16th 'Vipava Run' 2011
Vipava (Slovenia), Saturday 2 April 2011
The Vipavski tek attracts around 300 runners to the fruit- and wine-growing Vipava Valley in Slovenia's Mediterranean Primorska region.
Participants run 8.5km of an undulating course which takes them (mostly on gravel roads) through farmland and vineyards and around the 17th-century Zemono manor house (pictured above).
The start and the finish are on the athletics track of Vipava, a very pretty little town with a picturesque ruined 12th-century castle towering above it.
In 2010, the fastest finishers were Urban Jereb and Melita Šinkovec.
The town of Vipava sits in the Vipava Valley in the Primorska region in Slovenia.
Venue (Map): Vipava (Trieste 39km, Udine 70km, Ljubljana 75km)
Date: 2 April 2011 (Saturday)
Race distance: 8.5km; children 300-2000m
Start time: 13.00 (children), 15.00 (8.5km)
Start and finish: Športni park Vipava
Entries: on the day from 11.00 until 15 minutes before the start
Entry fees: 10 euros; children 2 euros
You get (8.5km): a souvenir gift, drinks, a meal after the race
Prizes (8.5km): trophies to the first 5 M/F; medals to the first 3 in each category
Prizes (children): medals to the first 3 in each category
Award ceremony: soon after each race
Number of finishers 2010: 170 (8.5km), 108 children
Event details (in Slovene): www.td-burja.com
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