“This is the course for the 50-km long Jakob trail run.”
— Jure Ličen
Race - Sep 23, 2018
Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife
The start of the run is in the tourist camp Pivka jama on the September 23, 2018 at 7:00 in the morning. The path is 50 km or 31 miles long with a total of 2,080 meters (6,824 feet) of elevation gain. The time limit is ten hours. The trail is marked with tape, flags, and direction signs. There are five refreshments points on the trail.
This loop trail is entry level for ultra trail runs. The ascent of Saint Lovrenc is a gradual uphill, but the ascent on Javronik is almost a vertical kilometer. One highlight of the trail is a short, but beautiful run through Rakov Škocjan Park with a magnificent natural rock bridge.
There are five refreshment points on the course.
The start of the trail is in the tourist camp called Pivka jama. After a short run trough the forest, we begin to climb our first hill Saint Lovrenc (1,019 m, 3,343 ft.), from there we take a short descent and continue on the gravel road to a quite technical ridge. Here, we continue to Planinska gora (873 m, 2,864 ft.).
After a steep descent towards the village of Planina, we turn into the forest where we continue towards the magical place Rakov Škocjan. This is followed by a short run through the park before returning back on the gravel road toward the main goal of the day - the ascent on Veliki javornik (1,286 m, 4,160 ft.), where we climb 550 m (1,760 ft.) in just 1.6 km (one mile).
After arriving at the top, we can see great Cerknica Lake, Europe's largest intermittent lake. The path here turns towards the finish with a long descent towards the town of Postojna and the finish line.
Bring joy and a smile to the finish.
History & Background
Jakob was a young but brave shepherd. He drove his livestock on the plains of the surrounding hills. He tricked a dragon to go into Postojna cave and stay there.