Strunjan (Slovenia), Sunday 15 March 2009

The salt pans of Sečovlje in the Piran Bay in Slovenia (Copyright © 2010 Hendrik Böttger /


An interesting and scenic route along the Slovenian coast connects the vast salt pans of Sečovle (pictured) and the much smaller salt pans Strunjan. Both areas have been mostly abandoned and turned into nature reserves.

Participants run 9,350 metres on mixed terrain, mostly on roads and footpaths. The route also runs through the disused tunnel of the former narrow gauge Trieste-Poreč railway line.

The race attracts a growing number of runners and walkers, and more than 500 are expected to take part in the event this year.


The Sečovlje salt pans in the Piran Bay, Slovenia (Copyright © 2009 Hendrik Böttger /


Country: Slovenia

Venue (Map): Sečovlje - Strunjan

Date: 15 March 2009 (Sunday)

Start time: 10.30 (walkers), 11.00 (runners)

Race distance: 9.35km

Buses to the start leave from Strunjan between 8.00 and 10.20

Start: Seča, at the Sečovlje salt pans (Sečovljske soline), about 3km from the Croatian border

Finish: Strunjan

Race centre: at the Hotel Krka in Strunjan

Entries: online until 6 March 2009; on the day from 8.00 to 10.20

Entry fees: 10 EUR (advance entries); 15 EUR (late entries)

You get: bus service to the start, medal, pasta party after the race

Prizes: to the first 5 men and women

Award ceremony: at 13.30

Number of finishers 2008: 460

Event website:


No guarantee is made as to the accuracy or thoroughness of the information on this page. Please visit the official event website to verify the above information.