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KRKA Ultra Challenge 2019

Event Details

Event Name KRKA Ultra Challenge 2019
Date of the Event 2019-10-06
Time of the Event 06:30 am
Location Skradin, Croatia
Distances
80 km53 km
27 km10 km
Entry Fee €60 (Croatian residents from €30, see below)
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Are U2 INSANE enough to try the 80 km! Fantastic spirit - loving it!

  • The starting line of the "INSANE" 80 km is the entrance of the impressive ancient orthodox Manastir Krka, where the first 1.5 km is steep uphill. You´re in for a fun start 🙂
  • Once up the hill, you´ll go for about 3 km on macadam/grass paths
  • During the following about 10 km you´ll be running mostly trail paths on the plateau, passing the Burnum Amphi Theatre, the Burnum Principum as well as the majestic Manojlovac waterfalls
  • The following 4-5 km will be tougher (asphalt) as you first run a big beautiful descent down to Krka River level, before going uphill (quite depending) again after crossing the river Krka
  • After this first aid stations, the surface now changes to gravel/grass (rather flat) for 3-4 km, running on the countryside
  • Here comes, without doubt, the most technical part of the whole route, where you for about 5 km will navigate thru sticky bushes on very sharp chalk stones, for the most part having the Krka canyon in sight. Please allow some time to stop for pictures/selfies at the beautiful viewpoint overlooking the Manastir Krka from the other side of the canyon.  Advise: Take it slow (you will hurt if you fall), always look for the route markers, and enjoy!
  • After this technical part it might be nice with an easier part, where you for 2-3 km will run on flat gravel side paths mixed with asphalt, before you reach the starting line of the CRAZY 53km event after about 30 km. Here you will have refreshments & food.
  • The next 10 km is all trail (quite technical for the most part) on the plateau following the Krka river canyon. Keep your head up to enjoy the surroundings, but also to check the route markers. The last 3 km to the next aid station will be downhill on road with a magnificent view, before you reach the beautiful waterfalls of Roski Slap - also here is a water-/energy station
  • Next 4 km will be run on awesome (tough) trails to reach the plateau with a stunning view of Roski Slap, before you continue on varying trails for about 8-10 km passing the Visovac island. With the Visovac island behind you it is now time to climb the "ski slope" to reach the Visovac viewpoint where an aid station will be likely appreciated
  • With only about 5 km left to reach Skradin town, you'll pass several small villages with vineyards & olive gardens, running on some tiny roads but also here mostly trails
  • Leaving Skradin along the water line, you'll reach a smaller "ski slope" above which there is a viewpoint & aid station. Continuing on a trail detour for about 15 km, first half on macadam/gravel roads (rather flat) until you reach the "Infinity Bridge" taking you over the highway (road), before you continue (mostly) downhill on a mix of asphalt/grass/macadam on the way back to Skradin town, also here (like the whole route) you'll be running a roller-coaster up & down!
  • The last 2 km will give you a treat towards the alluring finish line, totally flat on road
  • Finish line is at the cosy Skradin beach, where you'll be celebrated as a KRKA Ultra Challenge 2019 Finisher! 🙂
  • We will do our best to create a good atmosphere with Finish Line Festivities at the beach (everyone is welcome, also friends & family), where we will have entertainment, music, food-/drink stands!
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Great! You're CRAZY enough to run 53 km - You will conquer this!

  • The starting line of the CRAZY 53 km event will have refreshments & food.
  • The next 11 km is all trail (quite technical for the most part) on the plateau following the Krka river canyon. Keep your head up to enjoy the surroundings, but also to check the route markers. The last 3 km to the next aid station will be downhill on road with a magnificent view, before you reach the beautiful waterfalls of Roski Slap - also here is a water-/energy station. This is a fantastic start of the race!
  • The checkpoint at Roski Slap will offer beautiful scenery of the waterfalls! You continue by heading uphill for a quite challenging 4 km on beautiful (tough) trails to reach the viewpoint of Roski Slap, before you continue on varying trails for about 8-10 km passing the Visovac island
  • With the Visovac island behind you it is now time to climb the "ski slope" to reach the Visovac viewpoint where an aid station will be likely appreciated
  • With only about 5 km left to reach Skradin town, you'll pass several small villages with vineyards & olive gardens, running on some tiny roads but also here mostly trails
  • Leaving Skradin along the water line, you'll reach a smaller "ski slope" above which there is a viewpoint & aid station. Continuing on a trail detour for about 15 km, first half on macadam/gravel roads (rather flat) until you reach the "Infinity Bridge" taking you over the highway (road), before you continue (mostly) downhill on a mix of asphalt/grass/macadam on the way back to Skradin town, also here (like the whole route) you'll be running a roller-coaster up & down!
  • The last 2 km will give you a treat towards the alluring finish line, totally flat on road
  • Finish line is at the cosy Skradin beach, where you'll be celebrated as a KRKA Ultra Challenge 2019 Finisher! 🙂
  • We will do our best to create a good atmosphere with Finish Line Festivities at the beach (everyone is welcome, also friends & family), where we will have entertainment, music, food-/drink stands!
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Wow! A Mad runner - You can of course DO IT!

