17th Žumberak Run 2012
Sošice (Croatia), Saturday 1 September 2012
The Žumberačka utrka is a very hilly and scenic 15.5-kilometre road running race, held in a beautiful, thinly-populated mountain region in Croatia — the Žumberak.
Although it's a small event in a remote location runners from many different countries have taken part in the race. In 2011, the winners were Tamás Nagy (54:37) and Zita Kácser (1:02:51), both of Hungary.
The race is a point-to-point course from the hamlet of Radatovići to the village of Sošice. The route is very challenging, always uphill or downhill, never flat.
Registration and the after-race party take place in Sošice, which is approximately 70 kilometres from Zagreb.
In case you don't fancy a long drive on narrow and twisty roads to get there you can use the free bus service from Zagreb to Sošice (and back to Zagreb in the evening).
Venue (Map): Sošice (72km from Zagreb, 145km from Ljubljana, 225km from Trieste, 230km from Graz)
Date: 1 September 2012 (Saturday)
Race distance: 15.5km; children 150m-1000m
Start (children's races): 14.30-15.30 in Sošice
Start (15.5km): 15.00 in Radatovići
Entries: on the day in Sošice (until 13.45)
Entry fees: 70 HRK (ca. 10 EUR)
You get: bus service from Sošice to the start (at 14.00), T-shirt, finisher medal, a meal after the race
Free bus from Zagreb: at 11.00 from the car park behind the Cibona tower in Andrašecova Street (return journey to Zagreb in the evening)
Prizes: prize money to the first 5 M/F; trophies to the first 3 M/F; product prizes to the first 3 in each category
Showers and changing facilities: yes
Number of finishers 2011: 95 (15.5km)
Event website (in Croatian): akzumberak.hr
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