12th Race around Lake Bohinj
Bohinjsko jezero (Slovenia), Saturday 8 August 2009
Lake Bohinj, located in the Triglav National Park in the heart of the Julian Alps, is Slovenia's largest lake, over 4 kilometres long and up to 1.2 kilometres wide.
The clear, cold waters of this deep glacial lake are wonderful for a swim in the summer but you may have to share the beach with the odd cow.
The 12k race around the lake runs all the way through woods and across some grass sections.
Along the northern shore the race follows a very narrow trail with lots of roots and rocks.
On your way back to the finish you run along the footpath beside the road.
The course is mildly undulating and offers beautiful views of the lake.
In 2008, the winners were Marko Pintar (38:27) and Petra Race (47:14).
Venue (Map): Ribčev laz, Bohinj (26km from Bled, 80km from Ljubljana, 85km from Klagenfurt, 117km from Udine)
Date: 8 August 2009 (Saturday)
Race distance: ca. 12km
Start time: 10.00
Start and finish: event venue "Pod Skalco"
Entries: advance entries online (in Slovene) until 5 August 2009, payment by bank transfer; late entries on the day from 8.00
Entry fees: 12 EUR (advance entries), 17 EUR (late entries); no entry fees for children
You get: T-Shirt, warm meal (vegetarian and non-vegetarian options), prize raffle, free parking
Number of finishers 2008: 474 (310 men, 164 women)
Event website (in Slovene): www.starafuzina.si
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