100 – CENTURION
Are you ready to conquer 100 km of Vipava Valley?
Come and try yourself!
Learn more about the track (click here)
The Centurion – UTVV 107 km route runs from the center of Ajdovščina, along the paved path along Hubelj River towards the southern wine-growing hills, where, climbing from Dolenje, passes the scenic church of Sv. Marjeta, climbs to the Planina plateau and joins the existing Emperor route at the Guerila estate. The descent to the village of Slap follows, and in a gentle ascent it crosses the village Lože (1st aid station), the picturesque village of Goče, and in a gentle descent, it reaches the village of Podraga. The first serious ascent to Socerb warms up the runners for the famous 1,000-meter climb to the top of Nanos (1,262 m), which awaits them after the stop in the village of Podnanos. From there, it descends again through the heart of Nanos, past the Abram Tourist Farm and the chapel above the avalanche, and down into the valley, where runners are greeted by a rich aid station on the Main Square in Vipava. After a short flat part, the second ascent of the race follows, to Kovk (961 m). Now it’s time for one of the most beautiful ridge trails in Slovenia, the crossing of Angelska gora and the ascent to Čaven (1242 m), followed by a picturesque crossing towards Mala gora and Kucelj (1237 m). The last “thousand-meter mountain” escorts the runners towards the beautiful church on the rock cliff, where the Vitovlje aid station is located. From here, the route crosses the valley and rejoins the Emperor route in the village of Preserje, on a scenic vineyard ridge. The last 20 km of the route runs along the beautiful Preserje-Planina ridge. Descending past the village of Planina, the trail ends in Ajdovščina along the paved path along the Hubelj river.
The UTVV ultramarathon challenge is set in the valley where one of the most important battles of the late Roman period, The Battle of the Frigidus, also called the Battle of the Frigid River, took place in 394. The battle was fought between 5 and 6 September 394 between the army of the Eastern Emperor Theodosius I and the army of the Western Roman ruler Eugenius. With Theodosius’ victory, the Roman Empire was united under one emperor for the last time in history. Also, the victory of Theodosius brought the final religious dominance of Christianity in Europe.
|Registration by date||Price|
|Number of people||Discount|
|5 or more||5%|
|15 or more||7%|
|25 or more||10%|
- Finish – Ajdovščina, 30 hours (at 04.30 – Sunday)
|Aid Station – AS||Km||Km from last AS|
REFRESHMENT & CHECKPOINTS
- Several refreshment stations are located along the trail (see trail profile) with water, energy drinks, sugar, fruit, light food, etc.
- Drinks, light meals, and a warm meal will also be available for runners at the finish line.
- The track has several checkpoints.
Upon receipt of BIB numbers, the runners can get 3 designated bags for personal equipment.
The runners can retrieve a bag with personal equipment
- 1st bag for UTVV 100 at S5 – Otlica (58 km)
- 2nd bag for UTVV100 at S8 – Preserje (90,5 km )
- 3rd bag will wait for you in finish area
The bag must be submitted at the BIB distribution in Ajdovščina on Friday at least one hour before the start.
100 – Centurion
|BIB number always visible||
|Water bottle (camel bag, bottle, soft flask …)||
|First aid (bandage, gauze, patch)||
|Headlamp with spare battery||
|Clothing suitable for winter conditions (from -3° C to 30° C), in case of strong wind (speed over 100 km/h)||
“+” Mandatory gears
“o“ Recommended gears
o* Mandatory for slower runners
The obligatory equipment shall be checked at the race number bibs collection. Race number won’t be given if something is missing. If the required equipment is not complete or is not shown by runner, immediate disqualification follows. Random checks shall be made along the race route.
- Transport of runners who drop out at the control point / aid station to the finish area.
