1st Bled Half Marathon

Lake Bled, Saturday 22 August 2009

Bled as seen from Kupljenik (Photo: www.runinternational.eu)


Lake Bled, Slovenia's most popular alpine resort, is home to a new event.

The race follows the footpaths around the picture-postcard lake with its medieval castle on a clifftop and a little church island.

Entrants choose between the half marathon (three and a half laps around the lake) and the 6k race (one lap).

The route is mildly undulating, mostly on asphalt, and traffic-free. Some sections are quite narrow, and the course is not really suitable to set a PB.

Half marathon runners start at the Zaka Rowing Centre, where the World Rowing Championships will be held in 2011. The finish is about 2 kilometres from there on the promenade at the lake's eastern end. The 6k runners start and finish on the promenade.


Lake Bled, near the Zaka Rowing Centre (Photo: www.runinternational.eu)


Country: Slovenia

Venue (Map): Bled (Villach 53km, Ljubljana 55km, Udine 140km, Trieste 143km)

Date: 22 August 2009 (Saturday)

Race distance: 21.1km; 6km; 250m (children)

Start time: 17.00

Start (21km): near the Zaka rowing centre

Start (6km): on the promenade, near the festival hall

Finish: on the promenade, near the festival hall

Entries (21km): online until 19 August; payment by bank transfer; no entries on the day!

Entries (6km): online until 22 August; payment by bank transfer; late entries on the day

Entry fees (children): no entry fees

Entry fees (6km): 15 EUR

Entry fees (21km): 15 EUR (plus 3 EUR if you don't use your own ChampionChip)

You get: goody bag

Prizes: ?

Event website (in Slovene and English): http://blejskimaraton.com (out of date)


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