Rules - Pohorje Ultra Trail 2021

The association “Društvo Aktivni smo” is organizing the 6th edition of Pohorje Ultra – Trail (PUT), previously known as Trail Marathon Pohorje, a partially self-sufficient trail running race in a low-mountain environment.

Pohorje Ultra – Trail is a trail running race that takes place along paths on Pohorje with four different Pohorje Ultra – Trail courses and a KIDS RACE.

V okviru prireditve smo za udeležence pripravili štiri različno zahtevne trase za trail tek po čudovitih pohorskih poteh in stezah ter otroške trail teke za tri različne starostne kategorije.

Pohorje Ultra – Trail – 115K:

Distance: 114,4 km

Difference of elevation: +5030 m | -5400 m

Start: Saturday, 28th of August 2021 at 12pm in Dravograd. Bus ride at 10pm on Friday, 27th of August from main area in Ruše.

Time limit: 30 hours

ITRA: 5 points

Pohorje Ultra – TrailL – 70K:

Distance: 70,6 km

Difference of elevation: +3010 m | -3000 m

Start: Saturday, 28th of August 2021 at 6am in Botanical Garden Pivola, Hoče.  Bus ride at 4:45 o’clock on Saturday, 28th of August from main area in Ruše.

Time limit: 17 hours

ITRA: 3 points

Pohorje Ultra – Trail – 35K:

Distance: 35,8 km

Difference of elevation: +1.890 m | -1.920 m

Start: Saturday, 28th of August 2021 at 9:30 o’clock  in Slovenska Bistrica . Bus ride at 8:15 o’clock on Saturday, 28th of August from main area in Ruše.

Time limit: 10 hours

ITRA: 2 points

Pohorje Ultra – Trail – 17K:

Distance: 16,8 km

Difference of elevation: +710 m | -710 m

Start: Saturday, 28th of August 2021 at 10 am in Ruše . 

Time limit: 5 hours


The race starts on Saturday, 28th of August 2021 at 15 pm in Ruše.

        • Every participant competes on his own responsibility.
        • Participants must have previous experiences in trail running, they must be physically and mentally prepared for it.
        • The event is open to adult men and women, members and non-members of clubs.Participants born between 2002 and 2004  can only compete with the written consent of their parents or guardians and only on Pohorje Ultra – Trail 17K.
        • Udeleženci morajo biti pripravljeni na samostojno reševanje težav, ki se lahko pojavijo pri tovrstnih aktivnostih, predvsem na premagovanje klimatskih razmer (vročina, višinska razlika, noč, megla, veter, dež).
        • Participants must be prepared to independently solve problems that may occur on the trail, especially  in overcoing the climatic conditions (heat, height difference, night, fog, wind, rain).
        • To know how to manage, even if one finds oneself isolated, physical or mental problems arising from high fatigue, digestive problems, muscular or joint pain, minor ailments…
        • To be fully aware, that it is not the role of the organization to help a runner to overcome these problems and that for such an activity in the nature, security depends upon the capacity of the runner to adapt to the problems encountered, or envisaged.

      Each runner declares their knowledge of and accepts the present regulations and agrees to accept them without reserve and to promote the event’s ethical charter available at

        • The event will be held in any weather. Exceptions are only situations where the safety of participants (extreme storm, etc.) can be compromised. In this case, the event organizer decides the alternative route or even the cancellation.
        • The route will be well marked (plates, flags, floor markings …). There will also be volunteers at key sites to help guide the  participants.
        • All participants must follow the marked  path. Any use of shortcuts and off-roading shall be punishable by immediate disqualification. If you do not see any mark for more than 200 m, go back to the last mark and review the resume options.
        • If the markings are missing, please report it to the nearest checkpoint or call the organizer number that you can find at your start number.
        • We recommend using GPS tracks.
        • Participant can voluntarily resigns only at points of reinforcement stations. He / she must immediately notify his / her resignation manager or organizer (contact at the starting number).
        • Prior to attending the event, each participant should first test his or her real self-care ability at distances and conditions of their trail at the event. .

