Competition program Tarnovo Ultra 2019


13.04.2019


08:00 - 20:00 – registration and starting package collect –The parking of Trapezitsa train station –43°05'15.2"N 25°38'44.4"E
*The whole day there will be expo with shops for sports equipment and supplements

10:45 – Technical information, demonstration of electronic system and marking and safety discussion for 20km. и 40km. MTB – Trapezitsa hill 43°05'08.9"N 25°38'48.0"E

11:00 – Technical Start of 20km. and 40km. MTB – Trapezitsa hill 43°05'08.9"N 25°38'48.0"E (The first 500m are out-of-competition)

18:00 – Craft Beer Mile Veliko Tarnovo – (info <<here>>) – location 43°05'20.0"N 25°38'52.9"E

18:30 – Prize giving ceremony – 20km. and 40км. MTB


14.04.2019


5:00-6:00 – registration and starting package collect ONLY for 65km ath the start of the 65км – Ivan Asen I Square - Location 43°04'54.1"N 25°38'47.8"E

05:45 – Technical information, demonstration of electronic system and marking and safety discussion for 65km – Ivan Asen I Square - Location 43°04'54.1"N 25°38'47.8"E

6:00 – Start 65km Trail – Ivan Asen I Square - Location 43°04'54.1"N 25°38'47.8"E

6:30-9:00 – registration and starting package collect at the finish - Tsarevets Fortress  - Location 43°05'03.0"N 25°39'08.3"E

09:15 – Technical information, demonstration of electronic system and marking and safety discussion for 25 and 43km trail – Trapezitsa hill 43°05'08.9"N 25°38'48.0"E

09:30 – Start of 25km and 43km trail – Trapezitsa hill 43°05'08.9"N 25°38'48.0"E  (The first 500m are out-of-competition)

10:15 – Technical information, demonstration of electronic system and marking and safety discussion for 13km trail – Trapezitsa hill 43°05'08.9"N 25°38'48.0"E

10:30 – Start of 13km trail – Trapezitsa hill 43°05'08.9"N 25°38'48.0"E  (The first 500m are out-of-competition)

About 16:00 – Prize giving ceremony – at the finish - Tsarevets Fortress  - Location 43°05'03.0"N 25°39'08.3"E


 What are the races in Tarnovo Ultra 2019?

MTB:
20km, 700m D+
40km, 1300m D+
Trail Running:
13km, 500m D+
25km, 800m D+
43km, 1400m D+
65km, 1800m D+
Duathlon:
40km, 1300m D+ MTB + 43km, 1400m D+ Trail-running (the starts of the duathlon are together with the normal starts of the distances on 13 and 14 April.)


Map and location

Map of all routes, starts, finishes, cut-off points, refreshment points and parking lots you can find here <<here>>


What is required from the competitors to start?
1.    Filled up and signed declaration for competition on own responsibility (it will be filled-up in the registration process in the abovementioned hours)
2.    For MTB – obligatory helmet
3.    For 65km Trail – charged and working mobile phone and bottle with minimum volume of 500ml
4.    The competitors should get to know the route information published by the organizers in advance.
5.    Health and physical condition, matching the complexity and difficulty of the route
6.    You can start and finish only if you have you bib number and electronic SI Card – you will receive them at the registration – competitors without bib number and electronic SI card will not be allowed to start
7.    Paid starting tax


Starting and finishing
-    MTB Cycling – Start and Finish in Trapezitsa hill 43°05'08.9"N 25°38'48.0"E
-    Trail Running 13,25 and 43km – Start – Trapezitsa hill  43°05'08.9"N 25°38'48.0"E ; Finish – Tsarevets Fortress 43°05'03.0"N 25°39'08.3"E
-    Trail Running 65km - Start – Ivan Asen I Square - Location - 43°04'54.1"N 25°38'47.8"E ; Finish – Tsarevets Fortress 43°05'03.0"N 25°39'08.3"E
-    Calculate 30 minutes to move from the Finish to the Start
-    Competitors in the trail distances, who have registered and have taken their starting packs on 13.04.2019 can move directly to the start
-    Luggage left at the start will be transported to the finish. This will be done after the start of the 13km Trail at 10:30 o’clock
-    FREE Entrance! Thanks to our partners from the Regional History Museum: Free entrance in Trapezitsa Hill on 13.04 and in Tsarevets fortress – only for 14.04. Entrance will be free for everyone (competitors, supporters and tourists) – you don’t need special accreditation to enter.


Starting and finishing
40+ competitors will be awarded in their age group and in the general classification for the discipline. Competitors in M/W categories will be awarded in general classification only. For instance: Racer, man, is 1st in 40+ 25km trail and is also 3rd from all male racers in 25km trail. He will be awarded as 1st in the 40+ category and also as 3rd in the general classification. The third in the M below 40 category will not be awarded as he’s 4th in the general classification.


Marking
-    Signs, nylon tapes and color spray. Detailed information will be given on the technical information just before every start.


