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K24 trail | 50KM

Since our royal 100km race originates from the largest Carinthian mountain challenge and is certainly a big bite for every individual, we have created a 50km trail for all enthusiasts, which is ideal for those who have been flirting with the K24 for some time but still find it too long and strenuous.

The 50km long trail, which starts in Črna, first takes us towards the Črna ski resort, where our famous skiers made their first turns. From there, the path ascends towards the oldest lime tree in Slovenia called Najevska lipa. After refreshing and regaining strength at the first refreshment point in Pudgarse, the path begins to climb again towards the Smrekovec mountain range. The path also leads along the Črno jezero or Končnikova mlakuža, which is truly a magical part of the trail.

When we reach Krnes, the path towards the summit of Smrekovec flattens out again, and here the runners from the 100km route also join, continuing together towards the home stretch on Smrekovec, where pasta and pizza await you. This is followed by a descent towards Kramarca and a beautiful forest path towards Slemen. From Slemen, the path on gravel leads to Križan, where another refreshment station awaits you with the best pancakes to help you tackle the ascent to Mount Uršlja Gora, which is located at 1699 meters above sea level and is the highest point on the trail. This is followed by a descent towards Žerjav, where locals welcome you with an accordion and plenty of good cheer, accompanying you through the final ascent, which is known among locals and on Strava as “why do we have to do this.”

But as you ascend the final 400 meters and only a beautiful descent towards Črna lies ahead of you, forget about all the hardships and just enjoy as you run towards the center of Črna, where you turn left at Plečnik’s roundabout, and there the locals are, of course, already welcoming you with applause, escorting each runner to the finish line.

TIMETABLE MOUNTAIN MARATON | 50KM

ITINERARYLOCATIONDISTANCETIME LIMIT
STARTČRNA NA KOROŠKEM0 KM
REFRESHMENT STATIONPUDGARSKO7 KM
REFRESHMENT STATIONDOM NA SMREKOVCU16 KM
REFRESHMENT STATIONKRIŽAN31 KM
REFRESHMENT STATIONMRDAVS42 KM
FINISHČRNA NA KOROŠKEM50 KM14 HOURS

EQUIPMENT

Mobile phone is mandatory equipment. The phone should be on silent mode, but make sure the battery is adequately charged.
Inspection of mandatory equipment can occur at the beginning or at any time during the competition. If the mandatory equipment is incomplete or the competitor does not show it, a penalty follows;
One hour for each missing piece of mandatory equipment.
The competitor can carry the equipment on themselves or have it stored in a backpack, bag. In case of adverse weather forecast, the organizer reserves the right to prescribe additional mandatory equipment, necessary for the safety of the runners, no later than one day before the competition.


- mandatory gear
- recommended gear
* - mandatory gear for slow runners
Equipment100 km50 km24 km
Start number – always
visible
Watter bottle (camel bag,
soft flask, bottle,..)
Survival blanket
Firts aid (bandage, gauze,
patch
Wind jacket
Whistle
Mobile phone
Head lamp*
Running shoes
Sun protection
Energy food
Running poles

RULES

The start of the K24 50km race is on Saturday, August 10, 2024, at 7:00.

The maximum number of participants on this route is 300.

Registration fee:

  • Payment until March 31, 2024 – €65
  • Payment from April 1, 2024 – €75

Registration is confirmed once the registration fee is paid and received by the organizer.Registrations will be considered in the order of received payments until the prescribed places are filled. Transition between categories is possible until July 31, 2024, with no refund of the difference in the registration fee.

START NUMBERS

Start numbers can be collected with a personal document:

  • August 7, 2024, from 15.00 to 20.00
  • August 8, 2024, from 15.00 to 20.00
  • August 9, 2024, from 12:00 to 18.00

Start numbers will be collected at the starting area (Kulturni dom Črna na Koroškem). At the collection/registration, the registration form must also be signed. The registration form can only be signed by each competitor PERSONALLY. Mandatory equipment of the competitor is also checked upon registration.

The competitor must wear the start number attached to the upper part of the body over the clothes and it must always be visible. The number is necessary for picking up bags, transportation, meal after the race, and showering.

GENERAL RULES:

