3rd Jošt Mountain Race 2009
Mount Jošt is an immensely popular destination for pilgrims, walkers, cyclists and runners. There are numerous footpaths leading to the church and the mountain hut on the top, and the views to the Karavanke mountains and Mount Triglav, Slovenia's highest peak, are marvellous.
This mountain race takes a route through the woods from the north. It's not complicated to enter (on the day), not expensive (€8), not too long (6.5km), not too difficult (450m up), and there will be a free lunch for all runners at the top.
The organizers will transport your bag up the mountain, but you will have to walk down in the afternoon.
Last year, the overall winners were Georges Burrier of France and Valeria Mrak of Slovenia.
Venue (Map): Spodnja Besnica (5km from Kranj, 30km from Ljubljana, 61km from Klagenfurt)
Date: 26 April 2009 (Sunday)
Start time: 10.00
Race distance: 6.48km (+450m)
Start: Spodnja Besnica
Finish: on the top of Mount Jošt (845m)
Entries: on the day from 8.00 to 9.40 at the start
Entry fees: 8 EUR
You get: a present, transport of your bag to the top; tea and a hot meal after the race
Prizes: first 3 M/F: cups and practical prizes; medals to the first 3 in the categories
Number of finishers 2008: 160
Detailed information (in Slovene): www.klub-trmastih.si
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