Lončarija teče is a running event held annually on the first Saturday in July 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).

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
  • 9.1km Tek po Lončariji
  • 24km Lončarija trail

The 9.1k 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 24k trail race follows a very challenging loop course through the densely-wooded hills west of Dolenja vas. The route features 880 metres of ascent.


Map of the venue:


Lončarija teče 2022:


  • 2 July 2022 (Saturday)

Start time:

  • 9.00: 24km
  • 16.30: 300m
  • 16.45: 600m
  • 17.00: 2km
  • 18.30: 9.1km

Event website:


Number of finishers:

  • 2022:
    • 9.1km: 97
    • 24km: 23
  • 2021:
    • 9.4km: 124
    • 26km: 22
  • 2020:
    • Event cancelled
  • 2019:
    • 9.4km: 126
    • 26km: 52
  • 2018:
    • 9.4km: 189


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