Ilirska Bistrica (Slovenia), Saturday 4 June 2016

Bistrški tek - a 10k race through the forested hills of Slovenia's Notranjska region (Copyright © 2016 Hendrik Böttger /


Participants in the Bistrški tek run 10 kilometres on gravel roads through pine forests and beautiful open grassland in Slovenia's Notranjska (Inner Carniola) region, a densely-wooded region that is best known for its gigantic karst caves.

The race begins and ends at the Črne Njive bar in the forested hills above the town of Ilirska Bistrica which lies on the road from Slovenia's capital Ljubljana to the port of Rijeka in Croatia.

The route is very challenging as it climbs approximately 150 metres over the first four kilometres. After that, it's mostly downhill.

Last year, 95 runners took part in the race. The fastest finishers were Emil Pašič (37:14) and Sergeja Lipušček (43:00).


Race information:


  • 4 June 2016 (Saturday)


  • Slovenia

Venue (Map):

  • ‘Bar Črne njive’, Ilirska Bistrica (29km from Postojna, 40km from Rijeka, 52km from Trieste, 76km from Ljubljana)

Race distance:

  • 300m-2000m children's races
  • 10km

Start time:

  • 14.00: children's races
  • 17.00: 10km

Start and finish:

  • ‘Bar Črne Njive‘ (ca. 3km uphill from the town centre of Ilirska Bistrica, past the church and the quarry)


  • by e-mail or phone (with payment by bank transfer up to 30 May 2016)
  • late entries on the day (up to 30 minutes before the start)

Entry fees (children's races):

  • €2

Entry fees (10km):

  • €8 (up 30 May 2016)
  • €10 (up to 4 June 2016)

You get:

  • a souvenir gift
  • drinks on the course and at the finish
  • a meal after the race


  • prize money to the fastest man and woman
  • trophies and souvenirs to the best finishers
  • medals to the first 3 in each age group

Award ceremony:

  • at 18.30 (ca.)

Number of finishers 2015:

  • 10km: 95

Event website:



No guarantee is made as to the accuracy or thoroughness of the information on this page! Please visit the official event website to verify the above information.