35. Tek na Šmarno goro 2014

Ljubljana (Slovenia), Saturday 4 October 2014

Šmarna gora Race 2009 - David Schneider of Switzerland and Jonathan Wyatt of New Zealand (Copyright © 2014 Hendrik Böttger / Run International EU)


The Šmarna gora Race is the final race of the Mountain Running World Cup, a series of six prestigious races which attract the best mountain runners on the globe.

Last year, Jossief Tekle of Eritrea (41:37) and Alice Gaggi of Italy (49:58) led a field of 129 runners from 14 countries across the finish line on the summit of Šmarna gora, a densely wooded hill located on the edge of Slovenia's capital Ljubljana.

You don't need to be an elite athlete to register for the race. The ‘Tek na Šmarno goro’ is open to all runners. Entrants should be aware, however, that the 10km-long route is very challenging as it features not only 710m of ascent but also 350m of descent, partly on steep forest trails, some of which are very narrow and strewn with slippery rocks and tree roots.

Šmarna gora is a hill with two peaks — Grmada (676m) and Šmarna gora (669m). Starting at the foot of the hill, competitors run uphill to the summit of Grmada, then halfway down the hill, and then up again to the finish line at the monastery on top of Šmarna gora.

Weather permitting, there are excellent views of the Alps and of the Ljubljana basin.


Race report and photos: 2010, 2009


Šmarna gora Race 2009 - on the summit of Grmada (Copyright © 2014 Hendrik Böttger / Run International EU)


Country: Slovenia

Venue (Map): Ljubljana-Tacen (Ljubljana city centre 9km, Ljubljana airport 19km)

Date: 4 October 2014 (Saturday)

Race distance: 10km (+710m/-350m); children: 0.65km/2.5km

Start: at 10.00 at the sports park ‘Rocen’ in Tacen, Ljubljana (at the foot of Šmarna gora)

Finish: on the summit of Šmarna gora (669m)

Entries: on the day in the start area (8.00-9.30)

Entry fees: € 10; children's races: € 5

You get: T-shirt, transport of personal clothing from the start to the finish area, chip timing, aid stations on the course and at the finish, a meal after the race, finisher photo

Prizes: prize money to the first 13 men, 8 women, and 3 juniors; trophies to the winners of each category; medals to the first 3 in each category

Award ceremony: at 12.30 on Šmarna gora

Number of finishers 2013: 129 (102 men, 27 women), 36 children

Event website (in Slovene and English): www.smarnagora.com


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