The Tek po Lončariji (‘Run through Lončarija’) is a running event held each summer in the village of Dolenja vas which is situated in a lovely green valley near the old town of Ribnica in the Dolenjska region in Slovenia (see map below).

Lončarstvo (pottery) has been an important craft in the valley for several centuries, hence the name Lončarija.

All ages and abilities are welcome to take part in the event. Five race distances are available:

  • 300m, 600m, 2km šolski tek (kids' run)
  • 2km Rekreativni tek (fun run)
  • 9.4km Tek po Lončariji (main race)
  • 26km Lončarija trail (trail race)

The 9.4k race consists of two different loops through pretty countryside and small villages. The route is relatively flat and mostly on asphalt roads. Approximately two kilometres of the course are on gravel roads or trails.

The 26k trail race is a very challenging run into the densely-wooded hills west of Dolenja vas.


Map of the venue:


Number of finishers:

  • 2021:
    • 9.4km: 124
    • 26km: 22
  • 2020:
    • Event cancelled
  • 2019:
    • 9.4km: 126
    • 26km: 52
  • 2018:
    • 9.4km: 189


19. Tek po Lončariji:


  • 3 July 2021 (Saturday)

Event website:


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