Spartathlon Training Camp 2020
Dates: Thursday 25th June – Sunday 28th June 2020
Location: Bansko Bulgaria
Total Price per Athlete: £395
Spartathlon Training Camp Includes
- Accommodation (Own private room with bathroom)
- Airport Transfers
- Team Breakfasts / Lunches
- 2-3 Guided Runs per day designed for Sparta speeds and distance (Mixture of Trails, Road, Long, Short, Intervals, Mountains, including Vihren Mountain Night Run 6 hours. All optional)
- Q&As & Talks (Sparta, Nutrition, Crewing, Training, Kit Talk plus more!)
- Spa Facilities Available (For Free or For a Very Small Charge)
- Mountain Night Run
- Mineral Hot Springs
- Heat Training
- Plus Loads More!
***DAZ N BONE*** Ultra Coaches and 3 x Sparta finishes!
*** NATHAN FLEAR*** 2 x Sparta finisher! 2017 1st British Finisher! Running Coach and Kenyan Ultra Team Coach.
Our Sparta Training Camp is run by Professional Running Coaches David Bone and Darren Strachen (Daz n Bone) along with Ultra Race Directors and Run Bulgaria Founders Tori Robinson and Elite International Ultra Runner & Coach Nathan Flear.
“In 2015 I was a total ultra novice and taking on Sparta was, in reality, beyond me. David being one of my crew managed to get me through that. I’m sure his experience will be as invaluable to you as it was to me.” James Ellis, Spartathlon finisher 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018.“
Accommodation will be a single double or twin room.
* Flights not included please check www.skyscanner.net for flight prices.
The Spartathlon… The ultimate ultra-distance race, the iconic race that makes grown men cry, over a quarter of runners standing on the start line will not finish for various reasons, at least half of runners will cross a point during this journey where they no longer know who they are or what they are doing here, most crew members will shed a tear at some point during the race either through lack of sleep, sheer emotion or the desperate urge to go to the toilet but not being able to find one under the pressure of crewing.
For those who ever get to experience this race in all its glory will remember it for the rest of their life and even want to return year after year just to be a part of it again and again whether they finish it or not!
Nearly 400 of the best Ultra Marathon Runners in the world eagerly await at the famous Acropolis in Athens for the start of this incredible journey, an ancient citadel situated proudly above the city of Athens. It is said to have been the same place that Pheidippides … an Athenian messenger who was sent from Athens to Sparta in 490BC started the same journey to seek help from the Persians in the battle of Marathon. Will they make it? Only time will tell… 36 hours to be precise!
Frequently Asked Questions
What if I want to bring a Non Running Partner?
This is absolutely no problem, we can accommodate non running partners, please get in touch to find out the options available.
What happens if I need to Cancel?
If unfortunately you need to cancel your booking all cancellations must be received in writing, sent to email@example.com please see our terms of booking page for more info.
Do I need to bring anything with me?
Yes, Your running kit!
Road or Trail Shoes?
Both would be ideal but if you are only able to bring 1 pair bring road. In truth, you’re only on trails at Spartathlon for two hours max, if you’re used to trails and worried about how running so far on roads might affect you, this will give you loads of miles on very similar terrain to Spartathlon.
What is the weather like in June?
Hot! Mostly we will be running in our summer kit but it will get cooler the higher we go, For the night run you may need a jacket and warmer clothing.
Deposit payable upon booking £100. Option to pay full price below.
A £100 per person deposit is all that is required to reserve your place(s) on this fantastic running camp in Bansko. You can do this by clicking ‘Add to Cart’ .
The remaining balance must be paid before 15th February 2020. You do however have the option to pay your balance now by selecting this below. Please let us know of any dietary requirements via email firstname.lastname@example.org.