Probably the most spectacular Ultramarathon in Europe!
Probably the most spectacular Ultramarathon in Europe!
Probably the most spectacular Ultramarathon in Europe!
Probably the most spectacular Ultramarathon in Europe!
Probably the most spectacular Ultramarathon in Europe!
Probably the most spectacular Ultramarathon in Europe!
Probably the most spectacular Ultramarathon in Europe!
Probably the most spectacular Ultramarathon in Europe!
Probably the most spectacular Ultramarathon in Europe!
Probably the most spectacular Ultramarathon in Europe!
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Where?

Putna – Mediaș
On Via Transilvanica

How much?

654 km
19590 level difference

How?

Multi – stage
8 stages în 9 days

When?

28.04.2023 –
06.05.2023

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What Transylvania Legends participants have to say

Codrea Silip
2nd place Open, Transylvania Legends, Edition 1

“I would recommend it first of all to runners who want to try something new. In fact, I have recommended it so far, I told everyone that it was the most beautiful contest I participated in. That’s how I liked it. Because I really liked it, I liked this transition from the village, to a town, to a forest, to an older village. So everyone who wants to see this road, to go to this contest because they really have something to see, that is, they will not get bored. It takes a bit of training to be able to lead, but it is also possible how the others did, that is, to run each one as best he can. […] I liked that you organized everything perfectly and we were like a family in which we all got along wonderfully. ”

Laurențiu Vezentan
3rd Place Open, Transylvania Legends, Edition 1

“The Transylvania Legends experience was like this, better than I expected, in the sense that I prepared for a much more spartan life. That is, in a race that is in stages and especially in this one in which there are eight stages, unusually many, in general a single man is very difficult, that is, he must be extremely calculated, with his time, with what he does, for that the race does not end when you have finished the stage, but ends when you have finished everything, with washing, completely ready for the next day, to be all right and so on. […] The fact that I was helped a lot by the organizers allowed me to be fine for a long time. ”

Sergiu Oloeriu
Iceman of Romania Runner Transylvania Legends, Edition I

“At the end of the day, after the stage, everyone was there as if we were a big family. You don’t see these things at other events, they don’t happen.

Go and participate because you will be left with a memory for the rest of your life, a super adventure because it is not just a one-day race, it is an adventure that will stay with you for the rest of your life. […] So many things happen that for those who are passionate about running Ultra they can’t miss this event. It’s also for those who want to try an ultra, to see what it’s about, even if you don’t do all the stages, even if you do one stage, two or three, but they are all absolutely fantastic.”

Marius Poitelea
Runner, Transylvania Legends, Edition I

“It was something special and now I relive those moments and yes, unfortunately it’s over. I still remember the last day when I was on the last kilometers, we still have about 20 and I was thinking: unfortunately it’s over. […] I was really sorry that it was over, it was something magical, in addition to running, landscapes, friends were made, it was socializing that we lacked during this period. […] it had a big impact on me because it was socializing and the fact that it was an atypical contest, a contest in which we helped each other. […] A contest in which we supported each other, gave each other advice, helped each other to overcome the pain that was inevitable at this number of kilometers and the effort. What a magic and total madness! […] I can’t wait to see you again next year! ”

Bartha Balint
One of the best Ultra-runners in Romania

“I liked that by the end we were already united as a family, we knew a lot of details about each other and there were other runners I knew, but I knew even more.

At competitions you talk to who you know and who you run on the route, but now we were all in the same place … a big family… I liked that. […]

I want to congratulate you that you managed to organize this event – contest! ”

Eva Hochbauer
Women’s 3rd place, Transylvania Legends, Edition I

“I was impressed by the format itself, it’s something new. […] This whole thing was very beautiful, I repeat, like my colleagues, the fact that we were a family there, we helped each other as best we could, all the treatment we received, the carefully chosen or unchosen meals, but I had to eat, that word, like at a wedding. It was ok, it mattered a lot. And the atmosphere, too, in the package.

If you are curious next year go to Transylvania legends, introduce yourself there and live your own experience.

I recommend you have the courage to go because it’s not that hard. […] Trust yourself and go to Transylvania Legends, it’s an unforgettable experience! ”

The only competition of this kind in Romania!

It’s wow to run an Ultra, but what would it be like to be able to run an Ultramarathon every day for eight days?

8 spectacular stages through the most beautiful areas in Europe.

The only area in Europe that has remained the same as in the 19th century, an European heritage site.

All this on the most beautiful road in the country – Via Transilvanica.

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Here you can see the entire route

Zoom in to see the complete route:

Discover the details of every stage on the route page.

The 2 stages of marathon

In this edition of Transylvania Legends we decided to introduce marathon races, designed for those who want to cross the Via Transilvanica on smaller sections.

We will transport you from one race to another. You can participate in as many marathon races as you want or just one.

