Mountain marathon 42.195 km


Distance: 42.195 km
Ascent: 2500 m
Descent: 2500 m

ITRA points: 2 
Mountain level: 7
Qualifying race for UTMB 2020

Cut off time: 9 hours
Start/Finish: Sliven, „Old Elm Tree“


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.




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, situated to the South of the Kushbunar Spring. It gets down to Peschenik Peak, passes near the Cave of Panayot Hitov and reaches Mollova gora, where ruins of ancient settlement have been found. Then it climbs to the high Eastern Cliffs situated over Karandila Lake. It crosses Karandila Lake, continues to the famous Haidushka pyteka, reaches Lower Lift Station and goes on a touristic trail up to the Rock phenomenon Halkata. From the parking of the former totalitarian leader Todor Zhivkov residence it climbs up by Petkova Pateka, reaches Kolarska Polyana and then gets down to the Late antique and medieval fortress Tuida, enters town passing again by the monument of Panayot Hitov, Rozova Gradina, Sliven Main Street and finishes at the Old Elm Tree.