Starting point in Popova Shapka from Hotel Scardus, our trail takes us immediately through the high part of the villa zone, before it exits on a joyful single trail passing the area of Shipkovica sheepfolds.

After some cheerful ups and downs on a single trail and pastures, we touch shortly an 4×4 road, before exiting on an amazing single trail called Vrganj trail. Passing deep pine forest, the trail offers us an light ascending and descending parts, simply made for racing. We touch the great viewpoint toward Jelak Black peak, and then rush towards the peak. An slightly exposed ridge trail takes us to this great peak, and then down toward the other ridge.
We exit on a 4×4 road back to the viewpoint, and then off toward Jelak mountain hut. Another single trail exit and we are back to the area of Popova Shapka. Immediately when we see our hotel, we can rush down to the end point.

Overall, Bear Trail is an excellent choice for those who are looking for a fun and challenging outdoor activity that can be enjoyed by people of all skill levels.

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Early bird: 20 EUR (until June 30, 2024)
Standard: 30 EUR (until Aug 25, 2024)

EDITION
Nr. 3

DISTANCE
20 km

TOTAL ELEVATION GAIN
900m D+
TOTAL ELEVATION LOSS

900m D-

START LOCATION
Hotel Scardus, Popova Sapka / Bregu i Diellit (N.Macedonia)

START DATE/TIME
07.09.2024, 09:00

AID STATIONS
2

TIME LIMIT
6 hours

MAX. ALTITUDE
1,894 meters asl.

MIN. ALTITUDE
1,358 meters asl.

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

ITRA POINTS
0

MOUNTAIN POINTS
4

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

MAX. PARTICIPANTS
100

Check Point: Altitude: KM D+ D- Split KM Time of first (approx) Time of last Time limits Time of day
Start 420 0 0 0 0 09:00
CP1 Jelak Viewpoint 971 8.1 340 300 8.1 0 h 40 min 2 h 20 min
CP2 Jelak Viewpoint 1176 12.7 280 280 4.6 1 h 15 min 3 h 50 min
Finish 420 20 340 380 7.3 2 h 00 min 6 h 00 min 15:00 15:00

Race Map (file)

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

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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
  • Transfer from Tetovo to Popova Sapka and back to Tetovo