Saturday, August 26, 2023 16:00 o'clock

The ninth edition of the unique sand half-marathon Kamchia Sands taking place on Aug 26, 2023 (Saturday).


It is held on the longest sand strip in Bulgaria, situated near the mouth of the Kamchia River. More details about the route you can find here, and how to get to the start here. The registration you can find here. Check out the schedule for the competition.

 On the day after the competition we’re organizing a cleaning campaign near the mouth of the river and along the beach.



Registration and fees:

Registration for the competition starts on Jun 5, 2023.  You can find the fees and the different periods on our page Registration.

For participation in 10 and 21 km distances can be registered people younger than 18 years, but only accompanied from a parent or with a trainer with written parential agreement. In this case a special declaration is signed before getting the bibs. The competitor and the accompanying person move together and go through the river only by a water wheel or by boat. The fee for the accompanying person is 50% of the standard one, the runner pays the whole fee. In order to register an accompanied competitor, put a tick on “Add an accompanied competitor”. The time of the runner and the accompanying person is the time of the one of them. The accompanied competitor must be at least 8 years old for the 10 km distance and 9 for 21 km.

The participation in 2.2 km kids’ distance is free. Registration is made at the place, without age limits.

The fee includes:

  • fruit and water at the Start/Final and at the Control and refreshment stalls;
  • time measuring and final placing;
  • a finisher medal;
  • health care at the Start/Final;
  • toilets at the Start/Final.

Participation is restricted for those who:

  • are under 18 years on the date of the competition, except for the kids’ distance of 2.2 km, as well as accompanied by a parent or or with a people with written parential agreement ;
  • haven't registered in the competition;
  • haven't paid their participation fee;
  • haven't fastened their bib so that it can be visible;
  • haven't personally signed the declaration when receiving their bib;
  • are not sober or are under the influence of drugs;
  • act with illegal, non ethical or unacceptable behavior toward other competitors and/ or organizers’ directions;

It is recommended to have medical insurance.

Sports equipment:

No special requirements; the race number should be put on you so that it can be visible.


  • Prizes will be given for the first three positions in each category;

Additional program:

  • cleaning campaign near the mouth of the river and along the beach;
  • live music and a host during the competition;


  1. A tent camp in the area of Start/Final near the Balaton bistro. For contacts- at the place with the organizers (coordinates 43° 2'4.44"N 27°53'13.97"E). A promotional fee of BGN 10 per tent and BGN 5 per person per night is payable to a representative of KK "Kamchia", Camping "Rai".
  2. Accommodation in bungalows at the "Rai" campsite. For reservations - 0899155481

With the support of Inoxsys, The Barbarian, Hrus-Hrus, Yako, Gold Nutriton, Ministry of Tourism, Camping Rai

Photo: Plamen Stefanov
Photo: Kremena Dimitrova
Photo: Stoyana Peneva