Topusko Half Marathon 2011
Almost all participants in the Topusko Half Marathon in Croatia have set personal records in this race. No surprise, the course is just about 16 kilometres long. Or 17? Well, it doesn't really matter as it's a very nice small event, held in a rural region far away from any main tourist routes.
The event takes place in the spa village of Topusko which sits amid beautiful rolling hills near the border with Bosnia, approximately 80 kilometres south of Zagreb.
Topusko suffered badly during the Croatian War of Independence (1991-1995).
The route consists of two undulating laps through agricultural land and villages.
Although the event charges no entry fees all runners receive a T-shirt and a medal, and usually they also get a meal after the race, as well as free entry to the Top Terme Spa Resort with its thermal indoor and outdoor pools.
Last year, the race had 134 finishers, led home by Zoran Žilić (54:11) and Lisa Stublić (1:02:41).
Venue (Map): Topusko (Karlovac 52km, Zagreb 80km, Plitvice National Park 83km)
Date: 13 August 2011 (Saturday)
Race distance: ca. 16km
Start time: 10.00
Start and finish: at the Top Terme spa resort
Entries: in the start area (on the day 8.00-9.30)
Entry fees: no entry fees
- a meal after the race (?)
- free entry to the pools of the spa (?)
- trophies and hotel vouchers (one night in the Hotel Toplice) to the first man and woman
- prize money and medals to the first 3 in each age group
Number of finishers 2010: 134
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