24th Half Marathon Mihanović 2011
Klanjec - Tuheljske Toplice (Croatia), Sunday 29 May 2011
The route runs through the museum village of Kumrovec.
Participants in the Polumaraton Mihanović run a 21.1km-loop through the delightful Zagorje region in northern Croatia. The route is very scenic, very interesting, and very hilly. With less than 100 finishers it's a small event, held in a great family atmosphere.
Entrants register for the race at the spa of Tuheljske Toplice, located about 50km from Croatia's capital Zagreb. A bus drives them 7km to the start in the hilltop-village of Klanjec.
After a group photo at the memorial of the poet Antun Mihanović the race kicks off with a deafening bang from a historic pistol.
The first kilometre is steep downhill. Then, competitors run along the River Sutla, which forms the border with Slovenia. Next, they run through the lovely museum village of Kumrovec where they pass the birthplace and the school of Tito, father of communist Yugoslavia.
The second half of the race goes into the hills, through woods, vineyards, cornfields, and vegetable plots, dotted with old cottages. The route is not traffic-free but car traffic is limited.
The finish line is at the modern open-air spa complex of Tuheljske Toplice. The after-race party, however, usually takes place at the old pools which are full of rustic charm - also good fun!
In 2010, the winners were Zoran Žilić (1:12:37) and Marija Vrajić (1:25:45).
Venue (Map): Tuheljske Toplice (48km from Zagreb, 136km from Ljubljana, 160km from Graz)
Date: 29 May 2011 (Sunday)
Start: 9.15 on the main square in Klanjec
Finish: at the hotel "Terme Tuhelj" in Tuheljske Toplice
Entries: on the day (from 7.30) at the hotel "Terme Tuhelj" in Tuheljske Toplice
Entry fees: (?) last year: 60 HRK (= ca. 8.10 EUR)
You get: bus service to the start in Klanjec (at 8.45), prize raffle; (?) T-Shirt, a warm meal after the race, free entry to the old thermal pools (?)
Free bus service from Zagreb:6.30 from Andrašecova ulica at KK Cibona (return ca. 16.00)
Prizes: prize money to the first 4 M/F overall and to the first M/F in each category (prizes are not cumulative); trophies to the first M/F; medals to the first 3 in each category
Number of finishers 2010: 86
Tourist information (in English): www.terme-tuhelj.hr
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