Persenk Ultra is a mountain foot race with a high degree of difficulty, with a great elevation gain (about 5200 m), variety of weather conditions (night and day) and long distance (over 120 km), which challenges participants’ endurance and requires excellent physical and mental preparation, proper equipment and strong-willed spirit.

The start of the race will be given on the 14th of September, 2013 at 00:00 in the town of Asenovgrad. Each participant will have 30 hours available to complete this difficult but beautiful route. Thanks to our volunteers the athletes will have 10 refreshment points located at approximately equal intervals. There they can have a snack or meal eat and replenish water reserve  so they will not have to think about anything but moving on track.

Day and night, rain or shine, cold or heat – this challenge awaits anyone who dared to join. Competitors will be able to enjoy breathtaking views of the beautiful Central Rhodopes. The route has been specially chosen so as to pass along the sites related to the history of the Republic of Bulgaria as Assenova fortress, the Old Roman road and authentic Bulgarian villages where intact Bulgarian lifestyle and culture are still present. Route also passes by the rock formation Wonderful Bridges and last but not least – the majestic Mount Persenk.

You are about to experience the magic and spirit of the Rhodopes.

Registration for Persenk Ultra is done at this page. It will begin on April 15 and will continue until August 31, 2013, or until the quota is reached.

Please be sure to read the schedule and the rules & regulations of the race.

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