The athletes will start from Tihuța-Colibița forestry range at the Ardeal entrance to Via Maria Theresia trail.
The trail will be about 80 km long and has a total ascent of about 5,000 m and makes a circular trail starting and ending at the same spot. The athletes will follow the Via Maria Theresia markings for about 12 km, mostly trail climbing, till the Dălbidan opening and from here the athletes will start following the ultramarathon specific markings which will leads the way towards Colibița lake. From here the athletes will follow a new ascent onto the Bistricior and Strunior peaks. The following part of the ultra-marathon trail will lead the athletes back to Via Maria Theresia trail, close to the Arsuri opening. The athletes rejoin the historical trail which continues on the contour line till close to the monument of Heroes of Grui. From here they will climb through Coada Pietrosul towards the highest peak of the Călimani mountains – Pietrosul Călimani peak, at a height of 2,100 m. The trail continues on the crest to cross the Negoiu Unguresc peak (2,088 m) and descends steeply to Șaua Negoiu (1,650 m) where it rejoins the Via Maria Theresia trail on the contour line, this time under the Pietrosul peak. From Șaua Negoiu the ultra-marathon trail returns towards the Tihuța Colibița forestry range on the historical trail, marked every 100 m. For the following 35 km the trail is similar to that of the marathon, whose description you can find here: https://via-maria-theresia.ro/en/competitions/marathon/
Every control point has food and water. It’s mandatory to pass every control point. Any shortcut brings disqualification. Make sure that after registration you download, complete and bring with you the participant declaration.