16th Saint Nicholas Race 2016
Terme Snovik (Slovenia), Sunday 4 December 2016
Held at the thermal spa complex of Terme Snovik, which is situated in the foothills of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps in Slovenia, the Miklavžev tek (Saint Nicholas Race) is an atmospheric and increasingly popular hill running event.
The race follows a 5,360-metre-long uphill route that includes 295 metres of ascent.
Children run 1,410 metres. They have to tackle 90 metres of elevation gain.
Starting at the spa, the route takes the runners on a mix of asphalt roads, gravel roads and trails through lovely rural scenery.
The finish line is at the church of Sveti Miklavž (Saint Nicholas) which stands at about 750m above sea level on top of a wooded hill.
Last year, the event recorded a record number of finishers: 104 children, 104 women and 221 men. The fastest runners were Gašper Bregar (22 minutes 21 seconds) and Karmen Klančnik (26 minutes 16 seconds).
The entry limit has been set at 500 runners. You are well advised to register early as the race may fill up quickly.
If you register by 26 November 2016, you'll receive a free day ticket for the thermal pools of the Terme Snovik — a great place to relax after the run:
Venue (Map): Terme Snovik (Kamnik 9km, Ljubljana 32km, Klagenfurt 87km, Maribor 102km)
Date: 4 December 2016 (Sunday)
Start time and race distance:
- 10.00: 5.36km (ca. +295m)
- 10:00: 1.41km (+90m) — children born 2001 or later
- 11.30: 300m — non-competitive run for preschool children
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 26 November 2016); late entries on the day (8.00-9.30); race limit 500 runners
Entry fees (5.3km): € 15
Entry fees (1.4km): € 5
You get: a souvenir gift, transport of personal clothing to the finish (at 9.30); snacks and drinks in the finish area; a day ticket for the Terme Snovik (for entries up to 12 November 2016); entry into the prize drawing (for entries up to 4 November 2016)
Prizes (5.4km): to the first 5 men and women, to the first 3 in each age group, and to the first 3 teams
Award ceremony: at 12.15
Number of finishers 2015: 325 (5.4km), 104 (1.4km children's race),
Event website (in Slovene and English):
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