Muggia (Italy) - Koper (Slovenia), Sunday 19 September 2010
The route of the Euromarathon offers fine views of the port of Trieste.
This interesting cross-border half marathon along the Adriatic coast runs from the picturesque small town of Muggia in Italy to the port of Koper in Slovenia.
Start is on the seafront, close to Muggia's lovely small harbour.
The traffic-free route travels along the coastal road, which offers good views of the ports of Trieste and Koper. Participants run through vineyards, the seaside resort of Ankaran, the industrial parts of Koper, and around Koper's old town.
Finish is at the Taverna, a 15th-century salt warehouse on the edge of Koper's medieval old town.
The first half of the route is more or less flat, but on the Slovenian side of the border it's undulating.
In addition to the half marathon, the event features a 9k non-competitive run from Ankaran to Koper.
In 2009, the top finishers were Dereie Hailegeorgis (1:03:42) and Meseret Dugo (1:19:13), both of Ethiopia.
The start of the half marathon is in Muggia.
Country: from Italy to Slovenia
Venue (Map): Muggia-Koper
Date: 19 September 2010 (Sunday)
Distance: 21.1km; 9km (non-competitive running/cycling/inline skating)
Start (21km): 9.30 in Muggia (Slovenian: Milje), Piazza Caliterna
Start (9km ): 9.30 in Ankaran
Finish: Koper (Italian: Capodistria), at the Taverna on Carpaccio Square
Race course: course map
Entries: online; payment by bank transfer
Entry fees (21km): 13/18/20/25 EUR (until 31 Aug/12 Sept/16 Sept/18 Sept)
Entry fees (9km): 5/7 EUR (until 31 Aug/18 Sept)
Race centre: Ricreatorio F. Penso, Piazza della Repubblica 8, Muggia (Friday 17 Sept and Saturday 18 Sept 16.00-20.00); at the start (on the day until 9.00)
You get: bus service before and after the event, transport of personal clothing from the start to the finish, timing chip rental, pasta party after the race, goody bag; technical T-Shirt to the first 300 entries
Prizes (21km): first 10 men and 5 women, first 3 in each category, 10 largest groups; prizes are not cumulative
Prizes (9km): first 15 men and 10 women
Award ceremony: 11.30 (first 10 men and 5 women), 12.30 (categories and groups)
Number of finishers 2009: 468 (21km)
Event Website (in four languages): EuroMarathon