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 šolski tek (kids' run)
- 2km Tek mladih in rekreativcev (run for young athletes and recreational runners)
- 9.4km Tek po Lončariji (main race)
- 26km Lončarija trail (trail race)
The 9.4km 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 26km trail race will be held for the first time in 2019. It will be a very challenging run into the densely-wooded hills west of Dolenja vas.
18. Tek po Lončariji:
- 29 June 2019 (Saturday)
Number of finishers 2018:
- 300m, 600m, 2km: 96
- 9.4km: 189
Map of the venue:
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