Publish Date: 27.05.2016

Category: News from the University

23. dobrodelni študentski tek na grad

On Tuesday, 31 May 2016, you are invited to the traditional student run through the streets of Ljubljana, from Prešeren Square to the Ljubljana Castle. The first 1800 participants will receive a T-shirt. This year the Student Castle Run is dedicated to charity. Under the motto "I'm a student and I can help" we will collect donations of food products for Slovene families in need. Registration is open until Sunday, 29 May 2016.

You can run recreationally (untimed) or competitively (timed). Registration for the competitive category will be open until Sunday, 29 May 2016, while the recreational runners can register on the day of the event at Prešeren Square between 17:00 and 18:30.

The Student Castle Run is a mass sporting event, aimed at promoting exercise as one of the important ingredients of a quality life. Through this event we are encouraging exercise for health – we encourage running as the most easily accessible form of recreational activity. It is a contribution of student sports to Ljubljana as a university city and a contribution to the sports life of Ljubljana. In the past 22 editions of the event the course distance of 2.2 km has been achieved by more than 20,000 runners.

The Student Castle Run has become an established brand among the students and residents of Ljubljana. It is the only free mass sporting event for runners in Ljubljana, each year drawing between 1500 and 2000 runners. Only the Ljubljana Marathon and the Three-Member Team Run draw a larger crowd of participants.

More information is available here.