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FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. Unfortunately, I can no longer participate in the race and I have to cancel it. What can I do?

Please refer to the NON-PARTICIPATION AND REFUND section of the Rules and Registrations.

2. Due to an injury I can no longer participate at the race. Can I transfer the registration to next year?

Yes, you can, with the additional fee of 25% of the registration price and you will also be asked to provide a medical certificate as proof of the injury.

3. I signed up for the race but I would like to change my registration to a longer/shorter distance. How can I do it?

Until April 1, 2024, it is possible to change the distance with no additional fees. If you change your registration to a longer distance, you will have to pay the difference in the price. If you change to a shorter distance, the price difference is not refundable.

From April 1 – April 12, 2024, the change is possible but with an additional fee of 15 EUR.

After April 12, 2024, no changes can be made.

In an emergency, the change can be made exceptionally on the day of the event, at the BIB number pick-up area at the race timing system provider with additional fee of 15 EUR.

The surcharge must be paid to:

Alpe Adria Adventurers d.o.o.
Gozd 4,
5273 Col
Slovenija
IBAN: SI56 1010 0005 7006 992
Swift: BAKOSI2X
Ref: SI99

4. I signed up for a race but I would like to transfer my registration to another runner. Is this possible?

Transfer of the registration is possible through the link below,  until April 12, 2024. You will need your registration code and your email address.

Registration transfer

It is also possible to do it on the day of the event but with the written permission of the BIB owner. In this case, you will also have to pay an additional fee of 15 EUR. 

5. I would like to take my friend’s BIB number because s/he can no longer participate in the race. Is this possible?

Transfer of the registration is possible through the link below,  until April 12, 2024. Your friend will need the registration code and their email address to log in.

Registration transfer

It is also possible to do it on the day of the event but with the written permission of the BIB owner. In this case, you will also have to pay an additional fee of 15 EUR. 

6. What are the registration deadlines?

Registrations for UTVV 2024 end on April 15, 2024 at 23:59 for races:

– Emperor 160 km,
– Centurion 110 km,
– Gladiator 60 km,
– Legionar 30 km.

Registrations for Asterix 15 km, Castra City Run 10km, Obelix Hike&Wine 10km, and Kids Run are possible until April 24, 2024, 23:59 online.

From April 25-27, 2024 the registrations for Asterix 15 km, Castra City Run 10km, Obelix Hike&Wine 10km, and Kids Run will be possible only at the BIB pick-up.

7. Overdue registrations

After April 15, 2024, only the registrations for Asterix 16 km, Castra City Run 10 km, Obelix Hike&Wine 10 km, and Kids Run are possible. 

Registrations for Asterix 15 km, Castra City Run 10km, Obelix Hike&Wine 10km, and Kids Run are possible until April 24, 2024, 23:59 online.

From April 25-27, 2024 the registrations for Asterix 15 km, Castra City Run 10km, Obelix Hike&Wine 10km, and Kids Run will be possible only at the BIB pick-up.

8. Where can I find the entry list for UTVV 2024?

You can find the entry list for UTVV 2024 here.

9. Do I need a medical certificate to participate at the UTVV races?

No, in Slovenia no medical certificate is required to take part in trail-running races. But please keep in mind, that the races require very good physical conditions, specific preparation and good mountain skills, at Emperor 160 km and Centurion 110 km races particularly.

10. When and where can I pick up my BIB number?

Thursday, April 25, 2024  – BIB numbers pick-up UTVV160/110/60/30

16:00 – 20:00 at Zavod za šport Ajdovščina (Cesta 5. maja 14, 5270 Ajdovščina)


Friday,  April 26, 2024 – BIB numbers pick-up UTVV
160/100/60/30/15/10/Hike&Wine

08:00 – 21:00 at Zavod za šport Ajdovščina (Cesta 5. maja 14, 5270 Ajdovščina)

 

Saturday, April 27, 2024 – BIB numbers pick-up UTVV 60/30/15/10/Hike&Wine

06:00 – 15:00 at Zavod za šport Ajdovščina (Cesta 5. maja 14, 5270 Ajdovščina)

11. Can I ask a friend to pick up my BIB number for me?

No, you must pick up your BIB number yourself as you will also have to sign the Statement of Responsibility and have your obligatory equipment checked by the organizers.

REFRESHMENT POINTS & AID STATIONS

 

EVERY RUNNER MUST BRING THEIR OWN REUSABLE CUP (MANDATORY EQUIPMENT) AS THERE WILL BE NO PLASTIC CUPS AT THE REFRESHMENT POINTS.

