Prize winners in seventy-ninth Galata – Varna swimming marathon share an award fund of 6800 lv. The oldest swimming competition in Bulgaria is a part of the initiative “Varna – European sport city 2019” this year and will be held on 4th of August. The event is supported by the Minister of Youth and Sports Krasen Kralev.


Organizers of the marathon are the Bulgarian Navy, Varna municipality and PSC “Black Sea”. In the seventy-ninth international swimming marathon “Cape Galata – Pier 2 (Varna)” can take part citizens and guests of Varna from the country and foreign land born in 2007 and older.


All, willing to take part in the marathon, ought to come on the 4th of August at 6:30 AM to the sea port of Varna. It is necessary for participants to carry appropriate bags and sacks with them for their personal belongings. Registration will last from 6:30 AM to 8:30 AM. At 8:30 AM the registration stops and the participants who came later won’t be able to take part.


At 9:00 AM ships attending the marathon will sail of the sea port of Varna. Distance of a straight line from cape Galata to Varna is around 4500 meters. The marathon will start at 9:30 AM. All participants must get in line in water at the same distance from the shore. On the day of the marathon every participant have to bring the following documents to the rally point: ID card, declaration, signed personally by the participant and persons under 18 must have their declarations signed by them and by their parents. Also all of the participants have to bring their medical certificates.


Participation fee is 10 lv.


Winners – male and female get money rewards of: 1st place – 1000 lv, 2nd place – 700 lv, 3rd place – 500 lv, 4th place – 400 lv, 5th place – 300 lv, 6th place – 200 lv.


Money rewards get the best: resident of Varna, male and female – 100 lv. This year they get one more big surprise – trip at the expense of Varna municipality to participate in the swimming marathon from 29th of August 2019 to 1st of September 2019 in Dordrecht, Netherlands.


200 lv is the bonus for a disabled swimmer. The same amount of money gets the swimmer who registered the most participations in this marathon.