RUN AND DISCOVER THE CARPATHIANS
ABOUT THE COMPETITION
Under the slogan "Run at altitude!", we welcome you on the 16th of June, 2018, in Cheile Butii, Uricani, Hunedoara, to take part or cheer for the participants at the start line of the 7th edition of Retezat SkyRace Intersport! Two of the competition's races qualify for the "SkyRunning" category, while a third one is dedicated to trekking lovers or to the ones wishing to take the first steps into mountain running.
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It's so stunning up there that you want to cry and try to eternalize that image on your mind. You feel like an intruder inside a magical garden
- The landscapes towards and from the "Piule" peak took my breath away. In all the possible meanings. Under my feet, a narrow pebbles and grass strip, and green valleys around me, as if you were surfing and standing on the highest wave.
- It was a hard race due to the weather conditions, but I very much enjoyed it. Fog, rain, sun, wind, fantastic landscapes, a lot of mud, even more rocks..., all these made it wonderful. It barely ended but I'm already waiting for the 2016 edition. Congratulations and many thanks to the organizers and volunteers, staying in the cold for us!
During the entire the segment towards the "Piule" ridge, on the ridge and the downhill from it, I was nervous. I had never been on a ridge before, and especially not on a peak higher than 200m
This race was created by an evil mind; next year, I don't even want to talk about... a race time of more than 5h.
Retezat SkyRace is a hard competition for both amateur and professionals who aim for good race times. It's a great challenge and it's worth taking a shot, even if not registering for the longest course as your first time. It will convince you to go mountaineering more often, in Retezat.
The day ended with a good Corcova wine, celebrating Ionut Zinca with some bacon and red onion, and a bonfire at Cheile Butii.
Congratulations for the organizers, for the chosen course - it was worth it. The finisher medals were special, we had good weather, and in the end, as we had our tent nearby, stayed a bit near the bonfire, even though we're past the romanticism period.
Emotions overwhelmed me like Pamplona bulls, as soon as I turned right towards the complex, right before the bridge. It's that feeling of knowing you are in the right place with the right people, that you belong with it, that you would not be anywhere else but there.
An extraordinarily organized competition, a big "Bravo" to the organizers and a promise that I'll be there in the next years as well
Even though I finished among the last ones, I swear never in my life have I felt more of a winner, stronger. It was a hell of a race.
It's a unique race, with a special scent for me, a hidden meaning, a landscape worth of poems and a real life philosophy
It was one of the mot beautiful encounters with the mountain, that kind of experience abounding in feelings that doesn't wash out easily
In the evening we had the ceremony, Corcova wine tasting (a lot of wine), meat, bonfire and guitar tunes until 2 AM. It couldn't have been any better. A maximum grade race, 3 wonderful days spent with dear people.