The Sporter Run runners took part in the Rubicon rehearsal

IMG_6049On Sunday, the 15th of January, in Chisinau, took place an unusual race of the Sporter Run club, that became a rehearsal of the forthcoming Rubicon ultra-marathon relay. 35 athletes amateur accepted the participation in the “Sunday Long Run” training. They ran one or more stages of the race.

IMG_6132The Organizers divided Rubicon’s rehearsal into four stages:

  • – Start stage №1 – Grigore Vieru blvd, Circus parking – 9.5 km;
  • – Start stage №2 – Petrom gas station, the intersection of Alba Iulia str. and Balkans HWY – 12.7 km;
  • – Start stage №3 – Chisinau-Hincesti route, the stele at the entrance to Ialoveni – 9.05 km;
  • – Start stage №4 – Lukoil gas station at the entrance on the Drumul Beciului str. – 11.4 km;
  • – Finish – the intersection of Gradina Botanica str. and Dacia blvd.

The length of the complete route constituted 42.65 km.

IMG_6289The preparation of Rubicon was held according to the system, which will be applied during the official race from the 10th to the 12th of February. The registered athlete obtained a membership number before the start of each stage, and then, after receiving a short briefing from the organizers began his workout.

IMG_6742At the head of the column ran the pacemaker, who supported a certain pace of the race (6.30 min / km), and fled with the Moldovan flag and with Chisinau’s coat of arms. The holder with the flags was passed at each stage to the other runners.

IMG_6312On the points of the start / finish line of each stage was placed a Sporter’s minivan, where the runners were registered and were treated with hot tea and biscuits. At the end of the stage or several stages, the participants registered their finish and received Rubicon’s commemorative magnets.

IMG_6339Please note that Sporter will keep carrying out many unusual races in the lead-up to Rubicon, in which everyone who is interested can take part. Read more about the training races on the Sporter.md site and in the Sporter Run group.

IMG_6706Rubicon is an annual ultra-marathon relay race through the Republic of Moldova extending through the whole country from North to South. The annual route is composed in such a way that during 3 years it will pass through all the districts of the Republic, including the territory of TMR.

More about the Rubicon race can be found at: rubicon.run

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