Saturday, 7 May 2022
at 07.30
in Vipavski Križ

Distance: 53,8 km
Elevation: 2230 m + / 2230 m –

Time limit: 15 hours

National campionship – long trail




The UTVV50 starts in a small village Vipavski Križ and crosses panoramic wine-growing southern slopes and villages from Velike Žablje to Planina, Goče to Socerb. The last ascent to the edge of Nanos starts in Podnanos. 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 (pass a Tourist Farm Abram) to a beautiful descent to the Valley towards the finish line in Vipava Center (108m).


GLADIATOR UTVV50 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 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 you will become free GLADIATOR when you finish this race!



One of the best events and races where i have been and done it :)) happy, kind and very nice people all around ❤ … Thank you so much and hope we will come again next year 😘 I think, I can say this from all of us from Czech Republic and Slovakia crew 😘









Petra Curinova (Czech Republic)

Gladiator, 50km

I ran the 50k as my first ultra and I couldn’t ask for a better race for it to be my first. The organisation of the race was one of if not the best I’ve seen, all the way from buying entry to post race. The volunteers were great – from the Roman soldiers and cheer leaders to all the people manning the aid stations made the experience even better. In terms of the 50k route, it was a beautiful route, consisting of mostly trails with some road. Big thanks to everyone that contributed to making it a great race!

Jack Edward Lancefield (United Kindom)

Gladiator, 50km

I would like to thank all the people on the aid stations and the organizer. This was one of the best organized races I did. Good marking of the track, friendly people all over, helpful, the food on the stations perfect. I could really enjoy the race. Thank you!









Martina Kirschner-Trimmel (Austria)

Gladiator, 50km - 2017 - 2nd place

When I accidentally stumbled upon the promotional video, I knew it was a race I wanted to do. I’ve visited Slovenia a number of times in the past, and I thought this would be a cool way to experience this beautiful region.

I was not let down! I throughly enjoyed the race, it was well organized, well marked beautiful course, fantastic volunteers! I experienced so much kindness and beauty!

When I was on top of Nanos, I had to stop for a few minutes as I was in total awe!

I didn’t end up “racing”, instead, I took my sweet time and took lots of photos that will remind me of wonderful memories. I would most definitely recommend this race to any of my friends! From the bottom of my heart, all I can say is hvala, hvala, hvala!

Agnes Jung (Canada)

Gladiator, 50km

From the day I entered in South Africa, Bostjan was available to communicate via telephone regarding payment options, all went smoothly, registration was festive as well as the start of the 52km. The route was technical, but do able, I will even brave Nanos again, but o my word that last 2kms! I would have loved that to be a gravel road. Having said all that, I will be back next year in a heart beat and this time with hiking poles.










Maruanda Wynne (South Africa)

Gladiator, 50km




Registration by date 31.12.2021 28.2.2022 8.4.2022
Individuals 55 € 65 € 75 €



  • Finish – Vipava, 15 hours (at 22.30 – Saturday)



Aid Station – AS Km D+ cumulative  Km from last AS D+ from last AS GPS coordinates
Vipavski Križ 0 0 45.880691, 13.862143
Lože 16,6 588 16,6 577 45.82958, 13.93464
Podnanos 27,4 1127 10,8 539 45.79702, 13.97243
Nanos 36,9 2296 9,4 1169 45.77115, 14.05324
Abram 43,7 2418 6,7 122 45.81995, 14.01959
Vipava 53,9 2537 10,2 119 45.8461, 13.96224





  • 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.


50 – Gladiator

BIB number always visible


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


Drinking Cup


Survival blanket


First aid (bandage, gauze, patch)


Wind jacket




Mobile phone


Headlamp with spare battery


Running shoes


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


Sun protection


Energy food


Running poles


+”  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.


  • 50 – Gladiator: from Vipava (meeting point Vipava main square) to Vipavski Križ (start area)
  • Transport of runners who drop out at the control point to the finish area.

There will be organized shuttles from Vipava to Vipavski Križ.

For 50km (Gladiator) on Saturday, 7th of May at 06:45. 

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


  • 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
  • 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



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


up to 35 years up to 35 years
36 to 55 years 36 to 55 years
over 55 years over 55 years


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

The organizer reserves the right to make changes.


Male Female
1. Marko Tratnik (SLO) – 4:40:04 Petra Tratnik (SLO) – 5:03:37
2. Aleš Žontar (SLO) – 04:42:14 Martina Potrč (SLO) – 05:19:13
3. Marjan Zupančič (SLO) – 04:47:45 Anja Zima (SLO) – 05:57:05
Male Female
1. Marko Tratnik (SLO) – 4:34:01 Petra Tratnik (SLO) 04:56:57
2. Janez Klančnik (SLO) – 04:43:01 Martina Potrč (SLO) – 05:14:35
3. Donatello Rota (ITA) – 04:48:20 Barbora Cichá (CZE) – 05:50:35
Male Female
1. Marko Tratnik (SLO) – 4:37:57 Petra Tratnik (SLO) – 5:00:22
2. Matic Čačulovič (SLO) –  4:52:07 Ana Čufer (SLO) – 5:28:10
3. Missud Bastien (AUS) – 4:59:51 Nataša Robnik (SLO) – 5:56:50
Male Female
1. Anže Sobočan (SLO) – 5:01:57 Ajda Radinja (SLO) – 5:25:45
2. Matic Čačulovič (SLO)  –  5:15:10 Sara Trevisan (ITA) – 6:16:45
3. Anže Šenk (SLO) – 5:17:37 Vesna Dolenc (SLO) – 6:27:22
Male Female
1. Marko Tratnik (SLO) – 4:27:10 Petra Tratnik (SLO) – 4:51:10
2. Janez Justin ml. (SLO) –  4:49:24 Martina Trimmel (AUT) – 5:32:48
3. Sylvain Vouillamoz (FRA)  – 4:56:36 Mojca Koligar (SLO) – 5:48:03
Male Female
1. Marko Tratnik (SLO) – 4:16:54 Katja Kegl Vencelj (SLO) – 5:38:28
2. Tomaž Ferjančič (SLO) –  4:49:09 Zana Andreeva (SLO) – 5:54:46

Janez Justin Ml. (SLO) – 4:52:04

Petra Vladimirov (SLO) – 6:03:49
Male Female
1. Ivan Blečić (CRO) – 5:07:50 Mojca Kermavnar (SLO) – 5:37:38
2. Mitja Volčanšek (SLO) –  5:12:50 Mihaela Tušar (SLO) – 5:57:08
3. Aljoša Smolnikar (SLO) – 5:15:43 Zhanna Andreeva (SLO) – 6:03:43


Marko Tratnik (SLO)

Marko Tratnik (SLO)

4:16:54 (2016)

Petra Tratnik (SLO)

Petra Tratnik (SLO)

4:51:10 (2017)