16th Žumberak Run 2011
Sošice (Croatia), Saturday 3 September 2011
Run International wholeheartedly supports this very hilly 15.5-kilometre road race through the amazingly beautiful Žumberak, a remote and thinly populated mountain region in Croatia.
Over the years, the event has attracted many runners from neighbouring countries and further afield. Last year's winners were Hungarian athletes Barnabás Bene (52:22) and Mónika Nagy (1:01:25).
The race features a point-to-point course from the hamlet of Radatovići to the small village of Sošice, which sits on a plateau at an elevation of 560 metres. Although Sošice is just about 70 kilometres from the capital Zagreb, and very close to the border with Slovenia, you will feel far away from the rest of the world.
If you don't want to drive a long way on narrow and twisty roads to get there, you can use the free bus service from Zagreb to Sošice (and back to Zagreb in the evening).
The route is very challenging as it runs up and down several substantial hills. Participants run all the way through forests and small plots of grassland. From the course, there are some fine views of the Žumberak. After the race, runners will be rewarded with a meal at the village inn.
Venue (Map): Sošice (72km from Zagreb, 145km from Ljubljana, 225km from Trieste, 230km from Graz)
Date: 3 September 2011 (Saturday)
Distance: 15.5km; children 150m-1000m
Start: 15.00 in Radatovići; children 14.30-15.30 in Sošice
Entries: on the day in Sošice (until 13.45)
Entry fees: 70 HRK (ca. 9.50 EUR)
You get: bus service from Sošice to the start (at 14.00), T-shirt, finisher medal, a meal after the race
Free bus from Zagreb: at 11.00 from the car park behind the Cibona tower in Andrašecova Street (return journey to Zagreb in the evening)
Prizes: prize money to the first 5 M/F; trophies to the first 3 M/F; product prizes to the first 3 in each category
Showers and changing facilities: yes
Number of finishers 2010: 123
Event website (in Croatian): akzumberak.hr
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