170 – EMPEROR

Start:

Friday, 6 May 2022
at 15.00
in Ajdovščina

Distance: 170 km
Elevation: 7768 m + / 7742 m –

Time limit: 46 hours
AATC ULTRA – XL

 

ITRA/UTMB POINTS: 6

WSER100 – 2023

 

Emperor UTVV160 is placed in the area where the Battle of the Frigidus, also called the Battle of the Frigid River (river Vipava and Hubelj), was fought between 5–6 September 394, between the army of the Eastern Emperor Theodosius I and the army of Western Roman ruler Eugenius.

But enough about history, let`s go running, and you will find out many more about this important battle soon…

…and believe us, you will become a true EMPEROR when you finish this race!

 

UTVV170 starts in Ajdovščina at 106 m. First challenge for runners is ascent to Kovk at 860 m. Trail follows the lookout edge of Gora and ascends to the highest point of trail – Mali Golak (1496 m). Trail continues pass Mountain hut on Čaven (1242 m), across Kucelj (1237 m) and to St. Mary Church in Vitovlje. Then it continues past Lijak all the way to the Sveta Gora where it descends again. It comes to Nova Gorica and goes to Gorizia (Italy) through Europa square. In Gorizia it leads you on famous via Restel, on castle in Gorizia and then back to Slovenia in Kostanjevica, Panovec and towards Renče. After ascending to Cerje (monument) you will join the southern ridge to Tabor and continue (join with UTVV100 ) to wine-growing southern slopes: Preserje – Sveti Martin – Vrtovče–Planina- Lože-Goče – Podraga. In Podnanos starts the last ascent to the edge of Nanos. The trail continues along the picturesque and lookout edge to the highest point Pleša at 1262 m. Runners continue through the forest in the heart of Nanos (by Tourist Farm Abram) to a beautiful descent to the Valley towards the finish line in Vipava center (108 m).

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TESTIMONIALS

The nature, trails and views are breathtaking  it was the perfect choice for my 1st 100 miler. Also organized very well and the volunteers were very helpful as well.

Andraž Renko, Slovenia

Emperor, 100 miles

The people, the nature with the beautiful trails, the organization with their volunteers…. they create an unique atmosphere during the whole event..!
Love to go back again ❤️
Thanks and greetings!

Chris Van Beem, Holland

Emperor, 100 miles

Awesome race, awesome places, the nature, the mountains… so everything. The UTVV staff were also amazing. Thanks for the smiles 

Timi Losonc, Hungary

Centurion, 100km (2019 winner)

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REGISTER HERE – UTVV 2022

ENTRY FEES

Registration by date  31.12.2021 28.2. 2022  8.4.2022
Individuals 125 € 135 € 150 €

MAP

TIME LIMITS

Aid Station Km Time limit Bag Transition
Vitovlje 42 12h, (03.00, Saturday) No
Renče 87 22h, (13.00 Saturday) Yes
Podnanos 145 38h, (05.00, Sunday) Yes
Finish 170 46h, (13.00, Sunday) Yes

AID STATIONS

Aid Station – AS Km D+ cumulative Km from last AS D+ from last AS GPS coordinates
Ajdovščina 0 0 45.88873, 13.90468
Otlica 13 1036 12,7 1036 45.92763, 13.91053
Koča Golaki 23 1916 10,1 880 45.97584, 13.85382
Mala Gora 33 2290 9,8 374 45.92534, 13.84461
Vitovlje 42 2680 9,3 390 45.94078, 13.76771
Grgar 56 3163 13,8 483 45.99306, 13.67126
Nova Gorica MP 68 3687 11,9 524 45.95250, 13.63429
Renče 87 4003 19,5 316 45.88991, 13.66993
Cerje 94 4355 7,3 352 45.87234, 13.61653
Tabor nad Dornberkom 108 4744 13,6 389 45.88004, 13.73923
Preserje 120 5320 11,6 576 45.86283, 13.80416
Lože 134 5821 14,2 501 45.82958, 13.93464
Podnanos 145 6358 11,0 537 45.79702, 13.97243
Nanos 154 7541 9,4 1183 45.77115, 14.05324
Abram 161 7670 6,8 129 45.81995, 14.01959
Vipava 171 7780 10,5 110 45.84528, 13.96256

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INFORMATION

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.

