The 10-kilometer challenge is open to everyone - well, to anyone with at least some running experience and strong will. It contains one ascent, to the military barracks on Robarjev grič. The Rapallo trail takes you past and through the war bunkers and barracks that defended the the Rapallo border during the war. The route is full of historical buildings, so you will not be bored.

Don't be afraid, bravely embark on an exploration of history of life on the Rapallo border. You can do it!



Saturday, 17. 6. 2023 at 10 a.m.

Start location

TIC Podbrdo


10,0 km

Elevation gain

640 m +/-

Time limit

4 hours


10,0 km

Elevation gain

640 m

Time limit

4 hours


The route of the trail runs along the old »military mulatere«, on which the remains of buildings that served the cable car that transported cargo high into the hills are standing to this day. From Podbrdo, the road will take you to Petrovo Brdo, right past the large barracks of the Royal Financial Guard, which now serves as a retirement home. Crossing the wooden bridge, you will turn towards the village of Podporezen, pass a place called Caposaldo (military facilities) and ascent to Zalodnikarje grič, where there is a well-preserved underground bunker with a large iron observation tower. You continue along the road to the old border crossing and further to the barracks on Robarjev grič, through which you will also run. From here you can enjoy a beautiful view of Podbrda and the surrounding mountains.


At the Podbrdo trail running festival, we strive to reduce the negative impact of the festival on the environment, so single-use cups will not be available at the refreshment stands. Runners must have their own water bottle, cup or camel bag. Upon registration, it will also be possible to purchase a reusable cup (5€).

There is 1 refreshment stations on the trail. Water, energy drinks and light snack. At the finish line, a hot meal and a drink awaits the participants.

LocationDistance from starting point
Petrovo Brdo (P)5 km
Podbrdo, »na Bazenu« (H+P)at the finish line, 10 km

* H=food, P=drinks​


For the run you can register electronically or at the registration desk on the day of the event. On the day of the event, the entry fee is higher and the the gift package can not be guaranteed. Registration is valid only with payment of the entry fee. The number of applications is limited to 80 participants.



Registration date Price
until 31. 1. 202325 €
until 15. 5. 202330 €
until 11. 6. 202335 €
On the day of the event35 €

Entry fee includes: personalized start number, with RFID chip, start gift package, refreshments with drinks, light snacks, hot meal, shower and changing room at the finish line (bags for your wordrobe), hot meal and drink at the finishing line, Rapallo finisher medal for everyone, who runs to the finish line, medical first aid, protection of the mountain rescue team on the route, insurance with Zavarovalnica Triglav, a medal for the successfully completed distance when the official results are announced, time credits, intermediate times and results, transport of runners who quit on Petrovo Brdo back to Podbrdo.



+ surprise

Refreshment points

along the trail

Hot meal

at finish




up to 35 yearsup to 35 years
36 – 55 years36 – 55 years
over 55 yearsover 55 years


The first three in the general classification receive a medal. The organizing staff have the right to make changes.


Inspection of equipment will be mandatory when collecting starting numbers or at any time during the competition. The organizing staff marks each competitor with a special sticker to ensure that the equipment has been checked. In case of bad weathe, staff also has the right to prescribe additional mandatory equipment, necessary for the safety of the runners, no later than one day before the competition.

Start number in a visible placeMandatory
Personal drinking cup Mandatory
A container for water (camel bag, soft jug, bottle...) that enables autonomy between two refreshment stations Not necessary
Extra drink (1l) for the time between refreshments stationsMandatory
Extra food for the time between refreshmenys stations (energy bars)Not necessary
Headlamp and spare batteriesNot necessary
Astro foilRecommended
Suitable running shoesMandatory
Waterproof clothing with a hood suitable for winter conditions, in case of predicted extreme temperature in high mountainsNot necessary
Hat / scarf, gloves, mittensNot necessary
WhistleNot necessary
Mobile phoneMandatory
Basic first aid (bandage, gauze, patch)Mandatory
Sun protectionRecommended


Event director: Jože Dakskobler; phone: + 386 41 837 551; e-mail:
Competition maneger: Teodor Markoč; phone: +386 40 202 449; e-mail: