Mountain Half Marathon 21.097 km


Distance: 21.097 km
Ascent: 1530 m
Descent: 850 m

ITRA points: 1 точкa за трудност
Mountain level: 8
UTMB 2020 qualifying race

Cut off time: 5 hours
Start: Sliven, „Old Elm Tree“
Finish: „Karandila Bakery”


18.10.2019г. (Friday)

13:30 – 20:00 Receiving starter packs (Please, bring an ID document with you). Starter packs can be received immediately before start on 19 th of October, 2019.

Starter packs will be given in beer bar “Birarium” (Donka i Konstantin Konstantinovi Str. 20)

20:30 – 21:30 Marathon conference – Park Central Hotel Sliven (Conference Hall)

19.10.2019 (Saturday)

6:00 – 7:00 Receiving starter packs (Please, bring an ID document with you) – May Hall Sliven

7:30 – 7:45 Checking equipment

7:45 – 7:55  Runners entering start zone; Instructions;

8:00 Start – Old Elm Tree – European Tree of the Year 2014, simultaneous for all participants.

17:00 Awards ceremony. Tombola

Each participant in all distances will have an opportunity to win an unique electrical scooter.



For all participants in Half Marathon there will be organized transport of luggage to the final (Karandila Bakery)

Transport of finalists from the final (Karandila Bakery) to town:

  1. Each participant can use the lift free of charge after providing a BIB number or
  2. Walk down to the Lower lift station by Haidushka pyteka following marking of the Marathon trace and passing through rock phenomenon Halkata.

There is an organized transport from Lower Lift Station at 14:00 and 16:00.





Starts at the Old Elm Tree, European Tree of the year – 2014, near by the monument of Hadzhi Dimitar, goes through whole length of Sliven Main Street, after Rozova Gradina bridge goes towards the monument of Panayot Hitov and Late antique and medieval fortress Tuida, leaves the town, climbing up the Alley of Health and reaching the ruins of medieval fortress Marineno Gradishte situated over the high hill Gagovetz and following its the steep ridge is climbing up to Kutelka Peak. Afterwards it continues to the highest peak in Eastern Stara Planina – Balgarka, going through the Old Ancient Path as before Dragieva Cheshma gets down on the South passing through Kyoshka to the meadow Mochurite. It continues over Mala Planina climbing through Golyama Chatalka Peak and Malka Chatalka Peak. It gets down to the North of the Television Tower through Karandila Hut to Karandila Bakery and finishes.