Date and place: 14th, 15th and 16th of September 2018, Sofia, BULGARIA.
Organizers: Marathon Association, Municipality of Sofia, Foundation “Sofia European Capital of Sport”.
Disciplines: Mountain running. Mountain biking – Cross Country.
Stage 2 – mountain running 21/40/76 km, mountain biking 76 km;
Stage 3 – mountain running 22/42/74 km, mountain biking 74 km.
Every stage will have 3 different starting points and a common finish.
Stage 1 – 68 km, D+2200, 14.9.2018:
Start at Bonsovi polyani, through Vladaya, over Boyana, Dragalevtsi, Simeonovo, through Bistritsa, over Kokalyane, under Devil’s bridge, into Lozen mountain, by Lozen Monastary, under Mount Polovrak, onto the main ridge of Lozen mountain of the East side, across the road to Gabra village, finish line in forest park Pobit kamak.
Start of 40k km– Bistritsa, Start 16 km – Lozen Monastary.
Stage 2 – 76 km, D+1750, 15.9.2018:
Start at forest park Pobit kamak, by Bogdanlia, Karapoltsi, around Ognyanovo dam from the South, through Golema Rakovitsa, Bailovo, Makotsevo, Sarantsi, by Osoitsa, through Potop, Eleshnitsa, by Zhelyava, Buhovo, Seslavtsi, Kremikovtsi, finish line in the centre of Lokorsko.
Start 40 km – Sarantsi, Start 21 km – Zhelyava Monastary.
Stage 3 – 74 km, D+1900, 16.9.2018:
Start at Lokorsko, through Voynegovtsi, over Podgumer, by Novi Iskar, Katina, over Balsha, through Dragovishtitsa, Shiyakovtsi, Herakovo, Klisura monastary, up to village zone Gaber on a field road, by Divotino monastery, on a trail through Mihaylovo, Gradoman, Malo Buchino, finish line at Bonsovi polyani.
Start 42 km – Shiyakovtsi Monastary, Start 22 km – Klisura monastary.
The tracks are subject to modification if necessary.
The finish line is closed at 20:00.
Awarding: Will be conducted periodically at the finish line area after the first tree participants of a category have arrived, without waiting for everyone to finish.
Participation in a stage: long distance – 60 BGN, midium distance- 40 BGN, short distance – 30 BGN. Participation in two stages +20 BGN, particiption in 3 stages +30 BGN.
Additional information: Transportation of the baggage off the participants is provided for the starting points to the finish line areas. In order to use the transport from “Vasil Levski” Stadium in Sofia an application must be filled in during registration. The transportation after the final will be conducted in small groups in order to minimize the waiting time. The race number serves as a ticket if an application for use of the transport has been made beforehand.
All participants have insurance for the day of the competition.