North Macedonia 30 September: Gevgelija - Bogdantsi

Welcome to the country of Alexander the Great

Welcome to the Republic of Macedonia, the country of Alexander the Great! We left Greece with a good memory behind and got ready for the last two countries to cover on the 2014 - Peace Run Europe..

...a warm welcome at the border...

...and the first steps with our Macedonian friends...

...where are we?

...we are in Gevgelija! Local runners joined in...

...we went straight to the primary school in Gevgelija...

...the school prepared a big welcome...

Mayor Mr. Ivan Frangov kindly received the torch...

..and passed it on to the other special guests as well as to all the children...

...our Master of Ceremony...

...the kids performed for us...

Thank you Gevgelija for the enthusiastic welcome!

...we went on towards Bogdantsi - running through beautiful countryside...

...it's always great to meet the team after a good, long Run...

...arrival in Bogdantsi:

...a dynamic run into the city....

...getting ready for the performance...

...meeting on the main square...

...in all the countries on the Balkans you can see great performances by local traditional dancers...

Mayor Mrs. Anastasija Olumcheva greeted the runners...

...one symbolic lap around the square...

Thank you Bogdantsi for the hospitality!