Gornja Stubica (Croatia), Sunday 22 April 2012

A cottage in northern Croatia (Copyright © 2012 runinternational.eu)


The Polumaraton Jurjevo ("St George Half Marathon") features a very hilly 19.3km route through the Hrvatsko Zagorje, a delightful rural region in northern Croatia.

Competitors run one loop around the village of Gornja Stubica, which is situated approximately 40 kilometres north of Zagreb.

The start is at the Gupčeva lipa, an over 400-year-old lime tree that stands in front of St George Church on a hill to the south-west of the village. The tree reminds of the Peasants' Revolt of 1573, led by Matija Gubec.

The finishing line is at the spomenik Matije Gupca, a massive monument to Matija Gubec, which stands on a hill two kilometres further north.

Although the Polumaraton Jurjevo is a small event with less than 100 finishers, runners from many different countries have taken part in the race.

Last year, the fastest finishers were Cristian Prasneac of Romania (1:07:59) and Gordana Blagus of Croatia (1:44:01).


Country: Croatia

Venue (Map): Gornja Stubica (37km from Zagreb, 93km from Maribor, 153km from Ljubljana)

Date: 22 April 2012 (Sunday)

Race distance: 19.3km; 5km; children 200m-1000m

Start: 11.30 at "Gupčeva lipa" ("Gubec's Lime Tree"), in front of "crkva sv. Jurja" (St George Church)

Finish: at "spomenik Matije Gupca" (Monument to Matija Gubec)

Entries: on the day at the start (until 11.00)

Entry fees (19.3km): HRK60 (ca. €8)

Entry fees (5km): HRK30 (ca. €4)

You get (19.3km): T-shirt, lunch after the race

You get (5km): lunch after the race

Prizes (19.3km): trophies and sponsor prizes to the first 3 M/F, medals to the first 3 in each category

Prizes (5km): medals to the first 3 M/F

Number of finishers 2011: 75 (19.3km)

Event details (in Croatian): www.ak.rudolf-peresin.com


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