About Brutus Run

On January 28th 2018, the adventure is back to unite the toughest runners in one brutal competition. There will be 2 distances 20km Warrior and 42 km General with teams of THREE. Places are limited - only 40 teams (Warrior) / 20 teams (General) of three people will have the chance to prove their will and skills in order to fight for the first place! What is Brutus Run? In short...a brutal adventure with extreme toughness. Brutus Run is only for winners, for strong people with a strong spirit. This is not a carnival running with a little mud and dummy gymnastics. This is a real challenge that requires physical fitness and will to succeed. The control time and penalty points will reduce the number of finishers to a minimum. Brutus Run includes exhausting winter running with a fast pace on a marathon distance (42 km) with a total ascend of 1500 meters; a muscle-gripping carrying of weights along, tiring intensive chopping...

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Our goals

for the upcoming event:
0 axe hits
digs with a spade
kilometers passed
liters of carried water



Brutus Run Warrior

Distance: 20км бягане + приключения More Info

Brutus Run General

Distance: 42км бягане + приключения More Info

Rules and control times

  • The places for Brutus Run General 42km are limited to a maximum of 20 teams of 3 people each.
  • The places for Brutus Run Warrior 20km are limited to a maximum of 40 teams of 3 people each.
  • Only teams of three people are allowed for participation in Brutus Run General 42km and Brutus Run Warrior 20km.
  • Throughout the entire race the members of the team will be tied to each other with a five-meter long rope. Untying the knot or removing the rope, even for a short period of time, will result in disqualification.

Control times and rules for completing the tasks:

Total time allowed for finishing of running and all obstacles - 7 hours for Brutus Run General and 4 hours for Brutus Run Warrior. Anyone finished in the time allowed will be considered successfully completed Brutus Run and will receive a medal.


  • Running
    42 km with a total ascend of 1500 meters in the winter; recommended pace - not slower than 6:30 minutes per kilometer - for Brutus Run General.
  • Running
    20 km with a total ascend of 850 meters in the winter; recommended pace - not slower than 6:30 minutes per kilometer - for Brutus Run Warrior.
  • Digging soil and collecting it in bags
    The teams will have to dig and fill soil in bags as fast as they could - 40, 50 or 60 kg respectively for teams ff, mf, mm. The filled bags must be carried by the team form the spot of the digging to the scale at the start/finish (approx. 80 meters). For successful completion is considered a bag with not more than 10% deviation from the required weight, and in case of deviation, each missing kilogram will lead to 1 minute time penalty. Failure to complete the task results in 20 minutes time penalty. (If the weight is less than 90% the participants have the right to return and fill the bag. Overweight bags will not bring bonus minutes.)
  • Wood chopping
    - 1 meter Acacia log, laid on the ground, with a larger diameter for men and less for teams with women. It is not necessarily to cut right through the middle - a tolerance of up to 70:30 is allowed. A successfully cut log is considered a completely parted log in the area of chopping, i.e. getting two (or more) pieces of wood. A failed cutting or quitting will lead to 30 minutes time penalty.

    Possible injuries from splinters during chopping.

  • Archery
    - at a target graph 1 (the center) to 10 (the periphery). Each participant has the right of one control shot, then fires three times. The points of both participants will be summed and for each point the team gets 20 seconds bonus time.
  • Tasks for exercising the brain
    At a point on the route, each team will get five logical tasks on a piece of paper. It is necessary to solve the tasks, while running, and then deliver them to the next point - about 3 km away. Each unsolved problem will lead to 2 minutes and half penalty time, and if all tasks are wrong or unresolved - the total penalty time will be 17 minutes. Tasks can be solved by both teammates, discussed etc. - the important thing is for the team to finally reach a decision and a correct answer.
  • Orienteering
    At a specific point of the route the teams will be given an orienteering map and they will have to find several points hidden in the woods. For every point that is not found there will be a penalty of 9 minutes.
  • Rock climbing
    Only for Brutus Run General! At a specific point of the route the teams will have to climb a vertical rock. There will be volunteers which will guide the participants. A failure to pass the challenge will result 20 minutes of penalty time.
  • Carrying weights along the route
    Each team will have the task to carry weights (two containers of water for each participant) between 1 and 2 kilometers along the route. Men will carry 2 x 10 kg and women 2 x 6 kg. A failure to carry the burden will lead to 40 minutes penalty time.
  • Surprise?
    There will be an additional, quite tough hurdle, which will be announced just before it's about to be done. : )

The total time allowed for finishing is 7 hours for Brutus Run General and 4 hours for Brutus Run Warrior.
To the finish time of each team will be added, and resp. subtracted, bonus or penalty time, obtained during the performance of the tasks. Thus their final time will be formed, which should be below the set limit in order for the participation to be considered successful.


