Bucovina Ultra Rocks®

One of the toughest ultramarathon in Romania, BUCOVINA ULTRA ROCKS® will show to the runners and supporters a magic, still untouched part of Romania, legendary Bucovina. The long race, Ultra Rocks 110k (6510 D+/-), is passing Rarau summit (1650m), Pietrosu Bistritei summit (1793) and Giumalau summit (1857m) starting from Campulung Moldovenesc.

The Rarau and the Giumalau Mountains dominate the charming Bucovina, enchanting the runners and supporters with their picturesque beauty and wild natural landscapes. Full of dense coniferous forests and secular woods, bathed in quick and crystalline springs, animated by the cheerful chirping of the birds, these mountains invite you to discover their charm. On the trails of the massifs, at the foot of the great white rocks, or in the meadows full of multicolored flowers, you will come to know the harmony of the stone fortress surrounded by legends. Trail running lovers will enjoy spectacular panoramas, mysterious sunrises and sunsets and ancient stories passed on from the elders.

8 races: 3 ultra (Beast 180k, Ultra Rocks 110k, 4 Summits 88k), 1 marathon distance (Lady’s Rocks 48k), 2 short races (Rocky 33k, Rumble Rock 15k, RUNC Challenge 5k) and 1 Everesting type (Rarau Everesting 8.848+)

ITRA (International Trail Running Association) races and UTMB (Ultra Trail de Mont Blanc) qualifying race.

Register – Bucovina Ultra Rocks® for 2022 edition: July, 29th-31st.

The idea behind Everesting concept couldn’t be much simpler: run up a hill ’till you gain 8,848m of ascent – the height of Mount Everest.

The reality is a relentless endurance battle that’ll push you to your physical and mental limits. Succeed, and you’ll become a member of the RARAU Everesting 8.848+ Elite Club.

For your Everesting attempt to be approved, you must:

  • Record 8,848m of total elevation gain
  • Follow the marked route to Rarau summit
  • Descend on the marked route from Rarau summit
  • No sleep – you must complete the challenge in a single stint
  • Breaks (eating, drinking, recharging) are included in your time
  • You must reach the summit every time
  • You must descend safely and get back to the basecamp
  • Time limit 30h max

Everyone who succeed at least 1 climb will get the FINISHER MEDAL

For 2 and up to 9 climbs you’ll get an engraving on your FINISHER MEDAL with your name, time and total elevation accumulated in competition.

For 10 climbs you’ll get all above + the special RARAU Everesting 8.848+ Elite Club trophy.


Participation fee:

23.12.2021 – 23.01.2022175 ron
24.01 – 28.02.2022195 ron
01.03 – 03.04.2022215 ron
04.04 – 24.04.2022245 ron

Registration kit: technical T shirt from SportHG, BIB number with chrono tag, live timing results with LIVE TRAIL, LIVE RUN mobile app, full acces to aid stations (Basecamp and Rarau summit), photos, products and vouchers from partners and sponsors; Refund insurance fee (30 ron – available during the registration process): the refund insurance offers you the possibility to return the full participation fee if for personal reasons you can no longer participate; the request must be made in writing by email: run@bucovinaultra.ro no later than 3.04.2022.

Register for one of the 7 races: BEAST 180 (strong previous ultramarathon needed), Ultra Rocks 110k (previous ultramarathon experience needed), 4 Summits 88k (previous trail marathon experience needed), Lady’s Rocks 48k , Rocky 33kRumble Rock 15k or RUNC Challenge 5k.


Race/Fee (ron) per periodPre reg1st stage2nd stageLAST
BEAST 180k290390490690
Ultra Rocks 110k235280320 420
4 Summits 88k220260300 400
Lady’s Rocks 48k210250290 390
Rocky 33k195235275 375
Rumble Rock 15k180220260 360
RUNC Challenge 5k150190230330

Registration on location is not possible

Exchange rate 1 Euro = 5 ron (aprox)

Pre-registration period: until the end of February 2022 or until the end of 50% of BIB’s available for each race.

1st stage period: until the end of May 2022 or until the end of 75% of BIB’s available for each race.

2nd stage period: until the end of 5th of July 2021 or until the end of 90% of BIB’s available for each race.

