Celje (Slovenia), Friday 21 June 2013
Held annually on a Friday evening in June, the Maraton državnosti (‘Marathon of Statehood′) commemorates Slovenia's declaration of independence from Yugoslavia on 25 June 1991.
The event features a 10.5km race (one lap) and a half marathon (two laps).
The start and finish are at the ‘Dvorana Zlatorog’ handball arena on the northern edge of Celje, a town of about 38,000 people, located on the motorway and railway line between Ljubljana and Maribor.
The race follows an undulating out-and-back route through rolling countryside to the very pretty reservoir of Šmartinsko jezero (pictured).
Last year, around 150 runners took part in the Maraton državnosti races.
Venue (Map): Celje (53km from Maribor, 78km from Ljubljana, 114km from Zagreb, 122km from Graz)
Date: 21 June 2013 (Friday)
Race distance: 10.5km; 21.1km; children 350m/700m/1050m
Start time: 16.00 (children); 18.00 (10.5km and 21km)
Start and finish: at the sports hall ‘Dvorana Zlatorog’, Opekarniška cesta 15, Celje
Entries: online (until 19 June 2013); payment by bank transfer; late entries on the day
Entry fees (10.5km): € 12 (until 19 June 2013), € 15 (until 21 June 2013)
Entry fees (21km): € 17 (until 19 June 2013), € 20 (until 21 June 2013)
Entry fees (children): no entry fees
You get: T-shirt; a meal after the race; T-shirt and drinks to all children
Prizes (10.5km, 21km): to the first 3 M/F and to the first 3 in each category
Number of finishers 2012: 108 (10.5km), 33 (21km)
Event website (in Slovene): www.drustvo-maratoncev-celje.si/drzavnost/drzavnost.htm
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