Dear all ,
We would like to inform you that the traditional Hiking Day Kotor-Lovćen-Kotor will be organised for the ninth time on Saturday, October 30 2017.
This year, as before, you can take the marathon trail, 31km long, in two ways:
- Running Marathon (Njegoš mausoleum, Lake top 1657m altitude). registration fee is 5 euros. Applications close on 25 Sep. You can apply through this link https://goo.gl/forms/P6g8kARbkHd5yFi23
- Hiking Marathon (Njegoš mausoleum, Lake top 1657m altitude) registration fee is 5 euros. Applications close on 25 Sep. You can apply through this link https://goo.gl/forms/P6g8kARbkHd5yFi23
Additionally we organise:
- Hiking Tour Krstac (mountain pass Krstac 937m altitude) 13.5km. There is no registration fee for this tour and no prior registration is necessary.
- Recreational tour Praćište (Plateau Praćište 620m altitude) 10km.There is no registration fee for this tour and no prior registration is necessary.
- Marathon entry fee (running or hiking) should be payed in NLB bank Montenegro, account number 530-21001-60 (Vjeverica Kotor), the purpose of payment - Marathon Lovćen.
You can register for Hiking tour Krstac and Recreational tour Praćište on Oct 30th, 45 min before start. To register, you need to give your name and country/town or origin. Read carefully the following instructions:
Gathering point and START for all categories is Gurdić, Kotor South gate. FINISH point for all categories is Kotor North gate, Tabačina, where the control team will be located.
START time for categories:
||Gathering time and start
|Marathon - runners
||06:00 - 07:00
||Lake top 1649m
|Marathon - hikers
||06:00 - 07:05
||Lake top 1649m
|Krstac hiking tour
||07:05 - 08:00
||Krstac pass 937m
|Praćište recreational tour
||08:05 - 09:00
||Praćište plateau 620m
For both Marathon tours, registration for bib number closes at 6:50 on the race day. Please be there on time to avoid crowding. You can register for both running and hiking marathon via this link https://goo.gl/forms/P6g8kARbkHd5yFi23
Registration deadline for Marathon is 26. Sep 2017.
Marathon runners will start at 07:00 am, and 5 minutes later, at 07:05, Marathon hikers will follow.
Marathon runners will be timed at control points, after which, if some of them are slow, they will be redirected to hiking tour Krstac. Within the set control time, the organisers are responsible for the participants. Outside of the set control time, the participants will be noted as “disqualified” and take their own responsibility for the rest of the tour, unless they accept recommendations of the organiser. The organisers offer transportation for the participants that give up or First Aid, if necessary.
Closing time for check points:
Point 1: Krstac 10am
Point 2: Lake top 01:30 pm
Point 3: Vrh Polja 3:30 pm
Point 4 Žanjev Do: 4pm
Medical team as well as organisation mobile teams will be monitoring the participants. All check point will have energy bars, fruit and water. Marathon runners and hikers will have a meal and prizes at the end of the tour.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR RUNNERS!
At each check point, our volunteers will register you and put a stamp in your book. Only participant with all the stamps will be considered as finishers, in order to avoid shortening the route. Any attempts to shorten the route at turns will be noted and will add penalty of 10 minutes to the the participant’s time.
We use only the marked trail in a fair manner, for our own safety.
Registrations for Marathon on the day of the race will be possible at the price of 10euros. Participants who have previously registered will get the bib numbers and the map of the trail.
Due to increasing interest of high school students for Marathon, we allow participant who are under 18 to take part in the race. The rules for these participants are the same as the rules for adults, with online registration and fee.
Hiking tour Krstac and recreational tour Krstac will be organised by the rules of our single day tours, without registration fee.
Members of Kotor sports clubs, who are under 18, can participate in Marathon, with a permission from PE teacher and from the parents.
This event’s beauty is that it leads you through very attractive natural area, from the coast, over the rocky hinterland of Kotor into the forests of National park Lovćen. Also, it takes you through important historical areas, such as the walls of Kotor and St Ivan fortress, old road Kotor-Njeguši-Cetinje and Njegoš Mausoleum on Lovćen.
What makes this day special, besides the natural diversity and beauty is the fact that it starts by the sea and ends around 1700m above sea level.
JOIN US FOR ANOTHER DAY IN BEAUTIFUL NATURE!