Ilirska Bistrica (Slovenia), Saturday 15 June 2013

Bistrški tek, course photo (Copyright © 2011 Hendrik Böttger /


Participants in the Bistrški tek in Slovenia run 10 kilometres of a challenging course on gravel roads through pine forests and beautiful open grassland.

The route climbs approximately 150 metres over the first four kilometres. After that, it's mostly downhill.

The start and finish are at a bar in the forested hills above the town of Ilirska Bistrica which is on the road from Ljubljana to the Adriatic port of Rijeka.

Last year, 111 runners took part in the 10k race. The children's races had 68 finishers. The 10k winners were Tomaž Ferjančič (36:30) and Neja Kršinar (42:07).


Country: Slovenia

Venue (Map): ‘Bar Črne njive’, Ilirska Bistrica (29km from Postojna, 40km from Rijeka, 52km from Trieste, 76km from Ljubljana)

Date: 15 June 2013 (Saturday)

Race distance: 10km; children 300m-2000m

Start time: 14.00 (children); 17.00 (10km)

Start and finish: ‘Bar Črne Njive‘ (ca. 3km uphill from the town centre of Ilirska Bistrica, past the church and the quarry)

Entries: by e-mail or in person (on the day until 30 minutes before the start)

Entry fees: €10; children €2

You get: a souvenir gift; a meal after the race; drinks

Prizes: to the best finishers; medals to the first 3 in each category

Award ceremony: ca. 18.30

Number of finishers 2012: 111 (10km), 68 chldren

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