15th Saint Nicholas Race 2015

Terme Snovik (Slovenia), Saturday 5 December 2015

Miklavžev tek, finish at Sv. Miklavž, Slovenia (Copyright © 2013 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)


The Miklavžev tek (Saint Nicholas Race) offers a great day out at the thermal spa complex of Terme Snovik, which is situated in the foothills of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps, approximately 30 kilometres from Slovenia's capital Ljubljana.

Held annually in early December, it's an atmospheric mountain running event that attracts around 400 athletes, among them some of Slovenia's best mountain runners.

The route is 5.3km long. It includes approximately 300m of ascent.

Children run 1.4km, with 90m of elevation gain.

Starting at the spa, the route runs on mixed terrain through rural scenery and woods up to the finish line at the church of Sveti Miklavž (Saint Nicholas) which stands at about 750m above sea level on top of a wooded hill.

After the race, participants get free entry to the thermal pools of Terme Snovik.

In 2014, the fastest finishers were Rok Puhar (21:51) and Lucija Krkoč (25:05).


Country: Slovenia

Venue (Map): Terme Snovik (Kamnik 9km, Ljubljana 32km, Maribor 102km)

Date: 5 December 2015 (Saturday)

Race distance: 5.3km (ca. +300m); children 1.4km (+90m)

Start: 10.00 at Terme Snovik (children start higher up the course, near the 4km mark)

Finish: at the church of Sv. Miklavž (Saint Nicholas)

Entries: online (up to 1 December 2015); late entries on the day (8.00-9.30); race limit 500 runners

Entry fees (5.3km): € 10/15/20 (up to 30 Sep/31 Oct/5 Dec 2015)

Entry fees (1.4km): € 5 (up to 5 Dec 2015)

You get: transport of personal clothing to the finish (at 9.30); T-shirt; snacks and drinks in the finish area; entry into the post-race prize drawing; entry ticket for the thermal pools of Terme Snovik (to the first 400 entries)

Prizes: to the first 5 men and women and to the first 3 in each category

Award ceremony: at 12.15

Number of finishers 2014: 269 (5.3km), 106 (1.4km)

Event website (in Slovene and English):

Miklavžev tek - Event website: www.sd-smartno.si


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