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Announcing The 41st Smarna Gora Race

The organizers are happy to announce that the 41st edition of the Smarna Gora Race will be held on Saturday, October 10th 2020 in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

 After a period when the organization of any kind of sporting event was not possible in Slovenia due to the unpredictable Covid-19 situation, the traditional mountain running race has got the green light from the authorities to host the event.

Because the Smarna Gora Record was delayed in June, there will now 2 races in October:

- on Friday, 9th October, in the afternoon the 25th Šmarna gora Record (1,8km; +360m) will take place. This is a very short uphill race, with a course record of 11:08
- the traditional 41st Šmarna gora Race will take place on Saturday 10th October, starting at 10:10.

International class runners are welcome, of course respecting the Covid-19 restrictions. Only runners from so called 'green' countries are allowed to enter Slovenia without any limitations (see link to the web page at the bottom of the article for more information).

As in the past, interested runners should contact the local organising committee to agree their participation. They can find the details on the updated web page

The organizer will offer special, exciting arrangements to the runners who participate in both races.

Smarna Gora Race has hosted the final race of the World Cup 18 times. In 2020 it was declared the “WMRA Greatest race of all time”, which is the highest international recognition for the organizers.

 You can find the details of the 'green countries' HERE and on the map below.