On April 23rd, Begach running club will organize the sixth edition of the Pancharevo Trail. All funds raised at this year`s edition of the Marathon (5 BGN for each registered ticket) will be invested in а mentorship program for one of the Cedar Foundation`s family-type homes in the town of Kazanlak.
The program consists of regular communication between trained mentors and children who live in the family-type home and is provided to all 13 children, aged between 9 and 17 years. Through its mentorship program, The Cedar Foundation provides individual support to each child according to his or her particular needs. Mentors and children create a long-term, mutually beneficial relationship and shared experiences. The mentors have a very positive impact on the children.
As a result of the ongoing mentorship program, the children have overcome the problems occurred in the process of transition from the state homes to the family-type homes, associated with fear, insecurity, and lack of communication skills. All children have significantly improved their grades at school and some of them have been admitted to secondary vocational schools in Stara Zagora, Kazanlak, Sofia and Shiroka Laka. The mentors encourage their talents in art, music, sport, etc. They also motivate their self-expression as individuals and facilitate the communication among themselves and with children and other people in the local community.
The amount sought for the program is 3000 BGN.
You can register by filling in the sign-up form. The registration is limited up to 600 participants and the prices are 40 BGN for people, registered in March, and 50 BGN for April. The fee includes a medal for everyone, who finishes the marathon, Brooks Podium Shirt T-shirt with the logo of the event, electronic timing, toilets + medical team at the start, wardrobe, and reinforcements. 5 BGN for each registered ticket will go to the Cedar Foundation`s Mentorship program.
This year’s marathon has four destinations:
- 10 km road – to „Beach“ stop and back;
- 1 km mountain half-marathon;
- 2 km certified mountain marathon with 1550 meters ascent, giving 2 points for Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®;
- Trail Relay (2 Posts 28 +14 km) along the route of the marathon.