Gorski maraton štirih občin — "Mountain Marathon of Four Municipalities"
Petrovo brdo (Slovenia), Saturday 18 June 2011
The gm4o is a highly challenging mountain marathon race, held in a remote corner of the Julian Alps in Slovenia.
The route is 37.5km long. Overall, it climbs 2500m and drops 2800m in elevation.
Competitors run up and down two mountains, mostly on forest and mountain trails through beautiful countryside.
The race begins in the village of Petrovo brdo (at an elevation of 800 metres) and ends about 3.5km further down the valley in the village of Podbrdo (520m).
The highest point on the course is the ‘Čez suho’ saddle at 1760 metres.
Last year's winners were Matjaž Mikloša (3:39:47) and Valerija Mrak (4:14:33). The course was 2.5 kilometres shorter.
In 2011, the event will incorporate the ‘World Long Distance Mountain Running Challenge’. For this special occasion, the entry fees have been raised by 10 to 20 euros.
Venue (Map): Petrovo Brdo (Ljubljana 56km, Udine 93km, Trieste 112km)
Date: 18 June 2011 (Saturday)
Race distance: 37.5km (+2500m/-2800m)
Start time: 8.00
Start: Petrovo brdo (803m)
Finish: Podbrdo (520m)
Entries: online (up to 31 May 2011), payment by bank transfer; entry limit 600 runners
Entry fees: 40/45/50 euros (up to 31 March/30 April/31 May 2011)
Race centre: TIC Podbrdo (16 and 17 June, 14.00-18.00); at the start (18 June, 6.00-7.00)
You get: transport of personal clothing to the finish, 17 feed stations along the route, massage at the finish, a warm meal after the race, mementoes
Prizes: prize money to the first 3 M/F (300-200-100 euros); trophies to the first 3 in each category
Showers: at the finish
Award ceremony: 17.00
Number of finishers 2010: 214 men, 54 women
Event website (in Slovenan and English): www.wmra.gm4o.si (out of date)
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