3rd Castle Race 2010
Otočec (Slovenia), Sunday 10 October 2010
The Castle Race is staged in the pretty Krka River Valley in Slovenia's Dolenjska region, a charming area of rolling hills, dense forests, vineyards and thermal spas.
The venue is located half-way between Slovenia's capital city Ljubljana and Croatia's capital Zagreb.
Participants run an 8.4-kilometre loop of undulating roads and trails.
The start and finish are at the sports centre near Otočec Castle, which is beautifully situated on a little island in the River Krka and surrounded by approximately 30 tiny islets - a paradise for waterfowl.
The route runs across the two wooden bridges that connect the island with the river banks. Participants run along the Krka and across a golf course, and they also pass Struga Castle, which stands on a terrace close to the river.
In 2009, the winners were Primož Kobe (27:28) and 12-year-old Katarina Gorenc (33:41).
The River Krka at Otočec
Venue (Map): Otočec (8km from Novo Mesto, 68km from Zagreb, 70km from Ljubljana)
Date: 10 October 2010 (Sunday)
Race distance: 8.4km; children: 1.3km (11-14 yrs), 400m (7-10 yrs), 200m (6 yrs and under)
Start and finish: Športnorekreacijski center Otočec
Start time: 10.00 (8.4km); 10.10 (1.3km); 11.10 (400m); 11.20 (200m)
Entries: on the day at the start (8.00-9.30)
Entry fees: 8 EUR; 5 EUR (children 14 and under)
You get: a T-shirt or a towel, a warm meal after the race; prize raffle
Prizes: trophies to the first M/F; medals to the first 3 in each category
Award ceremony: 12.00
Number of finishers 2009: 190 (8.4km); 55 children
Event details (in Slovene): www.drustvo-marathon.si
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