1st Mozirje Half Marathon 2010
Mozirje (Slovenia), Saturday 5 June 2010
Competitors pass the monastery in Nazarje.
This is a new running event in the very pretty Upper Savinja Valley in northern Slovenia.
Entrants choose between the half marathon, the 10k race and the 5.4k "recreational run".
The start and finish are in the village of Mozirje, located at the foot of the Savinja Alps, around half-way between Slovenia's two main cities Ljubljana and Maribor.
The half marathon route is mildly undulating and follows trails, dirt roads and country lanes.
From the start at the Mozirski gaj flower park the race travels through Mozirje, and then on footpaths along the River Savinja. At the village of Nazarje, the route passes a 15th-century castle and a Franciscan monastery, which stands on top of a hill.
The route runs back along the opposite bank of the river before it takes a loop through the fields and villages to the east of Mozirje.
Venue (Map): Mozirje (30km from Celje, 71km from Ljubljana, 82km from Maribor)
Date: 5 June 2010 (Saturday)
Distance: 21.1km; 10km; 5.4km
Start time: 10.30 (all distances)
Start and finish: at "park cvetja" (Mozirski gaj botanical garden)
Entry fees (10/21km): 15* EUR (until 27 May), 20* EUR (late entries)
Entry fees (5.4km): 12* EUR (until 27 May), 17* EUR (late entries)
*3 EUR off if you use your own timing chip (ChampionChip?)
Race centre: at the start 8.30-10.00
You get: goody bag, child care
Prizes: medals to the first 3 in each category
Showers and changing facilities: yes
Number of finishers 2009: ---
Event website (in Slovene): mm-mozirja.com (out of date)
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