Celje (Slovenia), Friday 21 June 2013

Šmartinsko jezero, near Celje, Slovenia (Copyright © 2013 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)


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.


Country: Slovenia

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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