BIB’s available for each race:

  • BEAST 180: 100
  • Ultra Rocks 110k: 100
  • 4 Summits 88k: 100
  • Lady’s Rocks 48k: 200
  • Rocky 33k: 300
  • Rumble Rock 15k: 200
  • RUNC Challenge 5k: 100

The fee covers the following:

  • personalized bib number including RFID time keeping-tag
  • extra tag for long races 180k, 110k, 88k (for backpack)
  • starter pack with gifts (including official SportHG – T shirt of 2022 edition only for the registrations made up to June 5th, 2022)
  • drop bag service for 110k and 88k races (Rusca station) and for 180k (Paltinis)
  • rich aid stations with drinks and food
  • hot meal at the finish line
  • showers and changing room facilities next to the finish area
  • finisher’s medal for all finisher at each race
  • medical first aid in the finish area
  • live timekeeping, interim times and results through LIVE TRAIL and apps: LIVE INFO and LIVE RUN
Famous brands ready for you with special BUCOVINA ULTRA ROCKS discount. Adidas, Altra, Asics, Compressport, Hoka One One, Inov-8, Salomon, New Balance, Saucony, The North Face, Under Armour.
Refund insurance

For only extra of 30 ron your registration is covered:

  • 100% if you cancel the participation up to May 1st, 2022
  • 50% if you cancel the participation up to June 5th, 2022
  • 25% if you cancel the participation up to July 3rd, 2022

Rules and regulations


1. General Information’s

2. Participation and registration conditions

3. Registration fees and BIB’s available

4. Runner’s commitment

5. Semi autonomy

6. Pacers for BEAST 180k race

7. Equipment

8. Insurance

9. Respect for environment

10. Elite runners

11. Photo/Video rights

12. Personal Data Protection Policy

13. Race BIB’s

14. Drop Bags

15. Aid Stations

16. Control points

17. Way Marking

18. Time Limits

19. Security and medical assistance

20. Ranking and prizes

21. Abandonment and repatriation

22. Penalties and disqualification

23. Complaints

24. Race Jury

25. Exceptional Conditions

26. Amendments to the regulations

27. Cancellation of a registration

28. Changing Race or Name


1. General Information’s

The Bucovina Ultra Rocks® is an event within which are a certain number of events in open country, using the great hiking routes of Rarau – Giumalau and Bucovina region. Each race takes place in one single stage, at an undefined pace within a time limit.

  • ULTRA ROCKS: around 110 km long with 6.510 meters of height difference, starts from Campulung Moldovenesc, in semi-autonomy, 30 hrs max. Max* 100 runners. 100k UTMB World Series qualifier race
  • 4 SUMMITS: around 88 km long with 5.740 meters of height difference, starts from Campulung Moldovenesc, in semi-autonomy, 24 hrs max. Max* 100 runners. 100k UTMB World Series qualifier race
  • LADY’S ROCKS : around 48 km long with 3.030 meters of height difference, starts from Campulung Moldovenesc, in semi-autonomy, 14 hrs max. Max* 300 runners. 50k UTMB World Series qualifier race
  • ROCKY : around 33 km long with 1.780 meters of height difference, starts from Campulung Moldovenesc, in semi-autonomy, 8 hrs max. Max* 300 runners. 20k UTMB World Series qualifier race
  • RUMBLE ROCK: around 15k with negative height difference, starts from Rarau summit in Sunday 31st of July 3 hrs max. Max* 300 runners. 20k UTMB World Series qualifier race
  • BEAST : around 180 km long with 9.610 meters of height difference, starts from Campulung Moldovenesc Friday July 30, in semi-autonomy, 50 hrs max. Max* 100 runners. 100M UTMB World Series qualifier race
  • RUNC Challenge : around 5 km long with 550 meters of height difference, starts from Campulung Moldovenesc Friday July 29, in semi-autonomy, 1h30min max. Max* 200 runners.

*A number of delimited places are reserved for: our partners, the international elite (based on the ITRA performance index), other partner races winners and certain journalists (who are reporting from within the race), as well as certain volunteers who are very active.

2. Participation and registration conditions

The races are open to any person, male or female, licensed, or not. A declaration of liability has to be signed by the parents from participants born in 2004 or younger.

The participants born between 2004 and 2008 may only participate in the Rumble Rock race or RUNC Challenge race.

