Ohrid Trail 60k is single-day sporting event – a trail running race with distance of 60 km and elevation gain of 3,140 m. The race takes place in the Galichica National Park – from St.Naum monastery 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 08:00 in the monastery Sv.Naum by the Ohrid Lake.
The long race of the Ohrid Trail event will be held on May 25th on Mount Galichica, from the Ohrid side. The race is 60km long and you will have cumulative ascent of 3,140 meters. The race is entered in the annual ITRA calendar and according to the rules of this association, the race carries 3 points.
The start of the race is from the Monastery of St. Naum (X century). At the very beginning we will run near the border with R. Albania and the springs of the Crn Drim River, one of the natural monuments in NP. Galicica. This part of the race to the village of Ljubanishta is easy and flat, and runs on a combined surface.
After that comes the most beautiful and hardest part of the race in which you need to climb the three highest peaks in the park – Kota F10, Magaro and Lako Signoi. This part goes through a strictly protected zone, under the patronage of UNESCO, and in the highest part you can enjoy the vistas of the two of the oldest natural lakes in Europe – Lake Ohrid and Prespa.
As you climb these peaks, you will also pass through remains of the First World War front. In this part, fro the peak Magaro to the peak Bulgarska Cuka you will be quite careful on the descent, because he structure of this mountain is karst (limestone), meaning that it has many sharp stones.
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.