February 7, 2020 – The Dalmatian trail league, a year-round mountain running competition consisting of a total of 11 races, will have its premiere this year in Dugopolje.
The Marjan Trail – Dugopolje edition is a mountain race in the northern and western parts of Mosor, which will be held on Saturday, February 8, in two categories: Let’s Move (approx. 9.5 km) and Stronger Maniacs (approx. 24 km). There will also be a race for the dog lovers – Canicross (approx. 9 km). The race organizer is the Strka Trail and Trekking Club, and the sponsor of the race is the Dugopolje Tourist Board. The Secret Mosor Trail will introduce all its competitors to some exciting and unknown locations just twenty minutes by car from Split.
Let’s Move about 9.5 km long
Starting point next to the Church of Our Lady at the bottom of the field in Dugopolje, from where the old Roman road runs along the west side of Mosor to the Kraljeva peć cave. After passing through the cave, through the settlements Balići-Džakići and Smodlaka, it descends into the field and along the small road through the hamlets Križani and Kutska strana, and continues to the finish in Kotlenice on the plateau above the Vranjača cave. The course is not physically demanding and is adapted for both recreationists and beginners. Parking will be provided next to the Vranjača Cave (where the finish is). Also, all participants will have organized transportation to the start as well as transportation from start to finish.
Stronger Maniacs, 23.3 km long
The race begins in the Majdan area (Solin). Through the Klis field, it rises to the old road above Mravinci and Kucin. The trail continues along the hiking trail above Žrnovnica, from where it rises to Debelo brdo, the westernmost tip of the Mosor. From Debelo Brdo, a marked hiking trail descends to the north side of Mosor towards Kraljeva pec and Balići-Dzakici. It then continues across the hamlet of Smodlaka and descends into the field and along the small road through the hamlets of Krizani and Kutska strana. The trail then proceeds to the finish in Kotlenice on the plateau above the Vranjača cave. The trail is for more advanced runners and requires better physical fitness. Parking will be provided next to the Vranjača cave (where the finish is). Also, all participants will have organized transportation to the start as well as transportation from start to finish.
Canicross (race with dogs), about 9 km
The track is identical to “Let’s Move” except that competitors with dogs will not enter Kraljeva peć cave.
Start of the Let’s move race (9.5 km): 10:45, next to the church of Our Lady at the bottom of the field (Dugopolje)
Start of the Stronger maniac race (24 km): 9:30, Majdan (Solin)
Start Canicross dog race: 10:15, next to the church of Our Lady of the Field (Dugopolje)
First place in all categories: 1:30 pm, on the plateau above Vranjača (Kotlenice)
The Vranjača Cave will be open to all visitors from 11 am to 3 pm.
Detailed information for all guests and competitors can be found on the Strka Trail and Trek Club Facebook page.
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