Petelinje Race 2009

The 12km Petelinjski tek ('Petelinje Race') takes runners through a beautiful and thinly-populated landscape which features one of Slovenia's most unusual natural phenomena.

The route passes two 'intermittent' lakes which disappear seasonally in underground limestone caverns in the Karst.

The race is run mainly on undulating dirt roads and trails and partly on asphalt roads.

Children run several laps around the village. The event also offers a guided walk starting at 2pm and lasting about three hours.


Country: Slovenia

Venue (Map): Petelinje (1km north of Pivka, 11km south of Postojna)

Date: 30 May 2009 (Saturday)

Race distance:

  • 3km (recreational run)
  • 12km (main race)

Start time:

  • 14.00 (children; guided walk)
  • 17.00 (3km, 12km)

Start/finish area: Petelinje

Entries: on the day from 13.00 to 16.30 (children from 13.00 to 13.45)

Entry fees: ?

Number of finishers 2008: 88 (5km), 73 (15km)

Event website:


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