2X2 RACE

2X2 RACE is the only race in Romania that has the complete track at an altitude above 2000 meters, being extremely technical and surely one of the most difficult mountain ultra-marathons in the world.

The course has 45km length and 4200m vertical climb and takes the competitors on the two highest peaks in Romania, Moldoveanu (2544m) and Negoiu (2535m), on top of the spectacular ridge of the Fagaras Mountains.

Competitors will be selected after verifying the minimal acceptance conditions, that emphasize having at least a moderate mountain running experience, to ensure handling the huge physical and mental effort they will endure.

For more information regarding the acceptance conditions, please access REGULATIONS

Limited number of competitors: 200.

REGISTRATION 2018
REGULATIONS

SCHEDULE

Friday, 17th of August 2018

14:00 – 24:00
own responsibility statement completion
race-kit pick-up

21:00 – 21:30
technical meeting

Saturday, 18th of August 2018

5:00 – 5:50
start area access
equipment check

6:00
START 2X2 RACE

10:00
CP6 Moldoveanu Peak time limit (X1)

14:00
CP11 Saua Capra time limit

16:00
CP13 Lacul Caltun time limit

17:00
CP15 Negoiu Peak time limit (X2)

20:00
FINISH 2X2 RACE

20:15
award ceremony

RACE INFO

Competitors: 200
Date and time of start: 18th of August 2018 6:00
Total distance: 45km
Positive altitude gain: +4200m
Terrain:mountain trail
Technical level: high
Checkpoints: 19 + FINISH
Aid stations: 4
Men’s record: 6h 47min 28sec – Viorel PALICI – ROU
Women’s record: 9h 27min 36sec – Adriana PLOSNITA – ROU

MAP

CHECKPOINTS, AID STATIONS and TIME LIMITS

Race point Distance (km) Altitude (m) Elevation gain (m) Info Time limit (h)
Cabana Paltinu 0 2,050 0 START
CP1 – Șaua Capra 1,3 2,306 239 checkpoint
CP2 – Fereastra Zmeilor 4,2 2,170 505 checkpoint
CP3 – Vf. Mircii 7,3 2,471 909 checkpoint
CP4 – Podu Giurgiului 8 2,252 921 apamarbiscuiti
CP5 – Viștea 13,8 2,527 1,588 checkpoint
CP6 – Vf. Moldoveanu 14,2 2,544 1,639 checkpoint  4
CP7 – Viștea 14,6 2,527 1,671 checkpoint
CP8 – Podu Giurgiului 20,7 2,252 2,126 apamarcarnatibiscuiti
CP9 – Vf. Mircii 21,4 2,471 2,300 checkpoint
CP10 – Fereastra Zmeilor 24,5 2,170 2,490 checkpoint
CP11 – Șaua Capra 27,4 2,306 2,868 withdrawal point to Cabana Paltinu  8
CP12 – Izvor Paltinu 29,3 2,275 3,051 apamarcarnatibiscuiti
CP13 – Lacul Călțun 33,2 2,135 3,313 checkpoint
CP14 – Strunga Doamnei 34,5 2,301 3,498 checkpoint
CP15 – Vf. Negoiu 35,8 2,535 3,728 checkpoint  11
CP16 – Strunga Doamnei 37,1 2,301 3,783 checkpoint
CP17 – Lacul Călțun 38,3 2,135 3,818 checkpoint
CP18 – Izvorul Paltinu 41,8 2,275 4,101 apamarcarnatibiscuiti
CP19 – Șaua Capra 43,7 2,306 4,225 checkpoint
Cabana Paltinu 45,1 2,050 4,265 FINISH

apamarbiscuitisupapasta

 14

 

apa– water, isotonic

mar– fruits

carnati– dry sausages, yellow cheese

– sweets, dried fruits, salty biscuits

pasta– vegetarian hot pasta

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