  • The starting line of the Mad 27 km event will have refreshments & food.
  • The start area will offer a scenery of the beautiful waterfalls of Roski Slap
  • Almost immediately you head uphill for a quite challenging 4 km on beautiful (tough) trails to reach the viewpoint of Roski Slap, before you continue on varying trails for about 8-10 km passing the Visovac island
  • With the Visovac island behind you it is now time to climb the "ski slope" to reach the Visovac viewpoint where an aid station will be likely appreciated
  • With only about 5 km left to reach Skradin town, you'll pass several small villages with vineyards & olive gardens, running on some tiny roads but also here mostly trails
  • Leaving Skradin along the water line, you'll reach a smaller "ski slope" above which there is a viewpoint & aid station. Continuing on a trail detour for about 7 km, first half on macadam/gravel roads (rather flat) passing some small villages, before you reach the trails leading to the old Skradin fortress overlooking the whole town & marina.
  • The last km will be, like the whole route, running a roller-coaster up & down to reach the alluring finish line!
  • Finish line is at the cosy Skradin beach, where you'll be celebrated as a KRKA Ultra Challenge 2019 Finisher! 🙂
  • We will do our best to create a good atmosphere with Finish Line Festivities at the beach (everyone is welcome, also friends & family), where we will have entertainment, music, food-/drink stands!
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Are U HAPPY to run 10 km for charity! GREAT attitude!

  • The starting line of the HAPPY 10 km will be outside of the KRKA National Park HQ entrance, having refreshments & food. Hopefully there will be plenty of people cheering & offering help.
  • You'll begin by following the marina along the water before you after 1.5 km will ascend a smaller "ski slope" to reach a viewpoint & an early aid station. Don't be too carried away, save some energy!
  • Once up the hill you will have a fantastic view of Skradin, before you continue about 4 km on trails (macadam/grass) to reach the turning point over the highway.
  • Next is 3 km road running passing several small villages (with some surprise aid/gourmet stations), quite flat.
  • A rather tough climb will follow leading to the trail towards the old Skradin fortress, with a magnificent view over the whole Skradin town & marina.
  • From here you have less than 1 km to the alluring finish line - show your "can do"-attitude!
  • Finish line is at the cosy Skradin beach, where you'll be celebrated as a KRKA Ultra Challenge 2019 Finisher! 🙂
  • We will do our best to create a good atmosphere with Finish Line Festivities at the beach (everyone is welcome, also friends & family), where we will have entertainment, music, food-/drink stands!

KRKA Ultra Challenge by Run Raisers – #Run4Diabetes!

KRKA Ultra Challenge is organized by Run Raisers (from Sweden), which is a search engine for running races. Everything associated with KRKA Ultra Challenge will contribute to Diabetes Charity (20% of entry fee, sponsors, accommodation, activities etc.). The 1st edition took place in October 2018 with >90% of the participants say they will/probably come back 2019!

Join us in Croatia October 6, 2019 for some RUN – FUN – SUN!

