Celje (Slovenia), Friday 24 June 2016

Maraton državnosti - The half marathon route runs from Celje to Šmartinsko jezero, Slovenia (Copyright © 2016 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)


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).

Both races begin and end at the Dvorana Zlatorog handball arena on the northern edge of Celje, a town of about 38,000 residents, located on the railway line between Ljubljana and Maribor.

The route runs on undulating roads and cycleways out and back through rural areas and woods. The turning point is at the Šmartinsko jezero reservoir (pictured).


Country: Slovenia

Venue (Map): Celje (53km from Maribor, 78km from Ljubljana, 114km from Zagreb, 122km from Graz)

Date: 24 June 2016 (Friday)

Race distance: 350m-700m-1050m (children's races), 10.5km, 21.1km

Start time: 16.00 (children's races), 18.00 (10.5km, 21km)

Start and finish: at the Dvorana Zlatorog sports hall, Opekarniška cesta 15, Celje

Entries: online (up to 20 June 2016); late entries on the day

Entry fees (children): no entry fees

Entry fees (10.5km): €12 (up to 20 June 2016), €15 (on 24 June 2016)

Entry fees (21km): €17 (up to 20 June 2016), €20 (on 24 June 2016)

You get (children): T-shirt, drinks

You get (10.5km): T-shirt, drinks, a meal after the race

You get (21km): T-shirt, drinks, finisher medal, a meal after the race

Prizes (10.5km, 21km): to the first 3 men and women and to the first 3 in each age group

Number of finishers 2015: 97 (10.5km), 23 (21km)

Event website (in Slovene): www.drustvo-maratoncev-celje.si


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