17. Ljubljanski maraton 2012
Ljubljana (Slovenia), Sunday 28 October 2012
Just about every runner in Slovenia appears to be on the streets of Ljubljana for the annual Ljubljanski maraton. Last year, almost 12,000 athletes completed one of the three courses (10k, half marathon, and full marathon).
With approximately 1100 finishers, the full marathon was the least popular distance.
The route consists of two laps of a mostly flat course through Ljubljana's nondescript suburban areas. Start and finish are in the city centre but participants don't run through the picturesque Old Town. And the time limit to complete the first lap is rather restrictive—2hr 15min.
Much more popular were the one-lap half marathon (6000 runners) and the 10k race, which started two hours earlier (4700 runners).
The entry fees are the same for all three races—up to €70—quite a lot for a 10k run.
Venue (Map): Ljubljana (Trieste 98km, Zagreb 138km, Venice 243km, Vienna 384km)
Date: 28 October 2012 (Sunday)
Distance: 10km; 21.1km, 42.2km
Start time: 8.30 (10km); 10.30 (21km and 42km)
Start: Slovenska cesta
Finish: Kongresni trg
Entries: online or by post; payment by bank transfer; entries close 10 October 2012
Entry fees (10km, 21km, 42km): € 30/35/70 (until 31 Aug/30 Sep/10 Oct 2012)
Timing: ChampionChip - € 3 off the entry fees if you use your own timing chip
You get: a medal (21km and 42km)
Prizes: prize money to the first 8 men and 6 women (42km); medals to the first 3 in each category
Number of finishers 2011: 4721 (10km), 5969 (21), 1139 (42km)
Event website (in Slovene and English): www.ljubljanskimaraton.si
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