3rd "Bistrica Run" 2010
Ilirska Bistrica (Slovenia), Saturday 26 June 2010
This 10k race, held at the end of June, takes you into the densely forested hills of the Notranjska region in south-western Slovenia.
The start is at 5 p.m. at the small restaurant Črne Njive, located at an elevation of 620 metres in the hills above the small town of Ilirska Bistrica. Participants run a 10km-lap along dirt roads, mainly through pine forests, and partly through beautiful open grassland. The first four kilometres are mostly uphill (+150m), the second half of the race downhill.
In 2009, Uroš Vodopivec (35:08) and Aleksandra Fortin (40:42) both set new course records.
Ilirska Bistrica is on the road and the train line from the huge Postojna Caves to the Croatian port of Rijeka. It's also a good starting point for trips to the wonderful karst plateau of Snežnik and its highest peak, Veliki Snežnik (1796m).
Venue (Map): ‘Bar Črne njive’, Ilirska Bistrica (29km from Postojna, 40km from Rijeka, 52km from Trieste, 76km from Ljubljana)
Date: 26 June 2010 (Saturday)
Race distance: 10km; children 300m-2km
Start time: 14.00 (children); 17.00 (10km)
Start and finish: Črne Njive restaurant (from the centre of Ilirska Bistrica ca. 3km uphill toward Sviščaki, past the church and the quarry)
Entries: by e-mail or on the day until 30 minutes before the start
Entry fees: 8 EUR; children 2 EUR
You get: drinks, a meal
Prizes: 100 EUR to the first M/F; trophies and practical prizes to the best runners; medals to the first 3 in each category
Number of finishers 2009: 138 (10km)
Event website: tdbistrc.org
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