7th ‘Saint Barbara Relay Run’ 2011

Velenje (Slovenia), Sunday 4 December 2011

Škalsko jezero (Lake Škale), Velenje, Slovenia (Copyright © 2010 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)


This running race for 4-person relay teams is held at the very pretty Škalsko jezero (Lake Škale), a flooded coal mining pit on the edge of the industrial town of Velenje.

Each team member runs one loop (3.25km) around the lake, mostly on hard-packed dirt trails. There must be at least one woman in the team!

Last year, 48 teams took part in the race. The fastest team finished in 48min 49sec.

The event is held in honour of Saint Barbara, patron saint of miners and other trades.


Country: Slovenia

Venue (Map): Škalsko jezero, Velenje (76km from Maribor, 82km from Ljubljana)

Date: 4 December 2011 (Sunday)

Race distance: 4 x 3.25km relay

Start time: 10.00

Start and finish: at the football pitch on the southern shore of Škalsko jezero

Entries: by e-mail (up to 1 Dec 2012); late entries on the day (from 8.00)

Entry fees: 20 euros per team (payable on the day)

Race centre: Ribiški dom ob Škalskem jezeru (Fishermen's Lodge at Lake Škalsko)

You get: a medal, a meal, tea; the first 100 registered athletes get free entry to the Slovenian Museum of Coal Mining

Prizes: trophies and medals

Number of finishers 2010: 48 teams

Event details (in Slovene): www.tekaskiforum.net (Runners' Forum)


No guarantee is made as to the accuracy or thoroughness of the information on this page.


The trail around Škalsko jezero (Lake Škale), Velenje (Copyright © 2010 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)