14th ‘Gradišče Mountain Race’ 2014
Gradišče pri Vipavi (Slovenia), Sunday 30 March 2014
The Gradiški gorski tek is a relatively short but very demanding uphill mountain race in the Mediterranean Primorska region in Slovenia.
The route is just 4km long but it includes 550m of elevation gain.
The race begins in the village of Gradišče pri Vipavi which is situated near the picturesque small town of Vipava in the fruit- and wine-growing Vipava Valley.
Competitors run on hiking trails up the densely wooded slopes of the imposing Nanos Plateau. The finish line is on a clearing in the forest.
There are no particular views from the route or from the finish area but the trails and the woods are really nice, and there's a great vantage point which you shouldn't miss when you walk back down to the award ceremony in the village.
In 2013, the fastest finishers were Simon Alič (22:41) and Jana Bratina (30:59).
Venue (Map): Gradišče pri Vipavi (Vipava 2km, Trieste 40km, Udine 73km, Ljubljana 75km)
Date: 30 March 2014 (Sunday)
Race distance: 4km (+550m); children 840m (+90m) and 1660m (+150m)
Start time: 10.00 (children's races); 10.30 (4km)
Entries: in person on the day
Entry fees (adults): € 12
Entry fees (children): € 5
Race centre: Kulturni dom, Gradišče pri Vipavi
You get: drinks and snacks at the finish and at the award ceremony
Prizes: trophies to the first 3 M/F; medals to the first 3 in each category
Number of finishers 2013: 88 adults and 18 children
Event website (in Slovene): www.td-burja.com
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