33. Tek na Šmarno goro 2012

Tacen (Slovenia), Saturday 6 October 2012

Emma Clayton (GBR), Šmarna Gora Race (Copyright © 2011 Hendrik Böttger - runinternational.eu)

The Tek na Šmarno goro is a small event with less than 200 participants. Among mountain runners it has a high reputation, however, as it is the final race of the annual World Mountain Running Grand Prix.

Every year, the event welcomes some of the world's best trail runners. In 2011, the winners were Ahmet Arslan of Turkey (42:02) and Slovenia's Lucija Krkoč (50:34).

The route is 10 kilometres long and very challenging. It includes 710m of ascent and 350m of descent, partly over steep and rugged terrain, which can be slippery.

Šmarna gora is a hill on the edge of Slovenia's capital city Ljubljana. It has two peaks — Grmada (676m) and Šmarna gora (669m).

Competitors run on forest trails up to the summit of Grmada, then half way down the hill, and then up again to the finish line at the monastery on top of Šmarna gora, Slovenia's most popular hiking destination.

Weather permitting, there are fine views of the Alps and of the Ljubljana basin.


Race report and photos: 2010, 2009


Country: Slovenia

Venue (Map): Tacen (Ljubljana city centre 9km, Ljubljana airport 19km)

Date: 6 October 2012 (Saturday)

Distance: 10km (+710m, -350m); children 0.65km and 2.5km

Start: 10.00 at the sports park "Rocen" in Tacen

Finish: on the summit of Šmarna gora (669m)

Entries: on the day at the start (8.00-9.30)

Entry fees: € 10; children's races € 5

You get: a souvenir gift, transport of personal clothing to the finish, chip timing, a meal at the finish, finisher photo (online)

Prizes: prize money to the first 13 men, 8 women, and 3 juniors; trophies to category winners; medals to the first 3 in each category

Award ceremony: 12.30 on Šmarna gora

Number of finishers 2011: 99 men, 24 women, 50 children

Event website (in Slovene and English): www.smarnagora.com


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Šmarna gora Race, Slovenia - the long downhill section (Copyright © 2011 Hendrik Böttger - runinternational.eu)