Turkey's long-running marathon 'Uludağ Premium Ultra Trail' started with the participation of nearly 1500 local and foreign athletes. Bursa Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Alinur Aktaş, who gave the start of the 16 and 6 kilometer races, said that the races, which will continue to grow every year, will make a significant contribution to the recognition of Bursa and Uludağ.
The 'Uludağ Premium Ultra Trail', which was held for the third time this year at the summit of Uludağ, with the support and contributions of Bursa Metropolitan Municipality, which has implemented many brand events for youth and children to meet with sports, started with the participation of local and foreign athletes. “Uludağ Premium Ultra Trail”, organized under the coordination of the Metropolitan Municipality Youth and Sports Services Department, is organized in 3 general classification and 1 different age categories. Around 5 athletes registered for the long-running marathon. The longest stage of the race, which brings the athletes together at the summit of Uludağ with 1500, 66, 30 and 16 kilometer stages, is 6 kilometers. Marathon runners witnessed the unique beauty of Uludağ by passing Zeyniler, Cumalıkızık, Kürekli Waterfall, Saitabat Waterfall, Glacial Ponds, Uludağ Summit, Softaboğan Waterfall, Bakacak, Kurbağa Kaya and Sarıalan.
Race with music
Bursa Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Alinur Aktaş also came together with the athletes who came to the summit for the 'Uludağ Premium Ultra Trail' races. Wishing the athletes a safe race, President Alinur Aktaş said that they missed the Uludağ Premium Ultra Trail, which they could not do last year due to the pandemic, as a city as much as the athletes. Wishing success to all athletes, President Aktaş gave the start of the 16 and 6 kilometer stages. After the countdown, the marathoners had an unforgettable experience accompanied by the magnificent nature and local texture of Uludağ and its surroundings. The athletes, who entered the forest road after the asphalt road, were surprised with the live music performance of the artists. The marathoners, who stated that they were happy to have an unforgettable experience, struggled to overcome the difficulties they encountered in the forest. Can Ayaz, who finished first in the 16-kilometer stage, and President Alinur Aktaş presented the medals to the winners.
“About 1500 athletes participated”
Expressing that “Uludağ Premium Ultra Trail will continue to grow every year, Chairman Aktaş thanked everyone who contributed and contributed. Expressing that the brand city Bursa continues to sign brand organizations, President Alinur Aktaş said, "Last year, we had to cancel many organizations due to the pandemic, and we also canceled the Uludağ Ultra Trail races. The races, which were held for the third time this year, started in 3 different categories under the leadership of the Metropolitan Municipality and sponsored by Uludağ Beverages and Teleferik AŞ. The fact that around 5 local and foreign athletes came from within and outside the city shows that the interest is great. It will contribute to the better recognition of Bursa and Uludağ over the course of a few years. It will show that Uludağ can be visited for 1500 months and four seasons. Thank you to everyone who participated and supported. The organization would be beneficial to Bursa and Turkish sports," he said.
On Sunday, July 4, when the winners of the marathon will receive their medals, a free public walk to Softaboğan Waterfall will be held. Participants in the event will discover Softaboğan Waterfall with a 6-kilometer walk through the forest, with 5 squares being the starting point, accompanied by a guide.