17th Vršič Mountain Race - "Andrejčkov tek"

Kranjska Gora (Slovenia), Saturday 25 June 2011

Vršič mountain pass road, Slovenia (Copyright © 2010 runinternational.eu)

The Tek na Vršič is a very scenic 12-kilometre uphill road race in the Julian Alps in Slovenia. The start is in the ski resort of Kranjska Gora (810m). The finish line is on the summit of the Vršič Pass (1611m).

The road features 24 cobbled hairpin turns and offers wonderful views of the surrounding mountain scenery.

Unfortunately, the course will be closed to traffic for 60 minutes only. Last year, just 17 out of 124 runners completed the course in under one hour.

So, once again, most runners will have to put up with at least some cars or motorbikes on the upper parts of the course.

Last year's winners were Boštjan Hrovat (50min 55sec) and Daneja Grandovec (1hr 5min 5sec).

Country: Slovenia

Venue (Map): Kranjska Gora (Villach 23km, Ljubljana 85km, Udine 113km)

Date: Saturday 25 June 2011 (Slovenian Statehood Day, public holiday in Slovenia)

Race distance: ca. 12km (+811m)

Start: 10.00 at the restaurant "Oštarija", Borovška cesta 202b, near "Hotel Kompas" (810m)

Finish: on the Vršič mountain pass (1611m)

Entries: on the day at the start (8.00-9.45)

Entry fees: 15 euros

You get: goody bag, transport of personal clothing to the finish (9.45), bus service from the finish to the start (20-30min after the last runner has finished), a meal after the race

Prizes: (?)

Showers and changing facilities: no

Award ceremony: 14.00 at the restaurant "Oštarija" in Kranjska Gora

Number of finishers 2010: 106 men, 18 women

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

A hairpin turn on  the Vršic mountain pass road (Copyright © 2010 runinternational.eu)

This is the 19th of 24 hairpin turns.