Tuheljske Toplice (Croatia), Sunday 27 May 2012
Participants will run through the museum village of Kumrovec.
The Polumaraton Mihanović ("Mihanović Half Marathon") takes runners on a tour through the delightful Zagorje region in northern Croatia.
Participants run 21.1 kilometres of a very hilly, scenic and interesting course.
Entrants register for the race at the spa of Tuheljske Toplice, located approximately fifty kilometres north-west of Zagreb. Then, a bus brings them to the start in the hilltop-village of Klanjec, which is about seven kilometres away.
After a group photo at the memorial of the poet Antun Mihanović the race kicks off with a deafening bang from a historic pistol.
The first kilometre is steep downhill. Then, competitors run along the River Sutla, which forms the border with Slovenia. Next, they run through the lovely museum village of Kumrovec where they pass the birthplace and the school of Tito, father of communist Yugoslavia.
The second half of the race goes into the hills—through woods, vineyards, cornfields and vegetable plots, dotted with old cottages. The route is not closed to traffic but car traffic is limited.
The finish line is at the modern open-air spa complex of Tuheljske Toplice.
In 2011, the winners were Tivadar Tóth of Hungary (1:14:03) and Marija Vrajić of Croatia (1:31:19).
Venue (Map): Tuheljske Toplice (48km from Zagreb, 136km from Ljubljana, 160km from Graz)
Date: 27 May 2012 (Sunday)
Start: 9.15 in Klanjec
Finish: at the hotel "Terme Tuhelj" in Tuheljske Toplice
Entries: on the day (from 7.30) at the hotel "Terme Tuhelj" in Tuheljske Toplice
Entry fees: 70 HRK (ca. 9.20 EUR)
You get: bus service to the start in Klanjec (at 8.45); entry into the post-race prize drawing
Free bus service from Zagreb: 6.30 from Andrašecova ulica at KK Cibona (return trip at ca. 15.30)
Prizes: prize money to the first 4 M/F overall and to the first M/F in each category (prizes are not cumulative); trophies to the first M/F; medals to the first 3 in each category
Number of finishers 2011: 93
Tourist information (in English): www.terme-tuhelj.hr
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