9th ‘Cross in the Vrtojba Bilje Hills’ 2014

Vrtojba (Slovenia), Sunday 23 November 2014

Kros Vrtojbensko Biljenski griči, Primorska, Slovenia (Copyright © 2010 filipides.net)


The Kros Vrtojbensko Biljenski griči is the first in a series of four cross-country running events that take place between November and March in four different rural locations in Slovenia's Primorska region.

Held in the lovely vineyards of the Vrtojba Bilje Hills near the border with Italy, the event gives runners of all ages the opportunity to test their shape and build up stamina for the coming running season.

The race distance you run depends on your age category:

  • 300m-2km: children
  • 4km: juniors (1999-1996)
  • 6km: men (1969 and older); women (1995 and older)
  • 8km: men (1995-1970)

All routes are very hilly and scenic. The 6k consists of three laps, the 8k is four laps.


Country: Slovenia

Venue (Map): Vrtojba (4km from Gorizia, 43km from Udine, 46km from Trieste, 103km from Ljubljana)

Date: 23 November 2014 (Sunday)

Start time: 11.00-11.40 (children); 11.40 (4km); 12.00 (6km); 12.50 (8km)

Start and finish: in the hills near the Primary School Vrtojba

Entries: on the day from 10.00 in the Primary School Vrtojba (Osnovna Šola Vrtojba)

Entry fees: € 5 (€ 2 for runners aged 18 years and under)

You get: tea, fruit, biscuits, sweets

Prizes: medals and product prizes to the first 3 in each category

Number of finishers 2013: 115

Event website (in Slovene): filipides.net


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