The 10th anniversary Triglav Run is upon us. On 10 September, the door to the enchanting world of the Brdo pri Kranju estate will open once again for this very purpose. Runners of all generations and fitness levels will set out on six running routes, accompanied by Slovenia’s elite athletes – the Triglav Run ambassadors. They will again be running for better neonatal care, while the event’s sustainability aspect will also feature prominently. Registration is open through Monday, 5 September.
On the second Saturday in September, runners will be able to test their abilities in a 3.4 km family run, a 3 x 3.4 km relay race for teams of three, a 10 km run, a half marathon and, for the first time this year, a 5 km run. Willy Watchdog runs of 350 m and 700 m will also be held for children.
As usual, the runners will be cheered on by Slovenia’s top athletes – the Triglav Run ambassadors, which includes the ski jumper Cene Prevc, the tennis player Ela Nala Milič, the biathletes Anamarija Lampič and Jakov Fak, and the snowboarder Žan Košir.
“It’s always a pleasure for me to take part in the Triglav Run, as the event organisation is outstanding and because I greatly appreciate the beauty of Slovenia’s landscape. I take this opportunity to enjoy the stunning forest of the Brdo pri Kranju estate. This one-of-a-kind event is welcoming to all, from young people and the elderly, to families, recreational and professional runners, and anyone who just comes to cheer them on,” the ski jumper Cene Prevc encouraged everyone to attend the running event.
Spending time with Slovenia’s sporting elite will undoubtedly be a memorable experience; in addition, the event will feature a lively accompanying programme, making sure both the runners and their dear supporters have a great time. Day care with an entertainment programme will be provided for children, and visitors will enjoy the musical performances of Samuel Lucas & The Groove Station and Maja “Amaya” Keuc, and the tricks of the acrobatic basketball team Dunking Devils.
Sustainable and for a good cause
The Triglav Run also contributes towards the realisation of some of the objectives of the Let’s Secure the Future project, and thus constitutes a part of Zavarovalnica Triglav’s sustainable operations. This year, the event will place a particular focus on sustainability, and we encourage runners to do the same.
Just as we protect the heritage left to us by the architect Jože Plečnik, which includes our headquarters in Ljubljana, we also make sure we leave the beautiful surroundings of the Brdo estate without a single item of waste tarnishing it. This year, we will send most of promotional material to attendees in digital form; in addition, locally produced food will be available and vouchers for it will be made of paper that contains seeds, which means that they can be planted after use. Sustainability is also at the forefront of the “Check this out! An amazing work experience!” competition, through which two students are trying out the role of sustainable development coordinators at the event.
Apart from encouraging people to be active, the event is also dedicated to some of the most vulnerable members of our society. Every year, Zavarovalnica Triglav bestows an annual donation to hospitals in honour of the event. This year, donations totalling EUR 15,000 will be given to the Ultrasound Association for the Slojenčki project.
Number tag pick-up as of 7 September
Both recreation enthusiasts and avid runners can register for any of the six running challenges of the 10th Triglav Run on the event website by Monday, 5 September. Runners will also be able to register on the day of the event at the location itself, but only if spots are still available.
As the Triglav Run organisers are expecting this year’s event to be as busy as ever, they are making number tags available for collection in the days leading up to the event. The runners can collect their number tags:
• on Wednesday, 7 September, between 8 am and 6 pm, at the Triglav Lab digital centre, Dunajska 20, Ljubljana,
• on Thursday, 8 September, between 8 am and 6 pm, at the Triglav Lab digital centre, Dunajska 20, Ljubljana,
• on Friday, 9 September, between 4 and 7 pm at the event location at the Brdo pri Kranju estate,
• on the day of the event, Saturday, 10 September, between 7 and 9 am at the event location at the Brdo pri Kranju estate.