Course and information

ATTENTION

CANCELLED

Due to government restrictions on organising sporting events, we’ve been forced to cancel this year’s in-person race.

Read more in this update

• Course

The race begins and finishes in Novaci.

Participants can register for two race distances: 37 kilometres (+1000/-1100m) and five kilometres.

Two aid stations at kilometres 13 and 24 will provide refreshments.

The cut off time for the longer race is seven hours.

• Entry fee

  • EUR 10 for the 37 kilometre race
  • EUR 5 for the five kilometre race

 

All money collected will be used to purchase air pollution sensors for the local municipalities.

The fees can be paid by bank transfer to the following accounts:

  • For local participants
    Account no.: 380077737100104
    Account name: ЕКО-СВЕСТ Хуманитарна трка
    Bank: ПроКредит Банка Скопје
  • For international participants
    Currency: EUR
    Account holder: ЕКО-СВЕСТ Charity race – The Lung Run
    Bank: ProCredit Bank Skopje
    Bank address: Manapo 7, 1000 Skopje, N. Macedonia
    IBAN: MK07 380077737101268
    SWIFT: PRBUMK22XXX

• Location

Although the start and finish of the race will be in the village of Novaci, the race numbers will be available for pick up in Bitola (several kilometres from Novaci) and this is where the recommended accommodation is too.

Please note that there will be organised transportation between Bitola and the location of the race.

• Getting here

Bitola is located about 180 kilometers from Skopje, the capital of North Macedonia. There are several ways to get to Bitola.

It is recommended that international participants transport through Skopje before travelling to Bitola. This does not necessarily apply for participants that are travelling to Bitola from Greece or Albania, but mind that there are limited options to reach Bitola from other cities.

After reaching Skopje, you can get to Bitola using bus or train.

There are several daily train commutes from Skopje to Bitola: at 6:42, 14:30 17:10 and 20:12 local time.

There are also regular bus lines between Skopje and Bitola that can be seen on the websites of the Skopje bus station and the Bitola bus station.

If you decide to travel by car, you can get to Bitola from Skopje in about two hours. Take the motorway E-75 (to Thessaloniki) and near Gradsko turn on the road А1 towards Prilep, Bitola and Ohrid. When you reach Prilep, take road A3 to Bitola. On the way there are three tolls that cost MKD 40, MKD 60 and MKD 80.

• Notification re COVID-19

These are exceptional times in which to be organising a race. We will endeavour to ensure that the race is put on to the best of our ability and that all runners participate in this worthwhile experience.

We do however reserve the right to cancel the race following consultations with relevant local and state authorities in line with recommended health and safety guidance.

In the event that the race is cancelled, we will not refund entry fees and continue as planned and purchase air pollution sensors for the local municipality.

COVID-19 protocols will be in place on the day of the event. The protocols and measures will be published in a timely manner on this site and will be updated regularly to reflect changes in international and national recommendations. All protocols will be communicated in emails prior to the event.

• Download PDF

All you need to know about the Lung run will be available for download soon at the link below. 

• Contact

For more information please contact the race organisers on thelungrun@bankwatch.org

• Race facilities

TBC