About Night 10k Bled Slovenia - NoČna 10ka
Nočna 10ka is second largest 10k run in the country (right behind Ljubljana marathon 10k) but surely most exciting. Organized in Bled, Slovenia finest nature gem and turist atraction we manage to create unique running experience not only for Slovenia runners but also visitors from 27 countries (as for 2019) worldwide. We would invite even more runners from abroad, but we are sold out two months before the event.
What are our specialities? Middle of the summer, last Saturday in June is perfect for night running around the lake and start is precisely at 10 PM. The course, AIMS confirmed is exactly 10k with best Slovenian times on the road (30.21 from Slovenian olympian in 2012 is best 10k road time in Slovenia in last several years). We have big party after the race, with local creamcakes for deserts and popular bands. Kids race and Fun run just add to the event, topping at 4000 runners altogether.
We were first in Slovenia to introduce night running, simple online entry system, credit card payments, unique goody bags (with picnic chairs, beach towels, bacpacks...), afterparty and so on. We are succesfully competing with all the professionals (and beating may of them) in the race running field, although we are just society of avid runners trying to create best possible running experience for others.