A series of races has been taking place in various parts of Istria as of April 17th. A very attractive series of very attractive races, let me add, as they are part of the initiative called 'Run, eat, drink' (Teći, isti, piti in Croatian). The races aim to combine tasting of distinguished Istrian wine and authentic local cuisine with running surrounded by the gorgeous scenery of inland Istria. The last event of the season before the summer break is the upcoming race Run 4 Teran in Bruno Trapan's vineyard in Šišan that's planned for Saturday, May 27th at 10.
The route goes around the vineyard and measures 4km in length; running seems to be a sort of a warm-up for the rest of the day, seeing that the start is set for 11 and the return to the vineyard is expected at 12:15. The race is followed by a hearty meal of venison and polenta, provided by the Association of Hunters 'Bena'; quality Trapan wines and DJ Matko Banković from Kolektiv Buka Noise will make sure the party goes on until the evening.
For those want to participate in the race, there's a registration fee of 50 kuna to be paid online or at the spot on Saturday. If you want to be a part of the event without breaking a sweat, don't worry, as the enabling organisers are encouraging everyone to drop by, no matter if they plan to race or not – Wine Station Trapan is there for the lazier among us to hang out and enjoy the top-quality wine. No matter how you look at it, the 'Run, eat, drink' manifestation is a literal and metaphorical exercise in hedonism.
The event is organised by the Association of Kinesiologists Pula, Wine Station Trapan and the Tourist Board of Ližnjan Municipality. More information is available at the official website.