Saint George Half Marathon 2010
This small and friendly event follows a beautiful but very hilly route through the delightful Zagorje region in northern Croatia.
The course is 19.3 kilometres long and travels along country lanes around the village of Gornja Stubica, home of the Peasants' Revolt of 1573 led by Matija Gubec.
The start is at the over 400-year-old Gupčeva lipa ("Gubec's lime tree"), a natural monument in front of a church on a hill south-west of the village. Finish is at the massive Monument to Matija Gubec, which stands on a hill two kilometres further north.
After the race, all participants get free lunch.
The event is held every year around St George's Day, which is celebrated in many countries on April 23 to honour Saint George, famous dragon slayer and patron saint of a large number of countries, towns and organizations.
In 2009, the winners were Dražen Dinjar of Croatia (1:11:50) and Ida Šurbek of Slovenia (1:22:17).
Venue (Map): Gornja Stubica (37km from Zagreb, 93km from Maribor, 153km from Ljubljana)
Date: 25 April 2010 (Sunday)
Race distance: 19.3km; children 0.2-1km
Start: 10.30 at Gupčeva lipa ("Gubec's lime tree"), crkva sv. Jurja (St George Church),
Finish: at the Monument to Matija Gubec (spomenik Matije Gupca)
Entries: on the day at the start (until 10.00)
Entry fees: 50 HRK (ca. 6.90 EUR)
You get: T-Shirt, lunch after the race
Prizes: trophies to the first 3 M/F, medals to the first 3 in each category
Number of finishers 2009: 81
Event details (in Croatian): www.ak.rudolf-peresin.com
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