The journey commences in the enchanting city of Prizren, winding through the historic Old City before venturing towards Mariash and Jabllanica. As the trail progresses, it leads adventurers past the Mountaineering Hut, marking the start of a challenging ascent towards Vrtop Saddle.
Here, amidst breathtaking vistas, participants reach the pivotal checkpoint at Karanikolla Lake, one of the most beautiful lakes on Shar Mountain.

Continuing along the trail, the route unveils its most captivating segment near the towering peaks of Big Vrtop and Smal Vrtop. Passing mountain rivers and waterfalls, the trail passes the amazing area of Treskavec, full of rocky pillars and Kobilica, revealing nature’s splendor at its finest.

Transitioning beyond borders, the trail meanders into Veice, one of the most remote villages nestled in Macedonia, before proceeding towards the village of Brodec.

The concluding stretches of the journey unfold as an epic finale, ascending toward the area of Jelak and the Jelak Black Peak, before passing a joyfull single trail and the final push to Popova Shapka.

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Early bird: 40 EUR (until June 30, 2024)
Standard: 50 EUR (until August 25, 2024)

EDITION
Nr. 3

DISTANCE
60 km

TOTAL ELEVATION GAIN
3,600 m D+

TOTAL ELEVATION LOSS

2,250 m D-

START LOCATION
Prizren, Kosova

START TIME

07.09.2024, 07:00

AID STATIONS-:
5

TIME LIMIT
13.5 hours

MAX. ALTITUDE
2,281 meters asl.

MIN. ALTITUDE
400 meters asl.

TOPOLOGY
80% Paths / 15% Tracks / 5% Roads

ITRA POINTS
3

MOUNTAIN POINTS
8

FINISH LOCATION
Hotel Scardus – Popova Sapka / Bregu i Diellit (N. Macedonia)

MAX. PARTICIPANTS
60

Check Point: Altitude: Location: KM D+ D- Split KM Time of first (approx) Time of last Time limits Time of day
Start 420 N42 12,475 E 20 44,668 0 0 0 0 07:00
CP1 Antena 971 N42 10,800 E 20 45,477 9.2 725 154 9.2 1 h 20 min 2 h 30 min
CP2 Karaula 1608 N42 07,239 E20 47,372 20 780 147 11.8 2 h 45 min 5 h 00 min 12:00 12:00
CP3 Karanikola lake 2476 N42 04,680 E20 46,992 27.2 630 50 7.2 4 h 00 min 7 h 30 min
CP4 Vejce 1608 N42 07,239 E20 47,372 41.2 410 1410 14 6 h 00 min 10 h 30 min 17:30 17:30
CP5 Jelak Viepoint 1176 N42 9.953 E20 45.591 52.4 1080 462 11.2 8 h 00 min 12 h 30 min
Finish 420 N42 12,475 E 20 44,668 58 280 320 5.6 8 h 45 min 13 h 30 min 20:30 20:30

Race Map (file)

Plan your race, make sure you’re on the right path because well, these are mountains and mountains eat markings.

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Rules & regulations

Just stick to them, read them carefully – so there shan’t we have a few little “surprises”.

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The price includes:

  • BIB number,
  • Food and drinks, mountain rescue and medical aid during the race,
  • Race branded gifts,
  • Finisher’s medal,
  • Post-race meal and refreshments,
  • Free race photos,
  • Free bag transportation from Prizren to Popova Sapka

Optional: Transport from Popova Sapka to Prizren and Prishtina (15 EUR)