Necessary for the Brutus run race:

  • а cellphone (which must be turned off during the race, otherwise you will be disqualified)
  • а running backpack
  • water - a minimum of 1 liters/person
  • food - an equivalent of 1000 kcal/person
  • working gloves (recommended)
  • а survival blanket
  • а raincoat
  • а proper hat/head wrap/buff


Registration periods:

Period / Race  Brutus Run General 42km  Brutus Run Warrior 42km
Early sign up * - until 12/30/2017 incl.  30 euro  25 euro
Standard price * - from 12/31/2017 to 01/21/2018 incl.  40 euro  35 euro
Registration on the spot  N/A  N/A

* Places for Brutus Run General 42km are limited to a maximum of 20 teams and 40 teams for Brutus Run Warrior (registered and payed) of 2 people each! The tax is for one participant!

IMPORTANT! Race registrations on the spot will NOT be available!


Location and route

How to get to the start/finish point

The Start/Finish checkpoint will be located on a lawn, north-west, as shown on the map. The place can be reached from Varna on the way to Dobrich. After the crossroad at "Aksakovska panorama", turn on the way to Kalimantsi village. Just before the village there is a turning on the left with a sign reading Dobrogled - take that turning. After entering the village, follow the signs to the lawn of the Start/Finish point.



Each participant in Brutus Run 42 km will get:

  • a unique shirt with the Brutus Run logo
  • a special „finisher” medal (only for participants, who are able to finish in the control time)
  • muscle fever, blisters and bruises

Each participant in Trail Run 13 km and Trail Run 7 km will get:

  • for the winners (the first three men and women) - medals

All participants in the three races will get:

  • start bib and chip
  • electronic result detection
  • free professional photos
  • prizes from sponsors (drawn in a lottery)



The teams will be self sustained – there will be no stations with food and water. Each team will have to carry all the food and water they need in order to survive the challenges along the way. The cannibalism is forbidden

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Отборите ще трябва изцяло да разчитат на себе си – няма да има осигурени подкрепителни пунктове с храна и вода. Всеки отбор ще трябва да носи необходимите си провизии необходими, за да оцелее през всичките изпитания. Канибализмът е забранен

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Rock climbing

Only for General! A new challenge that will test your physical and mental limits. Each team will have to work hard in order to climb steep rocks.

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Скално катерене

Само за General! Едно ново предизвикателство, което ще тества физическите и психическите ви граници. Всеки отбор ще трябва да работи съвместно, за да изкачи стръмен скален участък.

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Изтощителнo горско бягане

Изтощително бягане на тежка дистанция от 42 км (General) или 20 км (Warrior) с обща денивелация от 1500 / 850 метра, с поддържане на скоростно темпо и без време за почивка. Дълги изкачвания, уморителни спускания, трудни зимни условия и леден въздух. За да успеете с допълнителните препятствия и задачи, и да финиширате бягането в контролното […]

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Exhausting trail run

Exhausting running a severe distance of 42 km (General) or 20 km (Warrior) with a total ascend of 1500 / 850 meters, maintaining high-speed pace with no time to rest. Long climbs, tiring descends, difficult winter conditions and icy air. To succeed with the additional challenges and obstacles and finish the run in the allowed […]

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Вързани с въже

Ограничения за ума, ограничения за тялото. За да усещат реално ограничението на бойната единица „отбор” от обкръжаващия го свят, ТРИМАТА бегачи във всеки тим ще бъдат вързани един за друг с въже през кръста. Ще ви се иска да се отдалечите от партньорите си, ще ви се иска да се скриете зад дърво, когато ви […]

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Running tied

Limiting the body, limiting the brain. To feel the real isolation of the battle unit called “team” vs. the rest of the world, the runners in each team will be tied to each other with a rope through the weist. You may want to go away from your partnerс, you may want to hide behind […]

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Копаене и носене

Брутални изпитания за силни хора! Да ринеш замръзнала пръст и да топлиш ръцете си само с горещия си дъх… да пълниш огромен чувал до горе, докато ръцете ти започнат да изпускат малката лопатка… ето какво очаква любителите на екстремни натоварвания в този кръг на Брутус Рън. Всеки отбор ще разполага с малка лопатка и чувал, […]

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Digging and carrying

Brutal challenges for tough people! To dig the frozen grounds and to warm up your hands with your breath only… while filling up a huge sack, until your hands start to drop the small spade… this is what the fans of the extreme adventures could expect in this round of Brutus Run. Each team will […]

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Сечене на дърво

Сила или техника? Или просто брутален ентусиазъм и зверско размахване на брадвата? Изборът е изцяло Ваш. Всеки отбор ще бъде изправен пред едно реално горско предизвикателство – отсичане на дебело и здраво дърво с брадва. Неуспешно отсичане или пропускане на предизвикателството ще води до огромно накaзателно време.

