3rd Castle Race 2010

Otočec (Slovenia), Sunday 10 October 2010

Otočec Castle, Slovenia (Copyright © 2009 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)

Otočec Castle


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 (Copyright © 2009 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)

The River Krka at Otočec


Country: Slovenia

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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