22nd August 2020

Program competitions 


The marathon starting point is at the former sulphur mine. 


The start is from the former mining block (Colibița), Colbul Valley area, behind which the blue triangle mark will be followed and athletes will have to run approximately 5 km of track to Bistriciorul Peak.


The athletes will start from Tihuța-Colibița forestry range at the Ardeal entrance to Via Maria Theresia trail 

Every control point has food and water. It’s mandatory to pass every control point. Any shortcut brings disqualification.


The hiking event refers to open air activities that assume two trails that could be explored, around the Via Maria Theresia Marathon event. This is not a running event.

5 and 10 km

Come with us! 

The mountain is about us. We are part of the nature and we want to explore together with you the local nature.

Via Maria Theresa August 

Flight London – Cluj Napoca

Day 1 - Thursday

Pick up from the airport and will have 2/3 hours’ drive to Colibita and will take the accommodation near a lovely lake in the mountains. Depending of the flights we can spend 2/3 hours in Cluj.

Accommodation near the.

Will have buffet dinner and free relaxing time.

Day 2- Friday


Today will be a day to get some taste of Romania. 

Will take a trip by coach to a very famous hotel in Romania looking as was taken from Bram Stokers movie to meet a very well-known Romanian character Dracula. Will spend some time around hotel , take some pictures in the area and for the hard core one go and meet the guy…

The next stop will be at a beautiful small orthodox monastery in the mountains to get a taste of Romanian spirituality.

Afternoon meeting about the race at 4pm.

Pasta dinner and getting ready for the race. 

Day 3 -Saturday 


The Big Day – Race time 

A la carte dinner as different timings of getting back from the race.

The place where the finish line is it is packed will entertainment, food stores, free drinks and meal for the competitors.

Day 4 – Sunday 

back to Cluj Napoca for the fly back to the UK