Bled 10k Night Race 2009

Lake Bled, Slovenia (Photo: Copyright © 2009 Hendrik Böttger /


The 10k night race at Lake Bled, Slovenia's most favoured Alpine tourist destination, has quickly become one of the most popular running events in the country. More than 1000 runners, about half of them women, took part in last year's 2nd edition of the race.

The picture postcard emerald-green lake is surely reason enough to visit the place, and few runners can resist the temptation of a kremšnita, Bled's famous cream-cake, after the race. Running one and a half laps around the lake on a mildy undulating route is not a too demanding task, and many still have the energy to dance to live music until the early hours of the morning.

If you don't feel like running 10km, take part in the 1.2km Recreational Run, for which there's no entry fee but a kremšnita to all finishers.

The fastest 10k runners in 2008 were Darja Kokalj (37:04) and Boštjan Hrovat (32:25).


Country: Slovenia

Venue (Map): Bled (55km from Ljubljana, 62km from Klagenfurt, 144km from Trieste, 150km from Udine)

Date: 11 July 2009 (Saturday)

Race distance: 10km, 1.2km ('Recreational Run', non-competitive), 400m/800m (children, non-competitive)

Start time: 20.00 (children), 21.00 (1.2km), 22.00 (10km)

Start (10km): in the south of the lake, about 2km from the finish

Finish: Bled Rowing Centre

Race course (children): one or two laps at the rowing centre

Race course (1.2km): 3 laps at the rowing centre

Route (10km): one and a half laps around the lake, mildly undulating

Entries: online; foreigners can pay the entry fees on the day

Entry fees (children and 1.2km): no entry fees

Entry fees (10km): 17 EUR (until 1 July), 20 EUR (until 7 July); 5 EUR less if you bring your own (yellow) ChampionChip

You get (children): T-shirt, medal, kremšnita, souvenir

You get (1.2km): T-shirt, kremšnita

You get (10km): T-shirt, headlamp, kremšnita

Prizes (10km): to the first 3 M/F; medals to the first 3 in each category

Showers: yes (and there's a lake as well)

Presentation: ca. 23.30

Prize drawing: after the presentation

Number of finishers 2008: 428 women, 493 men, ca. 100 in the Recreational Run, and 150 children

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