Saturday 10 June 2023

Bistrški tek & Miljana Trail - a running event held in the forests and grassland above Ilirska Bistrica, Slovenia (Copyright © 2020 Hendrik Böttger /


This running event in the sparsely-populated Notranjska region in Slovenia offers very scenic and challenging multi-terrain races for all ages:

  • 300m-1km otroški in mladinski teki (kids' races)
  • 10km Bistrški tek (‘Bistrica Run’)
  • 17km Milanja Trail
  • 31km Milanja Trail

All races begin and end at an elevation of 620 metres 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.

Participants in the 10km race run on gravel roads through pine forests and beautiful open grassland. The route features about 250 metres of ascent.

The 17km and 31km races are run on a mix of gravel roads and trails. The highest point on the course is at an elevation of 1,099 metres on Velika Milanja, the highest peak of the Volovja reber ridge, offering unforgettable panoramic views.

The 17km route includes 550 metres of elevation gain, the 31km route 1,090 metres.


Map of the venue:


14. Bistrški tek & 5. Milanja Trail:


  • 10 June 2023 (Saturday)

Event website:


Number of finishers:

  • 2022:
    • 10km: 59
    • 17km: 48
    • 31km: 21
  • 2021:
    • Event cancelled
  • 2020:
    • Event cancelled
  • 2019:
    • kids' run: 82
    • 10km: 121
    • 17km: 109
    • 31km: 76


No guarantee is made as to the accuracy or thoroughness of the information on this page.