Description

Ohrid Trail 35k is single-day sporting event – a trail running race with distance of 35 km and elevation gain of 1,470 m. The race takes place in the Galichica National Park – from Elshani village to city of Ohrid – in an area that is full with natural rarities and historical cultural monuments.

The start of the race is scheduled on 25.05.2019 at 10:00 in the Eleshec Camp by the Ohrid Lake.

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At the very beginning we will run along the asphalt to the village of Elshani, and after that we will run along a steep mountain trail to the crossroad with the big race, which is 200 meters under the peak of Bugarska Cuka. This part of the race, from the begining until the connection is not easy at all, you will run and walk on the steep slope which initially moves through a forest part, and after that on rocky exposed terrain, unstable and slippery, but here you will enjoy the beauties of Lake Ohrid. As you climb to the top, you will pass  remains of the First World War front.

Yes, but at the moment you pass the point Studino, until the spring Letnica will enjoy a flat and soft terrain that runs through several karstic fields, wide pastures with a lot of dust, alpine grass or mud depending on the weather conditions. This part of the park is famous for the large number of butterflies, snakes, birds, spiders and insects, and you will need to look out for your steps!

From the spring Letnica until the place Krstec, you will run in a wild terrain, which does not have a trail, but it has high grass, stones and snakes. Here the part is little bit harder, but you will enjoy the views on Ohrid and the lake, as well as the beautiful sunset if you are slower. And finally you will end up in the city of light, a city that is one of the few (24) in the world that is under the protection of UNESCO, a city called Ohrid, the most beautiful one.

Registration fees and deadlines

EARLY BIRDregistration

eur 17

starting fee01 February – 28 February

REGULAR FEE

eur 25

starting fee01 March – 15 May

LATE BIRD

eur 25

starting fee (no gift)16 May – 24 May
REGISTER HERE!
Each participant must download, print and sign the DECLARATION OF PERSONAL LIABILITY and bring it signed for race bib collection.
*Participants who are unable to collect their race bib during the schedule specified on the program may authorize a third person to collect it on their behalf. In order to do so, they must download, print and fill the document AUTHORISATION TO THIRD PARTY, and follow the instructions indicated in it.
Runner's gift bag contains:

  • Branded cotton bag.
  • Start bib number with runner’s name and surname.
  • Drop-bag / Sack with a sticker corresponding to runners starting number.
  • Food and beverages at all Aid stations during the race.
  • Transport to Start.
  • Food at the finish line.
  • Finishers medal.
  • Post-race meal.
  • Online finishers certificate.
  • Race sponsors’ gifts.
  • Ohrid Trail branded gift (t-shirt).
  • Participation in a unique event in nature.

Technical info

Start25.05.2019 at 10:00
Finish25.05.2019 at 19:00
Total distance35 km
Elevation gain1,470 m
Asphalt8%
Dirt road20%
Trail72%
Aid stations2 + finish
Time of first male4 hours
Time of first female5 hours

Map

Elevation profile and distances

RouteDistance (km)Uphill (m)Downhill (m)Total elevation gain (m)Total elevation loss (m)
Camp Eleshec (Start) - Asan Dzura10.8+1,078-304+1,078-304
Asan Dzura - Letnica10.0+95-135+1,173-439
Letnica - Krstec5.0+203-6+1,376-445
Krstec - Velestovo3.0+67-628+1,443-1,073
Velestovo - Ohrid6.1+27-397+1,470-1,470
Route 
CAMP ELESHEC (START) - ASAN DZURA
Distance (km)10.8
Uphill (m)+1,078
Downhill (m)-304
Total elevation gain (m)+1,078
Total elevation loss (m)-304
ASAN DZURA - LETNICA
Distance (km)10.0
Uphill (m)+95
Downhill (m)-135
Total elevation gain (m)+1,173
Total elevation loss (m)-439
LETNICA - KRSTEC
Distance (km)5.0
Uphill (m)+203
Downhill (m)-6
Total elevation gain (m)+1,376
Total elevation loss (m)-445
KRSTEC - VELESTOVO
Distance (km)3.0
Uphill (m)+67
Downhill (m)-628
Total elevation gain (m)+1,443
Total elevation loss (m)-1,073
VELESTOVO - OHRID (FINISH)
Distance (km)6.1
Uphill (m)+27
Downhill (m)-397
Total elevation gain (m)+1,470
Total elevation loss (m)-1,470

Control points and aid stations

PointKmElevation (m)Time limitSuppliesDrop out point
Camp Eleshec070010:00drinksStart
Asan Dzura10.81,472drinks & foodNo
Letnica20.81,415--
Krstec25.81,550--
Velestovo28.81,010drinks & foodYes
Ohrid34.970019:00-Finish
Point 
CAMP ELESHEC
Km0
Elevation (m)700
Time limit10:00
Suppliesdrinks
Drop out pointStart
ASAN DZURA
Km10.8
Elevation (m)1,472
Time limit
Suppliesdrinks & food
Drop out pointNo
LETNICA
Km20.8
Elevation (m)1,415
Time limit
Supplies-
Drop out point-
KRSTEC
Km25.8
Elevation (m)1,550
Time limit
Supplies-
Drop out point-
VELESTOVO
Km28.8
Elevation (m)1,010
Time limit
Suppliesdrinks & food
Drop out pointYes
OHRID
Km34.9
Elevation (m)700
Time limit19:00
Supplies-
Drop out pointFINISH