7th ‘Saint Barbara Relay Run’ 2011
Velenje (Slovenia), Sunday 4 December 2011
This running race for 4-person relay teams is held at the very pretty Škalsko jezero (Lake Škale), a flooded coal mining pit on the edge of the industrial town of Velenje.
Each team member runs one loop (3.25km) around the lake, mostly on hard-packed dirt trails. There must be at least one woman in the team!
Last year, 48 teams took part in the race. The fastest team finished in 48min 49sec.
The event is held in honour of Saint Barbara, patron saint of miners and other trades.
Venue (Map): Škalsko jezero, Velenje (76km from Maribor, 82km from Ljubljana)
Date: 4 December 2011 (Sunday)
Race distance: 4 x 3.25km relay
Start time: 10.00
Start and finish: at the football pitch on the southern shore of Škalsko jezero
Entries: by e-mail (up to 1 Dec 2012); late entries on the day (from 8.00)
Entry fees: 20 euros per team (payable on the day)
Race centre: Ribiški dom ob Škalskem jezeru (Fishermen's Lodge at Lake Škalsko)
You get: a medal, a meal, tea; the first 100 registered athletes get free entry to the Slovenian Museum of Coal Mining
Prizes: trophies and medals
Number of finishers 2010: 48 teams
Event details (in Slovene): www.tekaskiforum.net (Runners' Forum)
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