24th Half Marathon "Ivan Starek"
Zagreb (Croatia), Sunday 14 November 2010
Boasting a pancake-flat, traffic-free and certified course, this half marathon in Croatia's capital city Zagreb gives athletes a good chance to run a personal best time.
Participants run three laps along the road that encircles Lake Jarun in the south-western part of Zagreb. The first lap includes a detour to the Island of the Croatian Youth, because one lap around the lake is only 6.3 kilometres.
Lake Jarun was created for the Summer Universiade 1987. It features a 2km-long rowing regatta course, shingle beaches, sports facilities, cafés and clubs.
In 2009, the half marathon had 269 finishers. The winners were Croatia's Dražen Dinjar (1:11:12) and Slovenia's Ida Šurbek (1:17:34).
The event is held in remembrance of the endurance runner Ivan Starek, 30-times finisher of the Partizanski marš ("Partisan march").
Race report, results and photos: 25. Polumaraton Ivan Starek 2011
Venue (Map): Lake Jarun, Zagreb
Date: 14 November 2010 (Sunday)
Start time: 11.00
Start and finish: at the rowing centre at the western end of the lake
Entries: on the day 8.30-10.30
Entry fees: 100 HRK (ca. 13.60 EUR)
You get: packed lunch, a souvenir
Prizes: trophies to the first 3 M/F, medals to the first 3 in each category, prize money to the first 3 Croatian teams
Showers and changing facilities: in the rowing centre
Number of finishers 2009: 269 (21km), 34 (5km, juniors)
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