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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 vodnomatka@gmail.com 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.

Vodno-Matka Trail Marathon

The Vodno-Matka Trail Marathon is the longer race of Vodno-Matka Trails - an exciting 42 km trail race with 3,100 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. 

Registration period lasts until 14.07.2020! The registration fee is 25 Euros.
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DISCLAIMER: By registering, the participant acknowledges that the competition requirements, legal order and rules of procedure are binding. These regulations serve the uniform and equal engagement in the sport and are non-appealable in a court of law. Their recognition and upholding are a prerequisite for participating in the event. Each entrant is responsible for the technical safety of his/her gear and must ensure that it is in conformity with the rules. The organizer assumes no liability for accidents, personal injury or material damage, theft or other damages!

KEY DOWNLOADS

Important stuff for successful race

GPS track

Plan your race strategy on Google Earth and upload it on your smartwatch or mobile navigation application in case you get lost.
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Declaration & disclaimer

You must be fully aware of your physical & mental limits - let's show the world what you are capable for!
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Rules & regulations

Just stick to them, read them carefully - so there shan't we have a few little "surprises".
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Elevation profile

Technical information

EDITION
third
DISTANCE
42 km
TOTAL ELEVATION GAIN
3,100 m
TOTAL ELEVATION LOSS
2,350 m
START LOCATION
Policija, Vodno area, Skopje
START TIME
19.07.2020, 00:01
MAX. PARTICIPANTS
150
RATE OF SUCCESS
90%
MOST REPRESENTED COUNTRIES
MKD, KOS, BUL
FOREIGN PARTICIPANTS
60%
WOMEN
15%
AID STATIONS
5
TIME LIMIT
11 hours
AVERAGE FINISH TIME
8:30
FIRST MALE FINSIHER
4:42
FIRST FEMALE FINISHER
6:42
MAX. ALTITUDE
1060 meters asl.
MIN. ALTITUDE
280 meters asl.
LONGEST UPHILL
800D+ m (start-vodno)
LONGEST DOWNHILL
700D- m (kale-matka)
ROADS
4%
ITRA POINTS
2

Race timetable

PARTNERS

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