Untamed tracks. An Olympic-level Race Village.
A top running experience, in the wild Carpathians.
18th June 2022 - Cheile Gradistei Fundata

EVENT OVERVIEW

THE ROUTE 2022

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Pure trail running heaven

The DHL Carpathian Marathon brings a familiar vibe and offers an immersive trail route set in the heart of one of the last genuinely wild regions in Europe – the Carpathian mountains in Romania. We put together rugged trails, most of them never explored by runners, all crossing natural parks and wild regions unique in Europe. DHL Carpathian Marathon challenges you to enjoy a fresh adventure and to explore the most picturesque trails of the Southern Carpathians. The event offers the following options:

>MARATHON 42K / 2000m of climbing (the 21k route is traversed twice)

>HALF MARATHON 21K / 1000m of climbing

>RELAY 7K - Teams of 3 or 6 (men, women, mixt) / 290m of climbing per 7k lap

>KIDS RACE / 250m, 500m or 1k

What can you expect on the route?

>Feed points are available on each of the race tracks.

>First aid points.

>Professional photographers and videographers covering all race options.

>Epic climbs, fast descents.

GPX/KML tracks

The tracks traverse protected areas and private domains. To ensure and protect the safety of participants, technical GPX/KML tracks will be emailed to all runners approximately 2 days before the race starts. Please do not share the tracks on any public platform and keep all race recordings (ex: through specialized tracking apps such as Strava) as private.

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RACE VILLAGE

DHL Carpathian Marathon delivers a big event vibe in a very special location, at Cheile Gradistei Fundata Resort, in Brasov county, a pleasant three hours drive from Bucharest. Offering top class services and a fantastic rugged scenery in the vicinity of the Bran Castle related to Dracula’s story, the Cheile Gradistei Fundata Resort is the perfect set for our Race Village. This is a cornerstone for the DHL Carpathian Marathon experience. 

RACE CATEGORIES

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42 race categories open for registrations

KIDS RACE 250m / 500m

Boys | 5-8 years / 9-11 years

Girls | 5-8 years / 9-11 years

 

KIDS RACE 1K

Boys | 12-13 years

Girls | 12-13 years

 

RELAY 7K

Teams of 6 runners:

Men | 14-18 years / 19-39 years / Over 40 years

Women | 14-18 years / 19-39 years / Over 40 years

Mixt | 14-18 years / 19-39 years / Over 40 years

Teams of 3 runners:

Men | 14-18 years / 19-39 years / Over 40 years

Women | 14-18 years / 19-39 years / Over 40 years

Mixt | 14-18 years / 19-39 years / Over 40 years

HALF MARATHON 21K

Men | 16-18 years / 19-29 years / 30-39 years / 40-49 years / Over 50 years 

Women | 16-18 years / 19-29 years / 30-39 years / 40-49 years / Over 50 years 

MARATHON 42K

Men | 19-29 years / 30-39 years / 40-49 years / Over 50 years 

Women | 19-29 years / 30-39 years / 40-49 years / Over 50 years 

PRIZES

Prizes for each race category will be awarded during the Award Ceremony, according to the official program.

All participants registered on the 7K, 21K, 42K routes are automatically entered in the event raffle, where the following prizes will be awarded: 3 sets of JULIUS MEINL (each set contains a Coffee machine with PINTA capsules + JULIUS MEINL capsule set). The draw will take place after the award ceremony.

A 2nd raffle will be organized for kids, with prizes offered by QuertyKey.ro - 3 x keyboards QwertyKey 61. 

 

KIDS RACE 250m / 500m / 1K

All race categories will be awarded with:

  • 1st place: Diploma, Cup, BOOMERANG Kit (gifts Tom & Jerry and Scooby Doo), Product JULIUS MEINL, GSMNET Kit

  • 2nd place: Diploma, Cup, BOOMERANG Kit (gifts Tom & Jerry and Scooby Doo), Product JULIUS MEINL, GSMNET Kit

  • 3rd Place: Diploma, Cup, BOOMERANG Kit (Tom & Jerry and Scooby Doo Gifts), JULIUS MEINL Product, GSMNET Kit

 

RELAY 7K

All race categories will be awarded with:

  • 1st place: Diploma, Team Cup, Product JULIUS MEINL, GSMNET Kit

  • 2nd place: Diploma, Team Cup, Product JULIUS MEINL, GSMNET Kit

  • 3rd place: Diploma, Team Cup, Product JULIUS MEINL, GSMNET Kit

HALF MARATON 21K

All race categories will be awarded with:

  • 1st place: Diploma, Cup, Gold Nutrition running belt, JULIUS MEINL Pack 1, GSMNET Kit, LENSA Pack & Accessories, World Class Gold subscription - 1 month

  • 2nd place: Diploma, Cup, JULIUS MEINL Pack 2, GSMNET Kit, LENSA Pack & Accessories, World Class Gold Subscription - 2 weeks

  • 3rd place: Diploma, Cup, JULIUS MEINL Pack 3, GSMNET Kit, LENSA Pack & Accessories, World Class Gold Subscription - 1 week

 

MARATHON 42K

All race categories will be awarded with:

  • 1st place: Diploma, Cup, Gold Nutrition Package, JULIUS MEINL Pack 1, LENSA Pack & Accessories, GSMNET Kit, World Class Gold Subscription - 1 month, GENERAL Kit

  • 2nd place: Diploma, Cup, Gold Nutrition Package, JULIUS MEINL Pack 2, LENSA Pack & Accessories, GSMNET Kit, World Class Gold Subscription - 2 weeks, GENERAL Kit

  • 3rd place: Diploma, Cup, JULIUS MEINL Pack 3, LENSA Pack & Accessories, GSMNET Kit, World Class Gold Subscription - 1 week, GENERAL Kit

OVERCOME YOUR LIMITS

Never settle or take anything for granted.
Let the wild nature of the Carpathians
be the catalyst to your personal journey of discovery.