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The current situation has unfortunately led to the cancellation of some of the Continental Trekking League events, but we firmly believe, that the spread of the COVID-19 virus will only be overcome if we strictly follow the new measures and stay at home. In the spirit of staying at home, we have conducted an online interview with the founder of the Trekking League, Mr. Šimun Cimerman. He has been bringing trekking fans together since 2003 and last year, after several years of cooperation with Continental, the company has been named the official Trekking League partner.

Šimun is a passionate runner and has been participated in a number of runs, such as the Eco Challenge Morocco 1998, Radi Gauloises Vietnam 2020, Desafio de Los Volcanes Ande and many more ultra-trail events. He has co-organized over 150 sports and tourism events spread over 4 countries and set in more than 40 different locations in the last 20 years.

There are 14 planned events in the 16th Trekking League season, which was renamed last year to the Continental Trekking League, two of which are partnered events.

Between March and November of this year, the 14 planned events will take place in four different countries. The majority are placed in Croatia, one is placed in each Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro.

The Soča Trail will take place in the valley of the river Soča on July 4th, the Sutjeska Trail, a novelty this season, will take place in Bosnia and Herzegovina on the 1st of August. One of the two partnered events, Durmitor Vertical, is set to take place in Montenegro on the 8th of August. The season was initially set to begin last weekend, but the event on the island of Pašman was cancelled, due to the new regulations concerning preventing the spread of the Coronavirus. Thus the new season will begin on March 28th on the island of Pag with the legendary event “Life on Mars”.

All of the venues have new routes, which will definitely mean that even those, who have tried out on the previous routes will have a somewhat new experience this year,” stated Šimun Cimerman, the founder and organizer of the Trekking League, who is most proud of the fact that the number of women competing last year surpassed the number of men for the first time. “We should also mention that there were about 100 kids under the age of 14 competing at each event last year,” he added.

SCHEDULE | Continental Treking liga 2020:
👟 🚲 Event 🗓️ Date 📍 Venue
CANCELED | Škraping* March 7, 2020 Pašman (CRO)
POSTPONED | Continental Life on Mars** March 28, 2020 Pag (CRO)
Adria Spring Trail April 18, 2020 Njivice, Krk (CRO)
Zagorje Trekk May 9, 2020 Zagorje (CRO)
Brač SupeTrail May 23, 2020 Supetar, Brač (CRO)
Velebit Trail June 20, 2020 Velebit (CRO)
Soča Outdoor Festival July 4, 2020 Posočje (SLO)
Sutjeska Trail August 8, 2020 Sutjeska (BiH)
Zrmanja Trail September 5, 2020 Zrmanja (CRO)
Continental Life on Mars September 19, 2020 Pag (CRO)
Rab Trail October 3, 2020 Rab (CRO)
Krk Trail October 17, 2020 Krk (CRO)
Papuk Trail November 21, 2020 Papuk (CRO)
Partnered events 2020:
👟 🚲 Event 🗓️ Date 📍 Venue
B2B Trail April 25, 2020 Baška, Krk (CRO)
Durmitor vertical August 8, 2020 Durmitor, Žabljak (MNE)

* The event has been canceled due to coronavirus.
** The event has been postponed to September 19, 2020 due to coronavirus.