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Wood chopping

Power or skills? Or just brutal enthusiasm and ferocious swinging of the axe? The choice is entirely YOURS. Each team will face one real forest challenge – cutting a thick and strong tree with an axe. Failure to complete this challenge will lead to a huge penalty time.

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Стрелба с лък

С уморени от изтощаващото размахване на брадвата ръце, всеки ще има шанса да добави бонус време за своя отбор, като упражни и демонстрира своята прецизност, точност и постигне точни попадения със стрелба с лък по мишена. Мишената е разграфена на кръгове от 10 точки в центъра до 1 точка в края. Всеки участник има право […]

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With hands tired from the exhausting swinging of the heavy axe, each participant will have the chance to add bonus time for his team, by showing their skills, skillfull eye and precision at the archery challenge. The board is divided into circles – 10 points in the center and 1 point in the periphery. Each […]

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Решаване на задачки

Гимнастика за ума в анаеробни условия. Прости задачки могат да ви се видят доста сложни за решаване, докато кръвта в тялото е насочена само краката. На приблизително 17-ти (General) / 10-ти (Warrior) км от трасето всеки отбор ще получи лист със задачи, които ще трябва да реши в рамките на 3 км бягане. Задачките ще […]

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Solving puzzles

Gymnastics for the brains in anaerobic conditions. Simple tests could be very difficult to solve, while the blood is constantly pumped only to the legs. Approximately after the 17th (General) / 10th (Warrior) kilometer, each team will receive a list of logical tasks, which will have to be solved within the next 3 kilometers. The […]

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Да бягаш в замръзналата гора, търсейки скрити точки по карта, когато вече всичко ти изглежда еднакво може да се окаже брутално приключение за неподготвените. На определено място от трасето състезателите ще бъдат отклонени и ще им бъде дадена карта за ориентиране. Ще трябва да намерят няколко скрити точки в гората. Всяка неоткрита точка ще носи […]

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To run through the frozen woods, searching for a hidden spots with a single map when you are tired and everything looks the same, could be a brutal adventure for those that are not prepared. On a certain place of the route all the participants will be given an orienteering map. They will have to […]

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Носене на тежести

Да преодоляваш денивелация, да се катериш и да слизаш по стръмни склонове, е изпитание. Но истинско изпитание е да го правиш със сериозни тежести в ръцете. Всеки участник във всеки отбор ще носи по две (не много удобни за носене) бутилки с вода. Мъже – 2 х 10 кг Жени – 2 х 6 кг […]

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Carrying weights

To climb and descend steep slopes is a challenge by itself. But the real challenge is to do that while carrying heavy load in each hand! Each participant will have to carry two (not too comfortable to hold) bottles of water. Men – 2 x 10 kilograms Women – 2 x 6 kilograms Distance – […]

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Очаквайте допълнителни предизвикателства, точно когато няма да ви е до това…

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Expect additional challenges, exactly when you will hate it.

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Get in touch

Address: Varna, Bulgaria
Phone: + 359 898 624 511

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What our runners say

  • Nelly Angelova

    It is so rare to see such positive and smiling people in one place – the team of iRun and all of the participants. Huge thanks for the diligence and effort when organizing all the events! We are with you!

    Nelly Angelova

  • Konstantin Tsonkov

    This is not just a race … This is an incredible emotion which is definitely worth it. Only those who have participated in iRun’s trail runs know the thrill of running through the woods with another 100-150 people and every one of them is super upbeat and charged. Don’t hesitate – come with, and you will find new friends and have 100% fun! “

    Konstantin Tsonkov

  • Boyana Papazova

    iRun.bg – you are awesome!! I want to thank you for the incredible adventure today. You were great! We were all great! Every single day with you is exciting, interesting and always special and different. I also thank the participants (along with me) for the consistency and that each time our count is increasing. I look forward to the next challenge!!

    Boyana Papazova