On May 27 We Meet You At The START of msg Apuseni Marathon 2023 Races

Only 4 days are left until the START of the most picturesque international mountain marathon in Romania – msg Maraton Apuseni 2023! About 1500 trail runners are expected on May 27th, at Buscat Ski & Summer Resort in the Apuseni Mountains, for the 12th edition of msg Apuseni Marathon!

We continue our campaign “In A Mountain Beat!” and we invite all runners and supporters to take part in the event and discover the beauty of the Western Carpathians.

On May 27, 2023 we will all enjoy sport, the mountains and the new trails prepared by the organizers – the Romanian Alpine Club – Cluj Branch together with the long-time sponsor msg systems Romania!

Launched in 2011, the Apuseni marathon is a broad action to educate the community towards the practice of mountain sports, especially mountain running, a discipline accessible to a wide public. What’s new this year on the Apuseni Marathon routes? They are entirely new areas that hikers like: quieter, closer to nature. And yes, new places! No more climbing on Buscat, but don’t be fooled, it won’t get any easier!

Races Of msg Apuseni Marathon 2023

The 12th edition will kick off the already traditional races, of which three UTMB World Series technical qualifying events with ITRA points according to the difficulty of the course:

  • Ultramarathon (~89 km, D+ 4350m) – 4 ITRA points
  • Marathon (~44.4 km, D+ 2400m) – 2 ITRA points
  • BT Half Marathon (~23.2 km, D+ 1110m) – 1 ITRA point
  • Garmin Cross (~11.7 km, D+ 614m)
  • Family Decathlon (TBA / ~2 km)


  • Buscat area
  • Geo-botanical reserve Scarița Belioara
  • Traditional villages of the Apuseni
  • The viewpoint on the “Pietrele Mărunte

The Agenda for Saturday, 27th of May 2023 in Buscat Summer & Ski Resort

  • 0:00 START – Ultramarathon
  • 8:00 START – Marathon
  • 9:30 START – Half Marathon BT
  • 10:00 START – Garmin Cross
  • 12:00 START-  Family Decathlon
  • 14:00 Awards Ceremony – Family race
  • 15:00 Gulyas Party by Buscat Ski Resort
  • 17:00 Grand Awards Ceremony – Ultramarathon/Marathon/Semimarathon BT /Garmin Cross Country
  • 18:30 Raffle for participants
  • 20:00 Bonfire / DJ Party & Folk

We welcome supporters, supporters and media representatives at the START of the races on Saturday morning as per the above schedule.

The detailed programme can be found here. https://maratonapuseni.ro/program-editia-nr-12-msg-maraton-apuseni-2023/

Special thanks to the 12th edition partners:

  • Official partner – msg systems Romania
  • Race partners – Banca Transilvania, Garmin and Decathlon
  • Technical partner – La Sportiva
  • Profile partners – Sport Guru, Mountex, AlpinExpe, Adrenalin Park, World Class, Stihl Romania
  • Partners – Muntii Nostri, Ture cu caiacul, Tata Vlad, Marty Restaurants, Elf’st, Transylvania Mountain Festival, Centrul Educational Joaca, Vaxicum, Izvorul Minunilor
  • Location Partner – Buscat Ski & Summer Resort
  • Institutional partner – Cluj Mountain Rescue
  • Media partners – Rock FM, Radio Cluj, Cluj.com

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