Poreč (Croatia), Sunday 26 March 2017
Three hundred and fifty runners from six countries took part in last year's first edition of the Laguna Poreč Half Marathon, and more entries are expected for this year's competition.
Set on the west coast of Istria (Croatian: Istra), a peninsula in the northern Adriatic, the event features three races: 7km, 14km and a half marathon (Croatian: polumaraton).
The start and the finish are at the Zelena Laguna Resort which is situated about 4.5km from the Old Town of Poreč, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Croatia (pictured below).
The route is a 7km-long loop that takes the runners along the coast and through the vast holiday settlements to the south of Poreč.
In 2016, the fastest half marathon finishers were Janez Mulej of Slovenia (1hr 11min 58sec) and Cornelia Moser of Austria (1hr 20min 47sec). The time limit to finish the race is three hours.
Venue (Map): Zelena Laguna Resort, Poreč (Trieste 76km, Rijeka 94km, Ljubljana 166km, Zagreb 258km)
Date: 26 March 2017 (Sunday)
Race distance: 7km, 14km, 21km
Start time: 10.00
Start and finish: Kamp Zelena Laguna (Camping Zelena Laguna)
Race centre: Laguna Lounge (Saturday 15.00-19.00; on the day 7.00-8.00)
Entries: online; entries close 16 March 2017 or when the entry limit of 1,000 runners has been reached
Entry fees (free entry if you book accommodation at the Zelena Laguna Resort):
- € 15 (up to 26 September 2016)
- € 20 (up to 26 January 2017)
- € 25 (up to 16 March 2017)
Timekeeping: bib chip timing (included in the entry fees)
You get: T-shirt, fruit and drinks on the course and at the finish, finisher medal, pasta party after the race
Prizes (21km): to the first 3 men and women
Award ceremony: at 13.00 at Sandy Beach
Number of finishers 2016: 76 (7km), 81 (14km), 193 (21km)
Event website: lagunaporec.com
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