Special Note

Triglav Trail Run is a 76.5 km long ultra-endurance mountain running challenge, held on the walking paths through the Julian Alps, often on an altitude above 2,000 m. Runners are solely responsible for their personal well-being, will have to make their own informed decisions, and suffer the consequences of those decisions. Triglav Trail Run is a demanding competition that takes place in the hard-to-reach mountain world, where the only infrastructures are remote mountain huts around Triglav. If you do not feel you are prepared to meet such a challenge, please consider a shorter Vrata Valley Race option with 26km. Vrata Valley race is less demanding and takes place in areas that are easily accessible.

 

The area around Mt Triglav is truly seclude, so much so that between the 12th and 38th kilometre of the  Triglav Trail Run trail is accessed exclusively by helicopter. Runners must be especially aware of this fact, prepare accordingly and participate with full responsibility.

 

Every runner is responsible for preparing for the competition and is fully aware of the complexity of the competition and the route. He has fully prepared for the demanding conditions and has enough experience to take part in mountain running. He is aware that the competition takes place in an open natural environment, where a natural phenomena is possible, making the competition more difficult and can affect the runner’s ability to run. The competitor knows how to cope with natural climatic conditions.

 

With registration every participant confirms, to know and accept these rules and regulations as well as the below mentioned responsible and ethical principles. Each runner competes at his own risk. The organiser does not take responsibility for competitor’s injuries and damage of their personal equipment.

Organization

Triglav Trail Run festival is organised by company LIFE Events (Lajf d.o.o.). Various running competitions are organised as part of the festival (Triglav Trail Run Race, Vrata Valley Race, Kids Trail Run …) as well as other running-walking-culinary content (Athletic mountaineering day, International speakers evening, Taste Julian Alps, etc.)

Starting and Finishing Times  

Triglav Trail Race

Starting time for the Triglav Trail Race is 5.00am.

All runners will be provided their finishing time upon return to the Finish area in Mojstrana. The Triglav Trail race ends at 12am, which gives participants less than 19 hours to complete the race. Participants who do not reach the finish line in time will be excluded from the race.

 

Vrata Valley Race

Starting time for the Vrata Valley Race is 9.00am.

All runners will be provided their finishing time upon return to the Finish area in Mojstrana. The Vrata Valley Race ends at 5pm, which gives participants less than 8 hours to complete the race. Participants who do not reach the finish line in time will be excluded from the race.

Runner Briefing 

Triglav Trail Race

A final runner briefing will be made approximately 40 minutes prior to the start of the Triglav Trail Run (Saturday, August 21st, 2021). All runners should attend this race briefing. Full details will be available by the 5th of August, 2021 and will be available for download here.

 

Vrata Valley Trail Race

A final runner briefing will be made approximately 40 minutes prior to the start of the Triglav Trail Run (Saturday, August 21st, 2021). All runners should attend this race briefing. Full details will be available by the 5th of August, 2021 and will be available for download here.

Qualification

Triglav Trail Run Race

Due to the complexity of the Triglav Trail Run, which takes place in the high mountains of the Julian Alps, a registration for the run is possible under the condition that the runner has participated in a competition of similar difficulty in the period between January 1st, 2018 and July 15th, 2021. You will be required to send proof of this participation in a similar event to info@triglavtrail.com

 

Vrata Valley Race

The Vrata Valley running route is of moderate difficulty level and runs through Vrata valley and under the Triglav north wall. We recommend good physical and mental preparation for running. Registration for this run does not require proof of previous participation in a similar run, but similar experiences are highly recommended.

Feed Zones

Triglav Trail Run Race

There will be 5 feed zones available en route at approximately 20th, 35th, 45th, 55th and 65th kilometre of the route . Each feed zone will provide water, energy drink, snack foods such as bananas and local cake bars. Feed zones will also be equipped with first aid kits. The assistance from third parties outside the feed zones is not permitted.

The area around Mt Triglav is truly seclude, so much so that between 12th and 38th kilometre the trail cam be accessed exclusively by helicopter. Supply of the Feed Zones is possible only with the help of a helicopter, due to the rugged and unaccessible Alpine terrain. Therefore additional organisational procedures and manoeuvres are needed, as well as additional costs for the helicopter transport of the needed equipment and staff.

 

Vrata Valley Race

There will be one feed zone available en route at approximately 12th kilometre of the trail. Feed zone will aim to provide water, energy drink, snack foods such as bananas and local cake bars. Feed zone will also be equipped with first aid kit. The assistance from third parties outside the feed zone is not permitted.

Track and way markers

Triglav Trail Race

Runners must follow the marked walking routes (by Planinska Zveza Slovenije – Slovenian Alpine Association) and must use an official map with a drawn route (1:25.000) and GPX track for orientation. There will be no additional markings and signposts en route. Only feed zones at the locations of mountain huts are additionally marked on the route. Each competitor must use the official route map and official GPX track. It is not allowed to leave the official Triglav Trail Race paths. In case you get lost, return to the right path as soon as possible. When running on public roads and gravel roads the traffic regulations are to be strictly followed. Pastures along the route are normally fenced and only special gates for crossing must be used.

 

Vrata Valley Race

Runners must follow the marked routes. There will be additional arrows when routes are especially unclear. It is not allowed to leave the marked paths. In case you get lost, return to the right path as soon as possible. When running on public roads and gravel roads the traffic regulations are to be strictly followed.

