“Run Romania!” is a virtual event with real kilometres, which promotes an active lifestyle and the overcoming of one’s own limitations, meant for anyone from absolute beginners to experienced athletes.
Our aim is to offer participants an extra-motivation to remain (or become) active, by playing frequently one or multiple sports of their choosing, during the whole year, as well as interesting information about the places they “go trough” on their virtual way to the Finish line.
This is not a competitive race! It is meant for each to improve themselves, to “beat yesterday” rather than the others.
Participants don’t meet at a real Start line, but each does his/her regular workouts in their place of residence (when and where they like it) and gradually upload the real-life mileage into their account, thus advancing on the virtual map towards the Finish line. Kilometres covered in real-life races are also eligible to upload.
One can take part:
IndividuallyThere are 5 different sports to choose from, with short, middle or long distance options for each sport:
–Walking: Short (300 km), Middle (600 km), Long (way 983 km), Long (way-and-return 1.966 km);–Running: Short (300 km), Middle (600 km), Long (way 983 km), Long (way-and-return 1.966 km), Long (circular 3.004 km);
–Cycling: Short (way 983 km), Middle (way-and-return 1.966 km), Long (circular 3.004 km), Long (circular-and-return 6.008 km);
–Swimming: Short (100 km), Middle (250 km), Long (500 km);
–Nautical Sports (kayak, canoe, rowing, stand-up paddling, etc): Short (500 km), Middle (1.000 km), Long (1.500 km).
We offer Duathlon and Triathlon packages for super-active people who need a supplementary challenge; any two or three sports could be combined, with any distance options. For these packages, there are discounts available.
As member of a TeamYou need to enroll individually, on the “national” routes, according to the options above (your individual challenge to complete); from your account , you can then create or join a team (which may contain up to 40 members). The mileage done by all team members (regardless of the sport) is added to define the advance of the team on the 22.519 km global route below.
The event is offered during the whole year 2022:
- the official Start is on January 1st;
- enrollments remain open until August 31st;
- you can modify your distance options until June 30th;
- the teams must be completed by May 1st;
- participants who successfully complete (all) the individual distance option(s) they enrolled for until December 31st by 23:59 at the latest gain the Finisher Status and Diploma and will be awarded the event personalized Belt Buckle or Medal, according to the option they expressed during registration.
Our purpose is to motivate you reach that finish line. It matters less how fast you get there; what’s important to us is that you find the grit, consistency and determination to successfully get there!