Putna – Mediaș
On Via Transilvanica
19820 level difference
Multi – stage
8 stages în 9 days
What Transylvania Legends participants have to say
“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. ”
“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. ”
“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.”
“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! ”
“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! ”
“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.
The 8 incredible stages
Distance: 80.64 km
Level difference: 3356 meters
1. Sucevita – km 16.60 / + 379m
2. Vatra Moldoviței – km 37.60 / + 1557m
3. Sadova – km 59.30 / + 2494m
4. Mestecăniș Pass – km 80.64 / + 3356m.
Level difference: 2537 meters
1. Vatra Dornei – km 19.60 / + 840m
2. Poiana Negri – km 40.20 / + 1709m
3. Lunca Ilvei – km 63.01 / +2423
4. Tășuleasa social – km 84.92 / + 2537m
Level difference: 2312 meters
1. Bistrița Bârgăului – km 25.40 / + 545m
2. Petriș – km 50.70 / + 964m
3. Jeica – km 78.50 / + 1367m
4. Monor – km 102.63 / + 2312m
Level difference: 2386 meters
1. Brâncovenești – km 14.60 / + 359m
2. Casva – km 34.60 / + 900m
3. Brădățel – km 57.42 / + 1585m
4. Câmpul Cetății – km 81.07 / + 2386m
Distance: 67.89 km
Level difference: 2032 meters
1. Sovata – km 17.00 / + 608m
2. Praid – km 34.00 / + 850m
3. Atia – km 50.00 / + 1545m
4. Lupeni – km 67.89 / + 2032m
Distance: 86.23 km
Level difference: 2033 meters
1. Odorheiul Secuiesc – km 24.00 / + 743m
2. Mărtiniș – km 43.00 / + 1226m
3. Dârjiu – km 73.00 / + 1867m
4. Archita – km 86.23 / + 2033m
Distance: 80.01 km
Level difference: 1890 meters
1. Crit – km 24.00 / + 434m
2. Saschiz – km 38.00 / + 764m
3. Șapartoc – km 57.00 / + 1329m
4. Stejărenii – km 80.01 / + 1890m
Distance: 59.03 km
Level difference: 1787 meters
1. Mălâncrav – km 16.50 / + 515m
2. Biertan – km 31.50 / + 1134m
3. Mediaș – km 59.03 / + 1787m
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
<40 &> 40!
Transport from the point where you decide to stop.r
Interviews with runners of
Transylvania Legends, 1st Edition
2nd place, 1st Edition, Transylvania Legends
3rd place, 1st Edition, Transylvania Legends
One of the best Ultra-runners in Romania
Runner, 1st Edition, Transylvania Legends
Women's 1st Place, 1st Edition, Transylvania Legends
Iceman of Romania, Runner Transylvania Legends, 1st Edition
Why participate in the most spectacular Ultramarathon in Europe?
7 stages over 80 km + a final stage of 57 km.
We run as far as half of Romania.
We climb 19,820 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!
From Putna to Mediaș, on the most beautiful route in the country: Via Transilvanica
I am an entrepreneur, behavioral analyst, expert in emotional intelligence and eager to promote Romania and show its magic!
I am a mechanical engineer and builder, currently a toy maker and I am hopelessly in love with running, the magic and beauty of nature,and life itself.
I am a math teacher, I love the mountains and I like to complete all the proposed objectives and all the problems encountered, not just the math ones! :))).
Surrounded by children in the Women’s Artistic Gymnastics room of CSS2, surrounded by nice people when I run on cochleas and trainer for a “Safe environment for children in sports”. What’s more, a happy man!