About Ostrog halfmarathon
Welcome to the
First Ostrog Half-marathon on the 9th of April 2017. which will be
held as a part of the “Days of Saint Vasilije Ostroški” manifestation.
which is the most visited sanctuary in Montenegro, and the third most visited
in the world, right after the tomb of Christ and the Holy Mountain, miracles
happen, which is why people with serious illnesses come to look for a physical
and mental cure. Not only orthodox believers have access to the relics of Saint
Vasili, but also people with other religions, from all over the world. The
monastery, which was built in 1666 by Saint Vasilije Jovanovic, is attached to
a giant rock above the valley of Zeta. The pilgrimage began on the 12th of
May, on the day of the Saint’s retirement. Ostrog is visited by tens of
thousands of believers. For 20 years now, a group of athletes and running
enthusiasts from Nikšić,
in the glory of the Saint, ran for 20 km, from the temple to the monastery of
Ostrog. This year, with the blessings of the church officials, we have decided
that the half-marathon should be the competitive.
Therefore, we invite
you to partake in the half-marathon and we hope that it will become a
traditional and the most contested sports manifestation in the region.
The track is
one of the most difficult half-marathon tracks in the world…