Rubicon – is the main test for everybody who dared to name himself an ultra-marathoner. Rubicon – is a yearly ultra-marathon relay in the area of the Republic of Moldova which is held through all the country. Three days of non-stop race through the districts of Moldova. Three years for cross whole the country from the North to the South m from the east to West. Every year, during three years, the route will be changed. All the districts of the country will be at your disposal. You must run till the moment when you will collect all the badges from each stage of the race. In the Rubicon race there is not any joke: you are carrying the water and the food on you, and you need to run day and night. According to the legend, here lived dragons and heroes, for whom nothing was impossible. Are you sure that you’re a hero? Prove it, overcome your Rubicon!


It is the annual ultra-marathon relay-race on the territory of Republic of Moldova, which passes through all over the country from North to South. The annual route is constructed in such a way that during the 3 years it will pass through all the districts of the Republic, including the territory of TMR.

  • year: The Eastern districts (Including Transnistria)
  • year: The Central districts
  • year: The Western districts

Each race is a 3 days non-stop race on a definite route (from 450 to 525 km), passing through the country. The route of each stage is divided into DISTRICTS that are divided into STAGES of 6-13 km. For the passage of at least a stage, the participant receives the BADGE with the emblem of the area. The main purpose of the runner is to collect the BADGES of all regions of the Republic.



  • To be acquainted with the districts of the country, its culture, history and landmarks
  • The development of the amateur sport in Moldova and TMR
  • The involvement of the regions in the country’s sporting life
  • Fundraising for disabled children
  • Unification of the country with the help of mass sports competitions












The route of the race which takes course through whole the territory of the Republic of Moldova in 2017 will be the Eastern districts of the country including the Transnistrian Moldovan Republic. The total distance of the Route 2017 compile 466 km, runs through the 10 districts of the Republic of Moldova and the 4 districts of the Transnistrian Moldavian Republic.


District –

Is the administrative unit of the Republic of Moldova, through which is passing by the route of the race Rubicon (approx. Soroca district Orhei district, Dubossary district, etc. и т.д.)



It is a minimal, indivisible segment that a participant can run. The length varies from 7.2 km to 18.7 km. Separation is done in stages in order that each runner chose a suitable complexity segment (segments) route, which he can run. This year, on the eastern route will be 42 stages. In each district there are from 1 to 6 stages, depending on the route and on the hilly of the district’s areas. Each stage has a name – for example RZ14 – this is the fourteenth stage, held in Rezina district.

The stages can be daytime and nighttime, and each of them has its category of difficulty from 1 to 10, depending on length, elevation and time of the.



It is the runner who runs in the front of the column with the flags of the district and the country and maintains the tempo of run of the entire column. The flag of district is changing at the boundary of each district. The pacemakers replace each other at every stage, passing the flags.


It is the reward which receives the runner for the passage of each stage. Running at least one stage the participant receives a badge with the emblem of the area through which runs past stage.
The badges are divided on night-time and daytime depending on time of the day in which passes a particular stage.
The purpose of the runner is to collect as many badges of the districts in order to collect in three years all the emblems of all the district of the country.
In the end of the race will be awarded the runners who have collected more badges than others and have run the longest distance overall.


The race Rubicon is organized by the Sportingg Club Г “SPORTER”, and will be held from the 10th to 12th of February, 2017, the start will be given in the Soroca city. This is the first of the 3 routes of the race that in 2017 will be held in the Eastern districts of the Republic of Moldova including the 4 districts of TMR.

Rubicon is the annual ultra-marathon rail race in the territory of the Republic of Moldova, which is held all over the country. Three days of non-stop run in the districts of Moldova. Three years for pass by all the country from North to South and form the East to West. Every year during the three years the route will change.
The route of 2017 is a distance of 466 km, passing through 14 districts of the eastern part of Moldova and TMR. The route is divided into 43 stages, long from 6.5 to 18.4 km. The duration of the race is 47 hours.

The Rubicon race will be held in accordance with the general rules of the race, and amendments thereto, which all participants agree when registered.

4.1 To participate are admitted all the persons over 18 years old at the moment of holding of the race regardless of religious, sexual or any other opinion.
4.2 All the participants must necessarily have a copy of the identity document (birth certificate, passport, ID card).
4.3 Participants must sign the form, of releasing the organizers of the race from the responsibility for their lives and health.

