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100 Miles of Istria

12-Apr-2019 Umag, Istria, Croatia

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Trail Race Race Terrain
165KM / 100Miles
2 Days - 800 Runners

Alternate Distances: 105KM/65M 65KM/40M

DIFFICULTY Race Difficulty Advanced  

Entry From €40 EUR

Croatian sport clubs SRK Alba and SD Trickeri organize the 100 Miles of Istria, the ultra trail race across the Istrian peninsula.

As the director of the event, it is a great pleasure to welcome all those who wish to participate in this trail running event. In the previous edition, 560 athletes from 23 different nationalities participated, which made us very happy and proud! It is for us, without a doubt, a huge honor to organize this event on the Istrian peninsula that, beyond it's recognized touristic attributes, offers excellent conditions for practicing this sport.

The Races

Our races start in three different towns at the eastern coast and central Istria: Labin (100 miles), Lovran (105 kilometers) and Buzet (65 kilometers) and each of course finishes on the western part of the peninsula, in Umag, which is located 30 minutes from the border with Slovenia and has a wide range of hotel accommodation nearby.

100 mile race starts in Labin and leads competitors across the whole Istrian peninsula with a loop around Botonega lake leading through some pretty old towns in central Istria. This race demands good conditioning, only advisable to 'tough squad' athletes with a high endurance capacity.

The 105 kilometers is also a crossing, but with less elevation gain and loss than the 100 miles, and aims to be as straight as possible towards Umag. A race that demands a high level of preparedness, only advisable for athletes with some background experience.

65 kilometers, the shortest race, will start in Buzet and follows the 100 kilometers race route. Athletes require some specific training.

We strongly believe that this event will have all the brilliance expected and be an extra incentive to all who are here to stay a while longer or, perhaps, to return one day.

You can find the 2014 race results here: 100 miles, 105 km and 65 km.

Alen Paliska, Race Director

 

Read the review by Jay Aldous of the 2014 edition HERE.

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Beginner

Elevation: Very little change < 500 metres. Benign running terrain, not technical.

Suitable for: First ultra runners completing a marathon or doing regular long distance running in the last six months.

Intermediate

Elevation: Increase of up to 1000 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed at least one ultra distance race (or similar event) or are doing long distance running (>26 miles) regularly, with elevation shown.

Advanced

Elevation: Increase of up to 1500 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed several ultra distances or similar events, or are doing long distance running regularly, with elevation shown.

Expert

Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with some challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity or heat) and or technical terrain

Suitable for: Experienced runners who have completed at least regular ultra distances in last 12 months, or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races may be subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements.

Brutal

Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with very challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity, heat or at high altitude) and or technical terrain.

Suitable for: Very experienced long distance ultra runners (min 3 years’ experience) or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races is often subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Purchase of specialist kit is often recommended for these races.

Endurance - Multi-activity

Type: An ultra distance race including at least two of the following activities such as running, swimming, cycling, kayaking, skiing and climbing. It may also include different climatic conditions (eg ice, snow, humidity, cold water, mud or heat).

Suitable for: Experienced multi-skilled athletes who have trained for the different activities included in this event. Admission to these races may be subject to receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements and any specialist equipment required such as a wetsuit, skis or a mountain bike.

Global - Virtual

Type: A virtual race which can be run at any time shown on the dates shown, on any type of terrain in any country.

Suitable for: For runners from beginners to experienced as you choose your own course and challenge based on the guidelines and options set by the virtual race organiser.

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Katherine

11:21 20-09-15

I ran this event in 2014. I thought this race was fantastic because it is a true testing of one's ultra abilities - the distance is perfect, the course is challenging, and the weather unpredictable! I hope to go back again!

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