Croatian sport clubs SRK Alba and SD Trickeri organize from 17th to 19th April 2014 the 3rd edition of 100 Miles of Istria, ultra trail race across the Istrian peninsula.
As the director of the event, it is a great pleasure to welcome all who wish to participate in this trail running event. In the previous edition, 496 athletes from 22 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.
Once again we tried to introduce ceratin innovations, so, going against the expectations of many trailers, and instead of the traditional four courses, now we offer five (100 miles – 105 kilometers – 65 kilometers - 1 mile for the kids - 10 kilometers city trail).
Due to logistic matters and many requests, we didn't changed the direction of the race, starting in Labin (100 miles), Lovran (105 kilometers) and Buzet (65 kilometers) and finishing 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 miles race just got a little bit longer, now 173 km with 7002 m of positive altitude change 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 110 kilometers is also a crossing and it is a little bit longer, 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 mostly follows the 110 kilometers race route. The 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.
Welcome to the 3rd edition of 100 Miles od Istria!