15th Run "Along the Valley of the Cardinals" 2011
Krašić (Croatia), Saturday 7 May 2011
After about two kilometres, runners will pass the Greek Catholic church in Pribić.
The Dolinom Kardinala Run follows a hilly and scenic 23.4km route around the village of Krašić, an important Croatian pilgrimage centre, located about 50 kilometres to the south-west of Zagreb. The race is held in honour of two cardinals and two bishops who were all born in the area.
Competitors run two different loops through the foothills of the Žumberak, a delightful region of steep wooded hills, vineyards, small plots of farmland and isolated villages. The first loop is about 8km long, the second loop approximately 15km. The course is not closed to traffic but there's usually very little of it.
Although it's a very attractive event with low entry fees and lots of prizes the race has normally less than 100 participants, probably because details on the race are published just shortly before the event. Nevertheless, over the years many strong runners have taken part in the race. In 2010, the winners were two young Hungarian runners, Tamás Oláh (1:21:54) and Mónika Nagy (1:32:30).
Venue (Map): Krašić (Zagreb 50km, Plitvice 104km, Ljubljana 123km, Maribor 150km)
Date: 7 May 2011 (Saturday)
Race distance: 23.4km
Start and finish: on the main square in Krašić
Start time: 16.00
Entries: on the day in Krašić (until 15.00)
Entry fees: 50 HRK (ca. 7 EUR)
Race centre: Osnovna škola (primary school) "Kardinal A. Stepinac" in Krašić
Free bus from Zagreb: 12.00 at the car park of the basketball centre "Dražen Petrović", Andrašecova ulica (return in the evening)
You get: finisher T-shirt, medal, a warm meal after the race
Prizes: prize money and trophies to the first 3 M/F overall and to the first 3 in each category (prizes are not cumulative)
Number of finishers 2010: 54
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