Registration has to be made online at the registration portal of the event http://www.bucovinaultra.rocks . The indemnity provision and the Conditions for participation have to be accepted during online registration. A participant only becomes entitled to a starting slot after a succesful payment provided that slots are still available.

Each participant has to pick up his/her starting pack in person. No exception admitted.

Athletes who have been found guilty of doping will not be admitted. Moreover, the organizer is entitled to disqualify athletes for reasons important to the organizer.

For all ultra races there are some conditions for acceptance regarding experience in similar trail running ultra’s:

  • BEAST 180 – at least 1 trail running ultramarathon minimum of 100k in the last 2 years (2020, 2021)
  • ULTRA ROCKS 110k – at least 1 trail running ultramarathon minimum of 50k in the last 2 years (2020, 2021)
  • 4 SUMMITS 88k – at least 1 trail running ultramarathon minimum of 50k in the last 2 years (2020, 2021)

Regarding the particular COVID-19 situation, the organizers may request at the time of picking up the participation kit, depending on the national and international regulations in force, Green Certificate or valid PCR tests.

3. Registration fees and BIB’s available

Registration is available online at http://www.bucovinaultra.rocks . All registrations and management of all entrants data are handled by our own service. By registering to the Bucovina Ultra Rocks® , competitors automatically accept the competition regulations. Registration is final. The fee must be paid online by credit card via a secure payment system or bank transfer. The fee is refundable only by purchasing REFUND FEE available in registration process.

The fee covers the following:

  • personalized bib number including RFID time keeping-tag
  • extra tag for long races 180k, 110k, 88k (for backpack)
  • starter pack with gifts
  • drop bag service for 110k and 88k races (Rusca station) and for 180k (Paltinis)
  • rich aid stations with drinks and food
  • hot meal at the finish line
  • showers and changing room facilities next to the finish area
  • finisher’s medal for all finisher at each race
  • medical first aid in the finish area
  • live timekeeping, interim times and results through LIVE TRAIL and apps: LIVE INFO and LIVE RUN

4. Runner’s commitment

To participate in the Bucovina Ultra Rocks® event it is essential :

  • To be completely aware of the length and  specificity of the event and to be perfectly prepared for it ;
  • To have  acquired, previous to the race, real capacity of personal autonomy in the mountains allowing for the management of problems induced by this type of event, and notably:
    • Know how to confront, without outside help, climatic conditions which could be very difficult to deal with at altitude (night, wind, cold, fog, rain or snow) ;
    • Know how to manage, including when one is isolated, physical or mental problems arising from great fatigue, digestive problems, muscle or articular pains, small wounds…
    • To be totally conscious that the organization’s role is not to help a runner manage these problems;
    • To be totally aware that for such an activity in the mountains security depends upon the runner’s capacity to adapt to the problems encountered or foreseen
    • To inform and to sensitize the members of the runner’s entourage towards the respect of nature, people and the regulations of the race.
    • To accept to receive newsletters providing information about the event.

5. Semi autonomy

The principal of an individual race in semi-autonomy is the rule. The Bucovina Ultra Rocks events take place in one single stage, at an undefined pace, within the limits of the time barriers which are specified for each event. Semi-autonomy is defined as having the capacity to be autonomous between two refreshments posts, as much on the food front as that of clothing and security, allowing for  adapting to problems encountered or foreseen (bad weather, physical problems, injury…)

This principle implies, in particular, the following rules:

  1. Each runner must have with them throughout the duration of the race the totality of their mandatory equipment (see next paragraph EQUIPMENT). At any moment of the race, pack and its contents can be checked by the race officials. The runner is obliged to submit to these checks in good faith, at the risk of exclusion from the race.
  2. The refreshment posts supply drinks and food to be consumed on site. The organization only supplies still water or energizing drink for filling water bottles or hydration packs.  When leaving the aid station, the runners should take care to ensure they have the quantity of drink and food which is necessary to keep them going until the following aid station.
  3. Personal assistance is tolerated exclusively at certain aid stations (*), in the zone specifically reserved for this use. Assistance can only be given by one person, without specific equipment other than a bag with a maximum volume of  30 litres. Assistance given by a team of professionals, or any medic or paramedic, is strictly forbidden. The rest of the refreshment post is strictly reserved for the runners.
  4. It is forbidden to accompany or be accompanied along any part the race route by a person not registered for the race, outside of the tolerance zones which are clearly marked in the proximity of the refreshment posts.

