Preview: 15th Vipava Race
Vipava (Slovenia), Saturday 27 March 2010
You won't forget the name any more. It's all called Vipava — the town, the river and the valley, located on the Karst limestone plateau in south-western Slovenia, not far from the Adriatic Sea.
The 9.5km Vipavski tek starts and finishes on the football pitch of Vipava, a lovely little town with a picturesque ruined 12th-century castle towering above it.
Participants run two different loops along dirt roads through the fruit- and wine-growing Vipava Valley, which is widely known for its delicate red wines, apricots, peaches and cherries.
In 2009, the winners were Tine Torkar (31:14) and Aleksandra Fortin (36:25).
The town of Vipava sits in the Vipava Valley.
Venue (Map): Vipava (Trieste 39km, Udine 70km, Ljubljana 75km)
Date: 27 March 2010 (Saturday)
Race distance: 9.5km; children 0.3km-2km
Start time: 14.00 (children), 16.00 (9.5km)
Start and finish: Športni park Vipava
Entries: on the day from 12.00 until 15 minutes before the start
Entry fees: 8 EUR; children 2 EUR
You get (9.5km): a present, a warm meal after the race
Prizes (9.5km): trophies to the first 5 M/F; medals to the first 3 in each category
Prizes (children): medals to the first 3 in each category
Presentation: soon after each race
Number of finishers 2009: 193 (9.5km), 119 children
Event website (in Slovene): www.td-burja.com
No guarantee is made as to the accuracy or thoroughness of the information on this page.
The Vipava River flows through the town of Vipava.