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Murgash Cup

The Cross-Country Marathon (XCM) “Murgash Cup” will take place on the 23.09.2018 /Sunday/, in Buhovo, near Sofia, starting from 08:00 in front of the building of Buhovo Municipality and finish at the same place

Organizers

Veloclub Mamut, PaVé Bike Shop and Repair with the cooperation of Sofia Municipality.

Program

Sunday, September 23rd

1st Start - Epic

  • 07.00 h. - Initial instructions and equipment check
  • 07.30 h. - Pre-race briefing
  • 08.00 h. – Start - Buhovo
  • 14.00 h. - Expected time of the first finishers
  • 16.00 h. - Awards ceremony
Cutoff Times:
Checkpoint Time
Start 08:00
Murgash Peak 13:00
Zhelyava village 15:00
Climb to Goten peak 16:00

2nd Start - Hobby

  • 09.00 h. - Initial instruction and equipment check
  • 09.30 h. - Pre-race briefing
  • 10.00 h. – Start - Buhovo
  • 14.00 h. - Expected time of the first finishers
  • 16.00 h. - Awards ceremony
Cutoff Times:
Checkpoint Time
Start 10:00
Murgash Peak 13:00

Registration

Online registration closes on 21.09.2018 /Friday/ online.

Race numbers can be picked up from 17.09.2018, up to 21.09.2018 19:00h, in PaVé Bike Shop and Repair (address Sofia, Zlatovrah. Str 50).
Race numbers will be given out at the start in Buhovo only under exceptional circumstances and if you can provide a payment receipt!
After the race end, the race numbers will be collected by the commissaires. Thank you for your cooperation!

Entry Fee:

  • until 31.08.2018, 23:59h online or 18:59h in PaVé Bike Shop: 40 BGN!
  • from 01.09 until 21.09.2018, 18:59h: 60 BGN!

The entry fee includes insurance for the race, mountain rescue, starting package, and support, water, food at the checkpoints. Payment can occur:

  • Online (Link to EPay)
  • In PaVé Bike Shop and Repair at Sofia, Zlatovruh Str. 50
  • Bank transfer:
IBAN BG51FINV91501014661791
Recipient: Veloclub Mammut
Reason: „Murgash 2018”

If you pay by bank transfer, please present a proof of payment when picking up your race number

Race rules:

Each participant MUST:
  • wear a helmet and protective gloves
  • if under 18 years of age, submit a consent form signed by a parent/guardian
  • participate with a
  • comply with road traffic regulations
  • comply with instructions given by the race commissaires
  • pass through all checkpoints (failure leads to automatic disqualification)
  • follow the race markings
  • finish the race with the same bicycle with which they started

We highly recommend that the participants carry a charged mobile phone during the race, in case of emergency!

Routes

Murgash Epic- 76km. 3300m. climb

Eligible categories: Men Elite, Women Elite, Men Masters

Includes 5 /five/ major climbs
  • Murgash Peak - 17km., 1000m. climb.
  • Potop village - 4,5km., 400m. climb
  • Zhelyava village - 6km., 600m. climb
  • Zhelyava village II - 4km., 400m. climb
  • Goten Peak - 5km., 500m. climb

This route is only recommended for well prepared cyclists experienced in XCM Marathon races

Murgash - 45km. 1500м., climb

Eligible categories: Men Hobby, Women Hobby, Juniors

Includes 1 /one/ major climb:
  • Murgash Peak - 17km., 1000m. climb.

Despite having a single large climb, there is a 17km very fast descent followed by a 10km hilly ride to the finish.

This route is recommended for well prepared hobby cyclists

The organizers reserve the right to make changes to the routes if deemed necessary

Ranking and prizes:

Ranking is individual (1st, 2nd, 3rd) in each category

Prizes will be cash and/or non-monetary prizes from our sponsors:

PAVÉ BIKE SHOP, RACE SERIES, PULSE CYCLES, OLIMP, BASECAMP, SHIMANO, ISOSTAR, HOTEL SUNRISE BANSKO, EFFECT, EPAY, EASYPAY, RACE TIMING BG, MTB-BG, VELOCAFE

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