Already in its fourth year, Maratonul Vinului is a charity mountain bike race that takes place on Sunday 8th June 2014 in the town of Urlaţi, in Prahova county, among the rolling hills and vineyards that characterise the area. The race starts at 10 am.
The XCO-format race consists of multiple laps of an 18 km course. Besides the two competitive races, of 36km (2 laps) and 54km (3 laps), this year for the first time participants will also have a third choice: a single lap of 18km, without official timing and with no podium places, which is recommended for less experienced cyclists.
As cycling is a sport to be enjoyed by all the family, there will also be a separate, less demanding event of 10 km, which will be free to enter and accessible to everyone: children, parents and grandparents.
Right from the outset, Maratonul Vinului has aimed to combine the promotion of cycling as a healthy and environmentally-friendly way of life with the idea of giving to charity in the form of donating any profits resulting from the event to local charities.
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