9th Karst Half Marathon
Last year, more than 2000 runners came to the small town of Sežana in the Slovene Karst to take part in either the half marathon or the supporting 8.45km race.
The half marathon is a truly international race as almost 9km of the course are on Italian soil. The attractive, undulating route takes you from Sežana through the famous stud farm of Lipica, the origin of the Lipizzaner horses, and then across the Italian border to the villages of Basovizza and Trebiciano. From there, you run back to Sežana on a nice cycle path.
The event incorporates a race walking competition on the track as well as a 4.8km walk through Sežana.
Venue (Map): Sežana (14km from Trieste, 75km from Udine, 80km from Ljubljana)
Date: 22 March 2009 (Sunday)
Start time: 11.00; 11.05 (children), 11.30 (race walkers)
Race distance: 8.45km, 21.1km
Start and finish: Sežana, športni park
Race course: 21km: one undulating lap through the Slovene and Italian Karst (on the event website you will find maps and a video of the course if you click on 'Trasa proge' in the left menu); 8.45km: around Sežana and the village of Orlek
Entries: online (see event website); entries for both races close 17 March
Entry fees: 20 EUR (until 28 February), 25 EUR (until 17 March) (same entry fee for 8.45km and 21km)
You get: goody bag, timing chip, hot soup with meat
Prizes: First 5 M/F (8.45km and 21km)
Presentation: 14.00 in the sports hall
Number of finishers 2008: 1181 (21km), 906 (8.45km)
Event website: www.sport-sezana.com/maraton2009 (in Slovene and Italian)
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