Strunjan (Slovenia), Sunday 15 March 2009
An interesting and scenic route along the Slovenian coast connects the vast salt pans of Sečovle (pictured) and the much smaller salt pans Strunjan. Both areas have been mostly abandoned and turned into nature reserves.
Participants run 9,350 metres on mixed terrain, mostly on roads and footpaths. The route also runs through the disused tunnel of the former narrow gauge Trieste-Poreč railway line.
The race attracts a growing number of runners and walkers, and more than 500 are expected to take part in the event this year.
Venue (Map): Sečovlje - Strunjan
Date: 15 March 2009 (Sunday)
Start time: 10.30 (walkers), 11.00 (runners)
Race distance: 9.35km
Buses to the start leave from Strunjan between 8.00 and 10.20
Start: Seča, at the Sečovlje salt pans (Sečovljske soline), about 3km from the Croatian border
Race centre: at the Hotel Krka in Strunjan
Entries: online until 6 March 2009; on the day from 8.00 to 10.20
Entry fees: 10 EUR (advance entries); 15 EUR (late entries)
You get: bus service to the start, medal, pasta party after the race
Prizes: to the first 5 men and women
Award ceremony: at 13.30
Number of finishers 2008: 460
Event website: www.skid.si
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