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GLADIATOR

Total length

60 KM

Elevation

2400 M

Time limit

16 HOURS

Date

APRIL 26, 2025

QUO VADIS, GLADIATOR?

GO BEYOND YOURSELF. FIND THE WARRIOR WITHIN AND EMBARK ON THE ADVENTURE BIGGER THAN YOURSELF. EXCEED YOURSELF AND BECOME A GLADIATOR.

RACE IN NUMBERS

DATE

April 26, 2025

DISTANCE

60 km

ELEVATION

2400 m +/-

TIME LIMIT

16 hours

AID STATIONS

4

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START TIME

07:00

START / FINISH

Ajdovščina

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LOWEST POINT

72 m

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HIGHEST POINT

1262 m

ITRA: 3
ETC: Trail M

ELEVATION PROFILE
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ARE YOU READY TO PUSH YOURSELF
TO GO TO THE NEXT LEVEL AND BECOME A GLADIATOR?

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REGISTER HERE

ENTRY FEES

REGISTRATION BY DATE
PRICE
Pre-registration 74 €
September 30, 2024 84 €
November 30, 2024 89 €
January 5, 2025 95 €
February 28, 2025 100 €
April 14, 2025 105 €

 

GROUP DISCOUNT

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

 

  • Group members can run different distances.
  • Minimum number of runners is 5.
  • The price per runners is from 5 to 10% lower than individual registrations.
  • Shoot us an e-mail at info@ultratrail.si and you’ll receive additional information.

MAP

PATH DESCRIPTION

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The Gladiator – UTVV 60 km route runs from the center of Ajdovščina, along the paved path along Hubelj River towards the southern wine-growing hills, where, ascending 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 Lože (1st aid station), the picturesque village of Goče, and in a light descent, it reaches the village of Podraga. The first serious ascent of Socerb warms up the runners for the famous 1,000-meter climb to the top of Nanos (1,262 m), which follows the stop in 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 section, there is a small ascent past the village of Budanje and the crossing of the southern slopes of Angelska Gora along the paved Roman path. It enters Ajdovščina at the famous Hubelj spring and continues on its way to the end in the city center via the Škol hill.

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.

TIME LIMITS

DISTANCE
TIME LIMIT
FINISH (60 km) Ajdovščina 16 hours (at 23.00 – Saturday)

 

AID STATIONS

 

AID STATION – AS KM KM FROM LAST AS
Ajdovščina 0 0
Lože 13 13
Podnanos 22 9
Nanos 31 9
Vipava 49 18
Ajdovščina 60 11

 

REFRESHMENT & CHECKPOINTS

  • Several refreshment stations are located along the trail (see trail profile) with water, energy drinks, sugar, fruit, light food, etc.
  • Drinks, light food, and a hot meal will also be available for runners at the finish line.
  • The track has several hidden timing checkpoints.

EQUIPMENT

EQUIPMENT 60 – GLADIATOR
BIB number always visible +
Water bottle (camel bag, bottle, soft flask …) +
Drinking cup +
Survival blanket +
First aid (bandage, gauze, patch) +
Wind jacket o
Whistle o
Mobile phone +
Headlamp with spare battery o*
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
  • starter pack with gifts and SportHG technical T-Shirt
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 34 years up to 34 years
35 to 49 years 35 to 49 years
50 to 59 years 50 to 59 years
over 60 years over 60 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. Marko Tratnik (SI) – 5:25:56 Petra Tratnik (SI) – 5:44:12
2. Matic Čačulovič (SI) – 5:26:21 Nicol Guidolin (IT) – 6:18:43
3. Nejc Blatnik (SI) – 5:28:39 Karolina Jelinkova (CZ) – 6:33:43

 

Male Female
1. Janez Klančnik (SI) – 05:19:47 Petra Tratnik (SI) – 05:58:41
2. Marko Tratnik (SI) – 05:24:55 Francesca Scribani (IT) – 07:13:10
3. Alberto Garbujo (IT) – 06:02:15 Erika Cecchel (IT) – 07:26:53

 

Male Female
1. Marko Tratnik (SI) – 4:40:04 Petra Tratnik (SI) – 5:03:37
2. Aleš Žontar (SI) – 04:42:14 Martina Potrč (SI) – 05:19:13
3. Marjan Zupančič (SI) – 04:47:45 Anja Zima (SI) – 05:57:05
Male Female
1. Marko Tratnik (SI) – 4:34:01 Petra Tratnik (SI) 04:56:57
2. Janez Klančnik (SI) – 04:43:01 Martina Potrč (SI) – 05:14:35
3. Donatello Rota (IT) – 04:48:20 Barbora Cichá (CZ) – 05:50:35
Male Female
1. Marko Tratnik (SI) – 4:37:57 Petra Tratnik (SI) – 5:00:22
2. Matic Čačulovič (SI) –  4:52:07 Ana Čufer (SI) – 5:28:10
3. Missud Bastien (AU) – 4:59:51 Nataša Robnik (SI) – 5:56:50
Male Female
1. Anže Sobočan (SI) – 5:01:57 Ajda Radinja (SI) – 5:25:45
2. Matic Čačulovič (SI)  –  5:15:10 Sara Trevisan (IT) – 6:16:45
3. Anže Šenk (SI) – 5:17:37 Vesna Dolenc (SI) – 6:27:22

 

Male Female
1. Marko Tratnik (SI) – 4:27:10 Petra Tratnik (SI) – 4:51:10
2. Janez Justin ml. (SI) –  4:49:24 Martina Trimmel (AU) – 5:32:48
3. Sylvain Vouillamoz (FR)  – 4:56:36 Mojca Koligar (SI) – 5:48:03

 

Male Female
1. Marko Tratnik (SI) – 4:16:54 Katja Kegl Vencelj (SI) – 5:38:28
2. Tomaž Ferjančič (SI) –  4:49:09 Žana Andreeva (SI) – 5:54:46
3. Janez Justin ml. (SI) – 4:52:04 Petra Vladimirov (SI) – 6:03:49
Male Female
1. Ivan Blečić (HR) – 5:07:50 Mojca Kermavnar (SI) – 5:37:38
2. Mitja Volčanšek (SI) –  5:12:50 Mihaela Tušar (SI) – 5:57:08
3. Aljoša Smolnikar (SI) – 5:15:43 Žana Andreeva (SI) – 6:03:43

 

TESTIMONIALS

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

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

TRACK RECORDS

Marko Tratnik (SI)

4:16:54 (2016)

Petra Tratnik (SI)

4:51:10 (2017)