4th Slovenian 12 Hour Run, 4th EDITION, Sunday, 22nd of August (Kranj, Slovenia), Silver Label IAU
For the 4th time the athletic club Ultramarathon Slovenia organize the Slovenian 12 hour Run, which will take place on Sunday, August 22nd from 7am till 7 pm in the center of Kranj, Slovenia. It is IAU Silver Label race. You can choose between 6 and 12 hour run.
The event was organized twice in small city Trboje (2015 and 2016). In 2019 it was decided to organize this event for the first time in the center of Kranj so it will be more attractive, even more interesting for the spectators, and especially for the competitors. Slovenian 12-hour run is the first ultramarathon to be held in the city center in Slovenia.
Due to the excellent responses, praise and requests from the competitors and fans LOC decided to continue organizing the event again this year in the center of Kranj. Among them are Nataša Robnik, state record holder for 12 hours (Kranj 2019), Mirko B. Miklič, best result on Spartathlon (Greece) among Slovenes, Neža Mravlje, owner of Slovenian record at 100 km, Marco Bonfiglio, Italian, who set the Italian national record at the first performance of the Slovenian 12-Hour Run (Trboje 2015), Ivan Cudin, three-time Spartathlon winner, American Brenda Carawan, who came second at one of the toughest ultramarathons across the Death Valley (Badwater, USA) in 2017. In addition, participants from 15 countries competed in a Slovenian 12-hour run. Many of them sucessfully finished this long distance for the first time, and some of them even set personal records.
The course is flat and circular. The start and finish of the run is in the city center of Kranj (Main Square). The course runs through the downtown streets. The length of one lap is 1,292 meters. The course is also AIMS certified. The start of 12 hour run is at 7.00 am, the start of 6 hour run is at 1.00 pm.
The Slovenian 12 Hour Run in Kranj received the Silver Label of the International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU).
Short video about the race - course
Runners from all over the world can take part in the Slovenian 12hour Run. It is compulsory to be duly registered and payed entry fee according to the race regulations. You can sign up here
The entry fee includes: a start number with a disposable chip, an official personalized running T-shirt, organized running event with route protection, refreshments during the run, measurement and publication of results, medical care, massage, memory medal, dinner voucher and sponsors practical and promotional materials. Applications are accepted until 12 of August.
Within one lap (1.292 m) will be provided refresments (fruit, soup, potatoes, savory and sweet products, chilled drinks, isotonic drinks, coca-cola). Runners of 12 hour run will be provided with a exclusive personal station (personal refreshment room).
Award and Prizes
The first three runners in the women's and men's competition at the 12 hour race will receive trophies, practical sponsor prizes and cash prizes. The first three runners in the women's and men's competitions at the 6-hour races will receive sponsors' trophies and practical prizes, while all other competitors receive a commemorative medal.
MIRKO B. MIKLIČ, SLOVENIA completed: all editions of Slovenian 12 Hour Run, Spartathlon, World and European Championships IAU (Doha, Albi, Sveti Martin, Timisoara), Ultrabalaton, 100 ob mrzli reki, 8h Formarathon, 6h Sladki Vrh, 75 km Celje-Logarska dolina, Beogradski Ultramarathon, Supermarathon Zagreb-Čazma, 100 km Del Passatore, Firenze-Faenza, Trans Slovenia, 100 km Rimini Extreme, 24h Irdning, 6 major marathons.
NEŽA MRAVLJE, SLOVENIA completed: Slovenian 12 Hour Run, 100 km Del Passatore, Firenze-Faenza, Pistoia-Abetone Ultramarathon, World and European Championships IAU (Doha, Albi, Sveti Martin, 50 km di Romagna, 50 km Celje-Logarska dolina, Supermarathon Zagreb-Čazma, 6 ore città di Buttrio, Strasimeno, Ultramaratona del Trasimeno, 6h Sladki Vrh, 75 km Celje-Logarska dolina.
NATAŠA ROBNIK, SLOVENIA completed: all editions of Slovenian 12 Hour Run, Spartathlon, 24h Irdning, World and European Championships IAU (Albi, Sveti Martin, Timisoara), Ultrabalaton, 24h Lupatotissima, 100 ob mrzli reki, Ultra Trail Vipava Valley 50, 8h Formarathon, 6h Sladki Vrh, 75 km Celje-Logarska dolina, Beogradski Ultramarathon, 100km Biel, Magredi Mountain Trail 60 km, Wörthersee Trail, Trans Slovenia, Schwäbische Alb Marathon.
MIRSAD ABDAKOVIĆ, BOSNIA AND HERCEGOVINA completed: Slovenian 12 Hour Run, Spartathlon, 24h Irdning, World and European Championships IAU (Albi, Sveti Martin, Timisoara, Belfast..), 24h Bad Blumau, Polojska Ultra 100 km, 6h Sladki Vrh, 24h Barcelona, 24h München, 100 Miles of Istria, Marathon of Marathons 100km Belgrade, 12h London, 48h Golser Benefizultralauf, Glasgow-Edinburgh Ultramarathon , Mozart 100 km, Wörthersee Trail-Maniac, Supermarathon Zagreb-Čazma.
ANDREA LEITA, ITALY completed: 6 ore città di Buttrio, 100 km del Passatore, Firenze-Faenza, 6 ore del Drago, 6 ore in pista, Ultra Franciacorta - 12 ore di Franciacorta Monselice, Ecomaratona del Collio, 6 ore Spilimbergo citta del Mosaico, Asolo 100 km, Ultramaratona della Pace sul Lamone, Lupatotissima 12 ore, 100 km ob Mrzli reki (75 km), Lupatotissima 24 ore.
With a population of around 58,000, Kranj is the third largest city in Slovenia, the center of the historical landscape of the Gorenjska and Gorenjska statistical regions and the seat of the Municipality of Kranj.
Kranj is a pleasant historical town on a rocky pier above the confluence of the mountain rivers Sava and Kokra. Archaeological finds, the old town and its walls, as well as defensive towers speak of Kranj's ancient past.
What Kranj is especially known for are:
- Prešeren's grave in Prešeren's grove,
- Prešeren Memorial Museum
- Prešeren Theater with a monument of dr. France Prešeren
- City Hall, which constantly presents the archeological exhibition Iron Thread
- Pavšlar House, which is an example of a rich bourgeois building from the 16th century and one of the most beautiful Renaissance arcaded corridors in Slovenia,
- Khislstein Castle, which represents a fortified area from the ancient period to the early Middle Ages
- St. Kancijan’s Church
Prepared by Maja Rigač