Note: A participant who accepts being filmed, and therefore accompanied, outside of the expressly designated zones contravenes the principle of semi-autonomy. The race officials witnessing irregularities are authorized to penalize the participants in order to guarantee the spirit of trail-running events.

(*) Personal assistance is tolerated at the following aid stations: Rarau, Rusca, Valea Putnei, TransRarau (not aid station) and supplementary in Paltinis and Vatra Dornei for Beast 180 race.

6. Pacers for BEAST 180k race

Pacers may accompany runners from Vatra Dornei to the finish line. Pacers may also start or stop at aid stations (Vatra Dornei, Giumalau, Stana Transrarau). Pacers may meet their runner ONLY at aid stations. Pacers are responsible for getting themselves to and from aid stations. Finally, a runner may have only one pacer at a time. In the interest of runner and pacer safety, all pacers must check-in at registrations desk before the race and sign a waiver if they intend to join their runner. Upon signing the waiver, pacers will receive a wristband. This wristband must be worn while on course with their runner. Please note, any pacers under the age of 18 will be also be required to have a parent or adult legal guardian sign their waiver.

Pacers must run at least the whole leg to the next crew access or specifically allowed aid
station, as there is generally no access for them in between. Pacers may not continue unless accompanying their runner.

Please note that pacers are more for moral support than for physical. The Beast 180 was developed as a test of the individual against the mountains. “Muling” is a violation of the rules and spirit of Bucovina Ultra Rocks. For safety reasons we do not disallow pacers and, because we cannot see what you do out in the mountains, we trust your honour to not cheat on this in the same way as you would not short-cut, litter or stash supplies out on the course.

7. Equipment

In order to ensure their security and the good progress of each event, each participant must have at their disposal the all the mandatory equipment on the list, detailed below.

The  “hot-weather”, “cold-weather” kits are integrally a part of the obligatory equipment. According to the weather conditions, the organizers can activate a kit and inform each participant before the opening of the race-bib distribution for their race. Each participant must, therefore, present their mandatory equipment, including the kit activated by the organizers, in order to retrieve their race-bib, and agree to keep it with them throughout the event.

It is important to note that the material imposed by the organizers is a vital minimum which each trail-runner must adapt in function to their own capacities.  In particular, they must not choose the lightest weight clothing possible in order to gain a few grams but opt for clothing which really offers good protection in the mountains against the cold, wind and snow, which therefore give better security and better performance.

Basic Kit

BASIC KIT equipment part180k110k88k48k33k15k
race pack destined to transport obligatory equipment throughout the raceOOOORR
mobile phoneOOOOOO
personal beaker 15 cl minimumOOOOOO
supply of water 1-liter minimumOOOOOR
head torchOOOR
spare batteries for the head torchOOOR
survival blanket 1,40 x 2,0 m minimumOOOORR
basic first aid kitOOOOOR
food reserveOOOOOR
hooded jacketOOOORR
long legged trousers or a legging+socks combination (cover the leg completely)ORRRR
cap or bandanaOOOORR
additional warm second layerOOOR
waterproof over-trousersORRR
protection masque (COVID-19)OOOOOO
  • Mobile phone (smartphone strongly recommended): the runner must be reachable at any time before, during and after the race:
    • mobile phone with international roaming allowing for its use in Romania (load into its memory the organization’s security numbers, don’t hide your number and don’t forget to leave with the battery fully charged)
    • Keep the phone on, airplane mode is prohibited and it could lead to a penalty.
  • head torch in good working order with spare cells/batteries
    • Recommendation: 200 lumens or more
  • basic first aid kit
    • 2 gauze pads 10 x 10 cm minimum
    • 1 gauze roller bandage
    • a box of adhesive bandages
  • Food reserve
    • Recommendation : 800kcal (2 gels + 2 energising bars each of 65g )
  • The hooded jacket which can withstand bad weather in the mountains with waterproof* and breathable** membrane (eg. Outdry)
    • *minimum recommended 10 000 Schmerber
    • **RET recommended inferior to 13
    • the jacket must, imperatively, be fitted with an integrated hood or one which is attached to the jacket by the original system designed for that purpose by the manufacturer.
    • the seams must be sealed.
    • the jacket must not have sections of fabric which are not waterproof, but air vents fitted by the manufacturer (under-arm, in the back) since they do not damage in any obvious way the impermeability, are accepted.
    • It is the runner’s responsibility to judge, with these criteria, if their jacket fits the regulations stated but, during a check, the judgment is made by the person in charge of the check or the race official.
  • Additional warm second layer: a warm second layer top with long sleeves (cotton excluded) of a weight of  a minimum of 180g  (men’s size medium (M) )
    OR the combination of a warm long sleeved underwear  (first or second layer, cotton excluded) of a minimum weight of 110g  (men’s size medium (M) ) and a durable water repellant (DWR protection) windproof jacket*
    • *the wind-proof jacket does not replace the obligatory waterproof jacket, and vice versa

