Sunday, May 7, 2017

Skopje Marathon Weekend! May 7, 2017

The Skopje Marathon weekend organized 4 events -- the marathon, marathon relay, half marathon, and 5K.  My daughter and I signed up for the 5K.  This was our first race outside the US.

We had a blast!

The race course took us through and around the city center -- starting through the Porta Makedonija (the arch) and over the Old Stone Bridge and past the Kale Fortress and the City Park and the Zoo and past our neighborhood and back through the arch to the finish line.

For more about the race, including the map, see this blog post  blog post about the Skopje Marathon Expo

It was a great race weekend! I hope we can come back for another Skopje race.

(In the meantime, thanks to our friend Tanja, who showed me our way to the City Park and to the path along the Vardar River - and let me know some distances from point to point so that we can train.)

Also -- this race will "count" for our virtual 5K -- to Save the Manatees!

and here we are (to the left, front) in one of the Skopje Marathon official photos (taken from the facebook page) - thanks, Ivana, for spotting us!
Thanks, Tanja, for cheering us on - and taking these "action shots"

runners gather on a beautiful Sunday morning

we ran through the Porta Makedonija twice (at the start and at the finish)

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from the Skopje Marathon facebook page

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