Join Wizz Air Sofia Marathon
The home of Sofia Marathon was founded thousands of years ago and today it continues to develop as the country’s cultural and economic centre. Sofia is Bulgaria’s capital and one of the oldest capitals in Eastern Europe.
Sofia has been settled for many millennia. In honour of its hot springs, which you should visit after running the marathon in Sofia, in the 8th century BCE the Thracian tribes settled here and gave the city its first name Serdika or Serdonpolis. Serdika was the favourite city of Constantine the Great (reign 306-337), who said: “Serdika is my Rome”.
When running the course of Sofia Marathon you will be able to see many historical sites and buildings. Sofia preserves many valuable monuments to its long and stored past. Visitors exploring the city’s streets can see remnants of the Eastern Gate from the day’s when Sofia was Serdika, dating from the 2nd-4th centuries CE.
The oldest church in Sofia is the Saint George Rotunda. It is thought that the church was built in the 6th century, during the reign of Constantine the Great.
Course HighlightsThe competiton will be held on a road with distance of 21.098 km. Two laps for the 42.195 km.
All participants in the competition will start at Alexander Battenberg Square in the heart of the city and will cross the central streets of Sofia, through most of the city's historic sites. They will see most of them, such as: The Lion's Bridge, the Old Central Mineral Bath, the Old shopping center -Halite, the National Assembly, the Tsar Osvoboditel Monument, the largest University in Bulgaria - St. Kliment Ohridski, St. Cyril and Methodius National Library, the largest temple-monument in the Balkans -Alexander Nevski and the emblematic one for Sofia -Russian Church.
directions_runStart Address: i, ploshtad "Knyaz Aleksandar I" 1, 1000 Old City Center, Sofia, Bulgaria
flagFinish Address: i, ploshtad "Knyaz Aleksandar I" 1, 1000 Old City Center, Sofia, Bulgaria
Included in the fee
- Participation in the race
- Finisher’s bag
- Bib number 4 safety pins
- UHF chip
- Special T-shirt with the race logo
- A unique medal for finishers
- 20 € Wizz air voucher for all finishers
- Refreshment points
- Online finisher Diploma
- Medical care
- Surprise from our sponsors and partners
The main hotel of the Marathon will be Park Hotel Moscow.On the Marathon website we will post the promo code for booking.
After Race Services
Bathroom with shower is available near the finish.
Partisipants must be at lest 18 years old to take part in the Marathon distance. No age requirement for the 21.098 km and 10 km.
If you need medical assistance, please run or walk to the next medical care station . Every 5km will have medical point
All finishers on 10km, Half Marathon and Marathon will receive medal.
Acceptable is only the luggage marked with respective stickers . The organizers are not responsible for any expensive items including jewelry.
- 10 km - 1h20 / 21 km - 2h45 / 42 km - 5h30
Parking is possible before 7.00 am near to the Start / Final area on the parking place.
Provided Photo Service
Only photo gallery
Race Kit Includes
Finisher’s bag,Bib number,Chip,T-shirt,medal for finishers,20 € Wizz air voucher,refreshment points,Diploma,Medical care,Surprise from our sponsors
Refreshment points will be established on the route of Marathon Sofia at every 5 km according to IAAF regulations.
All participants in 10 km, 21 098 km and 42.195 km will be fitted with Bib and chip. No chip -No time!
Only Public transport
The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.