May 23, 2019 - Mountaineering Club Subra from Herceg Novi this weekend organizes the jubilee 20th Orjen Marathon, and in cooperation with the Orjen Development and Protection Agency prepares an attractive program for all generations, which will last from 24-26 May.
The track is 14 km long and the marathon does not have a competitive character and is well organized, with guides and stories of exciting locations such as the fortress Grab, Žitni Do, Simova Cave, the pit Izvod, Dragon Mouth, Subra Gate, the peak of Subra ( 1689 m ), Marko's Rock, Fairy's Guvno, Subra's Plateaus and Rocks Plateau. The tour lasts between 7 and 8 hours and is suitable for mid-range hikers.
According to the marathon itinerary, on Friday, 24 May you will arrive in the afternoon at the mountain hut of Vratlo, with the accommodation of participants and a solemn opening at 7 pm. An hour later, an exhibition of the fossils of the Agency for the Development and Protection of the Orjen "Geo-Heritage of Orjen" will be opened, organized on the occasion of the European Day of Parks.
On Saturday, 25 May, at 9 am, the start of the Orjen Mountain Marathon is announced, while the assignment of the participants' diplomas is scheduled for 5 pm, followed by a joint dinner.
On Sunday, 26 May, at 10 am, a circular mountain running race, the Orjen Heart, is announced on a 5.490m long track. The competition is intended for those who are engaged in mountain running and similar sports disciplines.
On the route of the Orjen Heart, the guides will meet the participants with the Žitni Do, Ledena pit, Grotjavica, Duboki Do and Rocks Plateau. The tour takes about 3 hours. The award ceremony and the closing ceremony of 20th Orjen Marathon are scheduled for Sunday, 26 May at 2 pm.
The organization of the marathon helped the Ministry of Sport, Herceg Novi Tourism Organization, Beer Factory Trebjesa, Athletic Association of Montenegro and others.