Burgas will offer one more challenge to the bravest swimmers. They will have the chance to participate in the swimming marathon “Island Saint Anastasia”, which will be held on 16 August.
Anyone over the age of 14 years can participate in the competition. The competitors must pass a precursory medical check-up, which will be in the day of the competition from 07:00 hors at Sea station.
After the check-up the swimmers will register for participation in the competition, and will pass instructions and will be taken to island St. Anastasia. There at 10:05 will be given start to the marathon. The distance from St. Anastasia to the Pier, which the participants need to overcome is 6400 meters.
The swimmers who want to take part in the event need to sign a written statement, that they are in condition to swim the distance. For swimmers under the age of 18 a written consent by their parents is needed.
According the regulations the distance can be swam across in any style, but the use of any kind of auxiliary equipment and outside help is forbidden. The time for finishing is fixed – 1 hour and 30 minutes. For the safety of the competitors a resuscitation team on water will be present, which will accompany the participants during the whole distance. The rankings will go up to place 8, separately for men and women. The best in the two categories will receive the following monetary prizes: 1st place – 1000 leva, 2nd place – 600 leva, 3rd place – 400 leva, 4th place – 300 leva, 5th place – 250 leva, 6th place – 200 leva, 7th place – 150 leva, 8th place – 800 leva. If bad weather conditions are present Municipality Burgas keeps its right to cancel the start of the marathon with a view to the safety of the competitors during the event.