot of the Carpathians in the Transylvania region in Romania.

The event features three races:

  • 39km Maraton (+2070m/-2070m of elevation change)
  • 20km Semimaraton (+960/-960m)
  • 7km Cros (+310m/-310m)

Children run 1km of an out-and-back course through the city.

Starting and finishing on the spacious and beautiful main square in Brașov's historic centre (pictured), all routes are very challenging and scenic.

The 39km marathon takes runners up to Poiana Brașov (Romania's most popular ski resort) and to the highest peak of the Postăvarul Massif (1799m). The views from the course are amazing!

Participants run mostly on marked trails and gravel roads, and also on ski slopes and on the old ‘Gabony's stairs’, a spectacular route carved into the rocks.

The time limit to complete the course is seven hours for the 39km race and five hours for the 20km run.

 

Country: Romania

Venue (Map): Brașov (Bucharest 184km, Sofia 538km, Belgrade 578km, Budapest 589km)

Date: 26 April 2014 (Saturday)

Race distance: 39km, 20km, 7km; 1km (children)

Start time: 9.00 (39km and 20km), 10.00 (7km), 13.00 (children)

Start and finish: Piața Sfatului (Council Square), Brașov

Entries: online; no entries on the day; 10 per cent off the entry fees for students; 50 per cent off the entry fees for runners aged 60 years or over

Entry fees (20km/39km): 70 RON (up to 21 March 2014), 90 RON (up to 18 April 2014)

Entry fees (7km): 50 RON (up to 21 March 2014), 60 RON (up to 18 April 2014)

Entry fees (1km): no entry fees

Exchange rate: 100 RON = ca. 22 EUR (January 2014)

Race centre: at the start (on the day 8.00-9.00)

You get: T-shirt, finisher medal, certificate, sponsor gifts, ...

Prizes: to the first 3 in each category

Number of finishers 2013: 48 (39km), 141 (20km), 62 (7km)

Event website: www.brasovmarathon.ro

 

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