10th "Zagreb's Four Squares" 5K Race 2011
Zagreb (Croatia), Sunday 25 September 2011
Over 200 runners took part in last year's Four Squares, a 5km race in the city centre of Zagreb. Organized by the Zagreb Police, the event has no entry fees. The first 100 finishers get a T-shirt.
Participants run two loops of an interesting course through Donji grad ("Lower Town"), an area of 19th-century apartment blocks, museums, theatres, academies and parks.
Start and finish are at the music pavilion in Zrinjevac, a small park popular for romantic walks under 100-year-old plane trees. The route touches Jelačić Square (Trg bana Jelačića), Zagreb's main square and focal point, Strossmayer Square (Strossmayerov trg) with the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, and Marshal Tito Square (Trg maršala Tita), which is home to the Croatian National Theatre.
In 2010, the top finishers were Siniša Majdandžić (16:06) and Marija Lukina (20:23).
Race report, results and photos: Četiri zagrebačka trga 2011
Venue: Zrinjevac Park, Zagreb
Date: 25 September 2011 (Sunday)
Distance: 5km; children 200m/700m/1200m; athletes with special needs 1.2km (start with the 5k)
Start time: 11.00-11.40 (children); 12.00 (5km)
Start and finish: at the pavilion in Zrinjevac Park (Trg Nikole Šubića Zrinskog)
Entries: on the day at the start (until 11.30)
Entry fees: no entry fees
You get: T-shirt to all children and to the first 100 finishers in the 5K race
Prizes: trophies and medals
Changing facilities: (?) in the police building on Strossmayer Square (Strossmayerov trg)
Number of finishers 2010: 210 (5km)