15. Šmarješke Toplice Race
Last year, almost 400 runners came to Šmarješke Toplice, halfway between Ljubljana and Zagreb, for a nice day out in the shady park and the outdoor pools of the spa complex of Terme Krka.
In the 8km race you will start in the park and then run on a pretty, undulating route on mixed terrain through the surrounding woods. There will also be a supporting 2km run, children's races, a walking tour, a farmers' market where you can try local products, and some entertainment for the kids.
In 2008, the winners of the 8km race were Primož Kobe (27:13) and Mateja Šuštaršič (30:57).
Venue (Map): Šmarješke Toplice (Ljubljana 74km, Zagreb 76km, Maribor 120km, Trieste 163km)
Date: 10 May 2009 (Sunday)
Race distance: 2km, 8km, 300m/600m (children)
Start time: 9.30 (walkers), 10.00 (2km), 10.05 (8km), 11.00 (children)
Start and finish: sports park at Terme Krka
Entries: on the day until 1 hour before the start
Entry fees: 8 EUR, 5 EUR (under 16), 4 EUR (walkers)
You get: T-Shirt, a warm meal, fruit, drinks; prize raffle; on the day free entry to the outdoor pools (show your race number)
Prizes: practical prizes and trophies to the first 3 M/F (8km), trophies and medals to the best finishers in each category
Number of finishers 2008: 222 (8km), 109 (2km), 45 children, 27 walkers
How to get there: motorway exit Otočec, from there 5km to Šmarješke Toplice; the route will be signposted
Event details: www.drustvo-marathon.si
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