18th Ptuj Half Marathon
This running event in eastern Slovenia gives you a good reason to visit Ptuj, Slovenia's oldest town. With its compact medieval core dominated by a hilltop castle it's also one of the most attractive small towns in the country.
The old town is situated on the left bank of the River Drava. Start and finish are across the river at Terme Ptuj, a thermal spa and recreational centre.
The revised route is flat and fast and takes you along both banks of the Drava. Participants run a lap of around 5.5km, followed by a 10km out-and-back section and another lap of 5.5km.
In addition to the half marathon, the event features a 6k race.
After the races, all competitors get a warm meal and free entry to the outdoor pools of the spa.
The winners in 2008 were Damjan Slapnik (1:16:25) and Jana Strahinič (1:37:45).
Venue (Map) Ptuj (28km from Maribor, 93km from Zagreb, 100km from Graz, 130km from Ljubljana)
Date: 6 September 2009 (Sunday)
Race distance: 21.1km; 6km; children 400-1200m
Start time: 9.30 (children), 10.00 (half marathon and 6km)
Start and finish: Terme Ptuj
Entries: online until 1 September 2009, payment by bank transfer; on the day from 7.30 to 9.00
Entry fees (6km, 21km): 10 EUR (advance entries); 15 EUR (late entries on the day); no entry fees for children
Race centre: Terme Ptuj, Pot v Toplice 9, 2250 Ptuj (Saturday 17.00 to 19.00 and on the day from 7.30 to 9.00)
You get: a warm meal after the race; free entry to the outdoor pools of Terme Ptuj
Number of finishers 2008: 141 (half marathon), 166 (7km), 75 children
Event website (in Slovene and English): www.tkm-ptuj.si
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