Osogovo Run 2022

Date and place: 9 a.m., 11th June 2022, Kyustendil, BULGARIA.

Disciplines: Mountain running race in 3 distances:
-Short – 15km, D+1300m
-Medium – 26km, D+1650m
-Long – 40km, D+2100m

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

Running Track: Starts at Velbuzhd square at the center of Kyustendil (530 m alt.), passes the stadium, karting track and “Pochivalo” area, than on a forest road reaches Iglika hut, Studen kladenetz (8.4 km), Ossogovo hut (13.2 km), continues on a dirt road to Begbunar (19.5 km), follows the central ridge of Osogovo up to Mount Ruen (2251 m alt.), going back through Begbunar on a forest road up to the Finish at Ski Center Osogovo (1625m alt.). The short and the medium tracks deviate through Begbunar and Osogovo hut accordingly.

Tracks’ profiles:

The tracks are subject to modification if deemed necessary.

Refreshment points: 1.Studen kladenetz 1340 m alt., 2. Ossogovo hut 1630 m. alt.; 3.Begbunar 1815 m alt.; 4. Ruen Peak 2251 m alt.

Program: 11th June
8:00-8:45h. Registration of participants at the start area.

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

16:30h. Finish is closed.

Registration: Performed in two steps:

1. Apply HERE until 9th June 2022;

2. Provide a starting fee according to the information recieved in the application form.

Starting fee:

Paid up to 22.05.2022 – 20 BGN – short and medium, 25 BGN long distance.

Paid between 25.05. and 05.06.2022 – 25 BGN short and medium, 30 BGN – long distance.

Paid between 06.06 and 09.06.2022 – 30 BGN short and medium, 35 BGN – long distance.

Paid at the start: 50 BGN

Winners from previous races of the Five Mountains chain in the categories Men and Women are eligible to participate without a starting fee and are kindly asked to submit a request beforehand.

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 personal expenses are on the account of the participants.

Participants are kindly asked to have a valid ID with them during and after the race as parts of the track enter a border zone.

Ranking and awards:  Individual, in finishing order. Medals for the first three in each category. Material prizes for the winners in Men and Women, Junior Men and Women up to 20YO and 40+. Awarding of the prizes will be performed at Ski Center Osogovo after the winners have arrived.

Every participant will receive a 15 BGN voucher to use at Lefterovata Kashta – an amazing vacation spot it the Rhodope mountain that offers its visitors great mountain running and mountain biking opportunities.

All participants that succeed in completing all FIVE MOUNTAINS races in the control time in a single year will receive a plaquette at the end of the season.

Transportation after finishing: From the parking at Ski Center Osogovo by bus up to the start. The first bus leaves after 15:00h at full seat capacity.

Transportation of personal baggage is provided from the Start to the Finish. The baggage had to be handed over to the organizers no later than 08:50h on the 11th June.

Transport: There is transport from Sofia to Kyustendil and back provided for the fee of 25 BGN per person. The pick-up is at the Vasil Levski Stadium parking lot at 06:30h on 11th June (Saturday). The return pick-up is from Velbuzhd square at 17:30h on 11th June. Should you wish to use the transport provided please make a request in the application form and provide a payment no later than 5th June. Requests for people accompanying you are also welcome.

Additional information:

Every participant who would like to receive a branded T-shirt must order it additionally in the application form of the race and make a payment of 10 BGN up to 2d June 2022. A branded zipper Five Mountains T-shirt is also available for purchase for 35 BGN (same deadline).

All participants that have started are insured against accidents from 09:00 till 17:30h on 11th June 2022.