Ultra Marathon Logar Valley 2011
Celje - Logarska dolina (Slovenia), Saturday 3 September 2011
This popular running event in Slovenia offers a number of scenic point-to-point races, from 17 to 75 kilometres long, all finishing in the picture-postcard Logar Valley (Logarska dolina) in the Kamnik-Savinja Alps.
The start of the 75K ultra marathon is in the town of Celje. The shorter races start en route.
Most of the course runs along the beautiful Upper Savinja Valley.
Participants run upstream beside the River Savinja - mostly on paved roads, partly on trails. The roads are not closed to traffic. About three kilometres from the finish runners turn left into the Logar Valley.
The route is undulating and overall uphill. From start to finish, the 75K ultra marathon climbs around 550 metres in elevation. All in all, however, the route features approximately 2300 metres of climbing and 1750 metres of descent!
Last year, the event had almost 700 finishers from seven countries. The fastest ultra marathon finishers were Uroš Kralj (5:30:36) and Neža Mravlje (5:47:28).
Venue (Map): Celje - Mozirje - Ljubno - Luče - Logarska dolina
Date: 3 September 2011 (Saturday)
Distance: 75km*; start at 6.00 in Celje on "Trg celjskih knezov"
Distance: 42km; start at 9.00 in Mozirje at the flower park "Mozirski gaj"
Distance: 27km; start at 10.30 in Ljubno
Distance: 17km; start at 11.30 in Luče
Finish: Logarska dolina ("Logar Valley"), Penzion "Na Razpotju"
* Runners who start in Celje can finish the race (with timekeeping) in Mozirje (33km) or in Luče (58km).
Entries: online until 30 August 2011, payment by bank transfer (foreigners can pay the entry fees on the day); late entries until 1 hour before the start
Entry fees (75km): 30/35 euros (until 30 Aug/until 3 Sep 2011)
Entry fees (42km): 20/25 euros (until 30 Aug/until 3 Sep 2011)
Entry fees (27km, 17km): 18/23 euros (until 30 Aug/until 3 Sep 2011)
Race centre: Taborniško društvo Celje, Gledališka ulica 2, Celje (Friday 2 September 14.00-21.00, on the day 4.30-5.45)
You get: T-shirt, bus service from Celje to the start areas (at 7.00), transport of personal clothing to the finish, 15 feed stations along the course, massage on the course and at the finish, finisher medal, lunch after the race, bus service back to Celje (in the afternoon),
Prizes (75km): product prizes to the first 6 men and 3 women (time limit applies!); medals to the first 3 in each category
Prizes (42km, 27km, 17km): trophies to the first 3 M/F
Award ceremony: 16.00 at the finish
Number of finishers 2010: 332 (17km), 102 (27km), 28 (33km), 64 (42km), 7 (58km), 160 (75km)
Event website (in English, German and Slovenian): www.drustvo-maratoncev-celje.si
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