11th Karst Half Marathon 2011
Sežana (Slovenia), Sunday 27 March 2011
The route runs through the Lipica Stud.
Slovenia's first major running event of the year takes place on the Karst limestone plateau in the south of the country, just a few kilometres from the border with Italy and the port city of Trieste.
The half marathon is a single loop which crosses the border to Italy and then runs back to Slovenia. Approximately 9 kilometres of the race are run on Italian soil.
Starting and finishing in the small town of Sežana (Italian: Sesana), participants run through the stud farm of Lipica (the origin of the Lipizzaner horses) and through several small Karst villages.
The route is attractive but rarely flat. The difference between the lowest and the highest point on the course is around 90 metres.
The event includes an 8.45k run and a race walking competition on the track.
In 2010, around 2200 runners took part in the event. The top half marathon finishers were Tone Kosmač (1:06:20) and Daneja Grandovec (1:23:02).
Venue (Map): Sežana (14km from Trieste, 75km from Udine, 80km from Ljubljana)
Date: 27 March 2011 (Sunday)
Race distance: 21.1km; 8.45km; children 200/400m; race walking: 3km (women), 5km (men)
Start time: 11.00 (21km and 8.45km); 11.05 (children), race walking: 11.30 (women), 11.55 (men)
Start and finish: Sežana, športni park, Kosovelova ulica 5
Entries: online or by post, payment by bank transfer; entries close 21 March 2011; no entries on the day!
Entry fees (21km, 8.45km): 23 euros (until 28 February 2011), 33 euros (until 21 March 2011)
Entry fees (race walking): 15 euros (entries until 21 March 2011, payment on the day)
Entry fees (children): no entry fees
Timing: ChampionChip - chip rental fees included in the entry fees; you get 3 euros off the entry fees if you use your own chip
Race centre: in the sports hall at the start
You get: T-shirt, a meal after the race (soup with sausages)
Prizes (21km): First 5 M/F; first 3 in each category
Prizes (8.45km): First 5 M/F
Showers and changing facilities: in the sports hall
Award ceremony: 13.30 in the sports hall
Number of finishers 2010: 1352 (21km), 844 (8.45km)
Event website (in Slovene): www.kraskimaraton.com
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