The Race

Pirin Ultra is a mountain ultramarathon held in the heart of Pirin National Park. The park is part of UNESCO World Heritage list and it offers extremely suitable terrain for skyrunning, as well as amazing, breathtaking views. The first edition of the race took place in September 2016. Three years after, the race became part of the World Skyrunning series. In 2018 the 66K Route was part of the Skyrunner® World Series. In 2019 the race already has three routes, and again the 66K is part of the Skyrunning World Series and the new, third route has a length of 38K. The fifth edition of Pirin Ultra will take place from the 10thto the 12th of September 2021. Once more the participants will have three routes to choose from. Following the tradition, Route A will be 160K, the second one – Route B will offer 66K pure mountain terrain and Route C, with a length of 38K, now has the name Pirin Extreme and will be part of the Skyrunner® World Series.


Information & Regulations

  • Dates: 10th - 12th of September 2021. Facebook event – link.

  • Routes: A – 160km, B – 66km, C - 38K.

  • Start and finish of the Race – Bansko Town

  • Marking – GPS track, available marking in “Pirin” National Park, tourist map, additional marking from the race.

  • Keeping track of the runners – GPS tracking system Loggator.

  • Safety – mandatory provided insurance, helicopter assistance

  • For more details – visit the “Regulation” and “Routes” Sections

Travel & Accommodation - special conditions
  • As part of the registration for the race (see section Registration).

Short information



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