Hot-weather kit (can be deemed necessary by the organization, according to weather conditions)

HOT-WEATHER KIT equipment part180k110k88k48k33k15k
saharian cap or any combination which completely covers the head and nape of the backORRRRR
sun creamOOOOOR
supply of water 1,5-liter minimumOOOOR

Cold weather kit (can be deemed necessary by the organization, according to weather conditions)

COLD WEATHER KIT equipment part180k110k88k48k33k15k
3rd warm layerOOORRR
robust and closed running shoes (minimalist, ultralight and sandals excluded)OOOOOR
warm hatOOOORR
warm and waterproof glovesOOOOR

3rd warm layer  (the intermediary layer between the 2nd layer and the waterproof jacket)Recommendation: fleece or compressible down jacket


  • O – obligatory
  • R – recommended
  • TBA – to be announced

8. Insurance

Competitors are advised to have medical insurance. Each competitor should be covered by accident insurance. This must cover potential costs for Rescue operations (particularly helicopter evacuation, search, and action by rescue) and treatment. Any damage claims from competitors against the Race Organizer, regardless of their legal reason, are void.

For members of the ITRA (International Trail Running Association), it is possible to subscribe to an Assistance – Repatriation insurance which covers the cost of search and rescue world-wide. For more information go to www.itra.run

The choice of the method of evacuation and the actual choice of hospital is at the discretion of the search and rescue and medical officials. Expenses arising from the use of exceptional methods of rescue or evacuation have to be paid by the person rescued who will also have to pay their return from the place to where they were evacuated. It falls to the runner to create their file and present it to their insurance company within the stated time limit.

9. Respect for environment

By registering for the Bucovina Ultra Rocks® event, participants agree to respect the environment and the natural areas they pass through. In particular :

  • It is strictly forbidden to abandon your rubbish (gel tubes, paper, organic detritus, plastic wrappers…) along the race route. Trash/rubbish bins are available at each aid station and it is imperative that they are used. The race officials conduct random checks all along the race route.
  • All participants must keep any rubbish and wrappers with them until they can throw them in the bins which are provided for them at each aid stations. The organization encourages runners to equip themselves with a bag or pouch in which to transport their waste to the next bin.
  • It is imperative that you follow the paths as they are way-marked, without short-cutting them.
  • No disposable plastic dishes (cutlery, cups, bowls) will be distributed at the aid stations. This is to reduce the plastic usage by runners, as well as by the volunteers of the Bucovina Ultra Rocks. Instead of the plastic utensils, the organizer will provide wooden or paper ones.

10. Elite runners

All the information’s about Elite Runners:  Elite Athlete – Bucovina Ultra Rocks®

Registration for elite athletes is not semi-automatic, each one must finalize their registration themselves upon receiving the voucher code from the organizer.

Athletes who will enhance the competitiveness of the BUCOVINA ULTRA ROCKS® races and the international profile of the event are invited to apply for entry and travel assistance. The assistance offered is in three packages. Check here: Elite Athlete – Bucovina Ultra Rocks®

Selection Criteria


Athletes for all three levels will be selected according to:

  • Ability to enhance the competitiveness of the event (based on their race CV)
  • Social media following and use of social media
  • Being approachable and available to their fans during event week
  • Willingness of your sponsors (if sponsored) to help promote your participation in the event and share BUCOVINA ULTRA ROCKS® social media relevant to your performance
  • Country representation – to ensure we have an international field if your sponsors are bringing a media crew (photographer / video) to cover your performance and the event
  • Relationships with existing national and international media


