32nd Three Hearts Marathon 2012
Radenci (Slovenia), Saturday 19 May 2012
The Maraton treh src, held annually in mid-May in the small spa town of Radenci, is one of Slovenia's most popular running events.
Over 3,800 runners took part in last year's event. The most popular distance was the half marathon, followed by the 10K and the 5.5K races.
The 42km marathon, however, had just 177 finishers. Running two laps around large fields on a broad flat plain is a mentally challenging task, and furthermore, it's usually very warm in the region in mid-May and there's hardly any shade on the course.
Therefore, finishing times have often been relatively slow. In 2011, the winners were Edwin Kibowen of Kenya (2:33:35) and, after serving a two-year doping ban, Helena Javornik of Slovenia (2:48:01).
Radenci is located in a low-lying agricultural region in the north-east of Slovenia, on the border with Austria. The spa resort with its thermal indoor and outdoor pools is next to the finish area and an enticing place to relax after the race.
Venue (Map): Radenci (Graz 84km, Zagreb 130km, Ljubljana 168km, Vienna 215km, Budapest 302km)
Date: 19 May 2012 (Saturday)
Race distance: 42.2km, 21.1km, 10km, 5.5km; children 300m/500m/1200m
Start time: 9.30 (21km and 42km), 9.45 (5.5km and 10km); 16.00-17.40 (children)
Start and finish: Zdravilišče Radenci (Radenci Spa Resort)
Entries: online; payment by bank transfer; entries close 14 May 2012; no entries on the day
Entry fees (21km and 42km): 25 euros (until 23 April 2012), 35 euros (until 19 May 2012)
Entry fees (5.5km and 10km): 20 euros (until 23 April 2012), 25 euros (until 19 May 2012)
Timing: ChampionChip - 3 euros off the entry fees if you use your own chip!
Race centre: at the start (Friday 18 May 2012, 14.00-20.00; on the day 7.00-8.30)
Prizes: prize money to the first 3 M/F (21km and 42km); trophies to the first 3 M/F, medals to the first 3 in each age group
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Changing facilities, showers, bag storage: yes
Number of finishers 2011: 177 (42km), 1656 (21km), 1436 (10km), 599 (5.5km) --> 3868 finishers
Event website (in Slovene and English): www.maraton-radenci.si
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