It’s been almost twenty years since Ljubljana first wrote itself onto the list of capital cities whose streets play host to the worlds most demanding running competition. Ljubljana fully deserves the title of “city of running”.
Not simply because of the running events that take place in the city, but because of the great number of its citizens who, day after day, go running on Rožnik, on Golovec, along the slopes of Rašica, by the Sava ... And thus for an ever increasing number of recreational runners and outdoor activity enthusiasts, the climax of a year’s work and the ultimate test of their ability is participation in the Ljubljana Marathon, which usually takes place on one of the last weekends in October, when “running fever” grips the city.
On that weekend, the centre of Ljubljana is closed to traffic and several thousand runners test their strength and endurance over 10-km, 21-km, and 42-km courses. The competitive runners are joined on the shorter courses by schoolchildren, and there is also a unique race for preschool children, who usually run their first steps on the finish straight along with their parents.
The circuit, which is relatively flat, winds through the city streets and outskirts, before finishing in the city centre. Marathon runners have to complete two 21-km circuits.
Thanks to its relatively easy course, ideal autumn weather and excellent organisation, the Ljubljana Marathon is for many people a perfect conclusion to the running season.
Ljubljana City centre and surrounding areas of the town.
Ljubljana City Council.
Applicants should fill in the official registration form, stating: first name and family name of the participant, sex, date of birth, category, participant’s address. The form should be filled out in a legible manner. Registration forms should be mailed to the following address: Organizacijski odbor 17. Ljubljanskega maratona, Timing Ljubljana, Staničeva 41,1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia before the stated deadline at the latest - 10.10.2012. Registration forms are available on this web site.
Important: It shall not be possible to register after 10 october 2012. Unless the registration form is accompanied by proof of payment, it shall not be processed. The date of registration is considered to be the date of the payment of the entry fee.
In price is included single use chip. If participant has his own Championchip chip, than he doesn’t pay single use chip in amount of 3 EUR.Entry fees:
Race times will be measured electronically, using a ChampionChip system.
Route course is relatively flat. All races start at Slovenska cesta and finish at Trg Republike. The course will be run on the inner city streets and roads, and on the outskirts of Ljubljana. There are refreshment stations every 5km and between them are water stations.
Note: The marathon runners (42.195 m) who won’t finish first round in 2 hours and 15 minutes, will be redirected to halfmarathon (21.098 m).
MARATHON (42.195 m) and HALF-MARATHON (21.098 m):
|year of birth||age||year of birth||age|
|A||1994 - 1983||18 to 29 years||1994 - 1983||18 to 29 years|
|B||1982 - 1978||30 to 34 years||1982 - 1978||30 to 34 years|
|C||1977 - 1973||35 to 39 years||1977 - 1973||35 to 39 years|
|D||1972 - 1968||40 to 44 years||1972 - 1968||40 to 44 years|
|E||1967 - 1963||45 to 49 years||1967 - 1963||45 to 49 years|
|F||1962 - 1958||50 to 54 years||1962 - 1958||50 to 54 years|
|G||1957 - 1953||55 to 59 years||1957 - 1953||55 to 59 years|
|H||1952 - 1948||60 to 64 years||1952 - 1948||60 to 64 years|
|I||1947 - 1943||65 to 69 years||1947 - 1943||65 to 69 years|
|J||1942 and earlier||over 70 years||1942 and earlier||over 70 years|
RECREATIONAL RUN (10.000 m): Single category for men and women
Every participant shall take part in the competition at his/her own risk. Medical help shall be available along the course and at the finish line.
The three highest ranked competitors in each type of race and category shall receive medals; all who finish the 42,195 m marathon shall receive memorial testimonials stating their time, and honorary medals. The ten highest ranked competitors in absolute category for men and women for marathon (42.195 m) shall receive prizemoney.
Award ceremony shall take place only for the absolute achievements in male and female respective competitions in 42, 21 and 10 km runs. There will be separate award ceremonies for each single category. The three highest ranked competitors in each category can claim their awards at the information office at the end of the event. Alternatively the awards shall be posted to them.
