Info TU 2020

Location

Finish Arena – in 2020 everything will be at one place. Expo zone, registrations, all starts and finishes and the prize giving of all disciplines will be in Park “Marno Pole”, close to the main entrance of Summer Theatre – in the center of Veliko Tarnovo: 43°04'44.8"N 25°37'56.5"E

Map

Map of all courses, cut-off-points, refreshment points and parking lots can be found <<here>>

Expo zone

Wwe have confirmation of participation in the Expo zone from the following companies:

BRYZOS

GOLDNUTRITION BULGARIA

SIGN SPORT & COMPRESSPORT

GETKA

What is required from the competitors to be able to compete?
  • Filled up and signed declaration for competition on own responsibility (it will be filled-up during the registration process).
  • For the MTB event compulsory helmet.
  • For 48km and 71 km Trail – Fully charged and working mobile phone and a bottle or similar for at least 500 ml.
  • Health and physical condition, matching the complexity and difficulty of the route.
  • You can start and finish only if you have you bib number – you will receive them at the registration – competitors without bib number will not be allowed to start.
  • Paid starting tax.
Starting and finishing
  • All starts and finishes will be held at Finish Arena – Summer Theatre in Park “Marno Pole”: 43°04'44.8"N 25°37'56.5"E

  • At the Finish Arena there will be some tents where the competitors can change and leave their luggage.
 Classification and Prize giving

All top 3 in each discipline in General classification Men and Women and in categories Men 45+ and Women 45+ will be awarded. Competitors in 45+ will be awarded in their age class but also in the general classification for the discipline. Competitors in Men and Women categories will be awarded only according to the general classification. For instance: Racer, man, is 1st in 45+ 28km trail and is also 3rd from all male racers in 28km trail. He will be awarded as 1st in the 45+ category and also as 3rd in the general classification. The third in the Men (below 45) category will not be awarded as he’s 4th in the general classification.

Marking
  • Signs, nylon tapes and color spray. Detailed information will be given on the technical information just before every start.

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    • Tape “Attention” red-white stripes – only for dangerous parts of the route. Especially for 27km and 45km MTB – if you see it, reduce speed dramatically, and be prepared to step down from the bike!
    • The marking is quite dense – if you don’t see sign or tape in 150-200 metres, you’ve most probably missed a sign.
    • In addition, GPS-tracks are available for advance running and GPS-device usage. You can download them here:
TRAIL 71km
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 TRAIL 48km
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 TRAIL 28km
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 TRAIL 14km
MTB 27km
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 MTB 45km consists of two laps MTB 27km

Refreshment points
  • In the map on the official site <<here>> you can find the position and type of the aid stations for every race. They are roughly every 10km. The route of the 71km trail is going through Samovodene village around 30km, so runners could buy something from a shop if they want.
  • The refreshment points will be closed with nylon tapes and competitors will not be allowed to leave with plastic or paper cups.
  • We hope all runners will act respectfully and protect the nature.
Technical information for the different routes
  • The biggest part of the tracks are tourist routes and we are asking competitors to be very careful when seeing tourists.
  • 14k, 28k, 48k and 71k trail. Many parts are covered with high grass and stones – we advise running with long socks and well-cushioned and aggressive trail shoes. There will be muddy parts. About 4kms before the finish there is technical descent which combined with tiredness, can lead to unpleasant injuries. Descent with care. Significant part of the route is on meadows, so in hot weather, we advise running with sun hat.
  • 27km and 45km MTB – The first 4kms from the route are asphalt road in the city. Then you have 5km of technical and narrow track where overtaking is very hard. Dangerous parts are marked with tape with white and red stripes. Caution! If you see it, reduce speed dramatically and be prepared to step down from the bike. The final part of the course passes through Tsarevets fortress and then continues about 3kms through the streets of the old town – bike very carefully mainly because of the big number of tourists.
Quitting the race:

The race can be quit if you have fulfilled one of the following conditions:

  • The competitor has informed the organizers for leaving the race by phone on the phone numbers printed on his bib number.

OR

  • The competitor has informed about his leaving the race on any of the timekeeping/refreshment points or at the finish.
Control times – Cut off times

There is no cutoff time for the finish.

Control times and cut-off points in the table (you can see them as scissors on the map):

Distance

Distance from the start in km

Cut-off at

Time from the start

Average speed for successful passage

45km MTB

21km

14:30 h

3:30 h

6,00 km/h

48km Trail

26km

14:30 h

5:30 h

4,72 km/h

71km Trail

33km

11:30 h

5:30 h

6,00 km/h

71km Trail

50km

14:30 h

8:30 h

5,88 km/h

Timekeeping
  • Electronic timekeeping system of Tracksport.eu The system is contactless and the timekeeping chip is on the back of the bib number.
  • There is certain number of check points on the courses. On these points the competitors will be marked electronically or manually from a representative of the organizers at the time they pass them. That’s why it is COMPULSORY that the Bib number is visible all the time during the race.
MTB-service -

Every competitor can give to the organizers at the start arena (10:45 at latest) spare parts and instruments, that will be transported from the organizers to a specified place at Bozhur Hut refreshment point – 16km from start (second passing for the 45km MTB is at 33km) – the only one on the MTB route.

  • Everything should be well packed and signed with the numbers of the competitors, allowed to use it.
  • Spare parts and instruments will be transported back to the finish arena 17:00 at latest.
Contacts with the organizers:

Ivan Dimitrov + 359 888 375 247

Kalin Pencgev +359 887 536 226

Nikolay Dimitrov + 359 887 22 68 87

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