Balkan Run 2020

Due to the current anti-epidemic measures registration for the competition will be open after there is an official permission for conducting it.

Date and place: 9 am, 7th June 2020, Kalofer, BULGARIA

Organizers: Municipality of Kalofer, Marathon Association

Disciplines: Mountain running race. Mountain biking race.

Racing categories: Men and Women, Junior Men and Women up to 20 YO, Masters Men and Women 40+, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70.

Track: Start – Kalofer, Hristo Botev square (600m alitude); Finish – Botev peak (2376m alt.). The running track is 19km long via Rai hut. The biking track is 37km long via Panitsite area.

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The tracks are subject to modification if deemed necessary.

Terrain: Asphalt road, macadam and parts of a tourist trail for the runners.

Refreshment points running: RPR (7,5km, 850m alt.); Rai hut (15km, 1430m alt.); Mount Botev.

Refreshment points biking: RPB (20km, 1600m alt.); Mount Botev.


6 June

19:00-20:00h. Distribution of start packages and registration at Hristo Botev sqaure, Kalofer;

7 June

7:45-8:30h. Distribution of start packages and registration at the start area;

9:00h. Start – simultaneous for all participants;

15:00h. Finish is closed.

Eligibility: Unlimited for physically and mentally healthy people 15 to 75 YO. Participants are required to follow the markings, to observe the traffic rules and regulations before, during and after the race. All expenses are on the account of the participants. Winners from previous races of the 5-mountains chain in the categories Men and Women are eligible to participate without a starting fee and are kindly asked to submit a participation request beforehand.

Rankings and Awards: Individual, in order of finish, separate for runners and bikers. Medals for the first three in each category. Material prizes for the first three in the categories Men and Women, up to 20YO and +40YO. All female bikers will be awarded in a single category.

Transportation after the finish: All runners will be transported back to Kalofer with open trucks. Bikers should return by themselves, riding on the marked track.


There is transport from Sofia to Kalofer and back provided for the fee of 25 BGN. The pick-up is at Vasil Levski stadium at 5:30 am on 7th June (Sunday). The return pick-up is at Hristo Botev Square at 18:00h on 7th June. Should you wish to use the transport provided please make a request in the form and provide payment up to 2d June. Requests for people accompanying you are also welcome.


In a guest house in Kalofer – 15 to 25 BGN per person. For reservations: 0887 508 999 Tanya Arabadjova (reason for reservation: The mountain race)

In a tourist hostel in Kalofer – 11 BGN per person. For reservations: 0882966494.

Additional information:

Transportation of personal baggage to the finish zone is provided. Every participant who wants to receive a branded T-shirt or another souvenir accessory must order it additionally in the registration form and provide a payment up to 31st May 2020.

All participants that have started are insured against accidents form 9:00 till 17:00h. on 7th of June 2020.

Expect more information before the start.


Running profile

Biking profile

Results 2015

Results 2016

Results 2017

Results 2018

Results 2019

Info 2015

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Gallery and info 2017

Info 2018

Gallery 2015

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Gallery 2018