  • “INSANE” Ultra 80 km (50 miles) Start 06:30am (max 18h)  3 ITRA  €100 / €50* 
  • “CRAZY” Ultra 53 km Start 10:00am (max 12h)  2 ITRA €100 / €50*
  • “MAD” 27 km  Start 11:00am (max 8h)  €80 / €40*
  • “HAPPY” 10 km  Start 15:00pm (max 3h)  €60 / €30*

*Note! Croatian residents have subsidized entry fees = fees with * (see also Terms of Registration). To see these subsidized prices you first “choose race distance” (drop-down) + click Yes to “choose local resident of Croatia”. This because our ambition is to create a true running feast in Skradin! 20% of entry fee will go directly to support Diabetes (see “Charity” for more info).

the CHALLENGE

KRKA Ultra Challenge is an international charity trail running race created to appeal to a wide audience – from the most experienced runners to the joyful runners – with the objective that you will be up for a challenge & push your limits for a good cause, regardless which distance you choose! The environment is in & around the magnificent Krka National Park & the routes follow the Krka river passing several impressive landmarks, viewpoints & waterfalls before finishing at the beach of the beautiful town Skradin.

  • All distances have different starting points/times, but all will finish @ the Skradin beach
  • All distances offer trails with parts of really technical running (on average 80% trail, 20% road) – check all info/distance above (course profile, photos/video, route details)

the PURPOSE

Charity & running is a well-known perfect match – KRKA Ultra Challenge will use the human goodwill to raise money for Diabetes, with the payoff: #Run4Diabetes

By doing this we also want to raise awareness of this dangerous disease growing exponentially across the globe, by engaging & activating people! In all our communication we will use the hashtags #Run4Diabetes & #KrkaUltra, which we also strongly encourage all participants to also use when sharing posts on social media!

Come run with us to help raise money for diabetes charity – everything associated with KRKA Ultra Challenge contribute (part of entry fee, sponsors, booking of accommodation/activities thru the website etc.)! The objective is to raise >100.000 SEK (€ 10.000) this the 2nd year of our event. The raised funds will support both Barndiabetesfonden (The Swedish Child Diabetes Foundation), as well as our own initiative – a sports camp in Skradin for Swedish families with children suffering from type 1 diabetes (see “Charity” for more info).

the WHERE

Krka National Park lies within Šibenik-Knin County, and covers a total area of 109 km² of the loveliest sections of the Krka River, and the lower course of the Čikola River. The closest city is Skradin, located along the coast between Split & Zadar in Croatia.

The national park is a vast and primarily unaltered area of exceptional natural value, including one or more preserved or insignificantly altered ecosystems. The purpose of the park is primarily to serve science, culture, education and recreation, while tourism activities have also been introduced for its visitors.

The most frequently visited areas in of Krka National Park are Skradinski buk and Roški slap. Skradinski buk is one of Croatia’s best known natural features, made up of travertine cascades, islands and lakes.The waterfalls are easily accessed and attractive for all true nature lovers, those interested in national customs and all those looking to enjoy the hospitality and culture offered here.

the RACE REGISTRATION

There are two (2) ways to sign up for KRKA Ultra Challenge 2019:

  1. “REGISTER NOW” section on this page (preferred way to sign up); Fill in your details – complete the entry fee payment – you are registered!
  2. Register on Stotinka – fill in your details! Note! You must complete the entry fee payment to stated bank account (state your name) before you are officially registered!

All registered (paid) participants will be updated weekly to be reflected both on Run Raisers & Stotinka websites.

The entry fee include:

  1. Contribution to #Run4Diabetes charity (20% of entry fee)
  2. Participation in KRKA Ultra Challenge in chosen distance
  3. Entrance to Krka National Park during event day Oct 6
  4. One-day admission & boat ride to (only) Skradinski Buk waterfalls Oct 5, 6 or 7
  5. Several aid stations with water, energy drink & food/snacks
  6. Official timing & results by Stotinka
  7. Race Bib with name
  8. Race Photos
  9. Finish festivities @ Skradin beach
  10. Price ceremony (prices to 1-3 male/female per distance)
  11. A unique KRKA Ultra Challenge Medal for all finishing participants
  12. A unique KRKA Ultra Challenge Finisher Tee
  13. A unique KRKA Ultra Challenge Goodie Bag
  14. A secret & unique KRKA Ultra Challenge souvenir
  15. Great offers from our sponsors/partners

the MISSION for KRKA Ultra Challenge

We wish to unite & inspire people thru running for a good cause! In this case it will be Diabetes charity – #Run4Diabetes!

the VISION for KRKA Ultra Challenge

We wish to create the ultimate running experience cocktail – annually enjoyed in the beauties of Krka National Park & the Skradin area in Croatia.

  1. Exploration
  2. Environment
  3. Adrenalin
  4. Fun
  5. Nature
  6. Charity

the FACTS

Fact #1: Within the former rather conservative running community, an evident new trend has emerged – more & more runners are curious/keen on trying different type of races to expand their views, as opposed to running the same race year on year trying to beat their PB.