The individual principle of racing in semi autonomy is the rule.

Semi autonomy is defined as having the capacity to be autonomous between two refreshment points, not only on the food front but also that of clothing and security, being able to adapt oneself in particular to problems encountered or envisaged (bad weather, physical problems, injuries…).

This principle is implicated in the following rules:

    • Each runner must have all of his/hers obligatory equipment with him/her at all times during the race. 
    • He/She carries this equipment in a pack presented at the race-bib distribution and it must not be changed during the course. At any time during the race, the marshals can verify the bag and its contents. The runner is obliged to accept these controls in a friendly manner, at the risk of exclusion from the race.
    • Refreshment points have been supplied with food and beverages to consume on the spot. Only plain water and isotonic beverages are destined for water bottle or bag replenishment. Each runner must make sure to have, upon leaving each refreshment point, the quantity of water and food necessary for them to reach the next refreshment point.
    • Plastic cups will not be available for drinking at the refreshment points. Competitors must be in possession of a cup or other container suitable for personal use with a minimum volume of 15cl. Attention, water-bottles and flasks are not acceptable!
    • Personal assistance is only tolerated at refreshment points, in the zone specifically reserved for this purpose and with the agreement of the head of post. This assistance can only be assured by one single person, without specific equipment other one than one bag of a volume of 30 litres maximum. The remainder of the refreshment point is strictly reserved for the runners.
    • It is forbidden, to be accompanied or agree to be accompanied during all or any part of the race by a person not enrolled, outside the tolerance zones indicated close to the refreshment posts.

Participation in the Pohorje Ultra Trail assumes the acceptance of the present regulations and ethics of the race which are available at

Pohorje Ultra – Trail – 115K: 150

Pohorje Ultra – Trail – 70K: 200

Pohorje Ultra – Trail – 35K: 200

Pohorje Ultra – Trail – 17K: 200


Total: 950

Registration procedures

The registration starts on December the 1th 2019 and closes on August 15th  2021 unless the maximum number of participants in total has already been reached.

Applications are accepted on the web site

The registration is confirmed when the registration fee is paid and received on the organizer’s account.






1. 12. 2019 – 31. 3. 2020

95 € 


38 €

35 €

1. 4. 2020 – 31. 5. 2020 extended 15. 7. 2021

110 € 

70 €

45 €

40 €

16. 7. 2021 – 15. 8. 2021

Without T-Shirt 

110 €

70 €

45 €

40 €

16. 8. 2021  – 28. 8. 2021

Without T-Shirt, personalized bib number and goody bag

110 € / 120€*

70 € / 80€*

45 € / 55 €*

40 € /50 €*

*Registration on the day of the event. 

ATTENTION:Transfer by organized bus from the main area in Ruše to the start point in Slovenska Bistrica, Dravograd and Hoče is 5€. 

When paying with PayPal additional 3 € handling fee will be charged.


8 people or more – 15% discount on entry fees

    • 7 – 14 people, 15% discount on entry fees, payment must be paid in full
    • more than 15 people – individual arrangement with the organizing committee, please send an e-mail to (

Only competitors who settle their start fees by May  31st 2020 will receive a goody bag and official Compressport T-Shirt.

Registration fees can be paid by PayPal, by bank transfer, credit card or  in cash in registration office.


Bank account holder: DRUŠTVO AKTIVNI SMO


City: Ruše

ZIP: 2342

State: Slovenia – 705

IBAN: SI56 6000 0000 0520 767


Bank: Hranilnica LON d.d.

