30th Mohor Mountain Race
Nemilje (Slovenia), Saturday 5 June 2010
The road to Sveti Mohor
This is a mountain race for runners and cyclists, staged in the hills between Slovenia's capital Ljubljana and the Julian Alps.
The race is 7 kilometres and includes an elevation gain of about 450 metres. Apart from the final stretch to the finishing line the climbs are never very steep, and some parts of the course are even quite flat and fast.
Start is in the hamlet of Nemilje, approximately 12 kilometres from the town of Kranj.
Participants run about 4 kilometres along a dirt road, then 2.5 kilometres along an asphalt road, and finally 500 metres along a trail.
The finish is at an elevation of 952 metres at the little church of Sveti Mohor on top of a hill.
The race runs about 6 kilometres through the forest, and then through beautiful mountain pastures. Finally, marvellous views open up as you reach the finishing line.
In 2009, the fastest runners were Boštjan Hrovat (31:05) and Valerija Mrak (36:40).
Runners start 30 minutes before the mountain bikers, so that they can watch the cyclists finishing, but they still have to hurry up. The best cyclist, Luka Mezgec, finished in just over 22 minutes.
Fine views from Mohor!
Venue (Map): Nemilje (Kranj 12km, Ljubljana 37km)
Date: 5 June 2010 (Saturday)
Distance: 7km (+446m); children 440/880/1320m (1-3 laps)
Start time: 16.00 (children), 16.30 (7km run), 17.00 (7km bike race)
Start: at the restaurant in Nemilje (506m)
Finish: at the church of Sveti Mohor (952m)
Entries: on the day (runners 14.30-15.30, mountain bikers 14.30-16.30)
Entry fees: 8 EUR (runners and mountain bikers), 5 EUR (17 years and under)
You get: a present, a warm meal after the race, prize raffle
Prizes: trophies to the winners, medals to the first 3 in each category
Showers and changing facilities: no
Number of finishers 2009: 138 runners, 33 cyclists, 93 children
Event website (in Slovene): www.agp-pro.si/tek_mohor
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