Fact #2: Some may want to try other distances, or in new places, others may want to try another kind of race outside their comfort zone, e.g. a Swimrun or Ultra Marathon.

Fact #3: People do not necessarily want to beat a certain time but have other incentives for running races, and instead chase a greater total experience from their racing.

Fact #4: If you at the same time you are running can contribute to a good cause, this only builds on the experience.

Fact #5: In today’s extensive social media society more & more people also wish to share their experiences with friends & family – either as support along the race, but also to run together despite you might not have the same physical abilities.

Fact #6: This all put together made us seized the opportunity to organize a running race covering all the above aspects – KRKA ULTRA CHALLENGE!!!

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20% of the Entry Fee will go to support Diabetes Charity (see "Charity" for more info)

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ACCOMMODATION

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We @ Run Raisers are cooperating with the whole city of Skradin to make your visit the best possible, and we are proud to have a local partner agency in Skradin – Active Destination – who will manage all requests & will try to find you the most suitable accommodation for you!

We offer many different accommodation alternatives to accommodate most possible requests – regardless if you prefer a hotel or a hostel, or if you wish to stay in an apartment with your friends & family.

You will find all available alternatives – which will be updated on a regular basis – presented under “See Your Alternatives”. It is up to each participant to arrange travel & accommodation (Run Raisers is not a tour operator).

NOTE! By making a reservation on this link, you further contribute to Diabetes charity, as all these accommodations are local sponsors who donate a portion of the price to charity.

ACTIVITIES

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We @ Run Raisers are already in love with the sweet city of Skradin & its beautiful surrounding nature environment, with NP Krka as a definite must-see destination (all runners will see this during the race, of course)! This is why we decided to organize the race here & not anywhere else.

Now it is time for you as a race participant and/or friend & family to also make the most of the days you will spend in Skradin.

We are proud to have Active Destination as our local partner agency for KRKA Ultra Challenge. They offer a wide variety of exciting adventures & excursions in Skradin, but also along the coast between Zadar and Split.

We have chosen a few highlights (we have tried them all), on which you can find all necessary details – which will be updated on a regular basis – presented below under “See Your Alternatives”. All requests & bookings will be managed by Active Destination – just do it!

NOTE! By making a reservation on this link, you further contribute to Diabetes charity, as all these activities are organized by local sponsors who donate a portion of the price to charity.

EAT & DRINK

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RESTAURANT KONOBA EVALA:

Address: Obala Bana Pavla Subica 20, 22222, Skradin
Cuisines: Barbecue, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian friendly
Visit for:Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups,Romantic
Benefits:Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi

TRAVEL

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CAR RENTAL: We are also here cooperating with the best car rental company for our race participants & visitors, www.popcar.hr/en. Pop Car is available at the airports of Split & Zadar.

Pop Car is synonymous with reliability in car rentals and enjoys the trust of a huge customers network, with all their requirements. Through a wide variety of vehicles, you can choose the car that suits your particular needs for a safe and comfortable transportation, either on a business trip or on your vacations.

FLIGHTS: You can fly to either Zadar or Split, since Skradin is located pretty much in the middle of these two cities.

Check www.ryanair.com or www.skyscanner.com for prices & timetables.

CHARITY

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Our mission is to unite & inspire people thru running for a good cause! In this case it will be Diabetes charity – Run 4 Diabetes! See more details under “Charity” (top menu)

For this specific race – which is completely organized by Run Raisers – we have decided to divide the money we raise to two different purposes: 1) 40% will go Barndiabetesfonden ((Barndiabetes Foundation) who support Diabetes Type 1 research, and 2) 60% will go to our own initiative Family Diabetes Sport Camp (Kollo), where families with children with Diabetes Type 1 will have a chance to spend a summer week in sunny Croatia filled with sport activities, workshop & lots of fun!

All KRKA Ultra Challenge sponsors & partners presented on this website, will contribute to this Diabetes charity. And all bookings & reservations made by race participants & their friends & family with our sponsors, will contribute to this charity as well, including of course also part of the registration fee.

All race participants who are active in social media (Instagram, Facebook etc.) with sharing their journey towards race date, are encouraged to use #KrkaUltra & #Run4Diabetes.

GEAR UP YOUR RACE