Fruska Gora Trail 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 Trail – 5 UTMB (134.3km,: D +/- 5.720m) Limit: 35 hours

Ultra Trail – 4 UTMB (108.2km; D +/- 4.120m) Limit: 35 hours

Great Eastern Trail – 3 UTMB (81.9km; D +/- 3.180m) Limit: 27 hours

Medium Eastern Trail – 3 UTMB (59.6km; D +/- 2.140m) Limit: 17 hours

Small Eastern Extreme Trail – 2 UTMB (42.2km; D +/- 2.090m) Limit: 12 hours

The remaining 14 trails are of a recreational character and aim to promote a healthy lifestyle and conservation of nature, as well as, cultural and historical heritage.

List of the remaining 14 trails that are on offer:

No.Trail nameLength (km)Ascent and descentNumber of UTMB pointsTrail is open (hours)
1.Great Southern Marathon91,4833.596 m/27
2.
Great Western Marathon85,0633.338 m/27
3.Medium Western Marathon57,682.324 m/17
4.Medium Southern Marathon49,761.838 m/17
5.Small Western Extreme Marathon35,98 1.520 m/12
6.Small Eastern Marathon32,251.313 m/10
7.Small Western Marathon33,11.186 m/10
8.Small Marathon West - West31,081.458 m /1.173 m/10
9.Trainee Southern Marathon22,73898 m/7
10.Trainee Marathon West - West19,62719 m/7
11.Trainee Western Marathon18,86825 m/7
12.Trainee Eastern Marathon16,31640 m/7
13.Trainee Mini Marathon 10,14472 m/4
14.Joy and pleasure trail4,1184 m/3

Only children of preschool age accompanied by parents or the other authorized adult can take part in Joy and Pleasure Trail (Start at 9 a.m., 04th May, 2019)

It is estimated that on the marathon trials (216 km) we have over 8,500 markings. In most parts, it is a white circle with a red heart in the middle, some of which are red and white stripes, sometimes arrows or reflective bands on the night part of the trail.

There are 26 checkpoints in which during the marathon somebody is on duty; there are 13 checkpoints for refreshments, and at 6 checkpoints, the medical service is on duty.

START / FINISH: Popovica, 04th May, 2019, 9 a.m. ‘SPORT’ apllications, 10 a.m.’FUN’ applications

Coordinates: 45 ° 11’02 “N 19 ° 49’36” E

except

START: Small Trail West-West is at 10.30 a.m. at Jazak Monastery in Jazački Prnjavor (checkpoint 12) and the Trainee Trail West-West at 1p.m. on Letenka 1, checkpoint 14.

FINISH: Small Trail West-West is at checkpoint Brankovac (checkpoint 21), and the Trainee Trail West-West is on CKPT Letenka 1 (checkpoint 14)