14th ‘Karst Half Marathon’ 2014
Sežana (Slovenia), Sunday 23 March 2014
The Mali kraški maraton draws about 2500 runners from all over Slovenia to Sežana, a small town on the Karst Plateau on the Slovenia-Italy border.
Two scenic races are on offer — a half marathon and a 10.4km run.
The half marathon takes runners on an undulating-to-hilly route through the Lipica Stud (pictured) where Lipizzaner horses have been bred for over 400 years, and through a number of small villages, mostly on asphalt roads.
The 10.4km race is run on a mix of gravel and asphalt.
Although approximately 9km of the half marathon are run on Italian soil the number of participants from Italy is very limited. Official race information has been made available in Slovene language only, and the entry fees (up to 45 euros — even for the 10.4km run) are much higher than the average fees charged for similar events in northern Italy.
Venue (Map): Sežana (14km from Trieste, 75km from Udine, 80km from Ljubljana)
Date: 23 March 2014 (Sunday)
Race distance: 10.4km; 21.1km; children 200m/400m; 5km race walking
Start time: 10.20 (children); 11.00 (10.4km and 21km); 11.30 (5km race walking)
Start and finish: Športni park, Kosovelova ulica 5, Sežana
Entries: online with payment by bank transfer; entries close 12 March 2014; no entries on the day; entry limit: 3000 runners
Entry fees (10.4km, 21km): € 26/35/45 (up to 17 January/14 February/12 March 2014)
Timing: ChampionChip — € 3 off the entry fees if you use your own chip
Race centre: in the sports hall in the start/finish area (on the day from 9.00)
You get: chip timing, T-shirt, finisher medal, a meal after the race
Showers and changing facilities: yes
Prizes (21km): to the first 3 M/F and to the first 3 in each category
Prizes (10.4km): to the first 3 M/F
Number of finishers 2013: 1462 (21km), 1052 (8km)
Event website (in Slovene): www.kraskimaraton.com/mkm2014/
No guarantee is made as to the accuracy or thoroughness of the information on this page.