2nd 'Bistrica Race '

This 10k race, held at the end of June, takes you into the densely forested hills of the Notranjska region in south-western Slovenia.

The start is at 5 p.m. at the small restaurant Črne Njive at an elevation of 620 metres, located in the hills above the small town of Ilirska Bistrica. Participants run a 10km-lap on dirt roads, mainly through pine forests, and partly through beautiful open grassland. The first four kilometres are mostly uphill (+150m), the second half of the race downhill.

The course records are held by Lorena Giurissa from Italy (44:00) and Uroš Vodopivec (35:35).

Ilirska Bistrica is on the road and the train line from the gigantic Postojna Caves to the Croatian port of Rijeka. It's also a good starting point for trips to the wonderful karst plateau of Snežnik and its highest peak, Veliki Snežnik (1796m).


Country: Slovenia

Venue (Map): ‘Bar Črne njive’, Ilirska Bistrica (29km from Postojna, 40km from Rijeka, 52km from Trieste, 76km from Ljubljana)

Date: 27 June 2009 (Saturday)

Start time: 17.00, children 14.30

Race distance: 10km; 0.3-2km (children)

Start and finish: at the restaurant Črne Njive (ca. 3km uphill from the centre of Ilirska Bistrica, past the church and the quarry)

Entries: by e-mail or on the day until 30 minutes before the start

Entry fees: 8 EUR; children 2 EUR

You get: drinks, a meal, a ticket for the prize raffle

Prizes: 100 EUR to the first M/F; cups and presents to the best runners; medals to the first 3 in the categories

Presentation: soon after the last runner has finished

Number of finishers 2008: 85

Event website: tdbistrc.org


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