Location
Total KM / total D+
Distance between points
D+ between points
Start / Limit time
START: Poiana Negri (Google Maps)
PC #1: Lunca Ilvei (Google Maps)
23 km / 714 D+
23 km
714 D+
4h
ARRIVAL: Tășuleasa Social (Google Maps)
44 km / 1514 D+
21 km
800 D+
9h

Download file: TL-42k-II-Poiana-Negri-Tasuleasa-Social.gpx

Location
Total KM / total D+
Distance between points
D+ between points
Start / Limit time
START: Mălâncrav (Google Maps)
PC #1: Biertan (Google Maps)
15 km / 619 D+
15 km
619 D+
4h
ARRIVAL: Mediaș (Google Maps)
41,8 km / 1639 D+
25,8 km
1020 D+
9h

Download file: TL-42k-VIII-Mălâncrav-Mediaș.gpx

The 2 stages of semimarathon

In this edition of Transylvania Legends we decided to introduce semimarathon races, designed for those who want to cross the Via Transilvanica on smaller sections.

We will transport you from one race to another. You can participate in as many marathon races as you want or just one.

Location
Total KM / total D+
Distance between points
D+ between points
Start / Limit time
START: Lunca Ilvei (Google Maps)
ARRIVAL: Tășuleasa Social (Google Maps)
21 km / 800 D+
21 km
800 D+
5h

Download file: TL-21k-II-Lunca-Ilvei-Tasuleasa-Social.gpx

Location
Total KM / total D+
Distance between points
D+ between points
Start / Limit time
START: Biertan (Google Maps)
ARRIVAL: Mediaș (Google Maps)
25,8 km / 1020 D+
25,8 km
1020 D+
5h

Download file: TL-21k-VIII-Biertan-Medias.gpx

You will enjoy an authentic Romanian experience
You will enjoy an authentic Romanian experience
You will enjoy an authentic Romanian experience
You will enjoy an authentic Romanian experience
You will enjoy an authentic Romanian experience
You will enjoy an authentic Romanian experience
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What you will receive
at each stage

3 feeding and hydration points

Accommodation in a tent or boarding house. The tent is installed by the team.

Hot shower and the possibility to wash and dry your clothes.

Dinner, traditional drinks and … beer 🙂

Campfire, running stories and fun!

Run as many stages as you want

You will be part of the open ranking regardless of the number of stages ran.

Open and stage standings

Categories:
<40 &> 40!

Transport from the point where you decide to stop.r

Interviews with runners of
Transylvania Legends, 1st Edition

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Codrea Silip

2nd place, 1st Edition, Transylvania Legends

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Laurențiu Vezentan

3rd place, 1st Edition, Transylvania Legends

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Bartha Balint

One of the best Ultra-runners in Romania

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Marius Poitelea

Runner, 1st Edition, Transylvania Legends

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Mihaela Botnariu

Women's 1st Place, 1st Edition, Transylvania Legends

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Sergiu Oloeriu

Iceman of Romania, Runner Transylvania Legends, 1st Edition

Why participate in the most spectacular Ultramarathon in Europe?

8 stages of 71 – 91 km and with level differences of up to 3500m / stage. Or if you haven’t trained enough, we’ve prepared a marathon / day for you.

We run as far as half of Romania.

We climb 19,590 meters

We go through fairytale villages

9 days of stories on the most beautiful roads in Romania

We enjoy cauldron food and other Romanian delicacies, while interacting with locals.

We live a fairytale adventure, sleeping in a tent, but also in picturesque locations on Via Transilvanica.

We become part of the legend, we support each other and make friends.

A competition with its own limits but with Romanian joys!

Run for the "Sf. Leontie" Rădăuți Children's Settlement

You will run for a social cause, for the children from the Rădăuți Settlement who need role models, mentors, examples, people who CAN SUCCEED!

Choose the package
that suits you best!

The Story
Package

1 stage

330 RON

The Legend
Package

4 stages

1000 RON

The Winner's
Package

8 stages

1800 RON

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Join the adventure of your life!
A competition designed for those bold enough to compete with themselves!
Join the adventure of your life!
A competition designed for those bold enough to compete with themselves!
Join the adventure of your life!
A competition designed for those bold enough to compete with themselves!
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From Putna to Mediaș, on the most beautiful route in the country: Via Transilvanica

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FAQ

For all those who are passionate about running and want:

  • to test and overcome their physical and mental limitations,
  • to discover their winning spirit,
  • to return to one’s roots,
  • to discover the simplicity and authenticity of Romania,
  • to support social causes,
  • to live unforgettable experiences with nice people,
  • be part of a community that shares common values and supports each other,
  • to discover this absolutely beautiful country and its unique lands,
  • to connect with themselves by detaching themselves from the daily routine,
  • to create those memories that really matter and that will stay for a long time after.

Anyone who is physically fit to support endurance running, has a lively spirit and is between the ages of 18 and 90 is welcome to participate. 🙂

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