Hiking Marathon Kotor-Lovcen-Kotor

"Hiking Marathon Kotor-Lovcen-Kotor 2009" will be held on Saturday, the 26th of September 2009.

The objectives of the event are:
- Promoting walking and spending time outdoors in nature as part of a healthy lifestyle;
- Preservation and protection of the environment;
- Development of tourism - promoting the natural beauty of Kotor and hinterland Lovćenskih slopes;
- Getting to know and socialize with other societies in the region and abroad as well as other participants;

This event will offer an opportunity for participants to walk past famous cultural and historical monuments such as the old town of Kotor and the Saint Ivan (San Giovanni) fortress, the old Njegusi Kotor-Cetinje path and the Njegos mausoleum. Also, the path will pass through very attractive natural beauty, such as the rocky hinterland of Kotor to the wooded part of Lovcen National Park.

What makes this marathon special, among other things, is the fact that it travels from the sea to 1700 meters above sea level, and the diversity and attractiveness of the landscape.

The program will be divided into three categories: marathon, half-marathon, and recreational.

Participants will gather and divide into these three groups half an hour before departure on September 26th, at the Gurdic – the south gate of Kotor’s fortified old town. This is where the marathon run will start.

Departures of each group will be at the following times:

Marathon – 7:00 a.m.
Half-marathon – 7:30 a.m.
Recreational Group – 8:00 a.m.

All groups will finish at the same place: Tabačina (Montenegrin Pazar).

The marathon will go up to the Njegusev Mausoleum (1657 m). The half-marathon will reach Krstac (948 m), and the recreational group will reach Špiljari village (170 m).

Any healthy and physically prepared person may participate in this event.  All registered participants must: be properly dressed with proper footwear (hiking boots), practice safe hiking and walking, and bring a mobile phone with a fully charged battery and a flashlight.

Participants will pass through check points at Krstac, Njegos mausoleum Njegusi and Zanjev. They will sign into a Marathon Book, and their passage will be recorded by a special stamp.The first marathon participant to pass through all of the check points within under twelve hours will be declared the winner and will receive a special certificate.   All participants who complete the marathon, half marathon or recreational outing will receive a certificate.

You may apply to the Hiking Marathon from September 14 to 25, 2009. Please contact us with the following information:

Name:
City:
Hiking club (if applicable):
Phone number:
E-mail address:

Please contact Dragan Jovanovic with your application information, as well as any questions about logistics or accommodation:
Mobile phone: +382 (0) 68 794 867
Fax: +382 (0) 325 107
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For more information about the “Squirrel Hiking Club” PK Vjeverica, please visit this web site.

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