12. Where can I find the precise location of the refreshment points?

Go to our website under the section RACES where you can find information for each distance. For the location of the refreshment points please refer to TIME LIMITS under the chosen distance.

The precise locations of the checkpoints can be found in UTVV Race Guide 2024.

13. Do you provide food for people experiencing food allergies such as gluten-free, dairy-free, etc.?

Our refreshment points provide water, energy drinks, hot soups, chocolate, fresh and dried fruit, light food, bread etc.
The exact food available at the refreshment points will be published in UTVV Race Guide 2024 2 weeks before the event.

At the refreshment points Otlica and Cerje, there will be a hot meal (meat/vegan/gluten-free) available for UTVV160 and UTVV110 runners.

At the finish line, there will be a hot meal as well (meat/vegan/gluten-free).

You can find the list of food at the aid stations in the Race Guide 2024.

14. How long can I stay at the refreshment points?

There is no time limit on staying the refreshment points, but pay attention to cut-off times!

15. Is there a possibility to charge my watch/phone at the UTVV160 and UTVV110 refreshment stations?

There is electricity at the refreshment stations. You only need to have your own charging cables and adaptors. Also, it is highly recommended to minimize the use of your telephone during the race and deactivate all the unnecessary options such as Bluetooth and 3G. 

IMPORTANT: Make sure your phone is ON throughout the entire race. The organizer must always be able to reach you via phone call. 

16. Will I be able to sleep at the refreshment points?

Yes, beds will be available at the aid stations Otlica and Cerje.

ASSISTANCE & SUPPORT

17. Can I assist and support a runner during the race?

You can assist them ONLY at the official refreshment stations. We rely on your fair play and your environmental conscience while organizing your trips. 

Apart from the points mentioned above, any other form of assistance is strictly forbidden. Any assistance will be equated with cheating. Using support between stations brings a +1 hour penalty for a runner.

18. Will there be a UTVV Race Guide?

You can find the Race Guide 2024 here.

19. Are the refreshment points accessible by car?

All the refreshment points are accessible by car, some of them with an additional 5-15min walk, EXCEPT refreshment point Mala Gora, which cannot be approached by car.

20. Will it be possible to follow the race live?

Yes, there will be GPS live tracking and live stream available.

21. Will the runners be geolocated?

Yes, all runners in the UTVV 160 km and UTVV 110 km race will be geolocated.
This service will not be available for other races.

COURSE

22. Where can I download the GPX files of the course?

You can download the GPX  files on our website under the section RACES, separately for each distance.

Please note that the courses can be adapted at any time.

23. Is the course marked?

Yes, all courses are marked with marking flags, wooden poles, and some ground markings. The marking flags are equipped with reflectors so that they are visible at night.

24. What are the time limits?

You can find the cut-off times on our website under RACES for each individual distance.

25. What time do the races start?

Kids Run – 26 April 2024 at 17:00, Lavričev trg, Ajdovščina
Emperor 160km – 26 April 2024 at 19:00, Lavričev trg, Ajdovščina
Centurion 110 km – 26 April 2024 – 22:30 Lavričev trg, Ajdovščina
Gladiator 60 km – 27 April 2024 – 07:00 Lavričev trg, Ajdovščina
Legionar 30 km – 27 April 2024 – 09:00 Lavričev trg, Ajdovščina
Obelix Hike&Wine 10 km – 27 April 2024 – 10:00, Lavričev trg, Ajdovščina
Asterix 15 km – 27 April 2024 – 16:00 Lavričev trg, Ajdovščina
Castra City Run 10 km – 27 April 2024 – 16:30 Lavričev trg, Ajdovščina

MANDATORY EQUIPMENT


! EVERY RUNNER MUST HAVE THEIR OWN REUSABLE CUP !

26. Is the mandatory equipment really obligatory?

Yes. You must have all your obligatory equipment on you or in your running vest/backpack throughout the entire race. Also, all of your mandatory equipment will be checked at the BIB number pick-up.

27. Where can I find the list of the obligatory equipment?

You can find the list of the mandatory equipment on our website under the section RACES, for each distance separately, under the EQUIPMENT part. Keep in mind there will be no cups at refreshing points, that’s why having the reusable cup with you is part of the obligatory equipment.

28. Will the obligatory equipment be checked? If so, when?

The obligatory equipment will be checked at the BIB number pick-up, and it may also be checked during the race. It is your responsibility to keep all the mandatory gear with you throughout the entire race.

