The Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG) in South-Eastern Europe within the project: “Diversification of economic activities in rural areas of Southeast Europe through value chain development” will support the organization of the manifestation “Jadovnik Ultramarathon” which will be organized by Association of citizens Jadovnik -oasis of untouched nature and which will be held in a period from 12 till 14 July 2019 in Prijepolje, Serbia.
The aim of this Event is to promote an active holiday, healthy environment, untouched nature, protection of flora and fauna of the Jadovnik Mountain and preservation of the tradition and culture of the whole Municipality of Prijepolje.
This Event will contribute to enhancement of the tourist offer of the cross-border region of Drina-Tara, attracting more and more participants and visitors and generating additional income for the local and regional economy.
Participants of Jadovnik ultramarathon will have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful mountain springs, to pass the paths that guard Picea omorika, to get refreshed at the Sopotnica waterfall, to get acquainted with the hospitality of local inhabitants and to enjoy in traditional gastronomy.
This year, ultramarathon consists of three competitive disciplines that are adapted for all levels of reediness of professional competitors and recreationists. The competition is organized on three tracks 22 km, 53 km and 73 km long in 4 categories for women and men under 45 and over 45 years old. In total 209 competitors from Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia, France, Sweden, Germany, Latvia, Great Britain and the United Arab Emirates will participate at this year ultramarathon. The main competition day is organized on 13 July and will start in front of the City Cultural Centre at 8 a.m.
The organizers of the manifestation, the Association of citizens “Jadovnik-oasis of untouched nature” and the Club of extreme sportsmen “Fijulj” from Prijepolje, annually invest additional efforts in modern organization and more efficient promotion of this manifestation, in order to record a better economic effect and better promotion of Prijepolje and cross-border region as a tourist destination and contributed to better valorisation of Jadovnik Mountain.