1st Jarun Race 2010
Zagreb (Croatia), Saturday 18 September 2010
Held at Lake Jarun in Croatia's capital Zagreb, the Jarunska trka is a new running event which aims at preventing diabetes through exercise.
The 6.3-kilometre race is one loop around the lake. The route, which is pancake-flat and very fast, runs along the road that encircles the lake.
Although there are no entry fees, all runners get a T-shirt and a meal after the race.
A generous prize fund will attract a number of strong runners, but according to one source (novonordisk.hr) only Croatian nationals are eligible for prizes. This conflicts with our principle that all runners are equal and should be treated the same, irrespective of their nationality.
Lake Jarun is located in the south-western part of Zagreb, separated from the River Sava by a dike. The lake was created in its present form in 1987 for the World University Games (Universiade). It features a rowing regatta course, shingle beaches, cafés, bars and night clubs.
Venue (Map): Lake Jarun, Zagreb (135km from Ljubljana, 184km from Graz, 224km from Trieste, 350km from Budapest 350km)
Date: 18 September 2010 (Saturday)
Race distance: 6.3km
Start time: 12.00
Start and finish: at the Lake City Night Club, Jarunska obala
Entries: online or on the day at the start (8.30-11.30)
Entry fees: no entry fees!
You get: T-shirt, a meal after the race
Prizes: prize money to the first 4 M/F and to the winners of each age group
Showers and changing facilities: (?)
Number of finishers 2009: ---
Event website (in Croatian): sportom-mijenjamo-dijabetes.com/jarunska-trka (out of date)
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