Rila Run 2020

Date and place: 9 a.m., July 26th 2020, Samokov, BULGARIA.

Organizers:  Municipality of Samokov, Borosport, Marathon Association.

Disciplines: Mountain running race 14km, 21km.

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

Track: Starts at the entrance of “Iskar” stadium (970 m altitude). Goes through the park, on a trail along Iskar River. On the 3d km goes uphill on a forest road to camp Sokolets. On the 8th km crosses an asphalt road and continues South on a marked trail towards Mount Sokolets, goes through a meadow below Mount Ivanov kamak and on a trail in open terrain reaches the ridge of Mount Yastrebets, where Refreshment poin 2 and the 14km final point are situated (4km away of Musala hut and 3 km to the finish line). Finish: Mount Musala (21 km, 2925m alt.).

14km: D+ 1400; 21km: D+2000.



The track is subject to modification if deemed necessary.

Refreshment points: 1. Sokolets (9km, 1400 m alt.); 2. Yastrebets (14km, 2350 m alt.); 3. Musala hut (18 km, 2389 m alt.); 4. Shelter Ledeno ezero (19.5 km, 2709 m alt.)


26th July 2020

7:45-8:30h. Registration of the participants at the start area.
9:00h. Start
15:30h. Finish is closed

Registration: in two easy steps

1. Apply HERE up to 24th July 2020. After this date application will only be accepted at the start.
2. Provide a starting fee according to the information in the application form.

Starting fees:

Paid up to 5th July: 20 BGN

Paid between 6th and 19th July: 25 BGN

Paid between 20th and 24th July: 30 BGN

Paid at the start: 40 BGN

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.

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

After the finish: The lift from Yastrebets to Borovets is free for all participants with a start number. The last lift cabin departs at 18:00h. The lift is situated 7km back on the track. Another option to reach Borovets is on foot on the Musalenska trail (12km). From Borovets to Samokov there will be transport provided.

Awards ceremony: The ceremony will take place at RP2 – Yastrebets, near the lift station. Attendance is not mandatory for everyone and there is no set time. When a prize-winner arrives they will be awarded individually.

Rankings and awards: Individual, in order of finish. Medals and material prizes for the first three in the 21km discipline categories Men and Women, up to 20YO and +40YO. Medals for the first three in the 14km discipline
categories Men and Women, up to 20YO and +40YO.

Transport: There is transport from Sofia to Samokov and back provided for the fee of 15 BGN. The pick-up is at Vasil Levski stadium at 7:00 am on 26th July (Sunday). The return pick-up is at “Iskar” stadium at 19:00h on 26th July. Should you wish to use the transport provided please make a request in the form and provide payment. Requests for people accompanying you are also welcome.

Additional information:

Transportation of personal baggage to the RP2 -Yastrebets is provided. Every participant who would like to receive a branded T-shirt must order it additionally in the registration form and provide a payment up to 19th July 2020.

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 19th Jul 2020. A branded zipper T-shirt FIVE MOUNTAINS is also available for purchase for 35 BGN.

All participants that have started are insured against accidents form 9:00 till 17:30h. on 26th of July 2020.

Expect more information before the start!

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