7th Slavonski Brod Half Marathon 2010
With around 100 participants, the Slavonski Brod polumaraton is a rather small running event, held in the Slavonia region in eastern Croatia.
The event is staged in Slavonski Brod, a town of about 60,000 inhabitants, located on the River Sava half-way between Zagreb and Belgrade.
Slavonski Brod is an important crossing point into Bosnia, which is just across the river. The town was heavily damaged in 1992 during the Yugoslav Wars.
The start and the finish are on Slavonski Brod's main square. The course is flat, fast and scenic. Entrants run out-and-back on a traffic-free road on the dike along the Sava.
Entry fees are low, all participants get a warm meal after the race, and a free bus takes runners from Zagreb and Varaždin to the event and back home.
Within the last years, many elite runners from neighbouring countries have taken part in the race.
In 2009, the winners were Ethiopia's Ashenafi Erkolo (1:09:05), who lives in Hungary, and Mariana Lukić of Serbia (1:22:30).
Venue (Map): Slavonski Brod (125km from Pécs, 190km from Zagreb, 200km from Belgrade)
Date: 14 March 2010 (Sunday)
Race distance: 21.1km; relay (2x10.55km); 1.6km
Start time: 9.00 (children); 10.30 (21.1km, relay, 1.6km)
Start and finish: Trg Ivane Brlić-Mažuranić (Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić Square)
Entry fees: HRK 50 (21km), HRK 60 (relay teams), no entry fees for the 1.6km run
Exchange rate: HRK 50 = ca. €6.90 (March 2010)
Race centre: in the start area (8.00-10.00)
You get (21km, relay): T-Shirt, finisher medal, a warm meal and drinks after the race
Free bus to Slavonski Brod: from Varaždin (Hotel Turist, 5.30am) and Zagreb (car park INE, 7.00am); reservation: Kruno Borovec (+385-91-1641705)
Prizes: trophies to the first 3 M/F (21km), medals to the first 3 in each category; no prize money!
Cloakroom: in a tent near the start
Showers and changing facilities: sports hall "Hrvatski sokol"
Presentation: 11.00 (1.6km); 13.30 (21km, relay)
Number of finishers 2009: 76 (21km), 12 relay teams, 14 (3.5km)
Race details (in Croatian): Bromara 2010 (out of date)
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