We decided to organize an amateur race on November 6, 2011 (Sunday) at 11:00 am in the “South Park” (Iujnia Park) in Sofia.

The goal of this event is to get together, invite friends, run, and if we all have a great time, maybe do a bigger event in the future!

What you need to know:

  • The route is:
    see a map of Half Marathon In The Park on full screen
  • 1 lap (marked with green on the map) is approximately 5,25km (3,26 miles). You can run one of three distances – 5 km (3,1 miles, 1 lap), 10 km (6,2 miles, 2 laps) and 21.1km (half marathon, 13.1 miles, 4 laps)
  • The road will be marked with chalk on the asphalt
  • The Start/Finish line is at the entrance of “South Park” from Nishava street – see the map. It can be reached by buses 74, 76 and Trolley 8. Nearby bus stops are 102, 83 and 73. Unfortunately there will be no signs from bus the stops to the start area, but you will find us easily!
  • Registration is manadatory. This will allow us to print out your registration number in time and have a clear idea of the number of participants
  • Wheelchairs, Hand-cyclists, inline-skaters are welcome but have in mind that asphalt is not in very good condition
  • We will use the public toilets of “South Park”
  • There will be refreshments at the Start / Finish line including water and fruit
  • We will keep your clothes as long as you have them in a backpack. Do not carry valuables, we will not take responsibility for them
  • There will be no professional timing, but we will try to be as accurate as possible
  • We are looking for volunteers for the organization – in the refreshment station, as well as photographers, cameramen, cheerleaders, etc
  • The competition is completely amateur and non-profit – we organize it and cover all costs ourselves, we are not associated with any sports club or federation; there is no fee to participate, no judges on the track, and no sponsors (although we are accepting offers ;), there are no prizes for winners, and we provide no medical service
  • We have created a Facebook event, so you can invite friends

So, Invite your friends, register and be there around 10:30 on Sunday, November 6 at the “South Park” entrance from Nishava str., and Have Fun! The start is at 11 sharp.

You can help the organization by donating whatever sum you wish by this button. We’ll use the money for race numbers, fruit and water.

Update (28 Oct)

Update (3 Nov): Registration is closed due to the unexpectedly big numer of participants.