37th Šmarna gora Race 2016

Ljubljana (Slovenia), Saturday 1 October 2016

Tek na Šmarno goro - Šmarna gora Race - the last climb to the finish (Copyright © 2016 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.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, Fred Musobo of Uganda (42 minutes 45 seconds) and Sarah Tunstall of Great Britain (52 minutes 58 seconds) led a field of 114 runners from eleven countries across the finish line on the summit of Šmarna gora, a 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.


Tek na Šmarno goro - Šmarna gora Race - the downhill section (Copyright © 2016 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)


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.


Tek na Šmarno goro - Šmarna gora Race - David Schneider of Switzerland (Copyright © 2016 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)


Race report and photos: 2010, 2009


Race information: 37. Tek na Šmarno goro 2016:

Country: Slovenia

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

Date: 1 October 2016 (Saturday)

Race distance: 10km (+710m/-350m); 0.65km and 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, T-shirt, 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 in each age group; medals to the first 3 in each age group

Award ceremony: at 12.30 on Šmarna gora

Number of finishers 2015: 86 men, 30 women, 29 boys, 29 girls

Event website (in Slovene and English): Šmarna gora


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