The initiative

  • DUNAV ULTRATHE MARATHON is a personal challenge of the Bulgarian long distance runner Vladimir Stavrev.
  • THE OBJECTIVE was to successfully run the distance of the longest tourist route in Bulgaria – the Dunav Ultra Cycle Route.
  • THE CAUSE of the run was to promote the route and a total of over 100 settlements – Bulgarian villages and towns along the cycle route.
  • The DISTANCE that Stavrev covered was 721 km, with a total duration of up to 7 consecutive days.
  • The CAMPAIGN started on 03/08/2020 in the village of Kudelin, Bregovo municipality and has been tracked in real time using a GPS device worn by the athlete. The ending point was the village of Durankulak, Shabla municipality. Below you can find the map, which monitors Stavrev’s movement in real time, along with the exact route taken by the marathoner.

The goal of this run is not to set records, it is mainly related to the cause of helping to promote the Dunav Ultra Cycle Route, as well as the Bulgarian towns and villages along the way.

Vladimir Stavrev (39)

ultramarathoner

Day One

Dunav Ultra – The Marathon! Run with a cause. Places along Vladimir Stavrev’s route: Куделин, Връв, Ново село, Флорентин, Неговановци, Капитановци, Видин, Дунавци, Симеоново, Ботево, Арчар, Добри дол, Сливата, Орсоя, Лом, Ковачица, Козлодуй.

Day two

Dunav Ultra – The Marathon! Run with a cause. Places along Vladimir Stavrev’s route: Козлодуй, Хърлец, Гложене, Мизия, Оряхово, Лесковец, Остров, Крушовене, Байкал.

Day tree

Dunav Ultra – The Marathon! Run with a cause. Places along Vladimir Stavrev’s route: Байкал, Гиген, Брест, Гулянци, Милковица, Долни Вит, Сомовит, Черковица, Никопол, Въбел, Любеново, Лозица, Бяла вода, Деков, Белене, Свищов

Day four

Dunav Ultra – The Marathon! Run with a cause. Places along Vladimir Stavrev’s route: Свищов, Вардим, Новград, Беляново, Белцов, Ценово, Обретеник, Две могили, Иваново, Басарбово, Русе

Day five

Dunav Ultra – The Marathon! Run with a cause. Places along Vladimir Stavrev’s route: Русе, Сливо поле, Ряхово, Бръшлен, Нова черна, Тутракан, Пожарево, Дунавец, Долно Ряхово, Малък Преславец, Гарван, Попина.

Day six

Dunav Ultra – The Marathon! Run with a cause. Places along Vladimir Stavrev’s route: Попина, Поляна, Сребърна, Айдемир, Силистра, Богорово, Средище, Коларци, Хитиви, Карапелит, Добрич.

Ден седми

Дунав Ултра – Маратонът! 721 К пробег с кауза. Добрич, Стефан Караджа, Генерал Тошево, Кардам, Спасово, Бежаново, Захари Стояново, Стаевци, Дуранкулак.

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