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1000km Balkan Charity Challenge - the duathlon beyond

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Course

The course is extremely beautiful combining flat road along the Danube river and mountain slopes crossing the Balkan mountain. The total nominal distance is 1050km, including 440km in Romania and 610km in Bulgaria, with 3350m positive altitude difference. The routes from Bucharest to Sofia and from Sofia to Bucharest are different and coincide with the biking and running courses as follows:

  1. 1st part – 4 days biking of 640km nominally in total (160km a day), starting in Bucharest via Giurgiu and further on Romanian territory, crossing Danube River on the Calafat-Vidin bridge on the 3rd day, reaching Sofia at the end of Day 4. For more information about each day course please refer to the web site.
  2. 2nd part – 7 days running 410km in total (60km a day) crossing the Danube river at Ruse – Giurgiu bridge on Day 10, reaching Bucharest at the end of Day 11. For more information about each day course please refer to the web site.

Full Course

A complete roadbook can be found here

Route 2,351,656 – powered by www.bikemap.net

Day 1 – bike

Starting point: Bucharest , Bulevardul Expozitiei 1F Ending point: Turnu Magurele The accomodation location: Hotel Turris – T.Magurele

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Day 2 – bike

Starting point: Turnu Magurele Ending point: Calafat The accomodation location: Amfiteatru Hotel (on the way to border) Strada: 1 Decembrie 1918 Nr. 11 http://www.amfiteatruhotel.ro/

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Day 3 – bike

Starting point: Calafat Ending point: Vratsa The accomodation location: Hotel Hemus Square “Hristo Botev” № 1 http://www.hotelhemus.com/

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Day 4 – bike

Starting point: Vratsa Ending point: Sofia – Sveta Nedelya sq UniCredit Bulbank HO – FINISH The accomodation location: Sveta Sofia 18, Pirotska Str. http://www.hotelsvetasofia.com/svetasofia/en/

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Day 5 – running

Starting point: Sofia – Sveta Nedelya sq UniCredit Bulbank HO Ending point: – Botevgrad dam The accomodation location: Hotel Botevgrad 79, Treti Mart blvd., Botevgrad http://www.ruraltourismbg.info

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Day 6 – running

Starting point: Botevgrad dam Ending point: Zlatna Panega – big resting point (restaurant, water) on the left and parking on the right The accomodation location: Diplomat Plaza 5770 Lukovit 2, D. Talev Street http://www.diplomatplaza.com/en/kontakti

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Day 7 – running

Starting point: Zlatna Panega – big resting point (restaurant, water) on the left and parking on the right Ending point: Pleven city center – hotel The accomodation location: Rosov, Tsar Boris III Str., 5800 Pleven http://www.rostov.bg/contact/contact.php

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Day 8 – running

Starting point: Pleven city center – hotel Ending point: intersection to Ovcha Mogila, resting point and parking on the left The accomodation location: Hotel Formula 1 Byala, K. Ficheto str. http://www.motelformula1.com/start.php

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Day 9  – running

Starting point: intersection to Ovcha Mogila Ending point: after Volovo village, on a down slope forest and resting point on the left The accomodation location: Hotel Formula 1 Byala, K. Ficheto str. http://www.motelformula1.com/start.php

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Day 10 – running

Starting point: after Volovo village, on a down slope forest and resting point on the left Ending point: end of Daia on the right road extension – driving 10km back to Giurgiu Accomodation: Hotel Cosmos Ruse

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Day 11 – running

Starting point: end of Daia on the right road extension Ending point:Bucharest , Bulevardul Expozitiei 1F – FINISH

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Pictures on the course (1) Pictures on the course (2)

5th edition: 29 OCT - 08 NOV 2016

   left until 2016 edition!

Online Donations:

15350eur

Raised so far

308

Donations

Last donations:

name Challenger amount
Melon Inc Valentin Velikov 1020 Bgn
Anonymous Friend Valentin Velikov 40 Bgn
Eyes-Open Eyes-Open Valentin Velikov 200 Bgn
Eyes-Open Eyes-Open Stanimira Georgieva (Tania) 200 Bgn
Eyes-Open SRL Eyes-Open SRL Stanislav Georgiev 1000 Ron

Donations deadline: November 20th

After this date donations on the fundraising pages will not be possible any more!

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