Sunday 22 March 2020

Lipica stud farm, Slovenia (Copyright © 2011 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)

 

Mali kraški maraton (Karst Half Marathon):

Slovenia's first major running event of the year draws a crowd of 2,000 or more runners to the small town of Sežana which is situated in the Primorska region near the border with Italy, just about 14 kilometres from the city centre of the Adriatic port of Trieste.

Competitors have the choice between two loop courses through the Karst plateau (Slovene: kras, Italian: carso) which rises above the Adriatic Sea.

The 10.4km race takes the runners on asphalt and gravel roads through woods on the Slovene side of the border.

The half marathon route runs through two countries — Slovenia and Italy. Participants run through the beautiful pastures of the famous Lipica Stud where Lipizzaner horses have been bred for over 400 years (pictured), through the villages of Basovizza, Padriciano and Trebiciano in Italy and through the hamlet of Orlek in Slovenia. The race is run mainly on asphalt roads. Approximately 300 metres are on gravel.

 

Date:

  • 22 March 2020 (Sunday)

Event website (in Slovene and English):

 

Map of the venue:

 

Number of finishers:

  • 2019:
    • 10.4km: 1,173
    • 21.1km: 892
  • 2018:
    • 10.4km: 1,110
    • 21.1km: 932

 

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