Sunday 3 December 2023

Škalsko jezero (Lake Škale), Velenje, Slovenia (Copyright © 2010 Hendrik Böttger /


The Štafetni tek Sv. Barbare (‘Saint Barbara Relay Run’) is a running event for four-person relay teams, held each year around 4 December, the feast day of the patron saint of miners, Saint Barbara.

Each team member runs one lap (2.4km), mainly on hard-packed gravel paths, around the very beautiful Škalsko jezero (Lake Škale), a flooded coal-mining pit situated on the northern edge of the industrial town of Velenje in Slovenia.

Runners must be aged 12 years or over, and at least one member of the team must be a woman!


The trail around Škalsko jezero (Lake Škale), Velenje (Copyright © 2010 Hendrik Böttger /


Map of the venue:


17. Štafetni tek Sv. Barbare:


  • 3 December 2023 (Sunday)

Race information and registration:


Number of finishers:

  • 2023: 17 teams
  • 2022: 16 teams
  • 2021: ---
  • 2020: ---
  • 2019: 68 teams


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