Vrtojba (Slovenia), Sunday 22 November 2015

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


The Primorski pokalni krosi, a series of four cross-country running events that take place over the winter months in four different rural locations in Slovenia's Primorska region, kicks off with the Kros Vrtojbensko biljenski griči.

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.

Seven race distances are available:

  • 300m: children (born 2009)
  • 500m: children (born 2005-2008)
  • 1km: children (born 2003-2004)
  • 2km: children (born 2001-2002)
  • 4km: juniors (born 1997-2000)
  • 6km: women (born 1996 or ealier); men (born 1970 or earlier)
  • 8km: men (born 1971-1996)

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: 22 November 2015 (Sunday)

Start time: 11.00 (300m), 11.10-11.20 (500m), 11.30 (1km); 11.40 (2km, 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 (young athletes born 1997 or later): €2

Entry fees (men and women born 1996 or earlier): €5

You get: dried fruit; tea, fruit, biscuits, sweets

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

Number of finishers 2014: 196

Event website (in Slovene): filipides.net


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