Race day info

Useful information for the participants of the 6th Pleven Friendship Marathon on 19 May 2019 (Sunday)

1. Venue – central square of Pleven opposite to the Mausoleum.

2. Agenda http://plevenmarathon.com/

18 May 2019 (Saturday):

  • 10.00 – 17.00 – goodie bags and bib numbers delivery in the Children’s Center (at the start of the city park and 100m from the marathon EXPO zone) against ID
  • 10.00 – 17.00 – on-site registration if bib numbers are available
  • 17.30 – technical conference – in the Pleven Library (“Dimitar Konstantinov” Str. No2)
  • 18.00 – pasta party – in the Pleven Library (“Dimitar Konstantinov” Str. No2)

19 May 2019 (Sunday):

  • 7.00-8.00 – goodie bags and bib numbers delivery in the Children’s Center
  • 8.00 – 8.30 – delivery of the personal energy products for the marathon and half-marathon to the organizers in the Children’s Center
  • 8.30 – transportation of 2nd post relay participants to the 10.5km post located in Kaylaka park. The bus for transportation of the finished 1st post participants back to the city is leaving from the 10.5km post at 10.30 sharp.
  • 9.00 – start of the marathon, half-marathon and relay
  • 9:10 – start of the Kids Race. First age group 6-7 years, then 8-9 years and finally 10-12 years. (at the start/finish line – in front of the Mausoleum)
  • 9:30 – start of  ‘I can to’ city cross
  • 10.30 – award ceremony for 3km Fun Run and Kids’ Race
  • 14.00 – awards ceremony of the Marathon, Half-marathon, Relay, and Veterans-Marathon. Two e-bikes (Eljoy Bikes) will be drawn by lot at the end of the award ceremony.

3. Course 

  • Marathon – 2 laps and 4 turnaround points: after the wooden bridge over Vit river (~7km), the dam (~23км), the start of Kaylaka park (~28км) and again the dam (~34км). NB!!! Please, have in mind the 1st split of the route between 42.2km and 21.1km – on approximately the 2.5km after the start KEEP RIGHT AND STRAIGHT after the turnaround point for the half-marathon. NB!!! Please, have in mind the 2nd split of the route between 42.2km and 21.1km – on approximately the 28km at the start of Kaylaka park KEEP LEFT and back in the park for your 2nd lap.
  • half-marathon – one lap with 2 turnaround points: at 2.5км after the start and the dam (~13км). NB!!! Please, have in mind the 1st split of the route between 42.2km and 21.1km – on approximately the 2.5km after the start KEEP LEFT AND TURNAROUND at the indicated point back to the city. NB!!! Please, have in mind the 2nd split of the route between 42.2km and 21.1km on approximately the 19km at the start of Kaylaka park – KEEP RIGHT and out of the park to the city.
  • 3км Fun Run – 3 laps of the mausoleum – please strictly follow the signs
  • Kids’ Race – in the city park (50m from the Marathon EXPO zone) between the fountain and the concert stage
    • up to 7 years – one lap
    • from 7 up to 12 years – 2 laps.

3. Refreshment points – indicated on the maps

  • refreshment points (water, GU electrolytes, fruits, sweet and savoury snacks) – each 5km indicated on the maps
  • beverages (water) – on each turnaround point

4. Personal energy products:

  • they should be provided to the organisers not later than 8.00 on Sunday in the Marathon office in the Children’s’ Center. They shall be clearly marked with the bib number and kilometer (for half-marathon – 10.5 km; for the marathon – 15 km or 20km), written on a sticker and sticked on the bottle. For example, 115/15 km.
  • there are 2 refreshment points for personal products:
    • for the half-marathon – 10.5 km (you pass it 2 times)
    • for the marathon – 15 km (you pass it once) и 20km (you pass it 4 times).

5. Medical care – the medical point is located just behind the finish line. In case of any need, please let a volunteer or other staff member know and she/he will take all necessary measures to provide you with adequate support.

6. Massage – you can reward yourself with a massage after finishing the race.

If you have any queries, please refer to the staff member or call the Race Director Stanislav Georgiev (+359.894.539.998).

We wish you have a great race!

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