Athletes for all levels will be expected to:

  • Participate in the nominated event to the best of their abilities
  • Be available for race social media – (photos and interviews)
  • Take part in the race week activities including Athlete Panel, athlete activations, presentations, Expo activities, press conferences, etc.
  • Write a race report via an athlete blog, or social media page and tag BUCOVINA ULTRA ROCKS®
  • Engage with race staff and fellow participants in a friendly and respectful manner and demonstrate good sportsmanship throughout the event
  • Tag BUCOVINA ULTRA ROCKS® in all race related social media posts

11. Photo/Video rights

Every competitor expressly foregoes the right for any images or video footage during the event, just as they renounce any right of appeal to the organizers and their partners for the use of their image. Only the organization can transfer this right for images and videos to any media, via an accreditation or relevant license. All communication about the event or the use of images or videos from the event must respect the name of the event, the registered trademark and have official approval from the organization.

12. Personal Data Protection Policy

With the registration, the participant agrees that personal data can be gathered and passed on to third parties for the purposes of timekeeping, rankings, and results as well as for the publication of respective lists on the internet. The information is collected as part of a registration for one of the Bucovina Ultra Rocks races, for the needs of the organization and in particular to identify each competitor in order to communicate his/her information related to his/her participation before, during or after the event. The participant agrees that his first name, last name, country, date of birth, team name, bib number and results (ranking, time) may be published in all print and electronic media relevant to the event.

The runner’s data is kept in the database for 10 years. This period is renewable at each registration and corresponds to the legal data retention period of the medical and non-contraindication to the practice of athletics or running in competition certificate, or the sports card. Beyond these 10 years, and unless the runner authorizes the organization to keep his/her data, all data are deleted except the runner’s surname, first name, date of birth, gender and nationality to maintain the rankings.

According to the General Data Protection Regulations (EU RGPD 2016/679), any competitor has the right to access and amend every information concerning him/her. This can be done via his/her runner’s page which is available at the 42km.ro network platform. Any data modification can be made by the competitors themselves.

13. Race Bibs

Each race bib is distributed individually to each runner upon presentation of an ID card or passport (document with the photo),

Your race pack and all the mandatory equipment

The race bib must be worn on the chest or stomach and be permanently and completely visible throughout the totality of the race. It must always be placed on top of all clothing and can in no case be positioned on a leg or pack. The name and partner’s logos must not be either modified or hidden. The race-bib is the pass necessary for accessing the shuttle buses, buses, refreshment posts, infirmary, rest areas, showers, drop-off or pick-up areas for drop sacks… Except in the case of a refusal to comply with a decision taken by a race official, the bib is never taken away. Only in the case of abandonment, the bib is deactivated.

14. Drop Bags

180k, 110k, 88k : each competitor receives a big (50-liter) bag

The big one: for the aid station RUSCA (110k, 88k), for the aid station PALTINIS (180k). After having filled it with the necessities of their choice and having closed it they can drop it off ONLY in the designated area in Campulung Moldovenesc NOT LATER THAN MIDNIGHT 30-31.07.2022 (for 110k, 88k) and before the race for 180k. This bag is taken to aid station RUSCA/PALTINIS by the organization. Upon arriving in RUSCA the runner withdraw their bag. When they leave the aid station they, personally, leave their bag in the designated area. The bags are then returned to Campulung Moldovenesc when the CP is closed.

Recuperation of bags in Campulung Moldovenesc: The bags are returned to either the competitor or a family member or friend, uniquely upon presentation of the race-bib. The bags must be recuperated no later than 5 hours after the end of time limit of the race. After that time, the runner must come, in person, to recuperate their bag, at their own cost, from the organization in Campulung Moldovenesc.

The organization ensures the repatriation, to Campulung Moldovenesc, of any bags of runners who abandon, on the condition that the abandonment has been registered. The delay of the repatriation is in relation to logistical constraints and the organization can not guarantee a complete repatriation of bags before the end of the race.

Only bags supplied by the organization will be transported. Poles are not allowed in these bags. The contents of the bags will not be verified, no complaint about the contents of the bag at the finish will be accepted.

