16th Mountain Mini Marathon "Korita" 2010
Just about 30 kilometres from the busy coastal resort of Opatija, this small mountain running event in Croatia takes place in a remote corner of the Istrian peninsula.
With an elevation gain of 635 metres in 10 kilometres it's one of the easiest mountain running courses in the country.
The race starts off in the village of Lupoglav, near the Učka tunnel. You run on roads and trails, mostly through the forest. The finish is at the mountain hut "Korita", a lovely spot with beautiful views of inland Istria.
Juniors finish half-way in the village of Brgudac, where the awards ceremony will be held.
Unfortunately, the entry fees have been raised to a level way above the Croatian average.
In 2009, the winners were Sanja Begović-Geceg from Croatia (59:10) and Boštjan Hrovat from the alpine part of Slovenia (49:33).
Venue: Lupoglav (Rijeka 34km, Trieste 62km, Ljubljana 129km)
Sunday 22 August 2010 cancelled
Distance: 10km (+635m); juniors 5km (+375m)
Start: 10.30 in Lupoglav at the restaurant "Alba"
Finish (5km): in the village of Brgudac
Finish (10km): at the mountain hut "Korita" (1010m)
Entries: entry form, advance entries by e-mail, fax or phone; late entries on the day
Entry fees: 110/130 HRK (until 16 August(?)/late entries)
*Exchange rate: 100 HRK = ca. 13.70 EUR (January 2010)
You get: medal, T-shirt, transport of personal clothing, bean party in Brgudac (at 12.00), bus service after the race from Brgudac to Lupoglav
Prizes: trophies and medals
Number of finishers 2009: 70 (10km), 11 (5km)
Event Website (in English): Maraton Klub Umag
Tourist information (in English): Istria