SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday 1st June


Saturday 2nd June

 

 

 

1800   Safety Brief in Viscri
1900   Pasta Party in Viscri  

0600  Race breakfast
0800  80km starts
0900  50km starts
1900   Post race party in Sighisoara
2000  80km cut off

 

RACE SUPPER

The pasta party takes place in Viscri at  19:00 on Friday 1st June 2018.

RACE BREAKFAST

A full race breakfast will be served in Viscri at 06:00 on Saturday 2nd June 2018.

RACE START / FINISH

The Transylvanian Bear 80km begins at 08:00 and the 50km at 09:00 at the fortified church in Viscri. Runners should be assembled 15 minutes before their start time to avoid missing the beginning of the race. Both races finish with the infamous ascent of the Scholars' Staircase atop of the Sighisoara citadel.

COURSE MARKINGS

The courses are fully marked throughout.

AID STATIONS

There are five fully stocked aid stations on the course; please review the course maps for the locations.

CUT OFFS

The cut off for the 80 is 14 hours. There is no cut off for the 50km.

POST RACE PARTY

The fully catered post race party begins at 19:00 in Sighisoara

The information below is intended for International runners. Romanian runners will need to make their own travel and accommodation plans.

GETTING THERE AND BACK

There are three main airports in Transylvania: Cluj-Napoca International Airport, Sibiu International Airport and Transilvania International Airport in Targu-Mures. Alternatively there are regular flights to Bucharest Henri Coanda International.

AirportDistance to Start CampTransfer timeDistance to finish campTransfer time
Transilvania International (Targu Mures)96km1 hour 30 minutes60km1 hour
Sibiu International136km2 hours 5 minutes102km1 hour 35 minutes
Cluj-Napoca International191km3 hours157km2 hours 30 minutes
Henri Coanda Bucharest234km4 hours 7 minutes268km4 hours 37 minutes

If you are flying from the UK for the weekend we recommend the following Wizz Air flights:

Out:
Thursday 1st June: London Luton to Targu Mures, 19:45-00:40
Friday 2nd June: London Luton to Cluj-Napoca, 07:35-12:30

Back:
Sunday 4th June: Targu Mures to London Luton, 17:50-19:00
Sunday 4th June: Club Napoca to London Luton, 18:05-19:10

AIRPORT TRANSFERS

Airport transfers are included in the registration fee. You must notify the team of which transfer you intend to take, if you do not do so there will not be space for you on the coaches.

We have transfers booked from the following locations:

Out:

AirportDateDeparture TimeArrivel Time in ViscriDuration
Transilvania International (Targu Mures)03-Jun-1601:0002:301 hour 30 minutes
Cluj-Napoca International03-Jun-1613:0016:083 hours 8 minutes
Cluj-Napoca International03-Jun-1617:3020:383 hours 8 minutes
Sibiu International03-Jun-1619:0021:002 hours

Back:

AirportDateDeparture Time from SighisoaraArrivel Time at airportDuration
Transilvania International (Targu Mures)05-Jun-1615:1516:151 hour
Cluj-Napoca International05-Jun-1613:3516:152 hours 40 minutes
Sibiu International05-Jun-1614:0016:002 hours

Please notify the team if you plan on travelling outside of these times.

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation at the start and finish camps is included in the registration fee. Accommodation in the start camp in Viscri is in an open barn so please bring a sleeping bag and roll mat. Should this not appeal there are a guest houses in Viscri offering a range of comfort levels and prices:

+40723579489
+40758332078
+40721983118
+40724000351
+40724000351

Accommodation at the finish camp in Sighisoara is in hotels: no sleeping bag required!