Bled (Slovenia), Saturday 31 August 2013
The Blejski mali maraton attracts around 250 runners to the picture-postcard lake of Bled, Slovenia's most popular alpine tourist destination.
Entrants can choose between the 5.9km ‘family run’ (družinski tek) or the 21.1km half marathon (mali maraton).
The 5.9km race is one lap, and the half marathon is three-and-a-half laps around the lake. The route is undulating on a mix of asphalt and gravel paths.
The start is at 5pm on a Saturday in late August when it may still be pretty warm in the region, and when there may be quite a few afternoon strollers on the course.
Thus, you might prefer to treat the race as a fun run in a beautiful setting and enjoy the scenery, rather than aiming for a fast time.
Venue (Map): Bled (Villach 53km, Ljubljana 55km, Udine 140km, Trieste 143km)
Date: 31 August 2013 (Saturday)
Race distance: 5.9km; 21.1km; children's race
Start time: 16.00 (children); 17.00 (6km and 21km)
Start (6km): at the rowing centre (veslaški center ‘Mala Zaka’)
Start (21km): near the ‘Penzion Mlino’ (on the opposite shore)
Finish: at the rowing centre
Entries: online or by post or fax; payment by bank transfer; entries close 28 August 2013
Entry fees (6km, 21km): € 18 (€ 15 if you use your own ChampionChip)
Race centre: at the rowing centre (from 11.00)
You get: goodie bag and a ‘kremšnita’ (‘blejska kremna rezina’ / cream cake)
Prizes (6km): trophies to the first 3 M/F
Prizes (21km): trophies to the first 3 M/F; medals to the first 3 in each category
Award ceremony: approximately one hour after the last runner has finished
Number of finishers 2012: 135 (6km), 115 (21km)
Event website: www.olimpik.si
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