Holding of the presentation meeting of the Uludağ Premium Ultra Trail marathon

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Holding of the presentation meeting of the Uludağ Premium Ultra Trail marathon

Turkey’s long-term Uludağ Ultra Trail marathon will take Bursa to the top. The introductory meeting of the marathon was held in Uludağ with the participation of the Mayor of Bursa Metropolitan Municipality, Alinur Aktaş.

With the support and contributions of the Metropolitan Municipality of Bursa, which has set up many branded activities in order to spread sports at the grassroots and to ensure that young people and children meet sports, the “Uludağ Premium Ultra Trail ”, which was held for the third time this year at the top of Uludağ, will start on Saturday July 3.

The “Uludağ Premium Ultra Trail”, which will take place under the coordination of the Department of Youth and Sports Services of the Metropolitan Municipality, will take place in 1 general classification and 5 different age categories. So far, 100 athletes have registered for the long-term marathon. Until the day of the race, the number of athletes is expected to reach 500. Combining the magnificent nature and local texture of Uludağ and its surroundings with its technical structure, the “Uludağ Premium Ultra Trail” will be an unforgettable experience for all. the runners. The long-lasting race, which is a candidate to become Turkey’s largest ultra-marathon with the number of athletes and the participation of the public, will make a significant contribution to nature sports tourism.

The longest stage of the race, which will bring together thousands of national and foreign athletes at the top of Uludağ, is 66 kilometers, with stages of 30, 16, 6 and 100 kilometers. Marathon runners will witness the unique beauty of Uludağ passing Zeyniler, Cumalıkızık, Kürekli Waterfall, Saitabat Waterfall, Glacial Ponds, Uludağ Peak, Softaboğan Waterfall, Bakacak, Kurbağa Kaya and Sarıalan. The start of the 30 kilometers and 16 races, which will take place on Saturday morning, will be given by the mayor of the metropolitan municipality of Bursa, Alinur Aktaş.

On Sunday July 4, when the marathon winners receive their medals, a free public walk to Softaboğan waterfall will take place. Participants of the event will experience Softaboğan Waterfall with a 6-kilometer walk through the forest, with 5 squares as a starting point, accompanied by a guide.

“Many international organizations”

The mayor of Bursa Metropolitan Municipality, Alinur Aktaş, stressed that many organizations had not been detained for a year and a half due to the pandemic, and said: “We have taken the first step to normalize our life. social with the acceleration of vaccination, the distance of the masks and the rules of cleaning. . Once again, we return to the days missed in sport with maximum attention to the rules. Sport is essential for a healthy life. With this movement; As the Metropolitan Municipality of Bursa, we support our amateur sports clubs in order to spread sport at the grassroots and to ensure that young people and children meet the sport. We provide our schools with sports halls and special equipment for all branches, and modernize existing ones under today’s conditions. In addition to all these sports investments, we also support branded events in sports tourism and bring many international sports organizations to our Bursa. “

205 athletes registered

Emphasizing that the “Uludalu Premium Ultra Trail”, which will be held in Uludağ for the third time this year, will be carried out with the support of the Metropolitan Municipality of Bursa, Aktaş said: “Uludağ Premium Ultra Trail, 1 general classification and 5 ages different groups, coordinated by the Department of Youth and Sports of the Metropolitan Municipality. will be done in the category. Despite the pandemic races, 2 domestic and foreign athletes have registered for the long-term marathon, which will start in July 205. The marathon is candidate to become the most important ultra marathon in Turkey with the number of athletes and the participation public.

“Contributes to the promotion of Bursa in the world”

“The long-lasting race makes a great contribution to the promotion of Bursa in the world, with its national-foreign stages of 66, 30, 16 and 6 kilometers. Marathon runners will pass through important and precious places in Bursa such as Zeyniler, Cumalıkızık, Kürekli Waterfall, Saitabat Waterfall, Glacial Ponds, Uluda Ul Peak, Softaboğan Waterfall, Bakacak, Kurbağakaya and Sarıalan, adding: “Uludağ Premium Ultra Trail is open to the public. being performed. Anyone between the ages of 7 and 70 interested in running has registered for the event. All athletes registered for the race, which will be the scene of various side events for 3 days, will be transported free of charge to the top of Uludağ by cable car. Runners who complete trails approved by the International Trail Running Association (ITRA) will also have international points determined for each trail. The starting point of the Uludağ Ultra Marathon was determined as Kurbağa Kaya Square. The races will start on Saturday morning July 3, with a 66-kilometer track.

It will start with a music concert.

Stating that they will bring an important summer festival to Uludağ with the long marathon, Aktaş said that on Saturday July 3, when the races start, at 8:00 p.m., the Bursa State Symphony Orchestra will present a music concert at all athletes. at 6 Square. Aktaş continued his words as follows; “On Sunday July 4, when the marathon winners receive their medals, a free public walk to the Softaboğan waterfall will take place. Participants of the event will experience Softaboğan Waterfall with a guide, with a 6 kilometer walk through the forest, with 5 Square as a starting point. I invite all our compatriots to be part of this enthusiasm and wish success in advance to our athletes participating in Uludağ Premium Ultra Trail.

Bursa Deputy Governor Halil Serdar Cevheroğlu said: “You know, Bursa is a city of sports. It is the only city in Turkey to have won the championship in 2 sports branches. Some competitions have been canceled due to the pandemic. Since July 1, we are accelerating standardization. In this context, there are two distinct organizations. Cycling and marathon competitions will be organized. Without renouncing the measures, our National Parks, health establishments and the gendarmerie will take their precautions, ”he said.

Uludağ Premium Ultra Trail Race Director Engin Çetinaya said: “The Ultra Marathon is a trail run of 50 kilometers or more. We delayed 100 kilometers because of Pandmei. There are 4 athletes on 200 tracks. This means 2,500 visitors to Bursa. It will be an economic resource for Bursa and our traders.

“The people who will participate in this competition are of high level”

Ömer Kızıl, Vice Chairman of the Board of Uludağ Beverage, said: “We have never forgotten Bursa, even though we have become an international brand. We have tried to keep our brand at the forefront in international sponsorship related organizations. The more Uludağ Beverage is known in the world and in Turkey, the more important the events will be for us. We have combined many brands with organizations. Here we have our Metropolitan and our Governorate behind us. The most famous of this competition takes place in France. The people who will participate in this competition are high level people. A hotel was opened there. We have guaranteed 80 rooms, but 180 rooms are full. I have called many hotel owners. Let us be an example for these organizations. Let’s do other activities, let Uludağ be active for 12 months. It’s a very serious shooting area. The more Uludağ grows, the more we grow.

Teleferik AŞ board chairman İlker Cumbul promised that they would support all kinds of activities that would be organized in order to use Uludağ 12 months of the year.

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