17. Ivančica Mountain Race 2009

Ivanec (Croatia), Saturday 20 June 2009

Views from Mount Ivanščica in northern Croatia (Copyright © 2012 runinternational.eu)

Fine views from the summit!


This mountain running race in the far north of Croatia takes you from the small town of Ivanec, situated a half marathon distance away from the beautiful Baroque town of Varaždin, to the finish line on the summit of Mount Ivanščica (also called Ivančica) at an elevation of 1051 meters.

The 13km route features an elevation gain of approximately 900 meters.

Apart from the first 3km, which are run on asphalt roads, the route is entirely on dirt roads through forests, so most of the route is in the shade. The route is — more or less — a gradual climb with some shorter downhill sections.

From the lookout tower on the summit there are marvellous panoramic views of the Hrvatsko Zagorje hills and of the plain around Varaždin.

In 2008, the winners were Ivica Škopac (57:12) and Danijela Černić (1:10:44). The course records are held by Drago Paripović (53:50) and Barbara Belušić (1:07:03).


Country: Croatia

Venue (Map): Ivanec (Varaždin 21km, Maribor 74km, Nagykanizsa 88km)

Date: 20 June 2009 (Saturday)

Race distance: 13km (+ ca. 900m); juniors 5km

Start: Trg Hrvatskih Ivanovaca, Ivanec (224m); juniors start higher up the mountain

Finish: Mount Ivanščica (1051m)

Entries: advance entries by e-mail or fax; late entries on the day

Entry fees: advance entries 80 HRK (ca. 11 EUR); entries on the day 100 HRK; juniors 50 HRK; no entry fees for women over 50 and men over 70

Race centre: 7.30-9.30, Trg Hrvatskih Ivanovaca (in the centre of town)

You get: T-shirt, medal, certificate, transport of personal clothing to the finish, lunch at the finish, bus service back to the start

Prizes: prize money to the first 3 M/F, trophies to the first 3 in each category, award for new course record

Showers: improvised washing facilities at the finish

Award ceremony: at the finish

Number of finishers 2008: 104 (82 men, 22 women), 9 juniors

Event website (in Croatian): DSR Ivanec (out of date)


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