9th "Race through Lončarija" 2010

This summer evening running event takes place in the village of Dolenja vas in the southern part of Slovenia, about 50 kilometres from the capital Ljubljana and just four kilometres from Ribnica, one of the oldest towns in the country.

Dolenja vas is situated in a fertile valley surrounded by densely forested hills. The locals call the area "Lončarija", or "Land of Pottery", as pottery was the most important industry in the valley for centuries. Wood carving was widely practised as well.

The event offers a 9.4km race, a 2km recreational run, two children's races, and a guided walk.

Participants in the 9.4km race run a flat loop through the fields to the north of the village, followed by an undulating loop through the fields to the south.

The route is mostly on asphalt roads. Approximately two kilometres are on dirt roads.

In 2009, the winners were Bojan Cebin (30:00) and Jana Strahinič (36:59).


Country: Slovenia

Venue (Map): Dolenja vas, Ribnica (48km from Ljubljana, 97km from Rijeka, 104km from Trieste)

Date: 3 July 2010 (Saturday)

Race distance: 9.4km; 2km; 600m/300m (children)

Start time: 17.00-17.15 (children); 17.30 (guided walk and 2km run); 18.30 (9.4km)

Start and finish: in the centre of the village

Entries: on the day (up to 30 minutes before the start)

Entry fees: 8 EUR (9.4km); 5 EUR (2km and children)

You get: a souvenir gift, a warm meal after the race

Prizes (9.4km): trophies to the winners, medals to the first 3 in each category

Prizes (2km): medals to the first 3 M/F

Award ceremony: 20.00

Number of finishers 2009: 181 (9.4km), 30 (2km), 39 children

Event website (in Slovene): www.sportno-drustvo-loncar.si

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