In previous editions the half marathon was a 2 lap road race. For 2016 we have decided to make it a single lap trail half marathon.
The route starts from the dam wall of Pancharevo, goes just uner Lanina mogila Peak and then goes back down to the sytart/finish.
- Length: 21.4км
- Total ascend: 700м
- 20% road, 70% tracks, 10% paths.
- Profile: First 4km are flat road then come 10km climb to the first aid station. After a short distance over the ridge of Lozen mountain comes the second aid station, then you need to turn and go back to the first aid station and then descend 8km to the finish.
On part of the route you run over the mountain ridge with beautiful sights of Sofia, Stara Planina, Vitosha, Rila, Iskar dam and Lozen village.
There will be two aid stations. The first aid station will be used twice:
- 10.5km (above German)
- 12.5km (Lanina mogila)
- 14.5km (above German)
At the second aid station you need to show your race number in order to be registered by the volunteers at the station.
- Wind jacket
- Water bottle of at least 500ml
- Fully charged phone
- Trail running shoes
If you feel tired, you can drop at the second aid station (Lanina mogila) – there is an easy path to Lozen village from there and you can get to Sofia by bus №5.
An average runner can finish for about 3 hours. Cut-off – 4 hours.