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Sofia Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K

Race Sofia, Bulgaria
Distance Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K
Date Early-October

Sofia is the capital of the Balkan state of Bulgaria. Known as the land of the roses because it produces 85% of the world's rose oil, you may be surprised to learn that nodding your head means no and shaking your head means yes here! Sitting below the Vitosha Mountain, Sofia has 2,000 years of history including rule by the Greeks, Romans, Ottoman empire and more recently the Soviet occupation. The impressive Alexander Nevski Cathedral is perhaps the most famous of the sights, although there are plenty more with some amazing architecture. This is a very green city and there are plenty of parks, not to mention mineral spring spas in which to relax. Bulgaria joined the European Union in 2007 but has retained it's own currency - the Lev - this means amazing value in the shops, bars and cafes. The race takes in many of the sights of the city. We have good links with the race organisers.
What to see and do in Sofia click here. • Public Transport information click here

The first element of any race abroad is to ensure you are entered in the race! The link below will give you background information on the event, the date of the race, and how to register. It is important to note the location and opening hours of the EXPO, and to arrive and give yourself ample time to collect your race particulars.

Sofa Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K

You will wish to fly from a conveniently located airport. Here are links to some of the most popular low cost airlines, or if you don’t know which airlines operate here then use the link to ‘Budgetair’.

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One of the most important considerations for your race weekend is which hotel to choose. It needs to be conveniently placed for kit security, showers and changing, and that all important last toilet visit! The following recommended hotels are all perfectly located and chosen with the race, sightseeing and transfers to and from the airport, all in mind. They are all comfortable, friendly and of a good quality.

The following Sofia hotel is recommend:

Hotel Arena de Serdica 5*

Budapeshta 2, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria

Click on hotel name to check availability, or click on the Expedia link below for other Sofia hotels.

You will qualify for additional information and Running Crazy insider tips once you have booked a hotel via the link.

Sofia Hotels with e-Bookers


Just send an E-Mail to with the booking reference for your hotel via our link, and we will return with an 'Information Pack' (* where available) giving insider tips on travel, public transport and sightseeing in the city, where to eat, drink and celebrate, and where and when to meet up with other Running Crazy runners.

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That’s it – When you have completed these elements
you have the basics of your race weekend abroad.

The rest is down to you, and all about fun, fun, fun! Enjoy your run!
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