6th "Cross in the Bilje Hills" 2011

Vrtojba (Slovenia), Sunday 18 December 2011

Kros Vrtojba, Primorska, Slovenia (Copyright © 2010 filipides.net)


Around 120 athletes of all ages took part in last year's "Cross in the Bilje Hills", which is the first of a series of four cross-country running events in Slovenia's Mediterranean Primorska region.

Held in the beautiful vineyards of the Bilje Hills near the town of Gorizia on the Slovenia-Italy border, the event gives runners the opportunity to test their shape and build up stamina for the coming running season. Competitors run several very hilly loops on grass and dirt trails.

The event comprises the following distances:

  • 300m-2km: children
  • 4km: juniors (born 1993-1996)
  • 6km: men (born 1966 and older); women (born 1992 and older)
  • 8km: men (born 1967-1992)


Country: Slovenia

Venue (Map): Vrtojba (4km from Gorizia, 43km from Udine, 46km from Trieste, 103km from Ljubljana)

Date: 18 December 2011 (Sunday)

Start time: 11.00-11.40 (children); 12.00 (4km); 12.25 (6km); 13.10 (8km)

Start and finish: near the Primary School Vrtojba

Entries: on the day (from 10.00) in the Primary School Vrtojba (Osnovna Šola Vrtojba)

Entry fees: 4 euros; children and juniors 2 euros

You get: tea, fruit, biscuits, sweets

Prizes: medals and product prizes to the first 3 in each category

Number of finishers 2010: 54 adults and 64 children

Event website (in Slovene): filipides.net


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