11th Rijeka Half Marathon 2012
Rijeka (Croatia), Sunday 22 April 2012
Held every year in April in the industrial port city of Rijeka, the Riječki polumaraton is the largest running event on Croatia's coast.
Last year, around 400 runners took part in the half marathon, and about 50 in the 3x7km relay race. According to the event website, the relay is meant for runners who are "not in top shape" and should "start training earlier" next year.
The race is an undulating out-and-back course which features some long ascents.
Starting and finishing in Rijeka's pedestrianized city centre, participants run past shipyards and high-rise suburbs towards the resort of Opatija.
In 2011, the fastest finishers were Ashenafi Erkolo of Ethiopia (1:06:06) and Ana Subotić of Serbia (1:16:32).
Venue (Map): Rijeka (Trieste 77km, Ljubljana 114km, Zagreb 159km)
Date: 22 April 2012 (Sunday)
Race distance: 21.1km; 3x7km relay
Start time: 9.30
Start and finish: Korzo (in the city centre of Rijeka)
Entries: online (until 20 April 2012); payment by bank transfer or in cash on the day until 8.30
Entry fees (21km): 100 HRK (ca. 13 EUR)
Entry fees (relay teams): 130 HRK (ca. 17 EUR)
Race centre: RI INFO, Korzo 18b (Saturday 11.00-19.00); Velika gradska vječnica, Korzo 16 (on the day 7.00-8.30)
You get: sardelica party (anchovy party, Saturday 19.00-21.00); baggage storage; bus service for relay runners; finisher medal, massage after the race; free entry to the 'Kantrida' public swimming pool (ca. 7km from the finish; 12.00-17.00)
Prizes: trophies to the first 3 M/F; prize money to the first 5 M/F, gift vouchers to the first 3 in each category (prizes are not cumulative)
Number of finishers 2011: 393 (21km), 18 relay teams
Event website (in Croatian and English): www.rimaraton.hr
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