Standard rules and conditions of IAAF (International Athletic Federation) and AZS (Athletic Federation of Slovenia) shall apply. Information about the competition shall be available at Timing Ljubljana, Staničeva 41, 1000 Ljubljana, ph. 003861 234 8000.
Official results shall be published on this page. A committee shall be dealing with any complaints that may arise, on the day of the race at the secretariat on Trg Republike. Written complaints should be submitted to the committee together with the deposit of 40 EUR.
17th Ljubljana Marathon Organizing Committee
In October the average temperature in Ljubljana is between 5 and 15 degrees Celsius. There is very little rainfall during October.
At the time of the Ljubljana Marathon’s start the average temperature is between 10 and 12 degress Celsius, but later at around 13.00 it increases up to 15 degrees Celsius. Almost all Ljubljana Marathons were held in dry and sunny weather conditions.
Rooms: TV, phone, shower.
Other amenities: seminar room, conference room, internet (free Wi-Fi), lift, room service, restaurant, adapted to people with disabilities, sports hall, animals allowed, car park.
Excellent location of the hotel in a quiet and green part of town affording a view of the Ljubljana Castle and the vicinity of the railway and bus station enables the guests quick and simple access to the old part of town and more important historical attractions. The hotel, which was refurbished in 2007, offers comfort to individual guests as well as to larger groups. The hotel lobby and some rooms offer hotel guests the free access to internet.
Distance from the marathon start/finish: 1.100 m
|Room type||2 nights||3 nights|
|Room 1/1||110 €||165 €|
|Room 1/2||68 €||102 €|
Hostel Park is located within easy reach from the city center in the calm and green part of Ljubljana. With its view of Ljubljana Castle and in proximity of the train and bus station and medical centre of Ljubljana, it offers the guests everything on a silver platter. Guests can withdraw from the colorful city bustlle and rest for a moment in the green park which gave the hotel its name our hotel. Part of hotel was renovated in the youth hostel. Hostel is a place for all young people and people young at heart.
Hostel rooms, renovated in august 2006, are situated on the top floor of Hotel Park. We offer our guests colorful rooms with 2 or 4 beds, all with private toilets and common bathrooms.
Hostel offers the use of free internet access and wireless internet access in the hotel lobby. We also offer DIY laundry service where you can wash and dry your clothes before hitting the road again!
House pets are welcome in hostel rooms, of course if all guests in room agree with it. Otherwise we reccomend to reserve a hotel room.
Hostel reception is open 24 hours.
Distance from the marathon start/finish: 1.100 m
Rooms: AC, TV, phone, internet (free Wi-Fi), mini bar, shower, bath, hair dryer, safety deposit box.
Other amenities: shop, safety deposit box, AC, seminar room, conference room, lift, garage, car park, laundry, room service, restaurant, night club, Finnish sauna, whirlpool, animals allowed, transfer to the airport.
Best Western Premier Hotel Slon is distinguished by more than 450-year tradition and it combines comfortable accommodation and superb cuisine on an excellent location in the heart of the city.Its rooms have been refurbished and are modernly equipped while the Sweet Dreams bed concept with bed lining made of milled Egyptian cotton and a wide selection of pillows conjure up the sweetest dreams.
Distance from the marathon start/finish: 200m
|Room type||2 nights||3 nights|
|Room 1/1||154 €||231 €|
|Room 1/2||94 €||141 €|
|Room 1/3||94 €||141 €|
Rooms: TV, phone, internet (free Wi-Fi), mini bar, shower, hair dryer.
Other amenities: AC, safety deposit box, seminar room, internet (free Wi-Fi), laundry, room service, lobby bar, consecutive interpretation, adapted to people with disabilities, animals allowed, car park.
In addition to the good location near the motorway, this hotel enables its guests simple access to the airport and the old part of town as well as to other attractions which can be reached within 20 minutes (on foot).
Distance from the marathon start/finish: 2.600 m
|Room type||2 nights||3 nights|
|Room 1/1||140 €||210 €|
|Room 1/2||80 €||120 €|
|Room 1/3||70 €||105 €|
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