15th Karst Race 2010

Povir (Slovenia), Saturday 11 September 2010

A stone house  in the Karst (Copyright © 2009 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)


This 11k race offers a wonderful opportunity to explore the Karst, a limestone plateau region in south-western Slovenia and north-eastern Italy.

The Karst (Slovene: kras, Italian: carso) is characterized by its rocky and barren landscape, caves, underground rivers, old stone houses, strong winds, air-dried "pršut" ham and the red "Teran" wine.

The start and finish of the race is in the village of Povir, located at an elevation of 400 metres, just 20 kilometres from the port city of Trieste, Italy.

Participants run through woods, fields and three villages.

The course through rolling countryside is rarely flat. It's almost constantly going up or down, mostly along dirt roads. Approximately 4 kilometres are on asphalt roads.  

In 2009, the winners were Uroš Vodopivec (37:10) and Sergeja Lipušček (49:24).


Country: Slovenia

Venue (Map): Povir (Trieste 20km, Ljubljana 80km, Udine 81km, Venice 170km)

Date: 11 September 2010 (Saturday)

Race distance: 11km; children 300/600/1200/1800m

Start time: 13.00 (children); 15.30 (guided walk, ca. 2 hours); 16.00 (11km)

Entries: on the day until 30 minutes before the start

Entry fees: €8; children €2

You get: a meal, tea, a present

Prizes: trophies and practical prizes; medals to the first 3 in each category

Number of finishers 2009: 144 (11km)

Event website (in Slovene): www.povir.si


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