5.1 The registration is done in two stages:
5.1.1 The registration via the web site . The participant selects all desired stages in the registration form on the site.
5.1.2 The registration on place at the start line of selected stages, 15 minutes before the start of the race.
5.2 If the participant is planning to run two or more stages in a row, he register himself just once, only at the start of the first stage.
5.3 If the participant is planning to run two or more stages no sequentially, he register anew at the start of the selected stage
5.4 During the on-site registration starts, the runner receives a membership number which he must fix on his chest. At each stage (except those which participant runs in a row) participant receives a separate number.
5.5 Registration is free and does not imply any entry fees

6.1 Each participant gets to start line by their own.
6.2 Each participant provides himself with food.
6.3 Each participant who wants to run through night stages, must have headlamp
6.4 Each participant must keep his mobile phone during race, so he can take in touch with organizers in case of emergency
6.5 The start of the race will be given at 12:00 in Soroca, at the Soroca Fortress.
6.6 Start of each subsequent stage is prescribed in the registration form on the website
6.7 The column of runners is moving at an average speed of 6.30 m \ km from the Soroca city to the Palanca city.
6.8 The column is moving non-stop; the Rubicon is a non-stop 47-hour relay.
6.9 The column is headed by a running man who carries the national flag and the flag of the area through which runs the column.
6.10 Anyone can join the convoy of runners in the place of the start of a new phase / finish line of the last one.
6.11 At the head of the column is moving the car of the organizer that supports the average rate of the column, non-stop throughout the entire route. Behind the column is moving a minivan of the organizers, in which is the organizing team as well the doctor on duty.
6.12 On each start / finish of the stage, the organizers car awaits for the runners for the registration of the new participants and as well for those who finish at this stage.
6.13 For overcoming the stage the runner gets badges with the emblem of the district in which have been held the stage.

7.1 On the website of is stated the exact time and place of the start of each stage. This is the time when the column of runners will run over the point.
7.2 The participants who will start at this point must register 15 minutes before the start time and to expect the column to the starting line.
7.3 During the registration process at the start of the stage the participant receives a starting number which is attached on chest, and is unique for each start. When the column is passing by the start point the starting participants add to the column ant those who finish in this point – stop in this point and pass the finish procedure.

8.1 The time of the start of the stage it is in the same time the time of the finish of the previous stages.
8.2 The participant is obliged to register of the finish in the car of the organizers not later than 10 minutes after the finish of the stage. The participant is obliged to present his participation number and to spell his surname and his name.
8.3 The organizers determine how many stages and in which areas he ran in a row and give him out the districts badges.
8.4 10 minutes after the finish time, the organizers car move to the starting point / finish line and begins the procedure of registration for the next stage. If the participant did not manage to go to the finish registration process, its stage or stages are not counted, and it does not receive the badges.

9.1 The participant gets by himself to the place of the start / finish line, choosing the suitable stages of the race for him.
9.2 The start/finish point is indicated by the coordinates on the website 15 minutes before the time of the start of the stage, will be the organizer’s car on the start/finish point.
9.3 The participant must take care for the transportation from the finish point of the chosen stage.

10.1 For each passed stage the participant receives a badge with the emblem of the district through which passed the stage of the race.
10.2 The participant receives the badges for the districts not for the stages. In the case that the participant started in one district and finished in other district – he will receive two badges. If the participant has run 3 stages in arrow in the same district, he will receive 1 badge
10.3 The badges are divided in daytime and night-time badges, depending on time of the day in which is held one or other stage.
10.4 In the end of the race will be rewarded the runners who have collected more badges than others and have ran the longer overall distance.




What is the Rubicon?

– A rail race ultra-marathon through all over Moldova.

– Familiarization with regions of the country, their culture, history and attractions

– The development of amateur sport in Moldova and the TMR. The involvement of the regions in the sporting life of the country The involvement of the regions in the sporting life of the country

– Fundraising for children with disabilities

  • – Unification of the country with the help of mass sports competitions


When it will take place the race?

The race begins on the 10th of February, 2017 at 12:00 local time


Where is the start?

The first stage of the race begins in Soroca city at the Soroca Fortress

The start and the finish of each subsequent stage, you can see looking at the route map.


How to get to the start line?

Each runner gets by their own to the start line


How to register for the race?

The registration for the race is in 2 stages

First – on the web site of the Rubicon ,

Second – on-site of the start of chosen stages. The time of the star of the stages you can see on the map during the filling in of the registration


How to choose the stage?

After reviewing the route map on the registration webpage, you have the opportunity to select one or more stages. Each runner can choose the stage that it suit to him depending on the distance, terrain, time of day and its location


How many stages can we choose?

The runner can choose any number of stages


Is this a competitive race?

Rubicon is not a speed race, is a race of endurance, insomuch as the column is moving with a constant average speed during whole the route


What will happen if I lag behind the column?

After the column will reach the start line of the next stage you have 10 minutes to get on the finish line, if you did not had the time, the chosen stage will not be taken in to consideration and you won’t get the badge of the district


Will the nutrition and hydration be provided during the race?

During the whole race the participants will be provided hydration, but about nutrition the runner must take care himself


How many badges I’ll get, if I will run 3 stages in the same district?

Regardless of the number of stages that have been passed in one district, the participant receives one badge of the district, in which he ran


It will be the column accompanied by a police car?

Yes it will be


It will be provided medical assistance in case of injury?

