The altered route for K3 ULTRA 2020 - GBR 23K is suitable for those who are just beginning to discover the fascination of mountain running or for those experienced runners who, after the hard summer season, have decided to unwind in the recesses of the magnificent Middle Rhodope mountains.
The runners at the two distances - 53K and 23K start simultaneously from the centre of Zlatograd, through the renovated park and immediately enter the outskirt heights. From there, following a picturesque eco-trail, they head for Mount St. Nedelya.
According to the latest research of renowned historians it was there that the fortress of Momchil, the Rhodope tsar, was situated. In the year of Momchil this peak itself will be the only common point of the three routes of K3 ULTRA. There, by the historical chapel ‘St. Nedelya’ will be set up the main aid station with ample specialties from the Rhodope region.
From the peak St. Nedelya the route descends through the scenic neighborhood of ‘Memov Gabar’ to the locality of ‘Piriytsa’, from where, following the current of the Varbitsa River comes an ascent to ‘St. Ekaterina’ Chapel.
From there to the finishing line remain only 3 kilometres, common to all three distances to the effect that the contestants finish en masse.
Great things transpire when people and mountains get together!