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Marathons in Bulgaria, Are They Calling You?

Marathons in Bulgaria, Are They Calling You?

A Balkan nation, Bulgaria lines the Black Sea Coastline. It is a mountainous country that has an abundant number of internal rivers, one of which is the Danube. It is a diverse population with most people predominantly having Persian, Ottoman, Greek, and Slavic roots. That is why the culture mimics the rich heritage of the many immigrants who settled in Bulgaria over the centuries.  Sofia is the capital city of Bulgaria, and it is situated at the foot of Vitosha mountain, Sofia's heritage dates ... Continue Reading

Marathon Varna

Bulgaria, Varna 12 May, 2019

Marathon Plovdiv

Bulgaria, Plovdiv 05 April, 2020

Wizz air Sofia Marathon

Bulgaria, Sofia 13 October, 2019

Things To Think About

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The official language of Bulgaria is Bulgarian, so have a translation app on hand!

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How much time will you need to train for your event? Give yourself enough time to be race ready, race day

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Since you can only pay cash in local currency, you might want to bring enough cash on hand just in case

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If there are other attractions you want to see while visiting Bulgaria, map it out so that you don't run out of time

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Does the race event you want to participate in have a participation limit? If so, make sure to pre-register so you don't miss out!


Is A Bulgaria Marathon 2019 Event In Your Future?

Held in the city of Varna, Bulgaria is the Marathon Varna. It is considered a very prestigious event, and has a great International following. A flat and fast course, participants get to race around the downtown taking in the sites of spectacular architecture and the old-world history that Bulgaria is known for. 

If mountain running is your forte, then the Sofia Vitosha Mountain race is a perfect match. Not quite a marathon, what you lose in mileage, however, you gain in an uphill battle. It is a part of the RUN BULGARIA circuit competitions created to promote a healthier lifestyle for Bulgarian locals, as well as people around the globe.

To see the amazing sites of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, on foot, you can't do better than the Wizz Air Sofia Marathon. Participants race around the city while getting glimpses of the most historically significant monuments on earth. 

Whatever it is that inspires you to compete, a Bulgaria marathon 2019 event will be the icing on your inspiration cake. With so many things to do and see while visiting, a marathon is only part of the fun of your destination run. Find the one that suits you and register today!


Good to Know

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The best time to travel to Bulgaria are the months between April and October, with the summer months being peak tourist season

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Some vaccines are required or recommended for travel to Bulgaria. So, make sure that your vaccination shots are up to date well before your departure date

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The official currency of Bulgaria is the Bulgarian lev

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If you are going to stay in a big city, public transportation is not only inexpensive, it will get you where you need to go

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You must have a passport that is valid for a minimum of three months post-departure to visit Bulgaria. Irish nationals do not need a visa to visit Bulgaria

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