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13 September 2018

Dear transmaratonist,

We are a few days away of Proenzi® Transmaraton – the 7th edition and we are excited to meet at altitude on the most beautiful road in the world!

Together with our sponsors and partners, the Transmaraton team (project managers and over 50 volunteers) will do our utmost to make your experience on Transfagarasan an extraordinary and memorable one.

For today, we have prepared some information to help you get the most relaxed version of yourself at the start of the event…

AGENDA.

Saturday 15 September

16: 30-21: 30 – Pick up your (super)kit @ Capra Chalet.

20: 00-20: 45 – Technical meeting for all participants @ Cabra Capra.

20:00 – last participant – OFFICAL DINNER @ Cabana Capra (price RON 30 / person).

Sunday 16 September

08: 00-09: 15 – race kit pick up for 10, 21 and 30 km @ Balea Cascada Chalet.

06: 30-16: 30 – Running races

15:45 – Prize-giving ceremony – all participants – @ Cabra Capra

12: 00-17: 00 – Pasta Party (with music, massage, etc.) for ALL participants

* All races will take place on Sunday, September 16, on Transfagarasan (100% asphalt) with the start / cutoff time as follows:

10 km: Lake Balea area, in the parking lot near the tunnel entrance / 10:30 am / 2 hours time limit

21 km: the parking in front of the Balea Cascade Chalet / 09:30 am / 4 hours

30 km: lake Balea area, in the parking lot near the entrance to the tunnel / 10:30 am / 6 hours

42 km: the parking in front of the Capra chalet / 6:30 am / 8 hours

50 km: the parking in front of the Capra chalet / 6:30 am / 8 hours

CHARITIES. Thank you for your effort to support our partners’ projects, Children’s Forest, School of Values, or HOSPICE House of Hope. With your support, we have been able to raise over RON 1,000,000 from 2012 to date – transposed into planted and matured forests, exceptional children with access to non-formal education programs and hundreds of patients who received free palliative care and quality. DonatIion links will remain active until the end of September, so your family, friends or the colleagues who appreciate you will be able to support your cause.

TRANSPORT. One of the most common questions we receive from you is usually “how do I get from the finish line to the start / at the hotel, to get my car?”. Based on the experience of the previous editions, we assure you that you will not be abandoned on Transfagarasan. Whether you’re sticking to one of the many cars that will be back from Capra to Balea (Lake or Waterfall), or you’ll board in one of the two 8 + 1 minibuses of the organizers.

WEATHER. Even if all the running events take place exclusively on the paved road, please remember that you will be in the mountains, in high altitude (over 2.000 m). In the previous 6 editions, the weather was pretty fine, but the the forecast for this weekend is 3-16 degrees, with rainfall. So get ready for all types of  weather conditions and remember that “there is no bad weather, but only inappropriate equipment” :).

THE TUNNEL. Regardless of the chosen race, you will run (at least once) through the longest road tunnel in Romania (about 1 km). The transition from light to partial darkness takes a few seconds to adapt, so we recommend caution, using a light source and running on the sidewalk (only) on the right side of the road (direction to the Capra Chalet). Attention also to runners who will come from the opposite direction.

ECOLOGY. Every year we leave Transfagarasan area as we find it (or even cleaner). For that, we need the environmentalist in you to keep the packaging and throw them in the specially arranged places (in the area of hydration points or at the start / finish).

FOOD, DRINKS AND ENERGY. We offer hydration / feeding points every 5-6 kilometers. So it’s up to you if you want to take with you a hydration spurce.

HAZARD! During the event there will be local police assistance, but traffic will NOT be closed to traffic. Running will be as close as possible to the edge of the road and the traffic rules for pedestrians on the road will be respected. Pay close attention when you decide to cross the road.

Other dangers (with a low chance of happening) can be: dropping stones, encountering wild animals (bears, foxes, or sometimes weird drivers :)).

USEFUL PHONE NUMBER. If you have a problem during the event (an injury that requires ambulance etc.), use our number (+40744670000) before calling the emergency number 112.

If you have any questions or concerns, we invite you to contact us (reply to this email and / or at the technical meeting in Saturday).

Best regards,

Proenzi® Transmaraton Team (… happy to organize the most beautiful running event in Romania)