The marathon is a sporting and recreational event of an international character. We are proud to point out that we are one of the oldest marathons of this type in Europe,
which has continuously been held for more than four decades.
The first marathon was held on May 27th and 28th, 1978 on the trail of Great Marathon, in the length of 86 km (within this course there was also the trail of Small and the Medium marathon).
For this year’s edition we prepared 19 trails of different lengths and different altitude differences. All of them are traced in the hilly, forest belt of Fruška gora (97% forest / 3% urban environment), which is only 10 km away from Novi Sad. Along the trail, you will have the opportunity to see and go through numerous medieval Serbian monasteries: Grgeteg (XV century), Staro Hopovo (XVI century), Novo Hopovo (XIV century), Jazak (XVI century), Bešenovo (VIII century). You will see the concrete structure of a television relay destroyed in the NATO bombing in 1999 (the so-called TV tower), ethno village “Vrdnik Tower”, walk across numerous streams, climb to the highest peak of Fruška gora (539 m) and descend the waterfall of Dumbovo stream.
The trails of a competitive character are certified by the International Trail Running Association (ITRA) and are qualified for the Mont Blanc Race (Ultra Trail Mont-Blanc):
Ultra Extreme Marathon – 6 UTMB (133.7km,: D +/- 5.700m) Limit: 35 hours
Ultra Marathon – 5 UTMB (105.9km; D +/- 3.510m) Limit: 35 hours
Great Eastern Marathon – 4 UTMB (80km; D +/- 2.660m) Limit: 27 hours
Medium Eastern Marathon – 3 UTMB (59.3km; D +/- 2.150m) Limit: 17 hours
Small Eastern Extreme Marathon – 2 UTMB (41.9km; D +/- 1.860m) Limit: 12 hours
Conform clasamentului oficial, colegul nostru Florian Seran-Dobrin s-u clasat pe locul I în clasamentul general al probei GREAT EASTERN MARATHON (81,5km cu 3190m diferență nivel).