Marathon (45 Km)
Half-marathon (25 Km)
*For half-marathon we will only allow participants that are minimum 16 years old. They have to present to the organizers before the start of the competition the written agreement of at least one of the parents for participating at “Hit The Egg – Oușoru Challenge”.
The competitors in “Hit The Egg – Oușoru Challenge” must be medically fit, not to suffer from any chronic illness, asthma, cardiovascular diseases, etc. All participants must have minimal experience in rough terrain orientation, must know how to use the map, shall have respect for nature, for the competition and the other participants.
The organizers are not responsible for any kind of accident or damage occurring as a result of participating in “Hit the Egg – Oușoru Challenge” event and reserve the right to modify or adjust the racetrack according to weather conditions, terrain features or even to stop the race in exceptional cases. Any changes to the route will be flagged appropriately (as well as the entire route). Due to the exposure of the racetrack on the Oușoru peak, in extreme weather conditions, the organizers reserve the right to change the route during the competition without prior notice, avoiding the peak. Participants who will compete on the modified route will be penalized 5 minutes at the general time. In case of imminent risks (any events that may affect the smooth running of the event such as major floods, natural disasters or other major events) that cause the organizers to cancel the competition, the participation fee will not be returned. By participating in this competition, competitors automatically accept its regulation.
We kindly ask the participants upon receipt of the participation kit, depending on the capabilities and desire of each, to make a noble gesture by bringing food for puppies, antiparasitic pills or bowls for dog food. All that will be collected will be donated to the local dog shelter in Vatra-Dornei. Of course, our request is not mandatory, but rather a help, a favor for our barking friends. Anything and however is welcome! Thank you!
The participation kit contains:
- technical t-shirt
- running number
- HTE sticker
- route map
- trail running shoes
- functional mobile phone with charged battery
- running number exposed in the front*
- route map*
- 500 ml water flask (marathon)
- rain jacket (marathon)
*will be provided by the organizers, in the participation kit.
- running cap
- waterproof pants and jacket (in case of bad weather)
- waist bag / backpack / vest, typical for trail running
- water flask/bottle
- trail poles
- sunscreen lotion
- UV – protection sunglasses
- energizing gels / jellies
Competitors will be disqualified if:
- lose the running number
- misses any of the checkpoints
- shows disrespectful behavior towards other participants, volunteers, organizers
- do not present the mandatory kit at the start (see above, in the Required gear section)
- throws packaging, cups, plastic bottles along the way
- (half-marathon) do not reach the Checkpoint no. 3 – Oușoru Peak (1.639 m) in less than 4 hours
- (marathon) do not reach the Checkpoint no. 5 in less than 5 hours
- do not finnish the race in less than 8 hours
- deviate from the route, using shortcuts or other means defying the competition
If a competitor decides to abandon the race, it is mandatory to announce his intention to the Organizers, by phone (the phone number is displayed on the running number), or to the nearest Checkpoint and follow the instructions received. He/she can only continue the race on his/her own responsibility – organizers do not guarantee that the route will still be flagged appropriately and neither the availability of volunteers, food, water. The competitor is considered outside the race.
All the competitors who finish the race in the maximum allowed time will receive a finisher medal.
The first half-marathon runner (both M and F) to reach the checkpoint 3 – Ouşoru Peak (1639 m) will receive a surprise prize.
The first marathon runner (both M and F) to reach the checkpoint 5 will receive a surprise prize.
The prizes for age categories / open will be in cash and/or products.
1’st, 2’nd and 3’rd place for age categories M and F (marathon and half-maraton).
Open 1’st place M and F (marathon and half-marathon).