Pirin 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: 10 am, 21st June 2020, Bansko, BULGARIA

Organizers: Municipality of Bansko, Marathon Association.

Disciplines: Mountain running race 13km. Mountain biking race 26km. Mountain duathlon 29km.

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

Running track: Start: Hotel Kempinski Grand Arena (995m alt.), goes on the ski road, through Banderishka polyana, passes on a trail by Banderitsa hut and Vihren hut; Finish: Mount Vihren (2914m alt.);

Biking track: Start: Hotel Kempinski Grand Arena (995m alt.), goes on the ski road towards Banderishka polyana, deviates East and crosses the asphalt road for Vihren hut above Motikata, goes through Gramadeto, on field and forest roads goes through St.Nikola, Belite patishta, after Refreshment Point 1 goes back to the asphalt road and continues on the way to Vihren hut, Finish: Vihren hut (1950m alt.); Asphalt -14km, macadam – 14km.

Duathlon track: Each duathlete must first complete the cycling track and then go through the last 3km of the running track.

The tracks are subject to modification if deemed necessary.

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Refreshment points: Banderishka polyana (6.3 km, 1600m alt.), Vihren Hut (10km, 1950m alt.).


20th June 19:30-21:00h. Registration of participants and technical information at the start area.

21st June 8:45-9:30h. Registration of participants at the start area (Kempinski hotel).
21st June 10:00h. Start – simultaneous for all participants.
21st June 14:30h. The finish is closed.

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.

Transport: There is transport from Sofia to Bansko and back provided for the fee of 25 BGN per person. The pick-up is at the Vasil Levski Stadium parking lot at 07:00h on 21st June (Sunday). The return pick-up is from Kempinski hotel at 17:00h on 21st June. Should you wish to use the transport provided please make a request in the form and provide payment up to 11th June. Requests for people accompanying you are also welcome.There is no availability for transportation of bicycles.

Eligibility: Unlimited for physically and mentally healthy people 15 to 75 YO. Participants are required to follow the marking and to observe the traffic rules and regulations before, during and after the race. All personal expenses are on the account of the participants.

Rankings and Awards: Individual, in finishing order, separate for runners and cyclists. Medals for the first three in each category. Material prizes, vouchers from SPORTBOX and KEMPINSKI for the winners in Men and Women, Junior Men and Women and 40+. All female bikers will be awarded in a single category. The duathlon ranking includes all bikers, who climb up to Mount Vihren with their starting numbers (without losing their ranking in the mountain biking race). For the duathlon there will be medals provided for the first three in Men and Women.

Awarding of the prizes will be performed periodically at Vihren hut after the arrival of the winners without waiting for all graduates.


Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena*****
1-night stay: 84 EUR single / 98 EUR double room; 2-night stay: 105 EUR single / 123 EUR double room; The prices include a 1 or 2-night stay in a standard Deluxe room, with breakfast and access to the SPA center included.

Guest House “Irina Nikulchina” – 15 BGN per night per person in a double room, breakfast 5lv. For reservations 0887 251 493. In case of full capacity you might get relocated next door with the same conditions.

Complex “Mountain Romance” – 15 BGN per night per person in a double room, breakfast 5 BGN. For reservation 0885992333.

Additional information: Transportation of personal baggage is provided for participants to Vihren hut. At 13:00h begins the transportation of participants from Vihren hut back to the start area. Vans marked “Pirin Run” will be leaving when full. The last van will leave to Bansko with the referees from the finish area at Mount Vihren, who will wait for the control time and will start removing the markings from the track backwards.
Every participant who would like to receive a branded T-shirt or another accessory must order it additionally in the form for the race and make a payment up to 14th June 2020.

All participants that have started are insured against accidents form 10:00 till 16:30h on 21st of June 2020.


Running profile:

Biking profile:

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