Experience one of the best ultras in the world

What is Ultrabug?

Ultrabug is a 100km 3-day, fully supported ultra marathon  through the winding mountain footpaths, mineral water streams and remote culture rich villages in the Carpathian mountains, Romania. The race is the first weekend in June.

Find out more about this year's race.

Where do we stay?

For one week Casa Ileana, a guest house in Fundu Moldovei becomes our base camp.

You will experience traditional food, with a little tweak, to make sure you have enough energy for each day while still giving you a chance to sample and enjoy local delicacies.

Who can enter?

We welcome walkers, runners and hikeres. You don't need to be super fit, just a reasonable level of fitness. 

For the 100km you need to be a minimum of 18. 

The 8km (Day 3) is open to all age groups. 

What's the after party?

To finish, you have the chance to sample part of this unforgettable way of life and enjoy our medal ceramony and after party, joined by the Mayor of Fundu Moldovei, with customary BBQ accompanied by mamaliga, homemade cheese and bread.

iTRA points 

UTMB 2019
 
 

Thursday, 28th of May

17:30 - 20:00 - registration and kit check in the school hall

19:00 - 20:00 - volunteers briefing

 

stage 1 - 42km

Friday, 29th of May

Witches Castle

 

8:30 - race briefing

9:00 - race start

 

Today we will get up close and personal with our first mountain which is opposite base camp. At the top you will have a breathtaking view of the beautiful surroundings. Your path will take you down to Botus and then back to Fundu Moldovei.

 

Fastest time: 3:35:00

Cut off time: 12h

stage 2 - 50km

Saturday, 30th of May

Rolling Hills

 

7:45 - race briefing

8:00 - race start

 

Today we turn local. You will go through a forest where the seeds are harvested for replanting within the working forest, through local farmland and over mountain peaks. The peace and tranquility will descend upon with only the sound of water streams, wind, cow bells and your own footsteps to fill the air

 

Fastest time: 4:15:02

Cut off time: 13h

stage 3 - 8km

Sunday, 31st of May

Bootsy the Cow

 

9:45 - race briefing

10:00 - race start

13:00 - medal ceremony and party!!

Bootsy is Ileana's cow and will supply us with fresh organic milk. Today you will run through her fields - this is truly organic farming. After a short break we will make our way to the after party and enjoy a feast to remember with new friends.

 

Fastest time: 0:34:58

Fastest overall time:

Male: 8:25:38

Female: 10:58:22

Please note:

Routes are approximate and can changed without prior notice to the backup route in case of severe weather conditions

 
stage 1 - 42km

Friday, 29th of May

stage 2 - 50km

Saturday, 30th of May

stage 3 - 8km

Sunday, 31st of May

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Please note:

Routes are approximate and can be changed without prior notice to the backup routes in case of severe weather conditions.

Check points are aproximately 7 - 12 km apart and supply the following:

  • water

  • coke

  • peanuts

  • crisps

  • chocolate

  • bananas

  • jelly sweets

  • sweet cookies

Please note that we DON'T supply energy gels

stage 1 - 42km

Friday, 29th of May

Witches Castle

 

CP1: 8.7km - Quarry, second gate

         * water only

 

CP2: 10.8km - Magurele (Witches

          Castle)  - 4x4 support

 

CP3: 15.6km - Sadova exit

          12km to next CP

 

CP4: 27.5km - Neagra, opposite

          church and ice cream hut

          cut-off: 5pm

 

CP5: 30.5km - Floarea - 4x4 support

 

CP6: 35.9km - Timan - 4x4 support

stage 2 - 50km

Saturday, 30th of May

Rolling Hills

 

CP1: 7.9km - Botus

         * water only

CP2: 16.3km - Orata monastery

 

CP3: 24.0km - Colacu hill top

          Haensel n Gretel forest exit

          4x4 support

 

CP4: 32.3km - Poiana Tiganescu 

          after "vertical stream" climb

          4x4 support

 

CP5: 40.2km - Arsineasa

           cut-off: 7pm

 

CP6: 45.6km - Marcel Vancea

          4x4 support

stage 3 - 8km

Sunday, 31st of May

Bootsy the Cow

 

CP1: 2.8km - Arsineasa

          * water only

 

 

 
complusory kit:

  • 1 litre water bottle or bladder

  • waterproof jacket

  • mobile phone with roaming enabled

  • warm long sleeve jacket

  • hat or bandana

  • gloves
additional kit:

  • hiking poles - highly recommended!

  • whistle

  • plasters

  • blister plasters

  • bit and sting relief cream

  • Paracetamol (Acetaminophen)

  • Imodium (Loperamide)

  • Piriton (Chlorpheniramine)

  • diarolyte

  • sun block

  • camera

  • mobile phone charger

  • power converters

Insurance:

International runners should have their own travel and accident insurance which covers any eventual cost of search and rescue. 

 
please note:

Equipment: Failure to carry ALL the compulsory equipment will lead to a 2-hour penalty or disqualification. It is a mountain race and the weather can change very quickly. It's for your own safety.

 

Littering will lead to a 2-hour penalty or disqualification.

 

Gates: Leave gates as you find them open or closed. We are working hard to build a relationship with the local shepherds. If you leave a gate open the shepherd might lose livestock. If this happens the responsible runner will have to bear the cost of replacing the livestock.

 
 

info@ultrabug.co.uk

Tel UK: +44 7733 20 40 70

Tel RO: +40 727 941 427

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