Race Info

We kindly ask you to read these instructions so that all of us have a great race.

Registration

In order to participate you need to register and agree to our terms of participation. Registration fee is non-refundable and registration is non-transferrable.

Note:

  • After registering, your data or running distance cannot be changed.
  • You cannot give your racing number to another participant. If someone else uses your number, you will both be disqualified.
  • If you run a different distance than the one you’re registered for, your time won’t be accounted and you will be disqualified.
Race numbers

In order to be a valid participant, you need to have a bib visible on your chest from the start to the end of the run. Participants without bibs will be disqualified. We’ll give you 4 safety pins with your registration package to pin your number to your clothes.

You can get the bib, together with a goodie bag on a location we’ll disclose 1 week prior to the race.

Runners under 16 years are not allowed to participate.

Teams and team ranks


We’ve added option to register teams – this is a free grouping of individual runners

  • A team must consist of minimum 4 runners
  • The runners must have entered the team name during their registration
  • Team name will be on their race numbers
  • Team members can participate in different distances

Teams will be ranked in 2 ranks:

  • Team with fastest tempo
  • Team with longest average distance by all team members (if a team of 10 people all run 20k, the average length is 20k)
  • Teams can have equal spots in the ranks

The first teams will receive a special certificate via mail the week after the race.

Getting to the start

The easiest way to get to the start is by public transport. You can use any bus or trolley to Orlov most and then come by foot through Borisova gradina to the kids place (Pliska direction). The start is marked with a flag on the map.
Another option is to use the Sofia metro to station Vasil Levski Stadium and then go through Borisova gradina in Pliska direction until you reach the start zone.
If you are coming by bicycle please tie it securecly so it is not an obstacle for runners or other people.

Start, laps and electronic timekeeping

The start is at 9:00 AM sharp.
The start will be the same for all distances. If you are beginner runners and you do not feel like breaking the world record at that day, please stay at the back of the crowd. Leave the faster runners to start in front – otherwise you will not feel comfortable if lots of people pass you by and they will feel uncomfortable to advance in the crowd which might be even dangerous.
Please be aware that your bib contains an unique chip, which will count your NET time at the moment you pass through the starting gate until the moment you finish through the same gate after you finish with your laps. Timekeeping is electronic and your time is net which means that it counts your time and not the time from starting horn. A participant starting in front of the crowd does not have a time advantage.
In case you decide to leave the event, please contact the organizers at the tent in the starting zone to sign you off.
Every finisher will get a medal.

Prizes

Award ceremony is at 11. Prizes are to be announced.

Organisers can disqualify any runner that haven’t gone trough the checkpoint, are reported cheating or ran instead of someone else. If a runner is not present at the awards ceremony, the award will be given to the next runner.

Refreshments, entertainment

After the start  (on every 5 km lap) there will be a refreshment point with water.

Doppleherz Recharge Point – our partners Doppelherz will have a refreshment point for all participants, which will provided vitamins and minerals  – Doppelherz A to Z, Doppelherz Vitamin C + Zink, Doppelhez Calcium + Vitamin D3 and Doppelherz Magnesium.

Please do not litter and put the bottles in the bins. We’ll provide also garbage bags along the road. Caution: When you finish you can get water and fruit but keep away and leave the runners to use the refreshment station with priority!

Luggage

We can keep your luggage during the event. You will find a sticker with your number in the goody bag. Please stick it to your luggage before handing it to us. You’ll get your luggage when presenting your bib after the race. DO NOT LEAVE VALUABLES IN YOUR LUGGAGE!!! WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY VALUABLES LOST OT STOLEN.

WC

There is chemical WC 50m from the start.

Safety

There will be a medical team and security guards. Please contact the organizers if you do not feel well.
Dress well and take additional clothes to wear after the finish.
The route will be well marked on every turn and there will be volunteers to guide you, but keep in mind that the park is accessible for citizens, strollers and kids. Some construction is next to the route so be carefull. Please do no litter – use the bins or take the plastic bottles with you.

If you have any questions, please do contact us.

© 2014 Begach Running Club, Sofia, Bulgaria.