Saucony Absolute Paklenica

Vertical Race - 01.09.2018.

Utrka Absolute - Paklenica trail-2018

Take part in the vertical race that leads up to the Sv. Brdo, second highest peak of Velebit mountain in Croatia.

Race named Absolute Paklenica (12.7km/1800m+), takes place in Paklenica National Park.

Race starts by the sea, in village Modrič (0m/asl) and finishes at Sv. Brdo (1753m/asl), most attractive peak on Velebit mountain.

The entire trail is marked and has refreshment points.
Demanding combination of technical trail (karst terrain) and significant difference in temperatures between the start and finish makes this race a real challenge for the physical preparation of competitors.

Name Absolute Paklenica (12.7km/1800m+)
Date: Saturday, September 1st 2018.
Location: Modrič  (2km from village Rovanjska)
Start/Finish: Modrič/Sv. Brdo

Trail length: 12,7km
Total ascent: 1800m+
Max. altitude: 1753m/nv
Terrain: karst
Time limit: CP3 Vlaški grad – 12.00h
CP4 Sv. Brdo – 13.00h
Number of CONTROL/REFRESHMENTpoints: 4
CRP1 Stanići (240m/asl) water, iso drink
CRP2 Kneževići (700m/asl) water, iso drink, fruit, snack
CRP3 Vlaški grad (1300m/asl) water, iso drink, snack – closed after 14.30h
CRP4/FINISH Sv. Brdo (1753m/asl) water

  1. The race starts at 9.00h and ends on top Sv.Brdo in 13.00h.
  2. Each competitor will get 0,5L of water upon arrival to the finish line (Sv. Brdo).
  3. Refreshment point Vlaški grad (CP3) is open until 14.30h in order to fulfil energy supplies on the way back to the start of the race (Modrič).
  4. Lunch will be served at the start of the race from 14.00 – 18.00 P.M. Start of the race closes at 18.00 P.M.
  5. All competitors upon arrival to the finish line (Sv. Brdo) are obliged to return the same way back to Modrič. The red-white stripes will be removed at 13.30h, but the intersections at Kneževići and Stanići will be left marked.
  6. Please, carefully plan your outfit since you can expect sudden weather changes and lower temperatures with the wind at the peak zone. At CP3 – Vlaški grad is provided protective raincoat if needed.
  7. Dogs are not allowed during race due to high risk of cattle attack on Kneževići area.

Sponsor awards and winner medal for the top 3 places in men & women category.
16.00 – 17.00h: Awards ceremony

  • Competitor number
  • Mobile phone
  • Race Card (provided by organizer)
  • Clothing and footwear suitable to terrain and weather conditions
  • 0,5L water

*Notice 1: Inspection of required equipment will be carried out before the start, and those competitors who don’t possess equipment will not be able to participate in the competition.

Saturday, September 1st, 2018.

Lokacija: Modrič
07.30h – 08.50h: Confirmation of registration, taking over competitor numbers and race packages
08.55h – 09.00h: Briefing
Start: 09.00h
Finish line/Sv. Brdo: time limit at 13.00h
14.00 – 18.00h: Lunch at the start of the race
16.00 – 17.00h: Awards ceremony
18.00h: Closing the start
First finishers arrival at Sv. Brdo: 10.50h


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