15th Tabor Race 2010
This is a small road running event in eastern Slovenia, held on a Friday evening in mid-August.
Most entrants usually take part in the 8.5-kilometre race, but the event also includes a 3k run, children's races, and a two-hour guided walk through the countryside.
The start and finish of all races is on the main square of the small town of Ljutomer, situated at the foot of the picturesque Slovenske gorice hills, where fine white wines are produced.
Most visitors to Ljutomer will agree that there's not much to see in town besides horse races, but the region is lovely, in particular the beautiful terraced vineyards around Jeruzalem to the south and the wetlands of the River Mura to the north. There are also several thermal spas in the vicinity.
The 8.5k course is out-and-back along a traffic-free, mostly flat road to the village of Cezanjevci.
The 3k course is on mixed terrain (asphalt and grass).
In 2009, the winners of the main race were Zdenko Klemenčič (28:11) and Jožica Šiftar (36:44).
Venue (Map): Ljutomer (58km from Maribor, 105km from Graz, 119km from Zagreb, 181km from Ljubljana)
Date: 13 August 2010 (Friday)
Race distance: 8.5km; 3km; children 250/450/900m
Start time: 17.00-17.55 (children); 17.10 (guided walk); 18.00 (3km; 8.5km)
Start and finish: Ljutomer, Glavni trg (main square)
Entries: on the day 15.00-16.30
Entry fees: 5 EUR; no entry fees for children 15 years and under; no entry fees for the guided walk
Race centre: at the start
You get: T-shirt, drinks
Prizes: trophies/medals to the first 3 in each category
Number of finishers 2009: 89 (8.5km), 13 (3km), 76 children
Event website: www.simljutomer.si
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