36th Šmarna gora Mountain Running Race 2015

Ljubljana (Slovenia), Saturday 3 October 2015

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


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

Last year, Petro Mamu of Eritrea (41min 59sec) and Andrea Mayr of Austria (48min 4sec) led a field of 117 runners from ten countries across the finish line on the summit of Šmarna gora, a densely wooded hill on the edge of Slovenia's capital Ljubljana.

The route is 10km long and very challenging as it features 710m of ascent and 350m of descent, partly on steep and narrow forest trails which are 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.


Šmarna gora Race 2009 - David Schneider of Switzerland and Jonathan Wyatt of New Zealand (Copyright © 2014 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)


Race report and photos: 2010, 2009


Race information: 36. Tek na Šmarno goro 2015:

Country: Slovenia

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

Date: 3 October 2015 (Saturday)

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

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)

Route: elevation profile

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

Entry fees (10km): € 10

Entry fees (children's races): € 5

You get: transport of personal clothing from the start to the finish area, chip timing, aid stations on the course and at the finish, a souvenir gift, a meal after the race, finisher photo (online)

Prizes: prize money to the first 14 men, 9 women, and 3 M/F 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 2014: 92 men, 27 women, 20 boys, 23 girls

Event website (in Slovene and English): Šmarna gora


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