Troika Run 2009
Last year, almost 30,000 walked or ran around Slovenia's capital to remember the liberation of Ljubljana at the end of World War II.
Most of them joined in the "pohod", a walk along the 33km long "Pot", the Path of Remembrance and Comradeship. This footpath follows the line where a barbed wire fence surrounded the city from 1942 to 1945.
To take part in the Tek trojk you need to form a team of three runners - female, male or mixed. You must finish the race together. Individual runners without teammates are not allowed to cross the finish line.
The event offers races of 12km and 28km. Both races start and finish on the beautiful Prešeren Square in the city centre, and both take you across the densely forested Golovec hill on the second half of the course.
The Troika Run is mostly a fun event without a prize fund. There are no entry fees!
Race report and photos: 2011, 2009
Venue (Map): Ljubljana
Date: 9 May 2009 (Saturday)
Start time: 9.00 (28km); 9.30 (12km)
Race distance: 12km; 28km
Start and finish: Prešernov trg (Prešeren Square)
Entries: online or by post; entries close 5 May; for online registration: visit the event website (see below), click on 'Prijavnica' in the left menu and fill out the entry form ('Speak!', our list of useful words, will help!)
Entry fees: none (but each team needs to buy one chip for timing for 4 EUR)
Race centre: Thursday (7 May) and Friday (8 May) from 13.00 to 19.00: Timing Ljubljana, Staničeva 41; Saturday (9 May): Pogačarjev trg (Pogačar Square, at the central fruit and vegetable market)
You get: T-Shirt
Prizes: first 3 teams M/F/mixed
Showers and changing facilities: in the swimming pool in the Tivoli park (from 7.00 to 13.00)
Bag storage: for the time of the race you can hand in your clothes at a tent on Pogačarjev trg
Award ceremony: after the finish of the first 3 teams
Number of finishers 2008: 910 teams (12km) + 132 teams (28km) + 176 student teams (3km) + 21,295 walkers(!)
Event website (in Slovene): www.pohod.si
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