TOMAJ - KAZLJE - Middle
Generally fast area, some places rocky but rather gentle for karst standards. Quite some first green and some open & semi-open areas.
GORENJE 2 - Long
Diverse area - from quite runnable to very rocky parts. For Elite classes we promise a "Real Classic" to remember.
MAREZIGE - Middle
No rocks, no depressions, but hundreds of ditches instead. Nice to combine with sprint training in coastal towns Izola/Piran/Koper...
Lipica Stud farm - Shortened Long
Area around Lipica stud farm. Terrain is pretty flat, with many depressions and rocky features.
Vilenica - Shortened Long
In most places this area is very stony, contours are changing from intricate to "featureless" slopes where good compass work is needed..
Please contact us for training possibilities. There are quite a few interesting areas in SW Slovenia, including 3 intricate urban maps at the seaside.
Just one random boulder on Lipica stud farm map...
Very nice weather these days in Lipica. Some four days ago +14 degrees, normally about 9+ ...
Please check out our partner's event website
Kvarner bay challenge
! We, the organizers of OOCup and Lipica open in tight connection with local organizers will do our best to deliver you some pretty special races on Cres island in Croatia. What is more, the entry fees are completely donation based which means that you pay whatever you think the event is worth. Yes, you read it right :)! It's totally up to you. However, this concept in no way means that there will be any compromises made regarding terrain, maps or courses. No. Regarding those you may expect Lipica open since 2012 or OOCup standard.
Beach under the Beli village (event center)
As for Lipica open 2014, here is the newest map sample (btw. parts of terrain in KB Challenge mentioned above will look very similar):
Yea, it's rocky.
Some very good news for Lipica open 2014. Although not yet officially entered, about 180 Scandinavian orienteers announced participation in the races. Some world class runners are expected!
Regarding the above mentioned please note that the Hotel Maestoso in Lipica (the event center) is already completely full!
We got a question about the
and whether participaton in all 5 days can influence weekend classification. The answer is no! All runners who run on weekend (no matter if they run following 3 stages or not) will be classified for the Weekend cup!
Website is now updated with the most important information for 2014. Feel free to check it out!
As many of you already know, next year's Lipica open will be a
5 day event with the weekend cup
! The event will take place 8.-12. March 2014. You can expect lots of newly mapped areas! Soon we will publish more on this website! Stay tuned!
Since event in March new parts of the Lipica area have already been mapped
OOCup & Bubo cup!
(1. - 5. August 2014)
(24. - 28. July 2014)
are another 2 five day events in Slovenia. It's possible to nicely combine them into one perfect Orienteering holiday in Slovenia! Check the video above to get a bit of a feel...
First time 5 days!
In 2014 Lipica open will for the very first time be organized as a 5 day event. We hope that different types of karst forest as well as one non-karst stage will make this event a great season start for you. And don't forget about good training possibilities, on some of the forest maps and on sprint maps of nice little towns on Adriatic coast!