6th Saint Barbara Relay Run 2010
Velenje (Slovenia), Sunday 5 December 2010
At the beginning of December, an interesting relay running event takes place at the very pretty Lake Škale (Škalsko jezero), situated on the edge of the industrial town of Velenje in Slovenia.
Relay teams consist of four runners. Each member runs one loop of 3.25km around the lake.
There must be at least one woman in the team!
Competitors run mostly on hard-packed dirt trails along a mildly undulating route.
Lake Škale is the smallest of three neighbouring artificial lakes that are all flooded lignite (brown coal) mining pits. It has been named after the village of Škale, which once stood there.
The event is held in honour of Saint Barbara, patron saint of miners and many other trades.
Last year, 54 teams took part in the event. The first team finished in 45 minutes 52 seconds.
Venue (Map): Škalsko jezero, Velenje (76km from Maribor, 82km from Ljubljana)
Date: 5 December 2010 (Sunday)
Race distance: 13km relay (4 x 3.25km)
Start time: 10.00
Start and finish: at the football pitch on the southern shore of Škalsko jezero
Entries: by e-mail (up to 29 Nov 2010); late entries on the day (from 8.00)
Entry fees: 20 EUR per team (payable on the day)
Race centre: Ribiški dom ob Škalskem jezeru (Fishermen's Lodge at Lake Škalsko)
You get: a medal, a present, a warm meal and tea
Prizes: trophies and medals
Number of finishers 2009: 54 teams
Event details (in Slovene): www.tekaskiforum.net (Runners' Forum)
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