Citizens of Varna and visitors from Bulgaria and abroad, born before 2008, are invited to participate in the 80th swimming marathon Cape Galata – Varna.

Those wishing to participate in this year’s edition of the event must register online. The registration platform opens on June 15th on the marathon website , “Registration” menu. The deadline for registration is July 30th, Thursday. Swimmers without online registration will not be allowed to participate.

Each participant must have passed a pre-competition medical examination not earlier than 3 days before the start (performed at the earliest on 30.07.2020). The medical examination is certified by an appropriate document, which is submitted for verification before the start.
Each participant should print out, sign and present the declaration published on the website of the marathon. For swimmers under 18 years, the statement is signed by a parent.
Each participant signs declaration of consent published on the website of the marathon for provision and processing of personal data. The organizers guarantee that the data will be used only for the purposes of the marathon.

The 80th Galata – Varna swimming marathon will have a new assembly point. For the first time, the participants will gather not at the Maritime Station, but right at the start – in the area “Quarantine”, “Asparuhovo” district, in front of the monument . The change is necessary due to the epidemic situation in the country.

For the convenience of swimmers without transport, a bus with a sign of the marathon will depart from the Cathedral every 10 minutes from 7.00 to 8.00 in the morning.


Applications for participation can be submitted from 6:30 to 9:00 a.m. in front of the Quarantine Monument. The registration ends at 9.00 am sharp and the participants who appeared later will not be allowed to participate!

Each participant must have an identity document.

Participants should bring appropriate bags to collect their personal belongings.

The distance in a straight line from Cape Galata to Officer Beach – East is about 4500 meters.

The start of the swimming will be at 9.30 am as the participants have to set up in line in the water, at an equal distance from the shore.

Participation is individual. The distance from Cape Galata to Varna can be swum in a freely chosen style. The use of hand tools, flippers, outside assistance, etc. is not allowed.

Judges in the boats adjust swimmers in case of greater deviations from the route.

All swimmers who arrive at the finish maximum 100 minutes after the winner are considered to have covered the distance. Then the marathon is officially closed, all swimmers must stop swimming, and get on board of the boats heading the Buna №2.

Each participant, who has swum the distance, receives a coupon for a free snack, drink and a souvenir t-shirt.

Under inappropriate weather conditions, organizers reserve the right to postpone the event.

Participation fee: 10 lv /5 EUR.