Preview: 19th Race through Panovec

Nova Gorica (SLO), Sunday 14 March 2010

Hellebores or 'Christmas roses' in the woods in Slovenia in March (Copyright © 2010 Hendrik Böttger /


Located on the Slovenia-Italy border, just 25 kilometres from the Adriatic Coast, Panovec Forest is a popular recreational area on the edge of Nova Gorica, a modern town in the far west of Slovenia.

Panovec was badly damaged during both World Wars but nowadays it's a lovely forest known for its many different species of trees.

The race is held in March over an undulating course that measures about 10 kilometres. Most of the route follows forest trails and dirt roads, just the first and the last 500 metres are on asphalt.

In 2009, the winners were Mitja Kosovelj (33:31) and Aleksandra Fortin (41:10).


Country: Slovenia

Venue (Map): Nova Gorica (42km from Udine, 48km from Trieste, 106km from Ljubljana, 142km from Venice)

Date: 14 March 2010 (Sunday)

Race distance: ca. 10km; 5km (non-competitive run without timing; nordic walking)

Start time: 11.00

Start and finish: Dijaški dom (Hostel and Student Dormitory), Streliška pot 7, Nova Gorica

Entries: on the day from 9.00h

Entry fees: 8 EUR (adults); 5 EUR (juniors, children)

Race centre: at the start

You get: goody bag to the first 160 entries; prize raffle (150 prizes)

Prizes: trophies to the first 3 M/F; practical prizes to the first 5M/3F; medals to the first 3 in each category

Number of finishers 2009: 161 (10km)

Event website (in Slovenian):


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