Important information:

  • bank transfer: payment reference must be listed!
  • purpose of the transfer: name of the competitor,
  • Entry fees can’t be refunded because of organizing difficulties

The registration fees includes the following:

  • a race bib with chip,
  • time measurement (live tracking)
  • a goody bag (see price list and application periods)
  • Compressport T-shirt (see price list and application periods)
  • assistance and refreshments along the race route,
  • transport of spare bags to the track (only for Pohorje Ultra – Trail 115K),
  • transport of spare bags from start to the main place of the event (Pohorje Ultra – Trail 115K, 70K, 35K),
  • the transfer of competitors who depart from the control point to the finish,
  • medical help along the course,
  • a food voucher on arrival,
  • showers at the finish,

    Any cancellation of registration must be made by email at No cancellations are accepted by telephone.

    The transition between the races is possible until 15.8.2019, but we do not return the difference in the amount of the registration fee. Registration fee can NOT be used for the following race year (2021), and it’s not transferable to another person.

    Should the race be cancelled because of circumstances beyond our control up to 15 days before the race, the Organization reserves the right to refund 50% of the admission fee. This percentage is calculated to enable the Organization to cover part of the expenses incurred.

    Should the race be cancelled or interrupted for atmospheric reasons, or for any other reason beyond our control, no refund of the registration fee will be made.

Any cancellation of registration must be made by email at No cancellations are accepted by telephone.

The transition between the races is possible until 15.8.2019, but we do not return the difference in the amount of the registration fee. Registration fee can NOT be used for the following race year (2021), and it’s not transferable to another person.

Should the race be cancelled because of circumstances beyond our control up to 15 days before the race, the Organization reserves the right to refund 50% of the admission fee. This percentage is calculated to enable the Organization to cover part of the expenses incurred.

Should the race be cancelled or interrupted for atmospheric reasons, or for any other reason beyond our control, no refund of the registration fee will be made.

In the case of a non chronic osteoarticular or muscular injury to the runner, and uniquely in this situation, suffered after registration and not completely curable by the day of the race, the organization recommends that the injured runner does not take an unnecessary risk, and cancels his registration for the current year at the same time making a request to participate in a future race (Pohorje Ultra – Trail 2021).

Any request for postponement must reach us, accompanied with a complete medical report (detailed medical report and x-ray or MR results confirming the diagnosis) by September 15th 2020 at the latest. Any incomplete report will be rejected.

Requests will be processed by September 30th 2019 at the latest. The only medical counsel will judge the case and their decision is final.

By registering, each runner personally agrees to engage in the following :

  • I declare that I have read and understood the regulations and ethics of the race (available at
  • I understand and approve of the conditions of participation which figure in the regulations
  • I agree to respect all items of the regulations
  • I agree to scrupulously respect and promote the ethic
  • I agree to be aware of any medical condition which could concern me and, consequently relieve the organization of any responsibility for any medical problem which may arise during the event due to any negligence on my part

In order to participate in these events, a set of obligatory equipment is required. However it is important to note it is the minimum necessary and that each trail-runner must adapt it according to their needs. It is important, in particular, not to choose clothing that is the lightest possible weight in order to gain a few grams, but to choose items which will give real protection against the cold, windy mountain weather, therefore giving a good level of security and performance.

Obligatory equipment:






Mobile phone (save in the contacts the security numbers of the organisation, keep it switched on- in silent mood, do not hide one’s number and do not forget to set off with recharged batteries)





Personal beaker 15cl. Minimum (water-bottles or flasks with lids are not acceptable)





Stock of water (minimum 1 liter)





(0,5 l)

Head torch in good working condition with replacement batteries





Survival blanket 1.40m x 2m minimum










Adhesive elastic band enable making a bandage or strapping (min. 100cm x 6cm)





Food reserve





Waterproof jacket





Wind jacket





Adequate running shoes





Spare clothing





Hiking poles





ID card





LEGEND: O – Obligatory | R – Recommended | SR – Strongly Recommended | O/R* – Obligatory after 20:30h | O*/SR*- Obligatory in case of rainy weather or weather forecast with high risk of thunderstorms. The organizer retains the right to impose additional mandatory equipment for the safety of the runners not later than one day before the event.