15. Aid Stations

The organization ensures the presence of solid and liquid refreshments along the race-route. The aid stations supply drinks and food for consuming in situ. The organization supplies still water and energizing drink for filling water bottles/hydration packs and personal beakers. The competitor must take care when leaving each aid station, that they have enough food and drink to last them to the next aid station.

Only runners wearing a visible race-bib who have been duly checked have access to the aid stations.
The Official Race Guide (to be published no later than June 2022) will have a complete list of aid stations and what they serve.

16. Control points

A check is carried out at the arrival at an aid station and at certain security posts. Unexpected check posts are set-up at posts other than those of aid stations or security posts. Their location is not divulged by the organization.

17. Way Marking

The courses will be marked with a few thousands fluo flags on the course (every 50-100 meters) along with around 150 arrow signs and a few kilometers of red-and-white stripe tape and also eco-spray pistachio on the rocks and trees. For better sighting at night, the way-markers are fitted, in part, with reflective material which attracts the light of your torch. In the urban areas, the course will be marked with red-and-white tape along with the arrows sprayed on the asphalt surfaces.
ATTENTION: if you don’t see any course mark for some time (longer than 200 m), turn back!

18. Time Limits

The maximum time for the event, for the totality of the route is fixed at:

  • 110k: 30 hours
  • 88k: 24 hours
  • 48k : 14 hours
  • 33k : 8 hours
  • 15k: 4 hours
  • 180k: 50 hours
  • 5k: 1h30min

These time barriers are calculated to allow competitors to arrive at the finish within the maximum time allowed while having made eventual stops (rest, food…). In order to be authorized to continue with an event, competitors must leave the checkpoint before the time limit (whatever their time of arrival at the checkpoint).

All competitors excluded from the race who wish to continue the route can only do so after having returned their race-bib and under their own responsibility and in complete autonomy.

19. Security and medical assistance

It is up to a runner in trouble or seriously hurt to call for the help :

By going to an aid station, By calling race HQ, By asking another runner to alert the security service, activate the SOS button from LIVE RUN app.

Every runner must give assistance to any person in danger and alert security services.

In the case where it is impossible to contact race HQ, you can make a direct call to the national security service  (most particularly if you find yourself in a zone where only emergency calls are possible: 112)

Do not forget that hazards of all sorts, linked to the environment and the race, may require you to wait for assistance for a longer time than expected. Your security, therefore, depends upon the quality of the equipment which you have put in your pack.

All the personnel, medics, paramedics, search and rescue and official guides, as well as any person so designated by the organization,  are able to :

# exclude any competitor from the race who is judged to be unable to continue the event

# oblige any competitor to use any element of obligatory equipment

# have evacuated by any means any runners who are judged to be in danger

# orientate patients to a better treatment structure which is better adapted to their needs

A runner who contacts a doctor or rescue personnel submits themselves to their authority and agrees to accept their decisions
As from the moment where the state of a runner’s health justifies treatment via an intravenous drip, they are obligatorily excluded from the race.

An infirmary/ambulance will be accessible in Campulung Moldovenesc finish line throughout the duration of the event. Competitors who have a severe medical problem may present themselves. Minor treatments will be carried out at the discretion of the personnel and subject to their availability.

Each runner must stay on the way-marked route, even to sleep.
All runners who voluntarily venture from the way-marked course are no longer under the responsibility of the organization.

20. Ranking and prizes

Age categories:
For each race, a general ranking, male and female, and for each category, male and female, is established.

110k : the first 10 men and the first 10 women in the general ranking
88k : the first 5 men and the first 5 women in the general ranking

48k, 33k, 15k: the first 3 men and the first 3 women in the general ranking, as well as the winner in each category, receive a trophy.

180k: first 3 men and women

5k: first 3 men and women

Runners must be present at their prize giving. The trophies are only distributed at the ceremony. Results will be published at the official website at http://www.bucovinaultra.rocks.

21. Abandonment and repatriation

Except in the case of injury, a runner must not abandon outside of an aid station. They must inform the person responsible for the post. In the case of the decision to abandon between two aid stations, the runner must go to the next aid station where they announce their abandonment. The runner keeps hold of their race-bib because it is the pass for accessing shuttle buses, buses, meals, treatment rooms…Repatriation will be organized from each aid station. Injured or sick athletes will have a priority. In case of total  stoppage of the race, the organization ensures the repatriation of the runners as fast as possible.