EQUIPMENT

160 – Emperor 

BIB number always visible

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Water bottle (camel bag, bottle, soft flask …)

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Drinking cup

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Survival blanket

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First aid (bandage, gauze, patch)

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Wind jacket

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Whistle

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Mobile phone

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Headlamp with spare battery

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Running shoes

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Clothing suitable for winter conditions (from -3° C to 30° C), in case of strong wind (speed over 100 km/h)

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Sun protection

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Energy food

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Running poles

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+”  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.

RACE TRANSPORTATION

  • 160 – Emperor: from Vipava (meeting point at main square) to Ajdovščina (start area)
  • Transport of runners who drop out at the control point to the finish area.
  • Transport of personal equipment and transition (160 – Emperor: transition to Renče *S6 and Podnanos *S11 )​

There will be organized shuttles from Vipava to Ajdovscina.
For 170km (Emperor) on Friday, 6th of May at 14:15.

Organized shuttles are included in your registration fee. No need to pay extra fees.

FEE INCLUDES

  • 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, clothing bags will be transported from the start to the finish line in Vipava
  • 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 (with Covid regulations it may change)
  • a hot meal in Vipava
  • 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 Renče (Emperor) and Podnanos (Emperor and Centurion)
  • rest area in Renče (Emperor)
  • bus transfers from RACE HQ (Vipava) to all start areas

NON PARTICIPATION AND REFUND

VERY IMPORTANT:

Any participant who has to cancel his participation in case of medical issue and would like to receive a refund has to officially request it by email at info@utratrail.si.

In case of a refund request due to medical issues, you will be asked for a medical certificate/proof.

Please bear in mind the following situations:

 

  • From the moment the registration is paid, the Organization agrees to return 90% of the amount paid by the runner (except bank expenses), if the non-participation is requested and communicated, before the 1st of December 2021.
  • From the 1st of December 2021 until the 28th of February 2022, 70% of the amount paid by the runner, shall be returned.
  • From the 1st of March until the 23th of April 2022, 50% of the amount paid by the runner, shall be returned​.
  • From the 24th of April on, no amount of money will be returned, no matter the reason why the runner does not finally take part in the race.
  • In the event that the runner does not participate in the race from 6th May to 8th May 2022, for whatever reason, the organization is not obliged to give any souvenir ( neither runner’s bag nor a commemorative T-shirt ) once the Ultra Trail Vipava Valley Slovenia 2022 is over.
  • The transfer of BIB numbers between competitors is possible until April 15, 2022
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CATEGORIES

WOMEN MEN
up to 35 years up to 35 years
36 to 55 years 36 to 55 years
over 55 years over 55 years

AWARDS

The first three in general category will be awarded trophies and prizes.

The organizer reserves the right to make changes.

HALL OF FAME

Male Female
1. Roman Ficek (POL) – 20:00:24 Timea Losonc (HUN) – 28:21:48
2. Galen Reynolds (CAN) –  21:43:42 Anita Szimandl (AUT) – 29:05:29
3. Matej Ivančić (CRO) – 22:30:42 Mladenka Buić (CRO) – 39:08:45
Male Female
1. Ivan Hrastovec (SLO) – 21:04:21 Francesca Canepa (ITA) – 26:21:46
2. Jarek Gonczarenko (POL) –  21:49:05 Anita Szimandl (HUN) – 29:38:47
3. Andi Mamić (SLO) – 22:26:30 Marija Trontelj (SLO) – 30:03:10

TRACK RECORDS

Roman Ficek (POL)

Roman Ficek (POL)

20:00:24 (2021)

Francesca Canepa (ITA)

Francesca Canepa (ITA)

26:21:46 (2019)