For those who are looking for a challenge, it is high time to start training, for the Sofia Marathon, which is coming up in October. Three races are available: There is one for the sporty masses, or people who will last for 3 kilometers. Not bad, for a start.
But, how about 10.5 km? Whoever takes part here, will most likely be admired by bystanders. You want more fame and admiration? Try the 21 km version. It will not get you into the Guinness Book of World Records, but your friends will envy you for the determination you are demonstrating, unless you give up after 500 meters, at the first McDonald’s restaurant you see.
Now, the following is the race which separates the men from the boys and the ladies from the girls: 42 kilometers. Hell! This one is for true runners, like Forrest Gump. The expected duration for a trained runner: 5 hours and 30 minutes. In case you make this one, you will be on btv, BNT, Nova, and the front page of “24 Chasa”. Everyone will want your autograph. You will be more popular than a Chalga singer with a BMW.
Oh, we almost forgot the date for Sofia Marathon 2016: October 9th, 2016
It all starts at Stadion Vassil Levski. The 3 kilometer fraction takes off at 09:40 a.m., the real runners at 10:00 a.m..
Because of the construction efforts for Metro line no. 3, the city is a chaos (no, it wasn’t before). But the Sofia Marathon organizers will come up with a great route.
Note: There is a deadline. Runners should visit the organizer’s website now and register until October 2nd, 2016.
Picture above: Last year’s winner Samuel Demie. Congrats! Photo by Sofia Marathon.
By Imanuel Marcus