On June 22nd at Cheile Gradistei, we have the chance of running DHL Marathon by MPG, on a wonderful route around the hills in Fundata. This is probably the best time of year to run there, because everything around is green, the trees are in bloom, and the hills are full of flowers.
I’m sure it’s going to be a pleasure to take part in this race and enjoy the spring trails.
Looking at the profile, I see a serious climb followed by a descent that will make us feel like flying. And besides these – that you’ll run once if you’re in the half marathon race and twice if you’re in for the marathon – there are several ups and downs that will test your speed and willpower.
And you know what the best part about DHL Marathon is? It’s a charity event organised in order to raise money for the Romanian Paralimpic athletes who need funding to take part in the Paralimpic Games in Tokyo next year.
So if you want to be part of the story, here are the races that you can sign up to:
Half Marathon – 21k with 1000m elevation
Marathon – two times the half marathon route (42k with 2000m elevation)
Teams relay – in teams of 3 or 6 runners, to run 7km each
I’ve already signed up for the half marathon. It’s my second time running DHL half marathon, but the first time on this route. My first experience with this competition was on a different route, a few years ago. You can read about it here.
Registration is still open on the RunFest website.
PS – If you join, you’ll have the chance to meet some of the event ambassadors, such as Gabriela Szabo, Constantina Dita, Andreea Raducan and many others.
For more updates and details, follow the event Facebook page.