LIPICA STUD FARM - Middle
Formerly known as Lipica 1. Flat area, but mostly very rough because of rocks. Technically difficult. Current version of the map will be enlarged with some more gentle parts.
VAHTA - Long
Kazlje-Gradnje map enlarged. Mostly very nice area, runnability ranging from very good to difficult. Diverse vegetation from semi open areas and 'white' forest to dense thickets.
ŠKOLJ - Middle
Former military area. Mostly semi open plateau, but also some steep slopes. Many artificial details.
HUBELJ - Shorter Long
Same finish area as Stage 3, but terrain completely different. Extremely detailed slopes, pretty rough in places, vegetation often first green or close to it. For technical experts ;)!
DUTOVLJE - shorter Long
Fast and beautiful area, since we must give you something nice for the end :). Some places rocky but rather gentle for karst standards. .
Please contact us for training possibilities. There are plenty. From classical karst to urban sprint maps.
Note that you can also take part in
Trail-O event during Lipica open
. You can check out the invitation
You can find course lengths for Lipica open 2015
At the moment we have few runners less than 1100, but still some days untill the last deadline and this number will almost for sure be surpassed, which is nice!
This year both ME and WE will be very strong. Biggest favorite in Women Elite class is
, but girls like
Catherine Taylor, Riina Kuuselo, Emma Johansson, Bettina Aebi
will give nothing for free.
In ME class we're happy to see many strong names...
Jan Prochazka, Sirmais Martins, Kiril Nikolov, Ridefelt Albin, Ogden Matt, Emil Svensk, Andersson Rassmus
... to just name a few.
All in all, it seems we have some nice competitions ahead of us!
For some time now entries for Lipica open are open! You can make your entry
New part of Lipica map, Stage 1!
Website is now updated with the fresh information for 2015! Feel free to check it out.
As you already know, some nice forests waiting for YOU down here!
Well, not everything can be 'white forest' as in above picture, so sometimes we add some light green to enhance the technical challenge ;)
Combine with KBC!
Kvarner bay challenge
will be organized from
28th February to 1st March in 2015
on Cres island in Croatia. Perfect, well runnable terrain and beautiful, sligthly isolated mediterranean environment. Highly recommended! During the 5 days between KBC and Lipica open it will be possible to train in Croatia and Slovenia. You may put emphasize on Sprint training (maps in Croatian Istria: Rovinj, Vrsar, Pula and Poreč and on Slovenian coast Piran, Izola, Koper) or on forest training either in Croatia or in Slovenia.
In 2015 Lipica open will be organized as a 5 day event for the second time. Again we will add some new terrain and combine diverse areas. Training conditions in this part of Europe are now better than ever!