24th ‘Run along the Dovžan Gorge’ 2014

Jelendol (Slovenia), Sunday 24 August 2014

Tek po Dovžanovi soteski, Jelendol, Slovenia (Copyright © 2011 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)


The Tek po Dovžanovi soteski is a lovely small running event, held in a steep valley in the Karavanke mountains on the border between Slovenia and Austria.

The race is 8 kilometres long and mostly on gravel roads. Starting and finishing in the hamlet of Jelendol, the route runs out and back along a disused railway track. The first half of the course is gently uphill (50 metres of elevation gain), the second half is downhill.

The only way to get to Jelendol is to drive (or run) through the spectacular 19th-century road tunnel in the Dovžanova soteska (‘Dovžan Gorge’), a protected natural monument, situated three kilometres from the old shoe-making town of Tržič:


The 19th-century road tunnel through the Dovžan Gorge (Dovžanova soteska) in Slovenia (Copyright © 2014 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)


Race information:


  • Slovenia

Venue (Map):

  • Jelendol (6.5km from Tržič, 46km from Klagenfurt, 52km from Ljubljana, 172km from Udine)


  • 24 August 2014 (Sunday)

Race distance:

  • 500m-1000m-1500m (children)
  • 8km

Start time:

  • 9.30: children's races
  • 10.00: 8km


  • on the day 8.00-9.15 (8.00-9.00 for the children's races)

Entry fees:

  • €12
  • € for children
  • €26 for families (two adults, two children)

You get:

  • a souvenir gift
  • snacks and drinks after the race
  • pancakes to all children


  • trophies to the first man and woman
  • medals to the first three in each category

Number of finishers 2013:

  • children's races: 27
  • 8km: 80

Event details in Slovene:

  • www.klub-trmastih.si/gp2014/razpisi/dovzan.pdf


Race report and photos:


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