4th Race of the town of Mursko Središće
The River Mura near Mursko Središće
You can't go any further north in Croatia.
From the small town of Mursko Središće it's just a short walk across the River Mura to Slovenia. The Hungarian border is 10km away. And even Austria is so close that many Croats commute the 50km to work in Bad Radkersburg.
The area is great running and cycling country with low-lying fields to the east, hills and vineyards to the west, and footpaths on the green dikes along the protected landscape of the Mura. And within a radius of 20km you'll find three thermal spas in three different countries - wonderful!
The 10.3km race follows a flat out-and-back course along the country road to the east of Mursko Središće. Start and finish are at the football pitch near the river. The "Citizen's Run" of 2.6km is held in the town.
It's a small and friendly event with very low entry fees, lots of prizes and a warm meal for all runners after the race.
In 2008, the winners of the main race were Ivan Čorba (34:56) and Martina Bezek (46:05).
Venue (Map): Mursko Središće (28km from Varaždin, 65km from Zalaegerszeg, 115km from Zagreb, 127km from Graz)
Date: 29 August 2009 (Saturday)
Race distance: 10.3km (main race); 2.6km ("Citizen's Run");
Start time: 16.30
Start and finish: at the football stadium NK Rudar
Entries: on the day from 14.30 to 16.15
Entry fees (10.3km): 40 HRK (ca. 5.50 EUR)
Entry fees (2.6km): 20 HRK (ca. 2.75 EUR)
You get: T-Shirt, medal, a warm meal, drinks
Prizes (10.3km): trophies and presents to the first 5 M/F; medals and presents to the first 3 in the male categories
Prizes (2.6km): trophies and presents to the first 3 in the categories
Showers and changing facilities: at the finish
Number of finishers 2008: 54 (10.3km), 52 (2.6km)
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