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The Nature Protection and Tourism Club (CPNT) in Brasov organizes the tenth edition of Marathon 7500 between 12-15th of July.
Marathon 7500 has become a story. A success story of thousands of mountain lovers or runners, a story in which the limits have been left behind. After ten years it’s definitely the time for a change.
For the tenth edition, we have prepared four trails, each with its own story.

The Marathon 7500 running trail is marked on the following  maps with a blue line. The red numbered dots mark the checkpoints. These must be reached in the ascending order of their numbers. The black line marks the access road for the participants who intend to reach the Start/Finish area by car. (Sinaia-Moroieni-Padina-Pestera)

CPNT probably knows how to, but it seems it doesn’t want to organize easy races. 🙂 Our purpose has always been to encourage people hike and trek the way we like to do it. Marathon 1600’s purpose is to offer a brief impression of what Marathon 7500 has been: a mountain race that is tough due to its mighty vertical gain in respect to the relatively short distance, next to a teammate. This race matches 7500’s spirit entirely, but only on a 22km distance. It will take you through the places where the competitors in the longer races can barely keep their eyes open, fighting their need for sleep, their fatigue and also fighting the time left to reach the same finish line.

 

Distance: 22 km
Vertical gain: 1600 m

 

Salvamont Pestera – Cab. Omu P1
Cab. Omu – Doamnele – Poiana Gutanu P2
Poiana Gutanu – Saua Strunga P3
Saua Strunga – Salvamont Pestera SOSIRE

The long awaited re-branding just happened. What was up until now the Hobby Section has just gotten a new name. We don’t like to call it the toughest marathon race in the country, but rather the little brother or an acquaintance race for Marathon 7500, a very difficult race itself, as well as a very beautiful one.

 

 

 

Distance: 45 km
Vertical gain: 3200 m
Track GPS in format gpx

 

Salvamont Pestera – Valea Obarsiei – Omu P1
Omu – Valea Cerbului – Gura Diham P2
Gura Diham – Poiana Izvoarelor- La Prepeleac P3
La Prepeleac – Bucsoiu – Cab. Omu P4
Cab. Omu – Doamnele – Poiana Gutanu P5
Saua Strunga – Salvamont Pestera SOSIRE

The wonderful story began in 2009 when a few hardcore mountain lovers decided that Romania needed a serious challenge. Had we known at the time that 90 km doesn’t mean a marathon, we probably would have had a different word in front of the “7500”. 🙂 The tenth edition will probably represent the last one that will count 7500 meters in height gain, but don’t worry, the name and the spirit will be the same on the logo and in our souls.

 

Distance: 90 km
Vertical gain: 7500 m
GPS Track [gpx format]

 

Salvamont Pestera – Cab. Valea Dorului P1
Cab. Valea Dorului – Cab. Poiana Stanii P2
Cab. Poiana Stanii – Cab. Piatra Arsa P3
Cab. Piatra Arsa – Intersectie Jepi P4
Intersectie Jepi – Jepii Mici- Cab. Babele P5
Cab. Babele – Salvamont Pestera P6
Salvamont Pestera – Cab. Omu P7
Cab. Omu – Valea Cerbului – Gura Diham P8
Gura Diham – Poiana Izv. – La Prepeleac P9
La Prepeleac – Bucsoiu – Cab. Omu P10
Cab. Omu – Ciubotea – Bran P11
Bran – intrare Valea Gaura P12
intrare Valea Gaura – Valea Gaura – Cab. Omu P13
Cab. Omu – Doamnele – Poiana Gutanu P14
Poiana Gutanu – Saua Strunga P15
Saua Strunga – Salvamont Pestera SOSIRE

Not many people know that this was initially the route chosen for Marathon 7500. Ten years ago, though, the limits were different, so we had to give up what is probably the most beautiful part of the trail: the Malaiesti Valley. Now, with the great progress in trail running, the time has come for us to dare to invite you 4 times to Omu peak in one race. We consider that after these 9 fruitful years, we are all ready for the challenge.

 

Distance: 100.5 km
Vertical gain: 8500 m

 

Salvamont Pestera – Cab. Valea Dorului P1
Cab. Valea Dorului – Cab. Poiana Stanii P2
Cab. Poiana Stanii – Cab. Piatra Arsa P3
Cab. Piatra Arsa – Intersectie Jepi P4
Intersectie Jepi – Jepii Mici- Cab. Babele P5
Cab. Babele – Salvamont Pestera P6
Salvamont Pestera – Cab. Omu P7
Cab. Omu – Valea Cerbului – Gura Diham P8
Gura Diham – Poiana Izv. – La Prepeleac P9
La Prepeleac – Bucsoiu – Cab. Omu P10
Cab. Omu – Cab. Malaiesti P11
Cab Malaiesti – Ref. Tiganesti P12
Ref. Tiganesti – Cab Omu P13
Cab. Omu – Ref. Ciubotea P14
Ref. Ciubotea – intrare Valea Gaura P15
intrare Valea Gaura – Valea Gaura – Cab. Omu P16
Cab. Omu – Doamnele – Poiana Gutanu P17
Poiana Gutanu – Saua Strunga P18
Saua Strunga – Salvamont Pestera SOSIRE