Vršič mountain pass road, Slovenia (Copyright © 2010 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)


The Tek na Vršič is an uphill mountain road race in the Julian Alps in Slovenia.

It features 811 metres of ascent over a 12-kilometre route.

Starting at an elevation of 810 metres 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 line on Vršič, Slovenia's highest mountain pass at 1,611 metres above sea level.

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

This is the nineteenth hairpin turn on the Ruska cesta:


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


The Tek na Vršič was last held on 25 June 2017, with 69 runners completing the course.

In 2019, the event was replaced by the Tek na Vitranc.


Map of the venue (blue: start; red: finish):


Last update: 22 February 2020


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