It is the runner’s responsibility, according to these criteria, whether their jacket fits the regulations and therefore bad weather in the mountains, but, when controlled, the judgement will be made by the person responsible for the control or the race steward.

The windproof jacket does not replace the mandatory waterproof jacket with the hood.

Required by the Police: ID card.

Strongly recommended equipment:

  • Knife or scissors with which to cut the self-adhesive elasticized bandage
  • a change of warm clothes indispensable in the case of cold weather, rain or injury
  • the sum of 20 € minimum in order to cover the unexpected
  • walking poles. (If you decide to use poles, you must keep them throughout the whole of the race. It is forbidden to start without sticks and recover them up along the way.)


For all your questions concerning obligatory equipment consult on

The start number will be available upon submission of your ID and required equipment.

  • 28. 8. 2020 from 15.00 o’clock  until 22.00o’clock (PUT 115K, PUT 70K, PUT35K, PUT 17K)
  • 29. 8. 2020 from 6.00o’clock until 9.00o’clock (only for  PUT 35K in PUT 17K) in the main event space (Športni park Ruše, Šolska ulica 16a, Ruše).

The participant must attach the starting number to a place where it will be fully visible at all times. The start number must not be affixed to the back or leg. Sponsors’ names and logos must in no case be hidden, cut off or changed.

The start number is required to access bus transfers, refueling stations, medical assistance, showers and pick up bags with spare equipment.

The starting number becomes invalid in the event of a disqualification during the match or if the competitor is caught by a time bar and wishes to continue the course at his own risk.

Pohorje Ultra – Trail – 115K

Each competitor receives with his/her race bib, big and small plastic bag.

Big bag is intended for the reserve equipment that the organizer will deliver to the Rogla refreshment station (at the 54th kilometer). After crossing the point, the organizer takes the bag back to Ruše.

The small bag is for personal belongings and equipment that a competitor needs before starting. Before the start, the bag is placed at the designated place in the starting area and received on the basis of the starting number after crossing the finish line.

Pohorje Ultra – Trail – 70K, 35K

Each competitor receives with his/her race bib a small plastic bag for the personal stuff/gear at the start point. Having filled it with the stuff competitors doesn’t want to carry along the course, they can deposit it at the designated places at the each race start. The competitors at POHORJE ULTRA TRAIL–35K can deposit the bags at the start in Slovenska Bistrica. The bags is then taken back to Ruše.

The organization assures the repatriation, to Ruše, of sacks belonging to runners who have abandoned, on the condition that their abandonment has been registered. The delay of the return of bags is based on the logistical constraints and the organization cannot guarantee a complete return of the bags before the end of the race.

  • The contents of the bags not having been checked, any complaint about the contents on arrival is not acceptable. It is recommended not to put valuable objects in it.
  • Only the bags supplied by the organization will be transported.
  • Sticks are not transportable in these bags.
  • The Organization will definitely NOT send any bag to participants address

It is recommended to keep toiletry and change of clothing material at Ruše

First aid posts are positioned at different points throughout the course. These posts are in radio or telephone liaison with Race Control. A medical control team is present during the entire duration of the event in Ruše.

The rescue posts are aimed at bringing help to any person in danger with the means particular to the organization or registered.

If it appears that a runner is in difficulty or seriously injured to call for assistance :

  • go in person to a first aid point
  • telephone the course controller
  • ask another runner to alert the first aiders

It is essential that each runner helps anybody in danger and alerts the first aid point.

Do not forget, that due to the problems related to the environment and the type of event, one might have to wait for assistance for longer than anticipated. Your security, therefore, depends upon the quality of the materials that you have in your pack.

A runner calling on a doctor or a rescuer submits himself to their authority and undertakes to accept their decisions. From the moment where the health of a runner necessitates treatment via an intravenous drip, the runner will be, obligatorily, excluded from the race.

The first-aiders and doctors have the right to :

  • exclude from a race (by invalidating the race-bib) all competitors deemed unfit to continue the event
  • to evacuate by any means a runner judged to be in danger
  • to hospitalise any runners whose state of health necessitates doing so

The choice of the means of evacuation and of hospital is the decision of the official first-aiders and doctors.

