4th Jošt Mountain Race 2010
Spodnja Besnica (Slovenia), Sunday 25 April 2010
Fine views from Jošt!
With over 200 finishers last year, the race to the top of Mount Jošt (845m) has become one of the most popular mountain running events in Slovenia.
The route is 6.5 kilometres on dirt roads and forest trails. The elevation gain is 450 metres.
Mount Jošt is situated on the edge of Kranj, an industrial city with a population of about 40,000. Slovenia's capital Ljubljana is about 30 kilometres away.
The church and the small restaurant on top of the mountain are immensely popular destinations for hikers, runners, cyclists and pilgrims. Numerous trails criss-cross the densely forested slopes.
The summit offers marvellous views of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps and the Karavanke mountain chain to the north, and you can also see Mount Triglav (Slovenia's highest peak) in the distance to the west.
Start is in the village of Spodnja Besnica at the northern foot of Mount Jošt, about five kilometres from Kranj.
After the race, participants get free lunch to refuel for the walk back down in the afternoon.
In 2009, the winners were Simon Alič (29:00) and Valerija Mrak (34:15).
Venue: Spodnja Besnica (Kranj 5km, Ljubljana 30km, Klagenfurt 61km)
Date: 25 April 2010 (Sunday)
Start time: 10.00
Distance: 6.5km (+450m)
Start: Spodnja Besnica (ca. 400m)
Finish: on the top of Mount Jošt (845m)
Entries: on the day 8.00-9.40
Entry fees: 10 EUR
You get: a present, transport of personal clothing to the finish, a warm meal after the race
Prizes: trophies and practical prizes to the first 3 M/F, medals to the first 3 in each category
Presentation: 12.00 at the finish
Number of finishers 2009: 215