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ASSIST Sports Club and the Bucovina Ultra Rocks marathon challenge

Fri, 06 Aug 2021

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On the 31st of July, ASSIST Software was present at Bucovina Ultra Rocks, a yearly marathon event where hundreds of runners and spectators meet. This year’s edition featured six ITRA (International Trail Running Association) approved races. Participants could choose between trails of 15 km, 33 km, 48 km, 88 km, 110 km, and 180 km, which winded through the beautiful scenery around the Rarau and Giumalau mountains, in Campulung Moldovenesc.  
 

The growing popularity of Bucovina Ultra Rocks! 

The Bucovina Ultra Rocks event has continued to gain popularity over the years, becoming one of Romania’s biggest running events.  
This year, the event gathered participants from all over Romania but also international runners from 20 other countries that came to Bucovina out of passion for mountain running. 
ASSIST Software has always been a keen supporter of local sports events and has promoted the idea of living a healthy and active lifestyle. Therefore, this year, we chose to continue sponsoring the 15 km race, called Rumble Rock.  
 

ASSIST Sports Club was there! 

Several members of the ASSIST Sports Club took up the challenge and participated in the 15, 33, and 48 km trails, while proudly wearing the ASSIST Software t-shirts.
Our runners’ efforts paid off and personal records were broken all around, with special congratulations going to our colleague, Cristian Spoială, who managed to secure a well-deserved 2nd place in the 18 – 39 age group category and 5th place in the Men Overall category.  
 

The ASSIST Software stand! 

ASSIST Software also had a stand at the event where all those present could try out virtual reality games in a unique setting, at the base of a ski slope. We made the most of the opportunity and also promoted our mobile game, Elly and the Ruby Atlas, a free, no-ads RPG fully developed in Suceava. Everyone that installed the game received free ice cream from a small, local business as a reward and encouragement to share the game with their friends.  
 

Give mountain running a try! 

Mountain running is a sport all our runners recommend people try at least once so that they can experience the atmosphere, the sights, and how it feels to push your limits in a true endurance test. However, training is required if one is to take up even the smallest challenge of the 15 km race to ensure a successful, injury-free race.  

We look forward to the next edition of Bucovina Ultra Rocks. We will surely be there to compete but also to support those who are brave enough to take on any of the races.  

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