22. Penalties desqualification

Race officials present along the race-route, and those responsible for the different aid stations and security posts are able to enforce the regulations and immediately apply a penalty in the case of non-respect for these regulations, according to the following chart:

Short-cutting the routeat the race director’s discretion
Absence of obligatory equipment (no waterproof jacket with hood, no torch, no survival blanket, no mobile/cell phone)immediate disqualification
Absence of other obligatory equipment1-hour penalty
Refusal to have obligatory equipment checkeddisqualification
Phone turned off or in airplane mode15-minute penalty
Discarding of rubbish (voluntary act) by a competitor or a member of their  entourage1-hour penalty
Lack of respect for others (organization or runners)
Note: a participant whose supporters are uncivil and/or refuse to respect the organization’s instructions will be penalized.
Not assisting a person in difficulty (in need of care)disqualification
Assistance outside the designated areas1-hour penalty
Being accompanied along the route outside the clearly defined zones of tolerance in the vicinity of the refreshment posts.1-hour penalty
Cheating (eg. : use of a means of transport, sharing a race-bib, …)immediate disqualification for life
Lack of visible race-bib15-minute penalty
The wearing of a non-conforming race-bib15-minute penalty
Absence of an electronic chipat the race director’s discretion
Absence of passage through a control pointat the race director’s discretion
Refusal to comply with an order from the race directors, race officials, chief of posts, doctors or rescue personnel.disqualification
Departure from a checkpoint after the time limitdisqualification

(*) The time penalties are immediately applicable in situ, that’s to say that the runner has to interrupt their race for the duration of the penalty time.
All other lack of respect for the regulations will be subject a sanction at the race directors’ discretion.

23. Complaints

Complaints must be officially made by the competitor to the Race Jury in writing and within 24 hours of the arrival of the participant concerned, with a 350 ron deposit. If the Race jury decision is positive, the deposit will be returned to the participant. If not, it will remain to the organizer.

24. Race Jury

The Race Jury consists of the following officials: Race Manager, Race Director, Volunteer Manager. The Race Jury is authorized to preside over any and all cases of wrong-doing or other such occurrences where necessary. No objections can be held against Race Jury’s decision.

25. Exceptional Conditions

If the circumstances require, the organization reserves the right to, at any moment, modify the route, start times, time limits, the position of aid stations or security posts, and any other aspect related to the good functioning of the event.

In the case of a  force majeure, weather conditions which are too unfavourable or any other circumstance which puts the security of the competitors at risk, the organization reserves the right to :defer the start by a few hours maximum, modify the time limits, cancel the event, neutralize the event, stop the race in progress.

In the case of the cancellation of an event, for whatever reason, decided more than 15 days before the date of the start, partial reimbursement of the registration fee will be made. The amount of this reimbursement will be fixed so as to allow the organization to deal with all the irremediable expenses committed to the date of the cancellation. In case of a cancellation decided less than 15 days before the departure or in case of interruption of the race, for whatever reason, no refund of registration fees will be made.

26. Amendments to the regulations

The organizer reserves the right to make short-term amendments that will be announced in a timely fashion.

27. Cancellation of a registration

At the registration a 30 ron Refund Fee will be available. Any request for reimbursement will be possible ONLY BY REFUND FEE PURCHASE. Any cancellation of a registration must be made by email (run@bucovinaultra.ro). No withdrawal is registered by telephone or other channels

The reimbursement of fees paid at registration will be made by partial re-credit to the bank account associated with the credit card used at the time of registering, under the following conditions :

Date sentAmount of re-credit in % of the amount of registration (excluding annex charges)
January 1st, 2022 – May 1st, 2022100%
May 2nd, 2022 – June 5th, 202250%
June 6th, 2022 – July 3rd, 202225%
after July 3rd, 20220%

28. Changing Race or Name

Likewise, transfer of competitor’s registration to another person/race is possible and will incur a surcharge of 75 ron paid upon registration of the new entry or the new race

Note: deadline for registration transfer (name or race) is July 3rd, 2022.

Rules and regulations

ORGANIZATOR: ACS Ultra Life CIF 42285744 Cluj Napoca, tel 0740101209 Protectia Consumatorului tel 0219551

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