How was S24H 2018

Courage, emotion, gratefulness, trust, friendship, fulfillment.

These are only some of the sensations we experienced during the third edition of the international endurance running competition S24H, together with the participants, supporters and generous volunteers attending the event.

For us, the organization team, it’s been a real joy to support you in this competition against your own limits, onto the road to performance!


On September 20-23 2018, 154 runners from 13 countries tested their physical and mental endurance in Parcul Copiilor from Timisoara, during the 6 races of the ultrarunning competition S24H: Individual 6 hours, Individual 12 hours, Individual 24 hours, Individual 48 hours, Individual 72 hours and 12 hour Relay (2 and 4 person teams).

S24H Runners from Austria, Bulgaria, Switzerland, Germany, Greece, Italy, Great Britain, the Republic of Moldova, Poland, Sweden, Hungary, USA and Romania said “yes” to the S24H competition.

The final full results are available here.

The S24H 2018 participation diplomas can be found online at this link, in the section below the page – Diplomas. Every runner can download his/her customized diploma with his/her result.

Here are some outstanding results:

  • Nicu Buceanu (Romania) ran the longest distance in the 72h race, namely 408.312 km.

  • Sten Orsvärn (Sweden) won the 48h race, setting a national record for his country for this duration race, thanks to the 393.984 km that he ran.

  • At 72 years old, Aldo Maranzina (Italy) stood out as an example of courage and determination, participating in the 72h race, during which he managed to run 301.894 km. You can find more on his results at

The S24H event is supported by the Romanian Athletics Federation (FRA) and the International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU). This year, the 24h race received the Golden Label certification granted by IAU, as a consequence of the results obtained by participating athletes on our route, during the IAU European Championships held in May 2018.

The competition could be followed live on Facebook, and the results were also visible in real time, so that runners could enjoy the support of friends and family even from a distance.


The National 6, 12 and 24h Running Championship, which took place simultaneously with the S24H competition, designated its winners:

  • The national champion – 6h running – male: Claudiu Gorgan

  • The national champion – 6h running – female: Denisa Bota

  • The national champion – 12h running – male: Florin-Sebastian Ionita

  • The national champion – 24h running – male: Razvan Farkas

  • The national champion – 24h running – female: Mariana Nenu


We really want to grow together with you guys and take this competition to its highest level! That is why, if you were one of the participants, please fill out the feedback form.


As promised, every participant/relay may learn the time they took to run 50 km, so as to be able to improve it in the coming races. You can find the results of the split here.

We are truly grateful for your energy and we wish to thank you for being part of the S24H Family!

We expect you to come back next year, to write a new story on friendship, ultrarunning and exceeded limits!

The S24H Team