31. Maraton treh src 2011
A record 3500 runners took part in various races of last year's Three Hearts Marathon, held every year in May in the small spa town of Radenci in Slovenia.
Radenci is located in the low-lying, agricultural north-eastern part of the country, very close to the border with Austria and also not far from Hungary and Croatia.
The half marathon as well as the 10k and the 5.5k are usually the most popular distances, whereas the marathon is a comparatively small race with less than 200 finishers.
The 42k marathon consists of two laps, which many runners find mentally pretty challenging as the course around large fields on a broad flat plain is relatively dull. More often than not it has been fairly hot weather during the race, and there's hardly any shade on the course.
However, the large wooded park next to the start/finish area is really nice, and the adjacent spa with its indoor and outdoor thermal pools is a wonderful place to relax after the race.
In 2010, the marathon winners were Joshua Kipruto Kurui of Kenya (2:19:38) and Daneja Grandovec from nearby Maribor in Slovenia (2:47:10).
Venue (Map): Radenci (Graz 80km, Zagreb 125km, Ljubljana 164km, Vienna 215km, Budapest 300km)
Date: 21 May 2011 (Saturday)
Race distance: 42.2km, 21.1km, 10km, 5.5km; children 1200/500/300m
Start time: 9.30 (42/21km), 9.40 (10/5.5km)
Start and finish: at the spa complex in Radenci
Entries: online or by post; entries close 16 May 2011 (date of payment); no entries on the day; reduced entry fees to groups of at least 10 people and to runners who use their own ChampionChip
Entry fees (42km, 21km): 22 EUR (until 9 May), 32 EUR (until 16 May)
Entry fees (10km, 5.5km): 14 EUR (until 9 May), 23 EUR (until 16 May)
Race centre (to be confirmed): at the start (on the day 7.00-8.30)
Prizes: prize money to the first 3 M/F (42km, 21km); trophies to the first 3 M/F, medals to the first 3 in each category
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Number of finishers 2010: 186 (42km), 1291 (21km), 1466 (10km), 569 (5.5km)
Event website (in Slovene and English): www.maraton-radenci.si
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