The Sharr Mountains, nestled in the heart of the Balkans, are a true testament to natural beauty and must be experienced firsthand. With some of the highest peaks in the region, these mountains are home to an array of unique and endangered species, making them a precious gem that unites Kosovo, Macedonia, and Albania. The Sharr Mountains are not just a physical marvel, but a source of life, wellbeing, and cultural connection.

The High Scardus Ultra is a remarkable trail running event that is both international and environmentally conscious. It follows the trail to Tito Peak, the highest point in the Sharr Mountains, and marks the first race in the Balkans that crosses two states – Kosovo and North Macedonia.

The High Scardus Ultra race is a joint cross-boundary project involving local communities, offering an unforgettable adventure in an unspoiled natural setting that provides a true escape from the stress of modern society. The race organizers provide high-quality, good value accommodation, excellent food, and experienced race management, ensuring a proven track record of excellent race organization by international standards. The staff speak fluent English, guaranteeing a safe race experience that is not to be missed. With plenty of historical and unspoiled natural highlights to discover, the Scardus mountain range is a breathtaking destination for an out-of-the-ordinary short break.

The second edition of High Scardus Ultra is scheduled for September 2-4, 2023, providing a great opportunity to take part in the first multi-stage ultra race in the Western Balkans, with available distances ranging from 20km, 50km and 70km. This event invites runners to celebrate and protect nature and diversity, nourishing their bodies and souls with physical and emotional wellbeing.

All races of High Scardus Ultra are organized in accordance with the International Trail Running Association (ITRA), ensuring a safe and well-managed event. Don’t miss this chance to join the race and experience the natural beauty and cultural connection of the Sharr Mountains.