9th ‘Saint Barbara Relay Run’ 2013

Velenje (Slovenia), Sunday 8 December 2013

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


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

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

Last year, 56 teams took part in the race. The fastest team finished in 50min 5sec.

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


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


Country: Slovenia

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

Date: 8 December 2013 (Sunday)

Race distance: 13km (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 to the event organizer (up to 3 Dec 2013); late entries on the day (from 8.00)

Entry fees: € 20 per team

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

You get: a medal, a meal, tea; a souvenir gift to the first 55 registered teams

Prizes: trophies and medals

Number of finishers 2012: 56 teams

Event website (in Slovene): www.facebook.com/events/545424615537010/?ref=22


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