33rd Three Hearts Marathon 2013
Radenci (Slovenia), Saturday 18 May 2013
The Maraton treh src attracts a crowd of over 4000 runners to the small mineral-water-producing town of Radenci, located in a low-lying agricultural region in the north-east of Slovenia, near the border with Austria.
The event offers a 5.5km and a 10km run, a half marathon, and a full marathon.
The start and finish are at Zdravilišče Radenci, a spa resort with thermal indoor and outdoor pools, and an enticing place to relax after the race.
The full marathon is two laps of an AIMS-certified and rather flat course. Therefore, many athletes have tried to run a fast marathon time in Radenci. This has proven to be very difficult, and finishing times have often been relatively slow.
This year, the marathon and the half marathon will be started 30 minutes earlier (at 9am) but nevertheless it can get very warm in the region in mid-May, and there's hardly any shade on the course.
Running two laps around large sunbaked fields on a broad flat plain can be a mentally challenging task, and most participants opt to run the half marathon or the 10k.
In 2012, 259 runners completed the marathon. The winners were Slovenia's Mitja Kosovelj (2:22:09) and Marija Vrajić of Croatia (2:57:33). The time limit to complete the first lap of the marathon is 2 hours 15 minutes.
Venue (Map): Radenci (Graz 84km, Zagreb 130km, Ljubljana 168km, Vienna 215km)
Date: 18 May 2013 (Saturday)
Race distance: 42.2km, 21.1km, 10km, 5.5km; children 250m/600m/1000m
Start time: 9.00 (21km and 42km), 9.20 (5.5km and 10km), 16.00-17.40 (children)
Start and finish: Zdravilišče Radenci (Radenci Spa Resort)
Entries: online; payment by bank transfer; entries close 8 May 2013; no entries on the day
Entry fees (5.5km, 10km, 21km, 42km): € 25 (until 22 April 2013), € 35 (until 8 May 2013)
Timing: ChampionChip - € 3 off the entry fees if you use your own chip!
Prizes: prize money to the first 3 M/F (21km and 42km); trophies to the first 3 M/F, medals to the first 3 in each category
Number of finishers 2012: 259 (42km), 1688 (21km), 1642 (10km), 678 (5.5km) --> 4267 finishers
Event website (in Slovene and English): www.maraton-radenci.si
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