Expenses incurred, resulting from emergency assistance or evacuation, are payable by the person rescued who is also responsible for all costs relating to their return from the area to where they were rescued. The only resort is for the runner to constitute and present a dossier to his personal insurance within the deadline given.

If for any reason it is impossible to make contact with the course controller, you can call the rescue services directly by dialing 112 (especially if you find yourselves in a zone »urgences seulement/SOS only«)

Each runner must stay on the way-marked paths, even to sleep. Any runner who voluntarily leaves the way-marked path is no longer under the responsibility of the organisation.

A control is carried out on the arrival of any rescue or refreshment post.

Unexpected control posts are set up in places other than the rescue and refreshment posts. Their position is not communicated by the organization.

Only the runners carrying a visible and duly controlled race number have access to the refreshment posts.

The race info and the relevant pages on the internet give a precise list of the refreshment points.

They will be equipped with drinks + bananas, oranges, raisins, prunes, salty biscuits, cheese, sausage, bread.

A rations without gluten will be available upon request.

Furthermore, a hot dish is offered in Trije Kralji, Koča na Šumiku and in Ruše at the end of the race.

To avoid the wastage of disposable plastic cups during the race, every runner has to equip himself with a tumbler with a minimum volume of 15cl. Attention, water-bottles and flasks are not beakers!

Every runner seen throwing down their litter along the route will be penalized.

Trash cans are provided in large numbers at every refreshment post and must be used.

The maximum time for the event, for the totality of the course, is fixed at:

Pohorje Ultra – Trail 115K: 30 hours

Pohorje Ultra – Trail 70K: 17 hours

Pohorje Ultra – Trail 35K: 10 hours

Pohorje Ultra – Trail 17K: 5 hours

The time limits for leaving (time barriers) of the principle control posts will be marked and written in the course info.

These time barriers are calculated to enable participants to reach the Finish in the maximum time imposed, while making possible stops (rest, meal…) To be authorised to continue the event, runners must set off again from the control post before the fixed time limit (whatever their arrival hour at the control post).

Any competitor excluded from the race and wishing to continue his race can only do so after cancellation of his race number by representative of the organizer, at his own responsibility and in complete autonomy.

Participants who reach the check points after the maximum time, those who are injured and those who are judged by the medical staff to be unfit to continue the race, and any other athletes who decide to drop out, shall be taken to the finish line by shuttle bus. For logistical reasons, competitors who have dropped out may have to wait before being returned to the finish area. Any participant who drops out from the race at any point other than the established check points should make their own way to the following aid station/check point and from there will be transported to Ruše by car.

In the case of poor meteorological conditions and/or for reasons of safety, the organization reserves the right to stop the event underway or to modify the time barriers.

It is possible to take a shower, only at the arrival.

Access to the showers at the arrival is strictly limited to runners in bare feet.

Except in the event of an injury, the participant must resign at the control station and inform the control station manager, who will cancel his starting number and take away his chip.

The runner keeps his invalidated race bib because it is still his pass for shuttles, buses, meals, care rooms…

ln the case of unfavourable weather conditions justifying partial or total closure of the race, the organization ensures the repatriation as soon as possible of those runners having retired.

The trail will be fully marked with tapes, flags, floor markings and boards with directions. At critical sections volunteers will make sure that competitors follow the right trail. For better night vision, the way markers include a section of white reflective material which will be easily visible with a head torch.

ATTENTION: if you can not see any more markers, retrace your steps!

It is imperative that you follow the paths with the markers without taking short cuts.

When you finish, you will receive a

  • finisher’s medal,  
  • e-diploma

Race officials present on the course, and those in charge of different control and refreshment posts are authorised to uphold regulations and to immediately (*) impose a penalty for non-respect, based on the following chart:



Using shortcuts, not following the marked path, coming to control point  or refreshment post from wrong direction

At the race director’s decision min 1 hour for each irregularity

Lacking obligatory safety equipment (no minimum water supply of 1 litre, no waterproof or windproof  jacket with hood**, no torch, no survival blanket, no mobile phone).


