EKE Kolozsvar logo Jokai MorJókai Mór (1825-1904)

The Cluj chapter of the Transylvanian Carpathia Society (EKE) has organized
the first edition of the pedestrian Jókai Memorial Tour between Kolozsvár (Cluj) and
Torockó (Rimetea) in 1998, on the 150th anniversary of the Revolution of 1848.
It has since become a tradition, being successfully organized every year, on several stretches.
Since 2016 we also organize a bicycle version of the tour.
In the past few years, trail runners have regularly taken part
at the 55 km hiking tour. Seeing the demand and the opportunity,
CSM Rupicapra joined us as organizing partner, to bring about the
1st edition of the Mór Jókai Ultramarathon.

 


Why did the organizers choose this route and Mór Jókai as the namesake of the tour?
The well-known and beloved Hungarian writer, Mór Jókai was an avid traveller and nature-lover, as well as a supporter
and honorary member of the EKE, established in 1891.
His travel experiences often found their way into the pages of his novels, but he also published travelogues in the papers.
The tour traces a journey he made while researching for his upcoming novel, Manasseh:
A Romance of Transylvania
, set in the period of the Revolution of 1848.
Details of his voyage are described by Márta Kuti in her article “Jókai in the land of Manasseh”
(Jókai az Egy az Isten földjén, published in Hungarian in the July 2006 edition of the literary magazine Látó).

The Yuppi Camp Movement Association was established in 2011 to offer experiential therapy to children living with type 1 diabetes, juvenile arthritis or cancer through its free summer camps. EKE – Kolozsvár 1891 will donate 5% of the entry fees collected at its endurance tours towards covering the costs of the free experiential therapy camps.
With your entry fee you will also assist Yuppi in receiving even more children with chronic illnesses to its camps!