Absolute Paklenica

Vertical Race - 02.09.2017.


Vertical race ABSOLUTE PAKLENICA is held in Paklenica National park and is the first vertical race on Velebit mountain.

Paklenica National Park has long been known as a paradise for climbers and hikers, but karst terrain, varied landscape and over 150 kilometers of marked trails this park ranks among the most attractive area for mountain runners.

Race starts by the sea in village Modrič (muncipality of Starigrad – Paklenica and Jasenice) which boasts with impressive combination of mountains and sea and follows the most direct path to the finish (Sv. Brdo 1753m/asl). The entire trail is marked and has refreshment points.

Name Absolute Paklenica (14km/1810m+)
Date: Saturday, September 2nd 2017.
Location: Modrič
Start/Finish: Modrič/Sv. Brdo

Trail length: 14km
Total ascent: 1810m+
Max. altitude: 1753m/nv
Terrain: karst
Time limit: CP3 Vlaški grad – 12.00h
CP4 Sv. Brdo – 13.00h
Number of refreshment points: 4
1. Stanići (water)
2. Kneževići (water, fruit, snack)
3. Vlaški grad (water, fruit, snack)  – closed after 14.30h
4. Sv. Brdo (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 for the top 3 places in men & women category, tickets for Paklenica NP.
16.00 – 17.00h: Awards ceremony

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

*Notice 1: Checking 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.

Friday, September 1st 2017.

Location: village Modrič, start of the race
17.00h – 20.00h: Confirmation of registration, taking over competitor numbers and race packages

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017.

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: 11.00h

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