2nd Bled Half Marathon

Lake Bled (Slovenia), Saturday 21 August 2010

Lake Bled, Slovenia (Copyright © 2010 runinternational.eu)


Almost 400 runners took part in last year's first edition of the Mali Blejski Maraton around Lake Bled, Slovenia's most popular alpine resort.

The race is on footpaths around the picture-postcard lake, which is home to a medieval castle on a clifftop and a little church island.

Entrants can choose between the half marathon (three-and-a-half laps around the lake) and the 5.8k race (one lap).

The route is flat on the southern shore and undulating on the northern shore.

The course is not really suitable to set a personal record as there are some rather narrow sections, and there might be quite a few tourists walking on the course.

Most of the route is on asphalt. Some sections are on hard-packed sand.

Half marathon runners start at the Zaka Rowing Centre, where the World Rowing Championships will be held in 2011. The finish line is two kilometres further east on the lakeside promenade.

In 2009, the winners were Sebastian Zarnik (1:15:09) and Valerija Mrak (1:25:39).


Lake Bled, Slovenia (Copyright © 2010 runinternational.eu)


Country: Slovenia

Venue (Map): Bled (Villach 53km, Ljubljana 55km, Udine 140km, Trieste 143km)

Date: 21 August 2010 (Saturday)

Race distance: 21.1km; 5.8km

Start time: 17.00

Start (21km): near the Zaka Rowing Centre

Start (5.8km): on the promenade, near the festival hall

Finish: on the promenade, near the festival hall

Entries: online or by post; payment by bank transfer; entries close 18 August, no entries on the day!

Entry fees (5.8km, 21km): 18 EUR (15 EUR if you use your own ChampionChip)

Race centre: Festival Hall Bled, near the finish (from 11.00)

You get: goody bag

Prizes: ?

Presentation: 20.00

Number of finishers 2009:  381 (21km)

Event website (in Slovene): 2. Blejski maraton (out of date)


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