Kranjska Gora (Slovenia), Saturday 25 June 2016

Vršič mountain pass road, Slovenia (Copyright © 2010 Hendrik Böttger /


The Tek na Vršič (Vršič Run) is an uphill road race in the Julian Alps in Slovenia. It features 811m of ascent over a 12km route.

Starting at an elevation of 810m in the ski resort of Kranjska Gora, competitors run on the Ruska cesta (Russian Road), which was built by Russian prisoners of war in the year 1915, to the finish on Vršič, Slovenia's highest mountain pass at 1611m above sea level.

The road features 24 cobbled hairpin turns, and it offers wonderful views of the surrounding mountain scenery.

Last year, Miran Cvet (49 minutes 1 second) and Petra Mikloša (1 hour 4 minutes 1 second) led a field of about 150 runners across the finish line on Vršič.

The course will be closed to traffic for three hours.


A hairpin turn on  the Vršic mountain pass road (Copyright © 2010 Hendrik Böttger /

This is the 19th of 24 hairpin turns on the Ruska cesta between Kranjska gora and the Vršič pass.


Country: Slovenia

Venue (Map): Kranjska Gora (Villach 23km, Ljubljana 85km, Udine 113km)

Date: Saturday 25 June 2016 (Dan državnosti/Statehood Day, public holiday in Slovenia)

Race distance: ca. 12km (+811m)

Start: at 10.00 at the ‘Oštarija’ restaurant in Kranjska Gora (at the foot of the ‘Dolenčev rut’ ski slope, near the ‘Hotel Kompas’)

Finish: on the Vršič mountain pass

Entries: at the ‘Oštarija’ restaurant (on the day 8.00-9.45)

Entry fees: € 15

You get: goodie bag, transport of personal clothing from the start to the finish (at 9.45), four drink stations on the course and one at the finish, bus service from the finish to the start area (ca. 15 minutes after the last runner has finished), a meal after the race

Award ceremony: at 14.00 at the ‘Oštarija’ restaurant in Kranjska Gora

Number of finishers 2015: 121 men and 26 women

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