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Total length

170 KM

Elevation

6400 M

Time limit

46 HOURS

Date

MAY 5, 2023

QUO VADIS, EMPEROR?

CHALLENGE YOUR MIND, BODY, AND SPIRIT. PUSH YOUR BOUNDARIES AND COMMIT TO SOMETHING BIGGER THAN YOURSELF. FIND THE WARRIOR WITHIN YOU AND BECOME AN EMPEROR.

RACE IN NUMBERS

DATE

May 5, 2023

DISTANCE

170 km

ELEVATION

6400 m +/-

TIME LIMIT

46 hours

AID STATIONS

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START TIME

19:00

START / FINISH

Ajdovščina

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LOWEST POINT

58 m

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HIGHEST POINT

1264 m

ITRA: 6
WSER:  2024
AATC: Ultra XL

ELEVATION PROFILE
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ARE YOU READY TO PUSH YOURSELF
TO GO TO THE NEXT LEVEL AND BECOME AN EMPEROR?

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REGISTER HERE

ENTRY FEES

REGISTRATION BY DATE
PRICE
31. 10. 2022 130€
31. 12. 2022 140€
28. 2. 2023 155€

14. 4. 2023

165€

 

GROUP DISCOUNT

NUMBER OF PEOPLE
DISCOUNT
5 or more 5%
15 or more 7%
25 or more 10%

 

MAP

PATH DESCRIPTION

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The Emperor – UTVV 170 km route runs from the center of Ajdovščina, along the paved path along Hubelj towards the southern wine-growing hills, where, climbing from Dolenje, passes the scenic church of Sv. Marjeta reaches the Planina plateau and then joins the existing Emperor route at the Guerila estate. The descent to the village of Slap follows, and then, in a gentle ascent, it crosses the village of Lože (1st aid station), then the picturesque village of Goče, and in a gentle descent it reaches the village of Podraga. The first serious climb to Socerb warms up the runners for the famous 1,000-meter ascent to the top of Nanos (1,262 m), which follows after the stop in Podnanos. Through the heart of Nanos, the route past the Abram Tourist Farm and the chapel above the avalanche, and descents down into the valley, where a rich aid station on the Main Square in Vipava greets the runners. 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 rocky cliff, where the Vitovlje aid station is located. The route continues through Šmihel and further west past the picturesque Lijak to Škabrijel, past Ravnica and Grgarje to the top of Sveta Gora, with an illuminated shrine that acts as a beacon to show runners the way at night. From Sveta Gora, the route descends to Solkan and continues towards Nova Gorica along the border with Italy. It crosses the national border at Trg Evrope, climbs the Goriška Castle in Stara Gorica (Italian: Gorizia), and then returns to Slovenia along the path under the Kostanjevica monastery. The route continues via Panovac, through Ajševica to Renče, Cerje, and along the ridge below Trstelj to reach the picturesque village of Tabor. The Branik Castle, with the tallest still-preserved tower in Slovenia, awaits runners at 150 km. The last 20 km of the route runs along the scenic Preserje-Planina ridge. Descending past the village of Planina, the trail ends in Ajdovščina along the paved path along the Hubelj river.

TIME LIMITS

DISTANCE
TIME LIMIT
E4 (46 km) Vipava 12 hours (at 07.00 – Saturday)
E10 (123 km) Renče 33 hours (at 04.00 – Sunday)
FINISH (170 km) Ajdovščina 46 hours (at 17.00 – Sunday)

 

AID STATIONS

AID STATION – AS
KM KM FROM LAST AS
Ajdovščina 0 0
Lože 11,3 11,3
Podnanos 22 10
Nanos 31,4 9,4
Vipava 45,7 14,3
Otlica 59 13,2
Mala Gora 68,9 10
Vitovlje 78,1 9,1
Prevala 90,7 12,5
Gorica 105,3 14,5
Renče 122,4 17,1
Cerje 129,6 7,1
Tabor 143,3 13,6
Branik 151,8 8,4
Planina 164,6 12,8
Ajdovščina 170,6 5,9

 

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 hidden time checkpoints.

EQUIPMENT TRANSITION

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 170 at S5 – Otlica (59 km)
  • 2nd bag for UTVV170 at S10 – Renče (123 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.

 

EQUIPMENT

EQUIPMENT 170 – EMPEROR
BIB number always visible +
Water bottle (camel bag, bottle, soft flask …) +
Drinking cup +
Survival blanket +
First aid (bandage, gauze, patch) +
Wind jacket +
Whistle +
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 o
Energy food +
Running poles o

+ –  Mandatory gears

oRecommended 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.

TRANSPORTATION

Transport of runners who drop out at the control point / aid station to the finish area.

FEE INCLUDES

  • personalized bib number including RFID time keeping-tag and GPS tracker
  • starter pack with technical SportHG t-shirt
  • drop bags (transitions) for Emperor and Centurion race
  • transition bags will be transported back to the 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
  • roman medal of honor for all finishers at each race
  • roman Emperor`s ring for Emperor`s finishers
  • 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)
  • pick up each runner that drops out at aid stations

NON PARTICIPATION AND REFUND

Please click the link to learn more: https://ultratrail.si/rules-and-registration/

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.

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)

HALL OF FAME

Male Female
1. Anže Sobočan (SI) – 22:32:27 Esther Fellhofer (AU) – 24:33:21
2. Andi Mamić (SI) – 24:02:23  Cornelia Oswald (AU) – 26:24:40
3. Johan Fernandez (FR) – 23:58:17 Nataša Robnik (SI) – 27:02:34
Male Female
1. Anže Sobočan (SI) – 22:13:13 Martina Dvorakova (CZ) – 26:13:03
2. Andi Mamić (SI) – 23:41:13 Claire Bannwarth (FR) – 27:10:05
3. Niko Golob (SI) – 23:58:17 Mahya Karbalaii (IR) – 27:52:11
Male Female
1. Roman Ficek (PL) – 20:00:24 Timea Losonc (HU) – 28:21:48
2. Galen Reynolds (CA) –  21:43:42 Anita Szimandl (AU) – 29:05:29
3. Matej Ivančić (HR) – 22:30:42 Mladenka Buić (HR) – 39:08:45
Male Female
1. Ivan Hrastovec (SI) – 21:04:21 Francesca Canepa (IT) – 26:21:46
2. Jarek Gonczarenko (PL) –  21:49:05 Anita Szimandl (HU) – 29:38:47
3. Andi Mamić (SI) – 22:26:30 Marija Trontelj (SI) – 30:03:10

TRACK RECORDS

Roman Ficek (PL)

20:00:24 (2021)

Esther Fellhofer (AU)

24:33:21 (2023)