- personalized bib number including RFID time keeping-tag
- starter pack with gifts
- drop bags (transitions) for Emperor and Centurion race
- finish bags (small bags) for all races, transition bags will be transported back to finish line in Ajdovščina
- aid stations with a variety of food, approximately every 12 km with drinks and food
- showers and changing room facilities next to the finish area
- a hot meal in Ajdovščina
- massage service next to the finish area
- roman medal of honor for all finisher at each race
- medical first aid in the finish area and at specified aid stations
- finisher’s certificate downloadable from the dedicated online repository
- live timekeeping, interim times and results
- a hot meal during the race in Otlica (Emperor and Centurion), Renče (Emperor) and Preserje (Centurion)
- pick up each runner that drops out at aid stations
NON PARTICIPATION AND REFUND
|up to 35 years||up to 35 years|
|36 – 55 years||36 – 55 years|
|over 55 let||over 55 let|
The first three in general category will be awarded trophies and prizes.
The organizer reserves the right to make changes.
Super well organized! Lots of restore points, beautiful landscapes. The 106km race goes through mountains, valleys, wine yards, on single tracks, and just a minimum part of tarmac, great volunteers cheering you up calling your name! Do it!!
Awesome race, awesome places, the nature, the mountains… so everything. The UTVV staff were also amazing. Thanks for the smiles
A couple of days ago, 100km was just a number in my head… Thanks to YOU, dear volunteers and organizers, it is now the most testing activity I’ve done in my life. You were so friendly, kind and helpful along the course. Words are powerless to express my gratitude. Perfect marking, amazing nature, technical race (at least for me). Come on people, try it!
HALL OF FAME
|1.||Jan Božič (SLO) – 12:18:48||Nina Frelih (SLO) -14:44:43|
|2.||Pavle Kruljac (CRO) – 12:43:22||Barbora Cichá (CZE) – 15:23:59|
|3.||Matej Pečnik (SLO) – 12:53:49||Alenka Pavc (SLO) – 15:42:24|
|1.||Jon Lihteneger Vidmajer (SLO) – 13:05:47||Alenka Pavc (SLO) -16:22:17|
|2.||Andraž Pogorevc (SLO) – 13:30:10||Martina Dvorakova (CZH) – 16:29:16|
|3.||Claudio Camerotto (ITA) – 15:08:00||Martina Poelzelbauer (AUT) – 18:21:26|
|1.||Luca Manfredi Negri (ITA) – 12:25:38||Timea Losonc (HUN) -16:40:28|
|2.||Aljoša Smolnikar (SLO) – 13:19:45||Urša Trobec (SLO) – 18:26:17|
|3.||Tilen Potočnik (SLO) – 13:25:35||Eva Toth (HUN) – 19:02:50|
|1.||Jan Božič (SLO) – 12:34:27||Alenka Pavc (SLO) – 15:49:33|
|2.||Álvaro Rodríguez Barreiro (ESP)- 13:04:13||Anita Szimandl (HUN) – 16:48:40|
|3.||Andi Mamić (SLO) – 13:12:18||Marzka Janerka (POL) – 18:08:10|
|1.||Marjan Zupančič (SLO) – 11:16:56||Žana Andreeva (SLO) – 15:10:18|
|2.||Anže Šenk (SLO) – 11:18:20||Nataša Robnik (SLO) – 15:31:03|
|3.||Alen Božič (SLO) – 12:58:43||Judit Szabó (HUN) – 15:48:11|
|1.||Toni Vencelj (SLO) – 12:08:52||Klara Bajec (SLO) – 17:32:36|
|2.||Marjan Zupančič (SLO) – 12:18:43||Marija Trontelj (SLO) – 17:57:12|
|3.||Tilen Potočnik (SLO) – 12:19:05 Ivan Hrastovec (SLO) – 12:19:05||Katja Drobež (SLO) – 19:07:28|
|1.||Marjan Zupančič (SLO) – 13:34:53||Ajda Radinja (SLO) – 14:09:05|
|2.||Peter Žnidarič (SLO) – 13:43:36||Katja Kegl (SLO) – 15:52:50|
|3.||Dejan Grm (SLO) – 13:48:28||Meta Dagarin (SLO) – 16:47:32|
Marjan Zupančič (SLO)
Ajda Radinja (SLO)