29. What do I risk if I do not have my obligatory equipment with me?

The mandatory equipment is the gear that can help you in case of very cold weather (below 0 degrees Celsius at the mountain tops), extremely strong wind (up to 200 kmph), injury etc. The equipment checkers are present at the start of the races and various points along the race routes. It could be verified at any time if the runner has all the obligatory equipment. Each runner must have and must show the obligatory equipment if asked to do so. The penalty for incomplete obligatory equipment is +0,5 hours for every missing part. If you fail to show the equipment, you are disqualified. 

TRAVEL

30. What is the best way to get to Ajdovščina, Vipava Valley from LJU/VCE/TRS airport?

The best way is to get a shuttle.
There are several different companies you can choose from. Some of them are listed below.

GoOpti 
Book TAXI Slovenia 
Point 2 Point
Turanus 
Nomago
Qprevozi
My Way prevozi

31. Are there any taxi services/shuttles in Ajdovščina and surroundings?

You can choose among the ones listed below.

Tuamv 
De-Bi 
KO-BO 
Novotel 
Mivax 
– Prevozi Marković, Beblerjeva ulica 29, 5271 Vipava,
tel: +386 (0)41 444 374, e-mail: ciko.prevozi@gmail.com

32. Is there any transport for my extra equipment during the race?

THIS IS NOT FOR MANDATORY EQUIPMENT.
MANDATORY EQUIPMENT MUST BE ALWAYS WITH YOU THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE RACE.

Yes, you will get the transition bags at BIB number pick-up up and they will be labelled with your race number.  Its volume is max. 50 litres. You can drop off your transition bags at the BIB pick-up/registration area. From there, we will transfer them to the transition aid stations where you will have access to them.

– transition stations for UTVV 160 km: Renče (86km), Podnanos (143km)

– transition stations for UTVV 110 km: Preserje (54km), Podnanos (80km)

ACCOMMODATION

33. Is the accommodation included in the registration fee?

No, the accommodation is not included in the registration free. You have to book and pay for it on your own. 

34. Can you recommend any of the places where I can stay?

You can find the accommodation suggestion on our website under the section ACCOMMODATION.

35. Is there a campsite?

You can find the campsites in Vipava Valley below.

Avtokamp Ajdovščina

Kamp Tura 

    Kmetija pri Rebkovih 

    Kamp David

    Saksida Estate 

    Park Lijak 

    Kamp Siesta 

    Kamp Vrhpolje, Vrhpolje 42, 5271 Vipava,
    tel: +386 (0)5 366 53 05, m: +386 (0)41 387 514, email: kampvrhpolje@gmail.com

    PARKING

    36. Are there any parking spaces available in Ajdovščina?

    The available parking spaces in Ajdovščina will be published in UTVV Race Guide 2024 2 weeks before the race.

    OTHER

    37. How big can be the transition bag?

    The transition bags can be a max of 50 litres big.

    38. Where can I find rules and regulations?

    For rules and regulations click here.

    39. Are running poles allowed during the race?

    Yes, running poles are allowed on all courses and are highly recommended. If you choose to run with poles, you must keep them with you throughout the entire race.

    40. Do I receive ITRA points by completing one of the UTVV races?

    Here is the list of the rewards for the UTVV races:

    Emperor – 160km 

    – 6 ITRA points
    – qualifying race for WSER100 – 2025
    – ETC ULTRA – XL
    – UTMB WORLD SERIES QUALIFIER

    Centurion – 110km

    – 5 ITRA points
    – qualifying race for WSER100 – 2025
    – ETC ULTRA – L
    – UTMB WORLD SERIES QUALIFIER

    Gladiator – 60km

    – 3 ITRA points
    – AZS Gorski teki
    – ETC TRAIL – M
    – National Championship – long trail
    – UTMB WORLD SERIES QUALIFIER

    Legionar – 30km

    – 2 ITRA points
    – Golden Trail National Series
    – ETC TRAIL – S
    – UTMB WORLD SERIES QUALIFIER

    The Asterix 15 km and Castra City Run 10 km races do not qualify for any other races, also you do not get ITRA points.

    Obelix Hike&Wine 10 km is a non-competitive hike.

    41. Do I get ITRA points even if I DNF?

    In the event of voluntary giveup, no points will be awarded.
    On the other hand, if the race is interrupted, you will be awarded points according to a new evaluation of the race.

    42. What is the number to call in case of emergency?

    The number for the EMERGENCY PHONE is 00386 30 290 089. It will also be written on your BIB number.

    Number of the RESCUE SERVICES is 112.

    44. What to do when in Vipava Valley?

    Participate in one of the UTVV races, of course! 😎

    For more ideas and information please visit the Vipava Valley website.