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Bikers and Runners in a Race to Conquer Pirin Mountain

Bikers and Runners in a Race to Conquer Pirin Mountain

Bansko, 18 June 2018 – For an eight consecutive year, the annual competition for mountain running and biking Pirin Run was held on Sunday, 17 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 and cocktail for all registered participants at the Lobby Bar. All guests had the opportunity to taste a variety of tempting dishes with homemade pasta.

On the next day more than 150 racers of different age participated in the annual marathon. This year, the competition featured three disciplines – mountain running with a length of 13 km, mountain biking of 26 km, and a duathlon of 29 km. The pouring rain that came just minutes before the official award ceremony failed it. However, honouring the tradition, Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko provided six weekend vouchers for the winners 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 and residences in 31 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and The Americas. Each property 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 ▪ PR and 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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