18th Varaždin Half Marathon 2012
Varaždin (Croatia), Sunday 23 September 2012
Held in the town of Varaždin in northern Croatia, the Varaždinski polumaraton attracts around 450 runners, mostly from Croatia, Slovenia and Hungary.
The event comprises a half marathon, a 5k run, and children's races.
Start is at the "Stadion Sloboda" near Varaždin's beautiful baroque old town centre. The finish line is on the athletics track inside the stadium.
Apart from one bridge (which runners have to cross twice) the half marathon route is very flat and fast. The course is AIMS-certified and closed to traffic.
Participants run through residential areas, past the castle (pictured), and out and back a quiet country road.
Venue (Map): Varaždin (87km from Zagreb, 143km from Graz, 185km from Ljubljana, 276km from Budapest)
Date: 23 September 2012 (Sunday)
Race distance: 21.1km (AIMS-certified), 5km; 400m/800m (children); 800m (wheelchairs)
Start time: 9.15 (children); 9.30 (wheelchairs); 10.00 (21km and 5km)
Start and finish: Stadion Sloboda, Ognjena Price 31, 42000 Varaždin
Entries: online; late entries on the day
Entry fees (21km): 100 HRK (until 21 Sep 2012); 120 HRK (until 23 Sep 2012)
Entry fees (5km): 30 HRK
Exchange rate: 100 HRK = ca. 13.30 EUR (August 2012)
Race centre: Stadion Sloboda (7.00-9.45)
You get (21km): T-shirt, certificate with photo, lunch and drinks after the race
You get (5km): T-shirt
Prizes (21km): prize money and product prizes to the first 6 M/F; category prizes
Prizes (5km): trophies, medals, product prizes
Showers and changing facilities: Stadion Sloboda
Award ceremony: 12.30
Number of finishers 2011: 270 (21km), 132 (5km), 54 children, 4 wheelchairs
Event website (in Croatian): www.marathon95.hr
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