Celje - Logarska dolina (Slovenia), Saturday 1 September 2012

The trail from Mozirje to Nazarje (Copyright © 2010 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)


The popular Ultra Maraton Logarska dolina in Slovenia offers a number of scenic point-to-point running races, from 17 to 75 kilometres long, all finishing in the picture-postcard Logar Valley (Logarska dolina) in the Kamnik-Savinja Alps.

The start of the 75K ultra marathon is in the town of Celje. The shorter races start en route.

Most of the course runs along the beautiful Upper Savinja Valley. Participants run upstream beside the River Savinja - mostly on paved roads, partly on trails. The roads are not closed to traffic.

At three kilometres before the finish line runners turn left into the Logar Valley.

The route is undulating and overall uphill. The 75K ultra marathon features around 2300 metres of climbing and 1750 metres of descent!

Last year, over 750 runners from six countries took part in the event. The fastest ultra marathon finishers were Marko Rems (5 hours 47 minutes) and Simona Cokan (7 hours 5 minutes)


Country: Slovenia

Venue (Map): Celje - Mozirje - Ljubno - Luče - Logarska dolina

Date: 1 September 2012 (Saturday)

Distance: 75km*; start at 6.00 in Celje on "Trg celjskih knezov"

Distance: 42km; start at 9.00 in Mozirje at the flower park "Mozirski gaj"

Distance: 27km; start at 10.30 in Ljubno

Distance: 17km; start at 11.30 in Luče

Finish: at the "Penzion Na Razpotju" in the Logarska dolina (Logar Valley)

* Runners who start in Celje can finish the race (with timekeeping) in Mozirje (33km) or in Luče (58km).

Entries: online until 28 August 2012, payment by bank transfer (foreigners can pay the entry fees in cash in the race centre); late entries until 1 hour before the start

Entry fees (75km): € 30 (until 28 Aug 2012), € 35 (until 1 Sep 2012)

Entry fees (42km): € 25 (until 28 Aug 2012), € 30 (until 1 Sep 2012)

Entry fees (27km, 17km): € 20 (until 28 Aug 2012), € 25 (until 1 Sep 2012)

Race centre: Taborniško društvo Celje, Gledališka ulica 2, Celje (Friday 14.00-21.00, on the day 4.30-5.45)

You get: T-shirt, bus service from Celje to the start areas (at 7.00), transport of personal clothing to the finish, 15 feed stations along the course, finisher medal, lunch after the race, bus service back to Celje (in the afternoon),

Prizes (75km): to the first 6 men and 3 women; medals to the first 3 in each category

Prizes (42km, 27km, 17km): trophies to the first 3 M/F

Award ceremony: at ca. 16.00 at the finish

Number of finishers 2011: 141 (75km), 9 (58km), 67 (42km), 18 (33km), 106 (27km), 408 (17km)

Event website (in Slovene, English, and German): www.drustvo-maratoncev-celje.si


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