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Race day is coming, registered participants are more than 250 and we kindly ask you to read these instructions so that all of us enjoy the event.

Registration and bibs

If you are registered you can check your distance recorded correctly here along with your order ID:
(If you have registered more than 1 person with your email, please forward these instructions to them.)

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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 provide you with 4 safety pins to pin your number to your clothes in the goody bag.

You can get the bib, together with a goodie bag with presents from our partners Nike, Rexona, BB-Team on these 2 places:

On Saturday – Nike store in Paradise Center, second floor, from 14:00 to 21:00 h. (the new mall on Cherni Vrah blvd. 100, see map, last stop of tram #10)
On Saturday from 7:30 to 8:30 am at the starting zone in Pancharevo

Make sure you read the terms of the event. You need to sign a declaration that you agree with the terms of the event and that you release us of liability during the event. If you are between 16 and 18 years of age we need your parent to sign for you. Runners under 16 years are allowed to participate only if accompanied by their parents. You do not need to print the declaration – there will be available forms at the registration.

The bibs are with different color.

Please be aware that if you decide to run a different distance (shorter or longer) than the one you registered for, your time for that distance will not be in the final results. Currently you cannot change your running distance.

Getting to the start

Please see our map. The start is at the lake wall right after the Pancharevo / Панчарево sign.

You can get there by bus 1, 3 and 4. They stop at the Sofia Metro stop (line 1) next to METRO store. You should get off at the “Banyata / Банята” bus stop.
A taxi would cost you 5-15 leva depending on where you live in Sofia.
If you can come by car, you can park at the Banyata stop and at German village – please see the flags on the map mark the parking spots.
You can come by bike and tie it at the start area.

See DETAILED MAP

Start, laps and electronic timekeeping

The start is at 9:01 sharp. If you don’t have your bib number by Sunday, please come at least an hour and a half earlier.

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 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.

All runners must turn at the checkpoints marked with a flag and our crew being there. Runners on 21k must make 2 laps.

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.

The winners in every distance (man and woman) will get a mobile phone by Mtel and a T-shirt from Nike. The winners at 10k will also get a pair of running shoes Nike Air Pegasus.

Refreshments, entertainment

After the start there will be a refreshment point with water from Belissima, Gatorade and fruit. 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!

There will be music and a DJ at the start zone.

Photo run!

Please get to our photographers and take a picture. We’ll post the pictures on our Facebook page later on.

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 in the direction of German village.

Safety

There will be a medical team and security guards, provided by Sofia municipality. Please contact the organizers if you do not feel well.

We expect sun and temperatures around 30 degrees celsius, so be prepared for heat. Wear sunscreen if you need to.

There will be volunteers to guide you on the route, 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 at info@begach.com

Once again our thanks to our sponsors from Nike, ProCredit Bank, Harmonica, and our partners from Gatorade, Rexona and BB-Team.

Good luck, and enjoy the race!

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