21st "Marathon of Statehood" 2012
Celje (Slovenia), Friday 22 June 2012
The annual Maraton državnosti commemorates Slovenia's declaration of independence from Yugoslavia on 25 June 1991.
Held on a Friday evening in June, the event offers a 10.5km race (one lap) and a half marathon (two laps).
The start and finish are at the "Dvorana Zlatorog" handball arena on the northern edge of Celje, Slovenia's third largest town with a population of almost 40,000.
The route is an undulating out-and-back course through rolling countryside. The turning point is at the very pretty reservoir of Šmartinsko jezero (pictured).
In 2011, the half marathon winners were Tadej Kaluža of Slovenia (1:16:13) and Marija Vrajić of Croatia (1:26:22).
Venue (Map): Celje (53km from Maribor, 78km from Ljubljana, 114km from Zagreb, 122km from Graz)
Date: 22 June 2012 (Friday)
Race distance: 10.5km, 21.1km, children 350m/700m/1050m
Start time: 16.00 (children); 18.00 (10.5km, 21km)
Start and finish: at the sports hall "Dvorana Zlatorog", Opekarniška cesta 15, Celje
Entries: online (until 18 June 2012); payment by bank transfer; late entries on the day
Entry fees (10.5km): 12 euros (until 18 June 2012), 15 euros (until 22 June 2012)
Entry fees (21km): 17 euros (until 18 June 2012), 20 euros (until 22 June 2012)
Entry fees (children): no entry fees
You get: T-shirt; a meal after the race; T-shirt and drinks to all children
Prizes (10.5km): trophies to the first 3 M/F; medals to the first 3 in each category
Prizes (21km): prize money or product prizes to the first 3 M/F; medals to the first 3 in each category
Number of finishers 2011: 89 (10.5km), 60 (21km)
Event website (in Slovene): www.drustvo-maratoncev-celje.si/drzavnost/drzavnost.htm
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