  • Each competitor competes at their own risk.
  • By paying the registration fee and signing the registration form, the competitor confirms that they agree to the terms of the announcement and that they compete at their own risk (for minors, the responsibility is assumed by parents or guardians who sign the registration form).
  • The signing of registration forms will take place when collecting starting numbers at the registration office on the day of the event.
  • Each competitor, by signing the registration form, agrees to be a participant in traffic and that in case of physical injuries and equipment or equipment theft before, during, and after the competition, they will not file any judicial or compensation claims against the organizer.
  • The competitor is solely responsible for all possible injuries and thefts mentioned.
  • The organizer does not assume any liability for compensation that may arise before, during, and after the competition.
  • Competitors must be in good physical condition.
  • All participants must have the prescribed mandatory equipment.
  • Mandatory equipment will be checked when collecting starting numbers and randomly before the start and along the route.
  • The competition will take place in all weather conditions, except for weather conditions where the safety of participants may be endangered.
  • In this case, the organizer of the event decides on the change of route or cancellation.
  • The organizer reserves the right to change the announcements, about which the participants will be informed in a timely manner.
  • Due to the difficulty of the competition, those under 18 years of age are not allowed to compete at the 100 km distance.
  • Due to the difficulty of the competition, those under 16 years of age are not allowed to compete at the 50 km distance, unless accompanied by parents or guardians who sign the registration form, assuming all responsibility for their participation in the competition.
  • The route will be well marked (ribbons, signs, flags, etc.).
  • Refreshment stations, medical service, and rescuers are provided on the route.
  • At key points, there will also be marshals (volunteers, firefighters) who will assist in directing runners and ensure their safety.
  • If the signs are significantly deficient or absent, report this to the nearest control point.
  • If you do not see any signs for more than 200 m, return to the last sign and review the options for continuing.
  • A competitor may voluntarily withdraw from the race at the control points.
  • They must immediately inform the organizer of their withdrawal (contact on the starting number).
  • The organizer is not responsible for the consequences caused by the competitor to themselves, fellow competitors, or third parties.
  • The organizer is not responsible for damage to running equipment.

PHOTOS AND FILM MATERIAL

Competitors agree that the organizer will use photographic and video material taken during the race for promotional purposes.

PENALTIES AND DISQUALIFICATION

  • Disregarding the marked route and using shortcuts (checkpoints are marked and hidden on the route), the competitor must be recorded at all checkpoints.
  • Incomplete mandatory equipment (the organizer may check at any time during the race whether the competitor has all the mandatory equipment). The competitor must have and show the mandatory equipment.
  • If the competitor does not show the equipment, they will be disqualified. All competitors must stick to the marked route.
  • Any searching and use of shortcuts and running off the path will be punished with immediate disqualification. Accompanying a competitor on the route (pacemaker) is not allowed.
  • Littering on the course and near it – immediate disqualification.
  • Using shortcuts, using unmarked paths, arriving at a checkpoint or refreshment station from the wrong direction – at least 1 hour for each irregularity.
  • Using transportation during the race – disqualification.
  • Avoiding assistance to a fellow competitor in trouble – disqualification.
  • Insulting or threatening the organizer or volunteers – disqualification.
  • Continuing the path after the expiration of the time limit – disqualification.
  • Disqualification can be immediate or upon the determination of irregularities.

COMPLAINTS

All complaints must be submitted within half an hour after the competitor arrives at the finish line in writing with a deposit of €50. The competition jury will decide on the complaint. The decision will be made as soon as possible. There is no appeal against the decision.

Complaints about irregularities on the route must be submitted in writing and with evidence (photographic material or at least three witnesses).

JURY

The competition jury consists of:

  • the head of the organizing committee of the event,
  • technical manager (route manager),
  • the head of the checkpoint or refreshment station concerned by the complaint,
  • anyone whom the competition manager considers competent in a particular dispute or complaint.

NON-PARTICIPATION AND REFUNDS

Participants who cannot attend the event due to health problems and have already paid the registration fee can request a partial refund of the registration fee via email K24trail@gmail.com:

  • 50% until May 31, 2024,
  • refund after June 1, 2024, is not possible regardless of the reason for non-participation,
  • registration fees are not refunded in other cases.

EVENT CANCELLATION IN EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCES

IN CASE OF CANCELLATION DUE TO A GENERAL BAN ON SPORTS EVENTS, ALL PAID REGISTRATION FEES WILL BE TRANSFERRED TO THE EVENT NEXT YEAR. Registration fees are not refunded.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE:

  • food and drink at refreshment stations along the route, approximately every 10 km to 12 km,
  • starting package,
  • voucher for a hot meal at the finish,
  • finisher souvenir medal upon arrival at the finish line,
  • guaranteed medical and rescue service,
  • transport of competitors who drop out at the checkpoint to the finish area,
  • personalized starting number,
  • time measurement, intermediate times, and results, live tracking.

AWARDS:

Awards are presented in three age categories and overall.

Categories men / women:

  • up to 35 years old,
  • from 36 to 45 years old,
  • from 46 to 55 years old,
  • over 55 years old.

The top three men and the top three women in the overall category receive trophies and practical prizes.

The top three in each men’s / women’s category receive medals and practical prizes.

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Start

Saturday 10.8.2024 at 7.00 | Kulturni dom Črna na Koroškem

Finish

Kulturni dom Črna na Koroškem

Length and A+/D-

50 km / A+2550m /D-2550m

Time limit

14 hours

Refreshments Posts

4 | Pudgarsko, dom na Smrekovcu, Križan, Mrdavs

Registration fee

- payment from 1.12.2023 until 31.3.2024: 65€
- payment from 1.4.2024 until 1.7.2024: 75€

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