Rudnik is a mountain in central Serbia, near the town of Gornji Milanovac. Its highest peak Cvijićev vrh, named after geologist and biologist Jovan Cvijić, has an elevation of 1,132 meters above sea level. It has several other peaks over 1000 m: Srednji Šturac, Mali Šturac, Molitve, Paljevine and Marijanac. Rudnik literally means 'mine' in Serbian, apparently referring to the mountain's rich mineral resources. The name is probably a testament to the mining activity associated with the mountain throughout several millennia.
The Rudnik is covered in deciduous forest mainly consisting of beech trees, maple and oak forests interspersed with clear brooks and green glades. In total, there are some 650 plant species inhabiting the mountain, of which more than 100 are endemic or medicinal.
In the lower areas of Mt. Rudnik, visitors can see rabbits, pheasants and partridges, while wild boars, roe deer, foxes and martens inhabit its higher areas.The mountain, situated at the junction of river basins of the Zapadna Morava, the Velika Morava and the Kolubara, is abundant in rivers - the largest of which are Despotovica and Gruža.
The pleasant air streams, the plentiful annual sunshine and the highly ionized air are beneficial to visitors’ health.
Registration for the race is open from 18.09.2023.
By clicking on the link at the bottom of the page you can fill out the application, after which you will receive feedback and adequate payment slips via email. Without payment, application is not valid. You can see the deadlines for the payment in the official race rules, which is also at the bottom of the page. You can pick up the competition package and number on the spot in the hotel "Kraljica" (can be changed in the meantime) at the reception, where a representative of the organization will be waiting for you. GPS devices are required to enter routes.
The whole route is marked with red stripes and other signs on the route for all classes are as follows:
Pro Class - red background with white letter A/ white arrows
Expert/Veteran/Junior Class - black background with white letter B / white arrows
Hobby/Women Class - white background with black letter C / black arrows
13.10. at 20:00 - 23:00h - Registration for all classes (competition organization desk, registration place will be announced later)
14.10. at 07:00 - 08:00h - Registration for all classes
14.10. at 10:00h - Prologue (better of two attempts, the time of the prologue is included in the sum of the total time)
14.10. at 10:00h - TRACE START
15.10. at 09:00h - TRACE START
The maximum time for riding the race is up to 16:00h.
Competitors are obligated to check their cards at a checkpoint which means stoping the bike so that the checker could validate your card and you can continue the race.
Checkers are part of the Kentaur Team and they wear fluorescent vests for recognizing.
Advice is to fuel up on a TPspot (tank point), the crew won't offer rides of transportation if you don`t fuel up on a TP and stay without gas afterward (if you didn't tank up and passed the TP point) .
You can strictly service your bike on a protected surface, it is forbidden to harm and spoil the environment in any way with toxic waste and materials, all the waste must be discarded properly, if you don't take care of the environment you are to be disqualified from the race.
After the first day of the race, a briefing will be held at the hotel Kraljica between 21:00 and 21:30h
It is necessary to have the phone number of the organizer with you and to provide your phone number. If there is an accident or you need to leave the race due to any reason, please do inform the organizer, so that the rescue and search crews don't need to be deployed.
If you don't own a GPS device, an advantage in scoring is on the side of a competitor that holds a verified GPS device, because his route of moving can be proved to the judges.
ORGANISER HOLDS ALL THE RIGHTS TO CHANGE HOURS AND DATES.
Confirmation of insurance or MSS license is necessary. It will be submitted for inspection upon registration on the first day of the race.
If paid one month before the race date*, the individual registration fee is as follows:
100 EUR for everyone
130 EUR if registration fee is paid after 05.10.2023.
After online registration is closed, a change of driver class will be possible only with a surcharge of 20 EUR in cash at the registration on the day of the race. Document certifying the registration payment must contain the name(s) of the participants. Date on the document will be considered as a date of registration payment.
Insurance is obligatory.
Please fill the data with extra caution. Any error in this process will result in a refund to the original sender and the payment will be considered invalid. Once your payment is confirmed, you will receive a start number and you will be placed to the official competition start list.
*we reserve a right to change this date so please read the actual document related to the race