Yes, an emergency doctor will be in the escort car for all the duration of the holding of the Rubicon


It will be a photo/video report of the event?

Yes, it will be conducted a live broadcast throughout whole the race


In passing at least one stage of the Rubicon race, the participant will receive as a reward a badge with the emblem of the district in which the stage passes. For getting a badge the participant must run the entire stage from the start to the finish and check in at the welcoming organizers. One of the participant objectives will be to collect the badges from all the districts within the route of Rubicon race, and in the future, during the three years – to collect the emblems of all the districts of the Republic of Moldova







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District:       Code name:  № stage: Distance: Distance from start:  Pace: Start time: Duration of stage UP: DOWN: Difficulty: Kcal:
Soroca SR 1 1 7,33 0
12:00:00 0:47:39 238 34 6,3 579
SR 2 2 13,9 7,33 12:47:39 1:30:21 228 257 7,4 889
Floresti FR 3 3 13,2 21,23 14:18:00 1:25:48 73 244 5,0 773
FR 4 4 7,15 34,43 15:43:48 0:46:29 109 96 3,9 471
FR 5 5 7,15 41,58 16:30:16 0:46:29 96 113 3,6 456
FR 6 6 7,42 48,73 17:16:45 0:48:14 118 47 4,5 518
Soldanesti SL 7 7 14,4 56,15 18:04:59 1:33:36 257 145 8,8 992
SL 8 8 10,1 70,55 19:38:35 1:05:39 79 149 4,4 622
SL 9 9 12,7 80,65 20:44:14 1:22:33 224 187 7,3 844
Rezina RZ 10 10 9,51 93,35 22:06:47 1:01:49 156 95 5,6 649
RZ 11 11 8,42 102,86 23:08:35 0:54:44 61 249 2,7 453
Ribnita RB 12 12 6,49 111,28 0:03:19 0:42:11 99 99 4,2 422
Rezina RZ 13 13 8,88 117,77 0:45:30 0:57:43 249 61 6,1 575
RZ 14 14 13,9 126,65 1:43:14 1:30:21 251 222 9,5 904
RZ 15 15 10,1 140,55 3:13:35 1:05:39 133 122 6,4 657
Orhei OR 16 16 7,94 150,65 4:19:14 0:51:37 69 207 3,5 516
OR 17 17 11,1 158,59 5:10:50 1:12:09 62 123 5,7 722
OR 18 18 9,47 169,69 6:22:59 1:01:33 240 81 8,3 616
OR 19 19 12,4 179,16 7:24:32 1:20:36 87 219 5,0 806
OR 20 20 9,17 191,56 8:45:08 0:59:36 82 160 4,0 596
Criuleni CR 21 21 9,27 200,73 9:44:45 1:00:15 232 57 6,9 603
CR 22 22 11,2 210,00 10:45:00 1:12:48 153 256 5,2 728
CR 23 23 9,82 221,20 11:57:48 1:03:50 77 94 4,6 638
Dubassari DB 24 24 13,4 231,02 13:01:38 1:27:06 112 87 6,7 871
Grigoriopol GR 25 25 18,4 244,42 14:28:44 1:59:36 129 129 8,8 1196
Dubassari DB 26 26 14,4 262,82 16:28:20 1:33:36 38 45 6,4 936
Chisinau C 27 27 12,9 277,22 18:01:56 1:23:51 133 114 6,6 839
C 28 28 13 290,12 19:25:47 1:24:30 153 144 6,7 845
C 29 29 11,2 303,12 20:50:17 1:12:48 100 126 5,3 728
C 30 30 10,3 314,32 22:03:05 1:06:57 84 115 4,8 670
Anenii – Noi AN 31 31 11,8 324,62 23:10:02 1:16:42 169 81 6,9 767
AN 32 32 11,7 336,42 0:26:44 1:16:03 25 158 5,1 761
AN 33 33 14,1 348,12 1:42:47 1:31:39 166 74 9,5 917
Bender BR 34 34 10,3 362,22 3:14:26 1:06:57 46 135 4,9 670
Causani CS 35 35 9,33 372,52 4:21:23 1:00:39 203 34 8,0 607
CS 36 36 9,85 381,85 5:22:02 1:04:02 51 71 5,3 640
CS 37 37 9,7 391,70 6:26:03 1:03:03 56 70 4,5 631
Stefa – Voda SV 38 38 12,6 401,40 7:29:06 1:21:54 55 59 5,8 819
SV 39 39 10,3 414,00 8:51:00 1:06:57 41 59 4,6 670
SV 40 40 10,9 424,30 9:57:57 1:10:51 28 91 4,4 709
SV 41 41 12,1 435,20 11:08:48 1:18:39 53 128 5,0 787
SV 42 42 9,54 447,30 12:27:27 1:02:01 114 32 5,5 620
SV 43 43 8,35 456,84 13:29:28 0:54:17 103 45 4,7 543