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BUS TIMETABLE

18.08.2018

On the 25th of August 2018 we will provide transportation for all participants (runners and pilgrims) registered for VMT 2018 by bus, following this schedule:

HOUR ROUTE
5:00 Campus Tășu – Canton Tihuța
5:00 Bistrița – Colibița (6:00) – Piatra Fântânele (6:35) – Campus Tășu (6:40) – Vatra-Dornei (7:25) – Mine
6:00 Colibița – Piatra Fântânele (6:30) – Vatra-Dornei (7:15) – Mine
7:00 Bistrița – Colibița (8:00)
7:00 Piatra Fântânele – Colibița (8:00) –Start Semi marathon
8:00 Colibița – Start Semi marathon

14:00 Canton Tihuța – Colibița
15:00 Canton Tihuța – Colibița
16:00 Canton Tihuța – Colibița
18:00 Canton Tihuța – Colibița
20:00 Canton Tihuța – Colibița
21:00 Canton Tihuța – Colibița – Bistrița – LAST BUS
20:30 Canton Tihuța – Mine (to get back to vehicles)

We will NOT be providing means of transportation for participants the day before of the race!

Meeting points:
Bistrița: Main bus station
Piatra Fântânele: The crossroad next to Dracula Hotel
Vatra Dornei: Main train station
Colibița: Parking lot Ariniș Lodge

SPECIAL PRIZES

18.08.2018

We would like to announce that at this years’ edition of VMT we will be rewarding the fastest of our participants. On top of the competition awards we will be offering special awards valued at around 320 Euros or Garmin smartwatches. These will be offered to the record breakers of each race. Our sponsors are:
Raiffeisen Bank Romania, Datacor, Garmin Romania and Trisport.ro.

Previous records set:
ultramarathon– 11:44:09 (Female) in 2017, 09:17:14 (Male) in 2016,
marathon– 05:42:30 (Female) in 2015, 03:45:25 (Male) in 2014,
semi marathon– 02:44:34 (Female) in 2017, 02:04:44 (Male) in 2017 and
triathlon– 03:37:33 (Female) in 2017, 03:02:59 (Male) in 2017.

NEW INFORMATION

09.08.2018

Dear participants at Via Maria Theresia Marathon, 5.0 edition, we would like to bring to your attention few details in regard to our event which will take place in 25th of August 2018. We hope this will answer most of your questions and guide you while planning the day before and the day of the competition.
Below, you will find a detailed schedule for all participants (athletes and pilgrims).
*We reserve the right to make changes to this schedule, in which case we commit to update you ASAP.

ULTRAMARATHON
Friday, 24th of August, Piatra Fântânele, Tășuleasa Social
16:00 – 20:00 Participants will be arriving at Tășuleasa. Those with reserved camping spots here, will be guided to the camping site, close by our campus.
16:00 – 20:00 Distributing race kit + paperwork;
19:00 – 20:00 Briefing;
Saturday, 25th of August, Silvic Tihuța Canton
05:30 – Equipment checking;
06:00 – Start;
Sunday 26 august, at Tășuleasa Social campus
09:00 – Award ceremony (Ultramarathon)

MARATHON
Friday, 24th of August, Ariniș Lodge (Colibița)
16:00 – 19:00 Distributing race kit+ paperwork;
19:00 – 20:00 Briefing;
Saturday, 25th of August, The old sulphur mine – access by vehicle can be granted from Gura Haitii
10:00 – Start;
*The marathon participants who cannot attend the briefing at Colibita and wish to pick up their race kit on Friday from Tășuleasa Social are asked to send an email at the following email address to inform us concurs@via-maria-theresia.ro.

SEMI MARATHON
Friday, 24th of August, Ariniș Lodge (Colibița)
16:00 – 19:00 Distributing race kit + paperwork;
19:00 – 20:00 Briefing;
Saturday, 25th of August, Josenii Bârgăului Forest range – Colbul Colibita valley
10:00 – Start;

TRIATHLON
Friday, 24th of August, Ariniș Lodge (Colibița)
16:00 – 19:00 Distributing race kit + paperwork;
19:00 – 20:00 Briefing;
Saturday, 25th of August, close by Ariniș Lodge (Colibița)
10:00 – Start;
The equipment of bikers will be taken by the organizers to the transition area (Prislop Clearing) and the bikes will be transported in special mounting from the transition area to the start.

CONCERNING HIKERS
Friday, 24th of August, Piatra Fântânele, Tășuleasa Social or at Ariniș Lodge (Colibița)
16:00 – 19:00 The arrival of participants at Tășuleasa or at Ariniș Lodge (Colibița);
19:00 – 20:00 Briefing;
Saturday, 25th of August, Piatra Fântânele Forest range
9:00 – Start;
There are two routes available for pilgrims and these will made available to choose from on the morning of 25th of August.
1st Route: length of approximately 5km, duration 4h-4h 30m (easy)
2nd Route: length of approximately 10km, duration 5h-5h 30m (challenging)

Transport will be provided for all races, on race day, to take you to the start. Each category will have a different means of transportation, so participants are requested to double check the bus they are boarding as they are fully responsible.
Buses timetable for the 25th of August 2018 will soon be made available.

