16th Šmarješke Toplice Race
Šmarješke Toplice (Slovenia), Sunday 6 June 2010
This trail running event in Slovenia promises a nice day out at the thermal spa of Terme Krka in Šmarješke Toplice, a small village amid the rolling hills of the Dolenjska region.
The venue is located about half-way between Ljubljana and Croatia's capital Zagreb.
The event comprises an 8k and a 2k race, children's races, and a guided walk ("pohod") into the nearby vineyards.
The start/finish area is in the park of the spa. The first 800 metres are on asphalt. The 8k race follows an attractive, shady, undulating route through the park and the woods to the south.
On the day of the event, participants get free entry to the spa's outdoor pools.
In 2009, the winners of the 8k race were Primož Kobe (26:17) and Martina Culiberg (32:48).
Venue (Map): Šmarješke Toplice (Novo Mesto 10km, Zagreb 71km, Ljubljana 77km)
Date: Sunday 6 June 2010 (due to bad weather postponed from 16 May 2010)
Race distances: 8km, 2km; children 300/600m
Start time: 9.15 (guided walk), 10.00 (2km), 10.05 (8km), 11.00 (children)
Start and finish: sports park at Terme Krka
Entries: on the day until 1 hour before the start
Entry fees: 8 EUR (2km, 8km), 5 EUR (children and walkers)
You get: T-Shirt, a warm meal, fruit, drinks; prize raffle; free entry to the outdoor pools of Terme Krka (by showing your race number)
Prizes: medals and practical prizes to the first 3 M/F in each category; trophies to the first M/F in the 8km race
Number of finishers 2009: 244 (8km), 101 (2km)
Event details: www.drustvo-marathon.si
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