Obligatory Kit

Triglav Trail Race

The obligatory equipment race kit is applicable to Triglav Trail Run distance.

  • Mobile/Cell phone (international roaming).
  • Official map with drawn route (1:25.000) (will be provided by organiser)
  • GPS unit (GPX track will be provided by organiser)
  • Basic first aid set (safety-kit).
  • Rescue blanket or bivouac sack (1,5x2m).
  • Whistle.
  • Head-torch.
  • Identity document (copy).
  • Container for drinks (min. 1 l).
  • Personal nutrition (2 gels + 2 energy bars of 55g each).
  • Garbage bag.
  • Backpack (intended to carry the equipment).
  • Trail running shoes.
  • Running shirt.
  • Cap and warm, waterproof gloves.
  • Jacket, with a hood.
  • Additional warm second layer.
  • Long trousers (leg warmers in the back-pack).

The obligatory equipment must be taken and shown at the bib distribution, where it will be checked individually. Competitors, who choose to use walking sticks, must use them throughout the entire route.

Vrata Valley Race

The obligatory equipment race kit is applicable to Vrata Valley Race distance.

  • Mobile/Cell phone (international roaming).
  • Identity document (copy).
  • Container for drinks (min. 1 l).
  • Backpack (intended to carry the equipment).
  • Trail running shoes.
  • Running shirt.
  • Cap and Warm and waterproof gloves.
  • Jacket, with a hood.

The obligatory equipment must be taken and shown at the bib distribution, where it will be checked individually. Competitors, who choose to use walking sticks, must use them throughout the entire route.

Venue/Runners’ Village

The Alpine Museum in Mojstrana, Slovenia is the starting point of The Triglav Trail Race and Vrata Valley Race. The event venue with Runners’ Village will allow the riders access to toilets, hot and cold food, expo area, protected equipment depot and car parking.

Safety and medical support

Triglav Trail Race

Mountain rescuers will be present at several points of the run – especially at the high areas and precipices. Medical assistance will be present at the start / finish of the competition in Mojstrana and at 45 km. All medical points will be well marked, on well visible spots. At each feed zone there will also be basic medical material and first aid kit. Each competitor will have the opportunity to call an emergency number managed by the organiser. The organiser will always have information on the location of the competitors. Medical staff and mountain rescuers have the power to stop and exclude from the competition a competitor who is in extremely poor condition. Any additional helicopter rescue intervention by a competitor is a cost of the competitor.

A runner who voluntarily withdraws from the competition must immediately notify the organiser. A competitor who has withdrawn from the competition must arrange for himself / herself to arrive at the finish / starting point in Mojstrana, except in the case of an intervention.

 

 

Vrata Valley Race

Mountain rescuers will be present at several points of the run – especially at the high areas and precipices. Medical assistance will be present at the start / finish of the competition in Mojstrana and at 12 km. All medical points will be well marked, on  well visible spots. At each feed zone there will also be basic medical material and first aid kit. Each competitor will have the opportunity to call an emergency number managed by the organiser. The organiser will always have information on the location of the competitors. Medical staff and mountain rescuers have the power to stop and exclude from the competition a competitor who is in extremely poor condition. Any additional helicopter rescue intervention by a competitor is a cost of the competitor.

Cancelation or Termination of the Race

In the case of unfavourable weather conditions (substantial amount of rain or snow at high altitude, strong risk of storms, ….) the start may be either postponed for a couple of hours, postponed to the next day (Sunday) or cancelled.

Non-participations and refunds

Participants who cancel their participation in the Triglav Trail Run or Vrata Valley Race run due to health problems and have already paid the entry fee can request a refund.

 

  • Refund 90% of the payment, before April 5th, 2021
  • Refund 80% of the payment, before May 5th, 2021
  • Refund 70% of the payment, before June 5th, 2021
  • Refund 50% of the payment, before July 5th, 2021
  • Refund 40% of the payment, before August 5th, 2021
  • For cancellations after August 5th, 2021, organiser retains full paid amount.
  • For no-show, organiser retains full paid amount.

Insurance

Insurance is a matter of each participant. Participants are required to have personal accident insurance, which has to include costs for helicopter rescue actions as well as medical treatment in hospital. The organiser has third-party insurance for the duration of the competition, which covers indemnities of the event and its aides towards third-parties.

Responsible and Ethic race

Responsible mountain running race is about the attitude you have and the choices you make when running – to respect and benefit the local people, their cultures, economies and the environment. As running becomes a truly global industry, we recognise our obligation to operate our race and events in a responsible and sustainable fashion. We’ve worked hard at these things to ensure we are welcomed in the places we all love to visit, meaning local people benefit. We all and our friendly staff and suppliers are trained on these principles, and are the core to delivering sustainable, experience-rich mountain running. Fair behaviour towards other participants, personnel as well as all other people on the trail, e.g. hikers and audience is a prerequisite. Every participant has to offer first aid when necessary.

Contact us

Running Makes a Difference, Let’s Run!

We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By agreeing you accept the use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.

Privacy Settings saved!
Privacy Settings

When you visit any web site, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. Control your personal Cookie Services here.

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems.

In order to use this website we use the following technically required cookies
  • wordpress_test_cookie
  • wordpress_logged_in_
  • wordpress_sec

Decline all Services
Accept all Services