Ormož (Slovenia), Wednesday 24 June 2015

At the castle of Ormož, Slovenia (Copyright © 2015 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)


The Ormoški nočni ulični tek (‘Ormož Night Street Run’) is held every year on the eve of the Slovene Statehood Day, which is celebrated on 25 June to commemorate Slovenia's declaration of independence from Yugoslavia in 1991.

Women run five laps (4km) and men run six laps (4.8km) of an undulating course through the town centre of Ormož, a small town of about 2,150 people, situated on the River Drava in the eastern part of the country, right on the border with Croatia.

Over the years, the event has attracted a good number of top runners.

In 2014, Hungary's international elite distance runner Anikó Kálovics won the women's race in a time of 13min 35sec. The fastest male finisher, Elisha Kiprotich Sawe of Kenya, crossed the line after 14min 27sec.


The main square of Ormož, Slovenia (Copyright © 2015 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)

The race begins and ends on the main square of Ormož.


Country: Slovenia

Venue (Map): Ormož (Maribor 56km, Zagreb 110km, Graz 117km, Ljubljana 155km)

Date: 24 June 2015 (Wednesday)

Race distance: children 550m-1100m; women 4km; men 4.8km

Start time: 20.30 (children), 20.40 (family run), 20.50 (firemen's race), 21.00 (men, women)

Start and finish: on the main square of Ormož

Entries: online (up to 22 June 2015); late entries on the day (18.00-20.00)

Entry fees: € 6 (online entries), € 10 (entries on the day)

Entry fees (children's races): no entry fees

You get: T-shirt; drinks

Prizes: prize money to the first 8 men and 5 women; category prizes

Award ceremony: at 22.00

Number of finishers 2014: 10 children, 12 women, 33 men

Event website: www.ak-ormoz.si


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