Camping areas:
Close by Arinis Lodge, Colibita
Close by Tășuleasa Social campus

We are looking forward to having you! Many thanks!

VMT 2018 Timetable

29.05.2018

Dear participants at Via Maria Theresia Marathon, 5.0 edition, we would like to bring to your attention few details in regard to our event which will take place in 25th of August 2018. We hope this will answer most of your questions and guide you while planning the day before and the day of the competition.
Below, you will find a detailed schedule for all participants (athletes and pilgrims).
*We reserve the right to make changes to this schedule, in which case we commit to update you ASAP.

REGARDING ULTRAMARATHON AND MARATHON PARTICIPANTS
To attend the briefing at Tășuleasa Social Campus you must arrive in Piatra Fantanele.
Piatra Fantanele is at the boarder of Bistrita-Nasaud and Suceava county, 44km away from Vatra Dornei.
From Bucharest– Brașov – Sighișoara – Tg. Mureș – Reghin – Bistrița – DN17 – Piatra Fântânele;
From Cluj – Gherla – Dej – Beclean – Bistrița – Dn17 – Piatra Fântânele;
In Piatra Fântânele you must reach the Castle Dracula Hotel. From here you will follow DN17 for approximately 500 meters and turn left on DJ5A following the “Ciosa” and “Tășuleasa Social” signpost. You will enter a side road and drive straight ahead for 3 km where you will come across a new signpost “Spre Tășuleasa Social”. You will arrive to your destination after 500 meters.

REGARDING SEMI MARATHON, TRIATLON AND PILGRIM PARTICIPANTS
The briefing for semi marathon, triatlon and pilgrim participants will take place nearby Ariniș Lodge (in Colibița). For this you must reach Colibița.
From București – Brașov – Sighișoara – Tg. Mureș – Reghin – Bistrița – DN17 – Prundu Bârgăului – Colibița;
From București – Brașov – Sighișoara – Tg. Mureș – Reghin – Bistrița – DN17 – Mureșenii Bârgăului –
Colibița;
From Cluj – Gherla – Dej – Beclean – Bistrița – Dn17 – Prundu Bârgăului-Colibița;
From Cluj – Gherla – Dej – Beclean – Bistrița – Dn17 – Mureșenii Bârgăului-Colibița;
Colibita is situated near Bistrita Valley. To reach your destination coming from Bistrita you must turn right from Prundul Bârgăului, towards Colibita Lake. Colibița is situated 50km away from Bistrita county and approximately 7km away from Bistrița Bârgăului village.
There is an alternative way of access, a forest road (Blaju) which connects Mureșenii Bârgăului and Colibița.

CAMPING AREA
-Ultramarathon and marathon participants can camp near Tasuleasa Social campus. Marathon participants can also camp in Colibita area and will be transported on race day at Piatra Fântânele.
-Semi-marathon, triathlon and pilgrimage participants can camp in the camping area close by Ariniș Lodge, Colibița ;
(http://www.lacolibita.ro). Here you will be able to serve hot food, for a fee.
Please keep in mind all these aspects. We will make no exceptions. Those wanting to choose this option are requested to inform the organizers by sending an email at concurs@via-maria-theresia.ro. Please specify the camping area you wish to camp in and the number of people/ tents.

We are looking forward to having you! Many thanks!

VMT 2018

Marathon Via-Maria- Theresia 5.0

Dear athletes we want to bring to your attention some important aspects regarding your
participation at the competition Marathon Via-Maria- Theresia, the fifth edition, which will take place
on 25th August 2018. Therefore, the entries will be open from 2nd of April to 31st of May. You will
have 10 days to validate your registration, once you have completed the registration form
(https://via-maria- theresia.ro/competitie/formular-inscriere/?lang=en). Validation will be done by
paying the fee through Pay-Pal account or transferred to VMT account (https://via-maria-
theresia.ro/contact/). 
The amounts are:
– Half Marathon and Hiking fee is 65 RON account or 14 € card
– Marathon fee is 95 RON or 21 €
– Triathlon fee is 115 RON or 25 €
– Ultramaraton fee is 145 RON or 31 €
Thank you!

VMT 2016

6.05.2016

Via-Maria-Theresia Marathon, third edition 2016, is going to have five sports competitions:
-Ultra-marathon
-Marathon
-Half-marathon
-Triathlon
-Hiking
The mountainbike sport competition is not going to be included this year.
The START for marathon, half-marathon, triatlon will take place in Colibita and the FINISH point will be at Canton Forest Tihuţa Colibiţa, in Piatra-Fintanele.
The START and the FINISH for ultra-marathon will be at Canton Forest Tihuţa Colibiţa, in Piatra-Fintanele.
Check INFO for details regarding the accomodation.
We look forward to seeing you on 13 august 2016.