Everything you need to know about the Run in Ljubljana

We are delighted that you'll be joining us on Sunday, May 7, 2023, at the Wings for Life World Run in Ljubljana. To ensure that everything runs smoothly, please check the information below:


Please pick-up your race number at the Republic Square in Ljubljana at the marked entrance. There will be a special entrance for wheelchair users. We suggest that you pick up the starting numbers before Sunday.

  • Thursday, 4 May 2023, 1pm-7pm 
  • Friday, 5 May 2023, 1pm-7pm
  • Saturday, 6 May 2023, 10am-7pm
  • Sunday, 7 May 2023, 8am-10am 

On Sunday, the men and women wardrobe will also be at the Republic Square.


The main venue of the Wings for Life World Run will be the Congress Square in Ljubljana, featuring exhibition of sports equipment, pre-run warm-up, and live-streaming of the global Run on big screens.


The start will be at the Congress Square in Ljubljana, so please use public transport – either bus (numbers 1, 19L, 2, 20Z, 3G, 6, 6B) or train. If you still decide to come by car, please use the parking garage at the congress Square, or parking lot near Križanke. Please be aware that there will be the following road closure:

From Thursday, 4 May 2023, to including Saturday, 6 May 2023: HERE

On Sunday, 7 May 2023, between 1pm and 3pm: Slovenska cesta, Dunajska cesta, Linhartova cesta, Pokopališka ulica, Šmartinska cesta (until Kajuhova ulica), Zaloška cesta (until Zadobrovška cesta) and between 6am and 6pm Erjavčeva cesta.

Road closure on Sunday, 7 May 2024, outside the Ljubljana Municipality (on the Run track): Ljubljana – Šentjakob – Domžale – Radomlje – Kamnik – Cerklje – Vodice – Smlednik – Vikrče – Ljubljana, temporary up to 60-minute road closures.


The start will be at the Congress Square in Ljubljana, and then the track will continue past BTC towards Domžale and Kamnik. Please find a detailed description on the here.


SUNDAY, 7 MAY 2023

  • 8am – 6pm: Open venue
  • 8am – 11am: Race number pick-up At the Republic Square
  • 12.45pm – 12.55pm: Warm-up
  • 1pm: Start
  • 1.30pm: Catcher Car start
  • 5.45pm: Catcher Car overtakes the last runner (approx.)
  • 6.15pm: Award ceremony


Every 5 km there will a refreshment station with food and drinks.


Once the Catcher Car catches you, your run is over, and it's time to celebrate! It's more fun to celebrate together, that's why every 5 km there will be buses and vans waiting for you to take you back to the start.


The race number includes a chip which is activated once you pass the Catcher Car at the start. When the Catcher Car later overtakes you, the chip records your results.

Current (interim) results are published on our website on an ongoing basis. Certificates with a national and international ranking will be offered 24 hours after the run by email with a download link.

Should you need any assistance, we are here to help. Please reach us here.