The grip of runners at the confluence of the Tolminka and Soča rivers

A record 1700 participants have attended the sixth edition of the Soča Outdoor Festival (June 29 – July 1, 2018), a unique outdoor event in the idyllic setting at the confluence of the Tolminka and Soča rivers.

Four running events were held at the festival, with the longest one measuring 45 km. The winner of the Continental 10 km Trail Run among women competitors was Vesna Fabjan, a remarkable cross-country skier and an Olympic medal winner, who completed the race in 59 min 26 s, and the fastest male athlete was Denis Guzelj (49:37).

The exciting running trail led by the foot of the Tolmin castle, past Zatolmin and to the picturesque Tolmin Gorges, then continued with a climb to Žabče and finally crossed the refreshing Tolminka river – the trademark of the popular festival.