Tryavna Ultra Marathon 2023

Experience Bulgaria

July 14 – July 16

Our partner town Tryavna is located in Central Bulgaria, about 250 km away from both Sofia and Varna, and at 440 m above mean sea level. The town lies at the foot of the northern slopes of Stara planina (Old Mountain, the Balkan). The population of Tryavna is approximately 10 000 people.

According to historical data the region around the modern-day town was inhabited by Thracian tribes. A settlement had existed there as early as the 18th century, and by the 19th century the town had already become a cultural and craft centre. During the Bulgarian Revival Period (18th – 19th centuries) Tryavna Artistic School was established in the town.


The Tryavna Ultra event takes place in Tryavna, Bulgaria from July 14th – 16th – an ultramarathon running event that offers five distances to choose from – 21 km (half marathon), 42 km (marathon), 78 km, 100km, and 150 km.

We’d like to encourage all of our Douzelage Youth, especially the sporty ones, to consider participating and represent your home town in this marathon!

If you’re interested, you can find more information on the official website:

or on their facebook page: