Bjelasica Trail 2024



NGO New Beginning, in cooperation with sponsors, organizes “Bjelasica Trail”, a mountain race on Mount Bjelasica.


Bjelasica Trail is a race that takes place on six different tracks

  • 67km Red: The race starts on August 3rd August at 05:00 at the Kolasin main Square (Trg Boraca): The race limit is 16 hours – the name of the race is “The Trail”
  • 45 km Green: The race starts on August 3rd at 07:00 am at the Kolasin: The race limit is 10 hours – the name of the race is “The Three Lakes Trail”;
  • 21km Blue: The race starts on August 3rd at 07:00 am at the Kolasin: The race limit is 6 hours – the name of the race is “Ursa Minor”;
  • 12km Orange: The race starts August 4th at 11:00 am at the Kolasin: There is no race limit – the name of the race is “Highlander”
  • 12km White: The race starts August 4th at 11:00 am at the Kolasin: There is no race limit – the name of the race is “Family Trail”
  • 500m race for kids between 6 and 12 years old, starting at 10:00 am in the town centre on August 4th.


The individual principle of runners in semi-autonomy is the rule.

Semi-autonomy is defined as the ability to stand alone between two revolutions, not only in terms of food but also clothing and safety while adapting especially to the problems that have been encountered or anticipated (bad weather, physical problems, injuries …)

This principle is implied in the following rules:

The competitor takes part in the race at his own risk.

Each racer must have all of his required equipment with him during the race (see paragraph EQUIPMENT). The wearing of this equipment in the package must not be changed during the course. At any time during the race, controllers can examine the bag and its contents. The racer is obliged to accept these controls in a friendly manner, with the risk of being excluded from the race.

Resistant cells are supplied with food and on-site nappies. Only plain water (excluding other beverages) is intended for bottling or refilling bags. Each runner must be sure that after leaving each round he has the amount of water and food necessary to reach the next refreshment point.

Personal assistance is tolerated only at points of refreshment, in a zone specifically reserved for this purpose and with the consent of the head of the checkpoint. This assistance can only be provided by one person, with no specific equipment except one bag with a maximum capacity of 30 litres. The rest of the refreshment is strictly reserved for runners.

It is forbidden to be monitored or agree to be monitored during the whole or any part of the race by a person not registered, beyond the tolerance zones (500m before and 500m after the checkpoint) indicated near the refreshments.



The competitor registers for the race through the site:

bjelasicatrail. me

Registration starts on 31st August 2023 and finishes on 10th July 2024.

After this date, registrations are possible if there are free places via contact e-mail or phone of the organizer, but we do not guarantee that you will receive a race shirt.

Note: Pre-registration does not mean much because the application is complete only after paying the entry fee, which is:

Entry Fee:


67k – The Trail – Participants limit: 50

For the first 20 participants entry fee is 50,00 euros.

From the 20th to the 40th participant entry fee is 70,00 euros.

From the 40th to the 50th participant entry fee is 90,00 euros

45k – The Three Lakes Trail – Participants limit: 100

For the first 30 participants entry fee is 40,00 euros.

From the 30th to the 60th participant entry fee is 55,00 euros.

From the 60th to the 100th participant entry fee is 75,00 euros

21k – Ursa Minor – Participants limit: 250

For the first 100 participants entry fee is 30,00 euros.

From the 100th to the 200th participant entry fee is 40,00 euros.

From the 200th to the 250th participant entry fee is 50,00 euros


12k – Highlander – Participants limit: 200

Entry fee – 15,00 euros


12k Family Trail – Participants limit 150

Entry fee – 5,00 euros per family member


The entry fee for all races includes the following:

  • Start number
  • Mountain rescue team in case of injury
  • Help and refreshments during the race
  • Start package
  • Food and drink on arrival

67k – The Trail, 45k – The Three Lakes Trail and 21k- Ursa Minor will have additional presents in starting package.

Giving up

If a competitor wishes to cancel his / her application, the cancellation must be notified by e-mail to

Reimbursement procedure:

  • Cancellation by 20th Jun 2024: 50% compensation
  • Cancellation after 20th Jun 2024: no compensation

The exchange of start numbers is prohibited. The registration fee cannot be transferred to another person.

If the race is cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control up to 15 days before the race, the organisation reserves the right to refund 50% of the admission fee. This percentage is calculated to allow the organization to cover part of the costs incurred.

If the race is cancelled or stopped due to climatic reasons, or for any other reason beyond our control, no registration fees will be refunded.

Cancellation of registration in case of violation

In case of non-chrono-articular or muscular injury of the runner, unique in this situation, inflicted after registration and cannot be completely cured until the day of the race, the organization recommends that the injured runner does not take unnecessary risks and cancel his registration for the current year. in a future race.

Any request for delay must reach us, with a complete medical report (detailed injury report and X-ray results confirming the diagnosis) no later than 25th July. Any incomplete report will be rejected.

Requests will be processed by 31st July at the latest. The medical advisor will adjudicate the case and his decision is final.

If the opinion of the medical advisor is favourable, the runner will benefit from priority registration for the same race in the future.

Payment procedure

Entry fee can be paid to NGO account New Beginning number: 535-17342-45 for payments from Montenegro (payment proof must be sent to the email:

Entry fees can be paid via the official website for registration with a credit card.


Athletes must have the following equipment, for the entire duration of the race:

  • Basic first aid kit (plaster, a pair of sterile gauze, linings, curtains)
  • a tank for water or bottles containing at least one litre of liquid;
  • Start number visible for the full length of the race;
  • whistle;
  • Drinking glass or water bottle (refreshments cannot be bathed for drinks in the refreshments);
  • Track on the phone or watch (data provided by the organizer);
  • The mobile phone is turned on but stored in silent mode;
  • Appropriate shoes
  • Lamp (spare battery);
  • Energy bars;

The required equipment can be carried by a runner or held in a backpack.

The required equipment will be checked during the takeover of the stratum number, and random checks will be carried out on the track during the race.

It is recommended to carry the following equipment:

  • Wind in case of bad weather conditions in higher areas;
  • long-sleeved shirt;
  • cap, cap or bandanna;
  • gloves;
  • Sun cream;
  • Glasses;
  • Small amount of money for possible purchase of food in mountain shelters and/or shops in the villages;
  • Elastic bandages.

The use of sticks is allowed. If a competitor decides to use them, he must take care of them from the start to the end of the race. The competitor must wear the rods in such a way that it does not pose any danger to other runners.

  1. START

Each start number is individually handed to each runner based on:

  • Photographic identity,
  • Racing package and all your required equipment

The starting number must be worn on the chest or stomach and must be permanent and fully visible throughout the race. It must therefore be placed above clothing. The sponsor’s name and logo must not be changed or hidden.

The number of the race is the passage required to reach the shuttle, buses, refreshments, medical assistance, areas of rest, showers, and areas for deposit or recovery of spare parts bags … Except, in case of refusal to comply with organizer’s decisions, the starting number has never been withdrawn but is deactivated in the event of a cancellation.

The location for taking starting numbers and packages will be announced a few days before the race.




Every competitor gets his start number and bag for personal belongings/equipment. Once filled with his belongings and closed, the bag can be disposed of immediately before starting at a particular place.

Bags are returned to either the competitor or his companion at the finish of the race.

The organizers will not send bags to the home addresses of the competitors. Bags not picked up until this time will be destroyed for hygienic reasons.

Only the bags provided by the organization will be transported. Sticks cannot be transferred inside these bags.

Any content complaint on arrival is not acceptable. It is recommended that they do not place valuable things in bags

  1. RUTE

Kilometres are marked (5km, 10km, etc.). The competitors therefore strictly observe the marked routes and avoid taking shortcuts or cutting parts of the route. Any departure from the official track, except for disqualification, will be the only risk for the competitors.



First-aid posts are positioned in different places throughout the course. These calls are in radio or telephone connection with the headquarters. The medical control team is present during the entire duration of the event at the control headquarters of the race.

Rescue sites aim to assist all who are at risk with special funds for the organization or registered.

It you are a runner in a serious situation or seriously injured call for help:

  • Personally, goes to the point of first aid;
  • call the track controller;
  • Ask another runner to notify first-aiders.

Each runner must help anyone who is in danger and inform the first aid point.

Remember, due to environmental issues and the type of event, the first aid may have to wait longer than expected. Therefore, your safety depends on the quality of the materials you have in your backpack.

A racetracker who calls a doctor or saviour is submitting himself to the administration and is committed to accepting his decisions.

First-aiders and doctors are entitled to:

  • Exclude from the race (by cancelling the starting number) all competitors who are considered incapable of continuing the race.
  • Evacuate in any way a runner who is considered to be in danger.
  • Hospitalize any runners whose medical condition it requires.

The choice of evacuation and hospital means is the decision of the first aid officer and the doctor.

Expenses arising from ambulance or evacuation are paid by the person who is saved, who is also responsible for all expenses related to their return from the area to the place where they are saved. The only alternative is that the racer compiles and submits the dossier to his insurance within a given time limit.

If for any reason it is impossible to get in touch with the headquarters, you can call the rescue service directly to the numbers listed on the BIB.

Each runner must remain on the marked road. Any runner who voluntarily leaves the marked track is no longer within the competence of the organization.


Control is made when arriving at any booster station.

Unexpected checkpoints are placed in places that are not for rescue and refreshment. Their position was not announced by the organizations.

Only racers that have a visible and properly controlled starting number have access to floating stations.

The collision guide and relevant pages on the Internet provide a precise list of refreshing spots and offers on them.

To avoid wasting plastic disposable cups during a race, each racer must be fitted with a rubber stopper with a minimum volume of 15.

Every runner who is seen to throw the garbage out of the intended places will be punished.

Garbage bins are provided in large numbers at each booster station and must be used.


Sacks and water bottles can only be filled with plain water. We suggest that the racers bring with them the mineral salts during the race.

When leaving each booster station, athletes must have enough fluid and food to reach the next stop. It is also possible to use mountain shelters and shops along the route, where competitors will be able to buy food and drinks.


The maximum time to reach the goal is:

  1. 67 kilometres – 16 hours
  2. 45 kilometres: 10 hours
  3. 21 kilometres: 6 hours
  4. 12 kilometres: no limit

Medical personnel to be deployed along the course will have the permission to stop and inspect competitors who are deemed not capable of continuing the race. To protect their health, competitors must follow the instructions of medical personnel. Otherwise, they will be disqualified at the moment.

The organizer will ensure transportation to the destination for all participants who give up the injury, those for which the medical staff forbids further performance, as well as those who break through the time limit. Transportation to the destination will be done according to the plan of the Coordinator of the race after a sufficient number of persons to fill the vehicle if the situation does not require urgent transport. All competitors who drop out of the points from which it is possible to carry out the transport are obliged to reach the first checkpoint or reinforcing station from where the vehicle will be transported further.

In the event of poor meteorological conditions and/or safety reasons, the organization reserves the right to suspend the event in progress or to change the time limits.


In addition to injury, the racer must leave the collision at the checkpoints. They must warn the main person at the station who will cancel his starting number.

The racer retains his invalid number because it is still his passage for buses, meals …

The head of the station will decide on the repatriation, based on the following general rules:

  • Runners who leave the second rescue or refreshing station, but whose state of health does not require evacuation must be returned as soon as possible by their means at the nearest point of repatriation;
  • During the closure of the station, the organization may, to the extent available funds, repatriate the runners who have given up and are still present at the station;
  • In case of unfavourable weather conditions that justify partial or complete closure of the race, the organization ensures repatriation as soon as possible from the runners who withdrew;

In case of abandonment before the checkpoint, it is necessary to return to the previous checkpoint and notify the station’s departure station leader.

If during the return, the runner meets the cleaners, they are those who cancel his number. Then the racer is no longer under the control of the organization.


For better night vision, the markings have a part of a white reflective material that will be easily visible by the main lamp.

CAUTION: If you can no longer see markings, GO BACK!

Respecting the environment, the paths will not be used paint, only on paved roads.

It is necessary to follow the marking paths without taking shortcuts


The competitor will be disqualified by cancelling the starting number if:

  • does not pass through one of the control points;
  • no start number;
  • uses third-party assistance during the race;
  • uses shortcuts;
  • throwing garbage along the length of the track during the race;
  • Do not help the competitor in trouble;
  • Offenses or threats to staff/volunteers;
  • Use the means of transport during the race;
  • Refusal by medical personnel on the track;
  • refuses to check the required equipment by accredited staff on the track;
  • There is no front lamp, windshield, astrophile, or liquid tank/bottle.

The penalty will apply on the spot.




The competitors can refresh and use the premises of the school, which is 50 meters away from the goal for the shower.


All objections must be written and addressed to the race director within two hours of the arrival of the respective runner.

  1. JURY

This consists of:

  • Relevant people selected for their competence by the president and director of the race

The jury is empowered to decide at a time compatible with the imperative of the race for all the objections lodged during the event. Decisions will be without appeal.


The organization reserves the right at all times to modify the route and positioning of points of rescue and refreshment, without warning.

In case of unfavourable weather conditions (large amounts of rain or snow at altitude, high risk of the storm …), the start can be delayed only the most hours, after which the race is cancelled.

In case of bad meteorological conditions and for safety, the organization reserves the right to stop the event in progress or to change the time constraints.


The race will be partly held in a protected natural park with a natural ecosystem. It is therefore necessary for the participants to fully respect the environment, especially not throwing garbage, reading flowers or harassing wild animals. Anyone on the track throwing trash will be disqualified from the race. To reduce the bad environmental impact, athletes are NOT supplied with plastic glasses on booster stations. Each athlete must carry his cup of water or a bottle of water, which can be added to the booster stations.


When registering for a race, the competitor transfers all rights related to the use of the digital record by the competitors (photographs, video material, etc.) to the organizer of the race.

  • Participants act on their responsibility, without the possibility of transferring responsibility to the organizer.
  • The applicants confirm their medical fitness for such a competition.
  • Participants agree that the organizer may use film and photographic material recorded during the competition.
  • Participants are obliged to have all required equipment.


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