We continue with great Sinja, which you met in 2019. It should have happened in 2021 also, but Covid-19 circumstances at municipal level prevented the second edition. We have two new details. Good news from ITRA – the race has higher mountain level (from 7 to 8) now, because we have added Savine grede above the lake. The second one is that the finish is in the center of Mojkovac in the beautiful park.

The mighty ridge, as a new technical detail, can not be underestimated. The valley Lipova, which is according to Jovan Cvijić one of the most beautiful in the Balkans, will literally be in a falcon’s eye perspective.

We will not describe in a detail the trail. Most of you already know it and you can always read our announcement text from 2019. on our website. The video from the first edition tells everything –  

The Jablan’s peak (2.206 m.a.s.l.) awaits you as the highest peak of Sinjavina (which is the old name of the mountain, now the name Sinjajevina is used more often). The new distance is 34 km (2 km more than in the first edition) and you have 2.000 m of ascent. There are three aid stations and check points (10 km, 21 km, 29 km) and one additional check point on the Jablanov peak. An average height above mean sea level is 1.450 m.

The transfer from the center of Mojkovac to G. Štitarica village (where is the start of the race) is on Saturday at 7 AM. Expect some 30/40 minutes of the ride.

The start is at 8 AM in G. Štitarica village (at the end of the asphalt road, same as first year). In the first few 600 m you should find your position before you turn abruptly into the left in a narrow path where you immediate enter the kingdom of verticals. Serious ascent under the Gusar peak, around 700 m of ascent in 3,5 km, after which you reach the upper plateau of Sinjavina which is full of sinkholes.

Along macadam road (which is completely different feeling, you can not compare it to our macadam roads) you will twist and turn through the limestone kingdom until you reach Savino lake under the Jablanov peak where is CP-1 (10 km). There is an aid station, water refill as much as you need, and check of the mandatory equipment. And now there is that new part, you will turn left straight on Savine grede and not along the lake. When you reach the main ridge, stop for a moment. Upon yours view will burst mountains Durmitor, Moračke, Komovi, Prokletije, Bjelasica – it is one of mightier panoramas in the Balkans. And Savine grede give a special perspective on the valley Lipova. We have already written that, didn’t we? There are reasons why we repeat that :)

On the peak Jablan is an additional check point, after which you continue through technical terrain, along the ridge, through sinkholes and the Sinjajevina’s land of no return. After a few kilometers you will finally reach a summer-pasture mountain camp and a macadam road which will lead you to the saddle and CP-2 Poljane (21 km). There you can get refreshments and again fill up as much water as you need. After that, there will be, one after another: landscapes, viewpoints, hundred-year-old pine trees, barren rocks, narrow paths and now everything is easier to move around. You will enjoy if you have cleverly kept the energy on the main ridge and climbs. The trail is extraordinary, one of the most beautiful!

CP-3 (29 km) is on Katuničko brdo, from where the trail separates from the road (which it took in the first edition of the race) and crosses on the ridge which goes down across Paljokina kosa straight to Mojkovac – you will appear right in front of the Touristic center at Tara River. You will cross Tara River across an old stone bridge and after that you will have just one more kilometer to the finish. The path will lead you to the trim-track and after that across foot-overbridge you will cross the road and enter the center of Mojkovac where is the finish of the race (near the monument of serdar Janko Vukotić).

The finish is in the center of Mojkovac.

Time limits:

  • CP-1 Savino jezero (10 km) – 10:45 AM (2h and 45 min. from the start)
  • CP-2 Poljane (21 km) – 1:15 PM (5h and 15 min. from the start)
  • CP-3 Katuničko brdo (29 km) – 3:30 PM (7h and 30 min. from the start)
  • Finish – center of Mojkovac 4:30 PM (8,5h from the start)

Profile, GPX ...

ITRA points (2 points, mountain level 8), profile map and GPX:  

Required equipment: Survival blanket, rain/wind jacket, mobile phone, cup, and a whistle. Penalties of 30 mins will be applied if any of these is missing. If two or more items are missing, the disqualification will follow. We recommend that you have poles, but bear in mind that you cannot leave them at the stops. We strongly recommend that you have GPS with the route of the race recorded! You must be semi-autonomous (water, gels, etc.)

Each participant must wear their starting number in visible place, on the chest or on the belt, frontally. It can be on the jacket or T-shirt, but take care that it is not covered by the jacket! Loss of the starting number means automatic disqualification. Should you have any complaints, you can contact us at skyrunning.serbia@gmail.com within 48 hours after the race. After this time, no complaints will be taken into consideration. 

You can get your starting package in the race office – Municipal building (in the multimedia hall) in Mojkovac on Friday, September 9, from 4 PM to 10 PM. The packages must be picked up in person. Medical certificate is obligatory for this race, no older than a year.

All additional information will be presented through the final e-mail and the technical meeting in the multimedia hall in the Municipal building in Mojkovac on Friday from 9.30 PM.

Applications are open until Tuesday, August 9, 2022, 4 PM (meaning that the payments have to be regulated by this time). Within the participant’s package the runners will get a unique finishers medal, an active T-shirt + original BUFF (it is new, better participant’s package). The registration fee is 2,400 RSD (EUR 20). Applications can be submitted through trka.rs portal, as usual.

The race will carry points in the Skyrunning League of Serbia and Montenegro for 2022 in format sky classic.

Participants’ bus (45 seats): Anyone who pays the registration fee and wants to be on the participants’ bus will have to pay extra 2,500 RSD at the same payment reference number. Therefore, the same day you decide to pay the registration fee, you can book your seat on the bus immediately with another payment with the payment purpose – additional payment for registration fee. The bus leaves on September 9 at 8 AM from Kombank Arena parking lot. It arrives in the center of Mojkovac. It will be taking the participants back on Sunday at 11:30 AM, also from the center of Mojkovac.

Those who do not make the additional payment within the registration fee, will not be included in the bus list.

In case of bad weather the race will be postponed to September 11, 2022.

The recommendation for accommodation is TO Mojkovac and please book it as soon as it is possible, because everything was full for the first edition. Of course, there will be a camp option. TO Mojkovac contact tomojkovac@t-com.me

The award ceremony: center of Mojkovac (near the finish line), Saturday, September 10, 2022, at 4:45 PM. In case of bad weather the ceremony will be held in the Municipal building. The top three places in men’s and women’s category will receive the awards.

We all liked Sinjajevina, now there won’t be 30+ C, but completely different ambient and conditions.

 See you in Mojkovac.