Lacking other obligatory equipment

Penalty 30 min per piece

Refuse to have obligatory equipment checked out


Throwing waste (voluntary act) by a competitor or a member of their team


Insulting or threatening to the organizer, volunteer, medical staff and not respecting others.


Not assisting a person in difficulty (requiring official assistance)


Receiving help outside authorised zones

Penalty 1 hour

Cheating (using transport, sharing race number,…)

Lifetime disqualification

Not passing through a control point

Depending on the race jury. 

Refusingl to comply with an order from race control, from a race official, from a head of post, from a doctor


Departure from a control post after the hour limitation


(*) Time penalties are applicable immediately after crossing the finish line.

(**) Depending on obligatory equipment for Pohorje Ultra – Trail115K, Pohorje Ultra – Trail73K in Pohorje Ultra – Trail 35K on the day of the race in case of rainy weather or weather forecast with high risk of thunderstorms. Any other breach of the rules will be the object of a sanction decided on by the Race Jury.

All complaints must be submitted within 15 minutes of the participant’s arrival at the fnish line in writing or verbally on the scoresheet with the application manager and with a deposit of € 50. The jury will decide on the appeal. The decision will be taken as soon as possible. There is no appeal on the decision.

Complaints regarding irregularities on the track must be made in writing and with proof (photographic material or at least three witnesses). If the complaint is not justified or not satisfied, the organizer shall suspend the deposit.

This is made up of:

  • a representative of the runners
  • the course director
  • the race director

The jury is authorized to give a ruling in the time compatible within the imperatives of the race on all the objections lodged during the event. The decisions will be without appeal.

The organisation reserves the right to modify at any moment the route and the positioning of the rescue and refreshment posts, without warning.

In the case of unfavourable weather conditions (important quantities of rain or snow at altitude, strong risk of storms….) the start may only be postponed by a maximum several hours, after that time the race is cancelled.

In the case of poor meteorological conditions, and for reasons of safety, the organisation reserves the right to stop the event underway or to modify the time barriers.

In case of cancellation of an event, for whatever reason, decided before the 1st of August 2020,, a partial refund of the registration fees will be made. The amount of this refund will be calculated to allow the organisation to cover all irredeemable expenses committed, up to the date of the cancellation. In case of a cancellation less than 25 days before the race or in case of interruption of the race, for whatever the reason, no refund of the registration fee will be made.

Participants attend the event at their own risk. The organizer does not accept responsibility for injuries or damage sustained by the participants, nor is it responsible for the damage caused to the equipment. By attending the event, the participant agrees to all the rules and consequences applicable to the event.

Personal insurance: Each competitor must have their own accident insurance, which in the event of an accident will cover all expenses for searching, rescue and treatment …

Pohorje Ultra – Trail 115K, 70K, 35K, 17K


    • Seniors Men/Women SEM / SEW 2002-1981
    • Veterans Men/Women 1 VM1 / VW1 1980-1961
    • Veterans Men/Women 2 VM2 / VW2 1960and older

  • General classification men and women.



    • CICI: 2014 and younger
    • MINI: 2010 – 2013
    • MAXI: 2009 – 2006

In categories MINI and MAXI the first 3 girls and the first 3 boys receive a medal.

Competitors who are sponsored may only have the sponsor’s logos on their clothing or equipment used during the race. All other publicity accessories (flags, banners) are forbidden at all points of the race including at the finish, at the risk of penalties imposed by the jury.

Every competitor relinquishes their claim to photographic and video copyright during the event, and he relinquishes any recourse against the organizer and against his approved partners for the use of his image or video. Only the organisation can pass on these rights for the image and vide in any media, via an accreditation or an adapted license. There will be a live streaming of the event on internet..