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Pirin Run Gathered Professional and Amateur Bikers and Runners for a Fifth Consecutive Year in Bansko

Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko was once again the general sponsor and starting point of the race

For a fifth consecutive year, the annual competition for mountain running and biking Pirin Run was held on Sunday, 21 June in Bansko. The event was organised by the Municipality of Bansko and the Marathon Association.

The technical meeting and registration took place the day before in one of Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko’s meeting rooms. Later in the evening, the hotel also organised a pasta party for all registered participants at The Gallery Restaurant. All guests had the opportunity to taste a variety of tempting dishes with homemade pasta.

The pouring rain that came just minutes before the start at 10:00 on Sunday failed to thwart the race, which included over 130 professionals and amateurs aged between 15-75 years.

40 bikers went the whole 27 km and finished in front of Vihren Hut at 1.950 meters above sea level. Due to the inconvenient weather conditions, the finishing point for the 85 runners who passed 10 km this year was also Vihren Hut. For this reason, the award ceremony took place earlier than planned inside the hut.

Dimitar Mihaylov took first place amongst the men bikers and the winner amongst the women was Iveta Aleksieva. Kiril Nikolov finished first of the men runners and the fastest amongst the women was Maria Nikolova.

Honouring the tradition, Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko provided four weekend vouchers for the winners, which were awarded personally by the hotel management with wishes to all participants for success in their future sporting endeavours.

About Kempinski:

Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski’s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Kempinski now manages a portfolio of 76 five-star hotels in 31 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Each one reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage. The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts, and prestigious residences. Each one is imbued with the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands.
For further information, please contact:
Emiliya Kordeva ▪ Marketing Manager ▪
Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko ▪ 96, Pirin Street ▪ 2770 Bansko ▪ Bulgaria
Tel. +359 749 88568 ▪ Fax +359 749 88560 ▪

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