Bromara — Slavonski Brod Half Marathon 2009
Slavonski Brod is a town of about 60,000 inhabitants, located on the River Sava in Slavonia, a fertile lowland area in the eastern part of Croatia. It is also an important crossing point into Bosnia, which lies on the opposite bank of the river. The town was heavily damaged in the war in 1992.
The Brod Half Marathon is a small event, held on a flat and fast course along the Sava. Within the last years, many elite runners from neighbouring countries have made their appearance. In 2008, five Hungarian men and two athletes from Serbia finished in the top 10. The winners, however, were Dinjar Dražen of Croatia (1:10:29) and Ida Šurbek of Slovenia (1:22:24).
Venue (Map): Slavonski Brod (125km from Pécs, 190km from Zagreb, 200km from Belgrade)
Date: 10 May 2009 (Sunday)
Start time: 10.00
Race distance: 5km; 21.1km; relay (2x10.55km)
Start and finish: Trg Ivane Brlić-Mazuranić (Ivana Brlić-Mazuranić Square)
Entry fees: 50 HRK (ca. 7 EUR), no entry fees for the 5km run
Race centre: at the start
You get: a warm meal, juice and beer (at 13.00); certificate to all finishers; medal and T-Shirt to all finishers in the half marathon and the relay race
Free bus to Slavonski Brod: from Varaždin (Hotel Turist, 5.00am) and Zagreb (car park INE, 6.30am); reservation: Kruno Borovec (+385-91-1641705)
Prizes: Prize money* to the first 5 M, first 4 F, first 3 relay teams (only one category), oldest and youngest competitor; sponsor prizes in the categories and in the 5km run
*strangely, runners from foreign countries are eligible only for prize money for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and for the 1st place in the categories; prizes are not cumulative
Cloakroom: in a tent at the start
Showers and changing facilities: Sportska dvorana (sports hall) Hrvatski sokol
Number of finishers 2008: 83 (half marathon), 12 relay teams
Details (in Croatian): Brodski polumaraton (out of date)
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