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60th Walk Ljubljana 2016

Organisers would like to encourage runners towards mutual help and solidarity.

60th Walk Ljubljana 2016

Organisers would like to encourage runners towards mutual help and solidarity.

The event, which is co-organised by the City of Ljubljana and Timing Ljubljana, has a traditional annual gala opening by children from Ljubljana kindergartens. Friday then sees walks by schoolchildren from primary schools and pupils from middle schools, while on Saturday the Path is full of lovers of hiking and the ‘Trio’ race runners. Saturday’s part of the walk is intended for less well-prepared hikers, as you can choose a route from 3 to 35km in length and thus adapt the distance in line with your capabilities and fitness. It is not necessary to register in advance to participate. Every participant can register from 6am onwards at the entrance control points (Vič, Šiška, Bežigrad, Jarše, Polje, Fužine, Rudnik and Livada), where you are given a control card on which you collect stamps as you reach each control point on your way. These are open until 5pm. Those that complete the whole route of 35km can get a special medal from any control point. Saturday’s part of the event features the Trio race over 12.5 or 29 kilometres in adult and veteran categories and over 3,000 metres for primary and middle schools. It is the only running event where the trio must run together at all times, and the time of the team member that finishes last at the finishing line is recorded. Thus the result is counted as the trio’s result. In this way, the organisers would like to encourage runners towards mutual help and solidarity, as the time that counts is that of the weakest member of the trio, so any possibly better prepared team members must help, cheer the others on and motivate them. 

Together with those taking part, the City of Ljubljana, Snaga and Timing Ljubljana would like to make sure there’s a healthy clean environment in which the walks and runs take place. Sustainable environmental management and the title Ljubljana, European Green Capital 2016 encourage and commit us towards organising events with ZeroWaste, as this contributes to a clean environment, effective use of resources and a lower carbon footprint. The routes of the walks and runs around the wire and the aid stations will be equipped with containers for packaging and organic waste, and in addition the start and finish lines will have containers for paper. Our rubbish will not end up in the countryside, but in containers for collecting separated waste and will be processed at Ljubljana RWMC and used beneficially once again. Waste is deposited in containers separately, and we follow the markings on the containers and instructions (see picture).  Take part in making ‘the Walk around the Wire 2016’ a ZeroWaste event. The Mayor is also a signatory to the accord on climate change.

Further info: www.pohod.si 

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