Dear trail runners, In times like these we are living now, we were hoping that the situation with the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) will turn for the better. However, even though we are still full of hope that each new day will present less danger to the health of the people, we must be rational.
The start of Vodno-Matka Trail Marathon is approaching, and the organisation of the race is already in the final stage, the t-shirts are being printed, medals being made, food ordered, volunteers coordinated.
However, we are aware that this situation is completely out of our control and we must follow the directive from our Government and the Health authorities.
Therefore, for the benefit of the health of all participants, volunteers, supporters and the public in general, we inform you that Vodno-Matka Trail Marathon is postponed!!
The new race date is 19.07.2020!!
We kindly ask you to understand and respect our decision given the current conditions. So, the new registration deadline is moved to 14.07.2020, and those who already payed and are not able to come during the summer and run can be refunded with 50% of the starting fee. Please write us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will return 50% of the sum you payed.
For the others that will participiate, taking into considerations that Skopje is very hot during July, we have decided to make Vodno-Matka 2020 a night race! Yes, you read correctly, we will run during the night – in a pitch dark moonless sky: Vodno-Matka Trail Marathon 42k – start – 19.07.2020 at 00:01 am (Sunday) Vodno-Matka Trail 28k – start – 19.07.2020 at 04:00 am (Sunday)
Everything else remains the same! If you have any questions please write us in comments bellow, or private message or via email. Happy trails, Vodno-Matka organizing team, TREX.
The starter pack contains the race bib number, race t-shirt and few other sponsor gifts - all packed in a eco-friendly bio-degradable bag. Each participant must pick up his/her starter pack at a place and time that will be further announced. And a day before race start on 27.03.2020 from 12:00-20:00 o'clock. There will NOT be allowed start pack collection on race day (Saturday 28.03.2020)!
If you are not able to pick your starter pack up in the noted period, another person can collect it by showing the race registration confirmation email that was sent to your email address and his/her ID/Passport.
Starter pack content
Start bib number (A5 size);
Drop bag with sticker (race number);
Eco-friendly race bag;
Ticket for cable-car (Vrv Vodno - Sredno Vodno);
Liquid and food, mountain rescue and first aid during the race;
The event will be photographed at the start, finish, and some of the aid station areas. Together with the official race video will be published a week or two after the race at our Facebook page.