Looking for yourself where to hit the trails this late spring in the Balkans, look no further than Ohrid Ultra-Trail® in the end of May 2023. Held in the UNESCO World Heritage Site and the National Park Galicica, Ohrid Ultra-Trail® with its 4 races offers unique trail running experience in N. Macedonia combining hard and easy trails, two pristine lakes and overcoming high and exposed mountain ranges.
Vodno-Matka Trail Marathon 40K
Trail running race that leads you through the most beautiful forests of Mount Vodno and Matka Canyon that hide valuable monuments of Christian byzantine culture that you will run by during the race.
Vodno-Matka Trail Marathon is the longest race of Vodno-Matka Trails - an exciting 40 km trail race with 2,700 m. D+ that follows the main ridge-line of Mount Vodno just above the city of Skopje to the mystique in the natural reserve Matka canyon between byzantine medieval landmarks.
Vodno has well-groomed forest trails, easy slopes, dirt roads, but steep and technical in Matka it is.
This race is up and down all the way to Matka Canyon for experienced ultra-trail runners, with good physical and mental conditioning to complete a demanding course.
Vodno Trail 27K
Trail running race that leads you through the most beautiful forests of Mount Vodno and offers the most attractive panoramas of Matka Canyon.
Vodno Trail is the shorter race of Vodno-Matka Trails. Half-marathon is 21 km long by default. Add to that plus 6, so 27 km trails with 1,360 meters elevation gain is no laughing matter. But as the saying goes: no pain - no gain!
Athletes with a decent fitness level and good form, will enjoy great panoramas on this medium-level trail.
Vodno EasyRun 10K
Ideal for athletes looking to take their first steps into trail running as well as family and friends travelling with runners racing the longer distances.
Vodno EasyRun is the shortest race of Vodno-Matka Trails. Open to juniors of 13+ years as well as ideal for athletes looking to take their first steps into trail running as well as family and friends travelling with runners racing the longer distances.
This 10K race with 630+ elevation gain takes you to the top of Mount Vodno and leads you straight down through pristine forest trails to the finish line on Sredno Vodno.