Julian Alps trail krun UTMB - Kranjska Gora, Slovenia

Julian Alps Trail run by UTMB® 2024

The Julian Alps and the surrounding area offer everything that trail running is all about – mountain trails where easier and more runnable terrain intertwine, with some more technical terrain in between. That’s why the Julian Alps Trail Run by UTMB, the biggest Slovenian trail running event in 2021, could hardly have found a better location for the event than Kranjska Gora, which is right in the heart of the Slovenian mountains and at the same time a highly visible tourist destination.

The event will take place from 20-22 September 2023. Runners can already register for the event and choose between six distances: 10, 15, 25, 50, 80 and 120 kilometres. This way, pure beginners in trail running as well as experienced ultra-marathoners will be able to find a distance that suits them and their running fitness.

The Julian Alps Trail Run by UTMB is the only Slovenian running event that is part of the UTMB® World Series. The UTMB World Trail Running Series brings together the best trail running events in the world. This puts the Slovenian Trail Run and Kranjska Gora alongside iconic outdoor events and destinations such as the Lavaredo Ultra Trail in the Italian Dolomites and the Ultra Trail de Mont Blanc in Chamonix, France.

UTMB World, on the occasion of the Julian Alps Trail Run’s inclusion in the World Series, said of the event that the Slovenian running event represents a golden cave of authentic nature. “Slovenia’s leading trail running event offers runners a unique opportunity to run in tranquil nature and explore incredible trails close to the country’s most majestic mountains. Named after the mountain range it runs along the edge of, the run is a unique combination of technically challenging mountain trails and accessible trails, and has something to offer for every runner,” they added.

The Julian Alps Trail Run by UTMB brings together different destinations of the Juliajn Alps – Radovljica, Bled, Žirovnica and Kranjska Gora, which is also the main venue of the event, into one event. The organisers are expecting around 2000 runners from 40 countries to take part in this year’s event.

Maja Ramus

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