Mountain Half Marathon 21 km




Distance: 21 km
Ascent: 1400 m
Descent: 650 m

ITRA points: 1

Mountain points: 7

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


21.10. 2023 (Saturday)

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

A detailed programme is coming in September 2023!


For all participants in the Half Marathon and the Quarter Marathon, there will be organized transport of luggage to the final (Karandila Hut)

Transport of finalists from the final (Karandila Hut) 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 the marking of the Marathon trace and passing through the rock phenomenon Halkata.




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  and finishes.