The second race of the season moves the skyrunning caravan to western Serbia, to Zlatibor.
The skyrace that should not be underestimated. Although this undulating plateau seems mild, we have made the most of its highest peak (ridge). You will also have segments of rough rocky terrain, everything that skyrunning should have. It will surprise you anyway. The lowest point of the race is at 830 mamsl and the highest at 1,496 mamsl.
The start is planned for Saturday April 2, 2022 from the ski center Tornik at 8 AM. The path leads you along the steepest ski trail (Bandera) to the top of the cable car. From there, you start along the ridge eastward, where at the lowest part of the ridge you turn right towards the village of Stublo, where the first equipment and control point will be set around the 7th km of the race - CP1 - Stublo.
You then descend to the lower part of this village, along old macadam roads where you will see abandoned log cabins, centuries-old pine trees and untouched parts of this mountain. Time stopped there a long time ago.
After a short ascent and descent you come to the famous Dobroselička prerast (natural arch) at the12th km of the race There is equipment control here waiting for you and nothing more. After passing through this stone natural bridge you will go uphill and only on that section you will have some 800 m of asphalt. You then join a macadam road that leads you west. Somewhere around the 16th km new refreshments and control point CP2 – Stublo ridge await you. Between these two points in a couple of places you will find springs.
After CP2, a substantial ascent starts directly on the ridge towards Ravni Tornik, along the rocky outcrop. There you will have a special control after which the descent goes towards Šainovci as you come to the pass towards Vodice. There is CP3 (Prevoj) at the 21st km, where the last refreshment point is before the finish.
You will then climb the ridge back to Ravni Tornik and go again to the lowest part of the ridge, but now taking the other part of the trail. At the same crossroads, where you went for Stublo to the south, you will now go right to the north towards Marići and along the paths through the pine forests you will reach the finish line in the ski center.
There will be several controls on the trail, we will send this information in the final email and some will not be announced to make sure no one shortens the track.
The trails will be marked with ribbons, plus flags. We will have the so-called "brooms", people who will go last and dismantle the markings, thus you will be safer as there is always someone behind you.
At the beginning of April, anything is possible, the northern slopes may have snow while the southern slopes may be covered in mud, and there will be a lot of rocks. Very diverse terrain, we will give you tips on sneakers and equipment in a timely manner. Mandatory equipment can be changed, from recommended to mandatory, it will all depend on weather conditions. Considering that the previous two years were full of snow at the beginning of April, for this very reason we expect dry and peaceful weather this year.
- CP 1 Stublo (7 km) 9:45
- CP 2 Stublo ridge (16 km) 12:00
- CP 3 Prevoj (21 km) 13:00
- Finish 14:45
- • So you have to be at the finish line in 6 hours and 45 minutes. The limit is quite loose, because we expect serious conditions, different and difficult terrain in that period. The trail often changes pace and configuration, it will not be easy.
GPX record of the race can be downloaded here - SkyRace Zlatibor-Tornik 2022
Be sure to carry enough water and food with you. You must always be autonomous.
Mandatory equipment : Survival blanket, (wind) jacket, mobile phone, gloves, ski hat, cup and whistle. If one of the items is missing – a 30 minutes penalty will apply. If two items are missing – automatic disqualification will follow. We recommend that you have poles and bear bells (yes, they can be seen strolling the trail, trust us). Note that you cannot leave the poles at the checkpoints. We strongly recommend that you have GPS with the route of the race recorded!
All additional information will be presented through the final e-mail. The technical meeting will be held at the Hotel Palisad on Friday, April 1 at 9 PM.
You can get your starting package at the race office at the Hotel Palisad on Friday, April 1 from 3 PM until 10 PM. The packages must be picked up in person since each participant is to sign a statement of responsibility. Medical certificate is required and it must not be older than one year. The use of masks at the hotel is mandatory. The application will be open until Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at 4 PM (meaning that the payments have to be regulated by this time). Within the participant’s package each participant will get a unique finishers medal and a cotton T-shirt.
The registration fee is 2,400 RSD (20 EUR).
Applications can be submitted through https://trka.rs/event/247/ portal, as usual. No bus will be organized this time.
Each participant must wear their starting number in visible place, on the chest or on the belt, frontally. It can be worn on the jacket but take care that it is not covered! Loss of the starting number means automatic disqualification. Should you have any complaints, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org within 48 hours after the race. After this time, no complaints will be taken into consideration.
The race organizer has freedom of decision to postpone the race to Sunday in case of bad weather or to stop the race if estimate that conditions are dangerous for participants.
If you need a recommendation for accommodation, contact us at the above e-mail, we are at your disposal.
Award ceremony: At the finish gate at 3 PM, immediately after the race. The first three places in men’s and women’s categories will receive the awards.
The race will be scored within the Skyruning League of Serbia and Montenegro for 2022.
The sponsors of the Tornik SkyRace are TO Zlatibor and the Hotel Palisad.
Not to conquer, but to be conquered!