7th "Cross in the Bilje Hills" 2012

Vrtojba (Slovenia), Sunday 16 December 2012

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


Around 150 athletes of all ages took part in last year's Kros Biljenski griči ("Cross in the Bilje Hills") — the first of a series of three cross-country running races in Slovenia's Mediterranean Primorska region.

Held in the lovely vineyards of the Bilje Hills on the Slovenia-Italy border (just four kilometres from the Italian town of Gorizia), 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 1994-1997)
  • 6km: men (born 1967 and older); women (born 1993 and older)
  • 8km: men (born 1968-1993)


Country: Slovenia

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

Date: 16 December 2012 (Sunday)

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

Start and finish: near Primary School Vrtojba

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

Entry fees: € 4; € 2 for children and juniors (born 1994 and younger)

You get: tea, fruit, biscuits, sweets

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

Number of finishers 2011: 145

Event website (in Slovene): filipides.net


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