Mountain Race Lovran - Učka 2009

In this mountain race you will run from Lovran on the east coast of the Istrian peninsula up to Vojak (1401m), the highest peak of the Učka mountain massif.

From the start in the old town of Lovran you will run 3km along the coast to Medveja, a small village and summer resort with a campsite and a pebble beach.

Here will begin your climb on forest trails through the Učka nature park, a protected area. After 7km you will come to the village of Lovranska Draga at an elevation of 350 metres, where the juniors will finish the race.

Apart from a short downhill section after about 8.5km there won't be many possibilities to relax your muscles. Never mind, you will be awarded with fantastic panoramic views of Istria and the islands of Cres and Krk.

From the finish you will have to walk down to the mountain hut Poklon at an elevation of 922 metres to get your bag with your personal clothing. A bus will bring you back to Lovran in the afternoon.

The course records are held by Mitja Kosovelj of Slovenia (1:13:01) and Barbara Belušić of Croatia (1:29:26).


Country: Croatia

Date: 11 July 2009 (Saturday)

Distance: 13km (+1400m); juniors: 7km (+350m)

Start: 10:45 Lovran (at sea level)

Finish: Vojak (1401m)

Entries: advance entries online until 8 July (12.00); late entries on the day from 8.00 to 10.30 on the main square in Lovran

Entry fees: 60/80 HRK (advance entries/late entries), juniors 40/60 HRK

Conversion rate: 60 Kunas are approximately 8.20 EUR

You get: transport of personal clothing to the mountain hut Poklon (922m), bus service from Poklon to Lovran (at 14.00), a warm meal and drinks in Lovran after the race; you have the possibility to order a T-shirt for 40 Kunas with the online entry

Prizes: ?

Presentation: 16.00 in Lovran

Number of finishers 2008: 52 (main race), 13 juniors

Details (in Croatian): Brdska utrka Lovran - Učka

Tourist information (in English and Croatian): Učka Nature Park, Lovran

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