-    Tape “Attention” red-white stripes – only for dangerous parts of the route. Especially for 20km and 40km MTB – if you see it, reduce speed dramatically, and be prepared to step down from the bike.
-    The marking is quite dense – if you don’t see sign or tape in 150-200 metres, you’ve most probably missed a sign.
-    In addition, GPS-tracks are available for advance running and GPS-device usage. You can find them <<here>>


Refreshment points

-    In the map on the official site <<here>> you can find the position and type of the aid stations for every race. They are roughly every 10km. The route of the 65km trail is going through Samovodene village around 30km, so runners could buy something from a shop if they want.
-    The refreshment points will be closed with nylon tapes and competitors will not be allowed to leave with plastic or paper cups
-    We hope all runners will act respectfully and protect the nature


Technical information for the different routes
-    The biggest part of the tracks are tourist routes and we are asking competitors to be very careful when seeing tourists
-    10k, 25k, 43k and 65k trail. Many parts with high grass and stones – we advise running with long socks and well-cushioned and aggressive trail shoes. There will be muddy parts. Closely to the finish, there is a technical descent, which, combined with tiredness, can lead to unpleasant injuries. Descent with care. Significant part of the route is on meadows, so in hot weather, we advice running with sunguard hat.
-    20km and 40km MTB – The first 1200m from the route are asphalt and wide track. Then you have 5km of technical and narrow track, where overtaking is very hard. Dangerous parts are marked with tape with white and red stripes. If you see it, be prepared to step down from the bike. We greet you with the final ascent of the hill Trapezitsa with more than 10% incline.


Leaving the race
The race can be left if you have both:
-    Contacted the organizers on the phone on your bib number
-    Returned your electronic SI-card at the finish


Control times– Cuttoff times
There is no cutoff time for the finish.
Control times and cut-off points in the table (you can see them as scissors on the map):

Distance

Distance from the start in km

Cut-off at

Time from the start

Average speed for successful passage

40km MTB

20km

14:30 o’clock

3:30 h

6,06 km/h

43kmTrail

25km

14:30 o’clock

5:00 h

5,00 km/h

65kmTrail

30km

11:30 o’clock

5:30 h

5,45 km/h

65kmTrail

50km

14:30 o’clock

8:30 h

5,88 km/h


Time-measurement
-    SportIdent time-measurement system will be used. The system will be contactless – the chip (SI card) should pass in 30cm radius from the control station. After a successful passing the chip makes 5 beeps and a light on it blinks, so you have light and sound signal. If the chip make no signal, there is no marking of the point and there is no proof that the competitor has passed.
-    Just before the start all competitors should clear and check their chips on special stations.
-    The organizers give you a electronic chip – SI Card, which should be attached to the competitor at all times and should be given back, directly at the finish. Lost, broken or not-returned card should be paid by the competitor at its normal price of 139 leva.
-    On every track there are some control points, and the competitors should mark them, when passing them. Missed control means violation of the route, and the runner is disqualified.
-    Detailed information and demonstration will be carried out at the technical conference before the start.
-    Electronic cards (SI Cards) will be given in the starting packages.
-    After the finish (or DNF) every competitor should hand back the SI Card at the finish area.


MTB-service

– Every competitor can give to the organizers at the start arena (10:45 at latest) spare parts and instruments, that will be transported from the organizers to a specified place at Bozhur Hut refreshment point – 13km from start (second passing for the 40km MTBis at 30km) – the only one on the MTB route.
-    Everything should be well packed and signed with the numbers of the competitors, allowed to use it
-    Spare parts and instruments will be transported back to the finish arena 17:00 at latest


What are the registration fees?

When registering, you can pick your distance, type of registration and you can pay the corresponding entrance fee.
You can see the registration fees in this table.

Discipline / Distance

Fee for payment until 18.03.2019 (incl)

Fee for payment until 08.04.2019 (incl)

Trail 13km

16 BGN

20 BGN

Trail 25km

26 BGN

36 BGN

Trail 43km

36 BGN

46 BGN

Trail 65km

46 BGN

60 BGN

MTB 20km

20 BGN

30 BGN

MTB 40km

30 BGN

40 BGN

Duathlon (MTB 40km + Trail 43km)

50 BGN

70 BGN


Contacts with the organizers
Ivan Dimitrov + 359 888 375 247
Nikolay Dimitrov + 359 887 22 68 87
Kalin Penchev +359 887 536 226


Who is the organiser?
Brown Team Sports club, founded year 2007. One of the leading Bulgarian Orienteering clubs. Over 40 of the club members are in charge of the competition and they will do everything they can, not only for the safety and wellbeing of the competitors, but also for the conservation of the beauty and cleanliness of the nature of Veliko Tarnovo and the region in the competition. We believe all competitors will be respectful to all other runners, organisers and the nature.

Eventbrite - Tarnovo Ultra 2019 Trail & MTB

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