13th Half Marathon Jaska 2011
Jastrebarsko (Croatia), Sunday 22 May 2011
The very hilly Polumaraton Jaska in Croatia brings runners to the lower slopes of the Žumberak-Samobor Hills (Žumberak-Samoborsko gorje), an area of great scenic beauty.
The start and finish are in the small town of Jastrebarsko (also called "Jaska" by the locals). The town sits at the foot of the hills, about 40 kilometres to the south-west of Zagreb, on the motorway and the railway line from Zagreb to the Adriatic Sea.
The route is one loop on quiet country lanes. Participants run through fields, meadows, vineyards, woods and villages. The first half of the course goes mostly uphill, the second half downhill, but there are some short steep climbs in between.
In 2010, the half marathon winners were Drago Paripović (1:16:03) and Veronika Jurišić (1:32:35).
Venue (Map): Jastrebarsko (38km from Zagreb, 136km from Ljubljana, 207km from Graz, 208km from Trieste)
Date: 22 May 2011 (Sunday)
Race distance: 21.1km; 5km; children 1km and 2km
Start time: 9.00-9.15 (children); 10.00 (21km, 5km)
Start and finish: Jastrebarsko town centre, Strossmayerov trg (Strossmayer Square)
Entries: on the day
Entry fees (21km): 80 HRK (ca. 11 EUR)
Entry fees (5km): 30 HRK (ca. 4 EUR)
Entry fees (children): no entry fees
Race centre: at the start (on the day 8.00-10.00)
You get (21km): T-shirt, medal, lunch after the race; prize raffle (at 14.00)
You get (5km): T-shirt, lunch after the race
Prizes (21km): trophies and paintings to the first 3 M/F; medals to the first 3 in each category
Prizes (5km): trophies to the first 3 M/F, medals to the first 3 in each category
Showers and changing facilities: yes
Award ceremony: 9.30 (children), 10.45 (5km), 13.00 (21km)
Number of finishers 2010: 147 (21km), 69 (5km)
Event website (in Croatian): www.akjastreb99.hr