1st Bled Half Marathon
Lake Bled, Saturday 22 August 2009
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.
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
Event website (in Slovene and English): http://blejskimaraton.com (out of date)
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