As you have probably seen, we have restarted the preparations for Tarnovo Ultra 2020. Our new dates are 4th and 5th of July. All planned distances remain and once again – the MTB distances will be on Saturday, 4th of July and all trail running will be on Sunday, 5th of July.
❗️❗️❗️🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧 Hello, friends of Tarnovo Ultra!
It took some time thinking what shall we write to you and then how shall we write it!
1️⃣Tarnovo Ultra 2020 is postponed for unspecified date❗️ Our idea is to hold the event in the first possible date when the situation with the corona virus COVID-19 is safe.
The Ultramarathon of Veliko Tarnovo, in 2020, starting in the city centre of the old capital of Bulgaria! For 2020, for our fifth edition, we'll be offering four distances of Trail Running - 16, 28, 48 and 71 km, two distances MTB - 27 and 45km, and ouf course - Duathlon 45km MTB + 48km Trail! Enjoy our variable terrain, hard and challenging profile, perfectly marked route and breathtaking views! Welcome to Tarnovo Ultra 2020!
We came up with the idea in late 2015 and Tarnovo Ultra was already present in 2016 - with distances of 43km Trail Running and 43km MTB. In the following years we developed a lot.
We made starts and finals in the medieval fortresses of the city - Tsarevets and Trapezitsa and we added longer as well as shorter distances, aiming to make the competition more interesting and challenging for the competitors, more exicting and picturesque for the viewers. Now, for our 5th anniversary, we decided to make it into a two-day sports festival in Marno Pole park - in the ideal centre of the city.
We started with about a hundred competitors in Tarnovo Ultra 2016, which started sunny, but ended in a torrent with its route including 6 Orthodox monasteries. We then had 300 racers, who endured dehydratation at the scorching Tarnovo Ultra 2017 and 400 at the even hotter Tarnovo Ultra 2018. Then came Tarnovo Ultra 2019, marked by heavy rain, puddles and rivers of mud with more than 450 competitors. Through all these years we've always tried to fulfil the expectations of everybody and to meet every complaint with a smile and transform it into a attempt to become better.
08:00 - 20:00 – registration and race package collecting for all distances (in the period 08:00-11:00 we’ll serve MTB-racers with higher priority)
10:45 – Technical information, demonstration of electronic system and marking and safety discussion for MTB
11:00 – Start of 27km. and 45km. MTB
17:30 – Prize giving ceremony for 27km и 45km MTB
18:15 – Start of Corporate Relay "Tarnovo Ultra"
19:45 – Prize giving ceremony for Corporate Relay "Tarnovo Ultra"
05:00-06:00 – registration and race package collecting ONLY FOR 71km
05:45 – Technical information, demonstration of electronic system and marking and safety discussion for 71km Trail Running
06:00 – Start of 71km Trail Running
06:30-8:45 – registration and race package collecting for all distances
08:45 – Technical information, demonstration of electronic system and marking and safety discussion for 14km, 28km and 48km Trail Running
09:00 – Start of 14km, 28km and 48km Trail Running
12:00 – Prize giving ceremony 14km Trail Running
13:30 - Prize giving ceremony 28km Trail Running
16:00 – Prize giving ceremony 48km and 71km Trail Running and Duathlon