Sunday, August 16, 2020 06:40 o'clock


The seventh edition of the Ludogorski Marathon will be held on Aug 16, 2020

The event is open to runners, cyclists and duathlon competitors (cycling + running).

Route and Check Points:

The route runs through Pchelina, situated about 8 kilometers to the south of Razgrad, as well as the neighboring forests and fields. Almost the whole route is in the forest, along dirt paths and unpaved roads, only a small portion is on pavement or asphalt.

Pchelina and the neighboring land encompass about 70 square kilometers made up mainly by forests. Nature here has been conserved, while at the same time there are walking paths and access roads. The area has been studied, mapped and has marked sights of interest. In the forest you can see wild animals – mostly deer, rabbits, and more rarely wild boar. Pchelina is a part of a protected area, "Ostrovche" BG0000173. The terrain is diverse, the sights are beautiful and are a great illustration of ‘Ludogorie’ (Wild Forests).

Here you can find information on how to reach the start / finish area

The competition offers the following categories:

  • 42 km running;
  • 42 km cycling;
  • 21 km running;
  • 11 km running;
  • Duathlon - 42 km cycling and 21km running;
  • 2 km kids’ run.

The route consists of two parts, each of them 21km long. They go along new roads and paths, more shadowy than it was in the previous two years. In the second part there are more difficult paths for the cyclists. The total elevation gain for each round is about 500m, and around 1000m for the 42km run.

Runners and cyclists will start between 7:00 and 7:30 AM on Sunday. The Start/Final is situated in a big field near the asphalt road in Pchelina, just after you pass the two lakes. The coordinates of the Start/Final are 43°28'26.25"N 26°28'8.17"E. The first hundred meters or so after the start are on grass, after which there is about a kilometer of asphalt before entering the real forest with a gravel road. The route will be marked with tape and signs and where possible- with painted arrows.

Control and refreshment stalls are spaced about 5 kilometers apart from each other. At the Start/Final there will be a trade booth with food, drinks and toilets.

Water, fruit, basic medical supplies and plastic bags for trash will be provided at the control and refreshment stalls and the Start/Final. Bibs of the competitors will be recorded at control and Aid stations. Trash disposal is only allowed at or within 50 m of the Control and Aid Stations.

Description of the routes: Forest roads and paths, field roads, a small part of asphalt roads. You can find more information here

Time limits for finishing are:

  • Cycling 42 kilometers – 6:00 hours;
  • Running 42 kilometers – 7:00 hours;
  • Running 21 kilometers – 4:00 hours;
  • Running 11 kilometers – 3:00 hours;
  • Duathlon 42 km cycling and 21km running – 8:00 hours.

Registration and fees:

Registration for the competition starts on March Feb 20, 2020 

The fee includes:

  • a gift from the event;
  • fruit and water at the Start/Final and at the Control and refreshment stalls;
  • time measuring and final placing;
  • prizes and raffle;
  • a medal;
  • health care at the Start/Final.

Prizes:

  • Prizes will be given for the first three positions in each category;
  • Prizes will be given in a raffle among those who have finished.

Additional program:

  • live music and a host during the competition;
  • games at the meadow where you can play basketball, football etc.;
  • guarded beach at Pchelina-2 Lake that is about 2 kilometers from the Start/Final

Accommodation:

  •  Free tent camp in the area of Start/Final from Friday (14 August);
  • Hotel accommodation in the area or in the city. We can help you with reservetions.

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