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Varazdin New Year’s race, with a tradition since 1977, the only race in the world that begins at midnight on the transition from the Old to the New Year.
39th edition of this unique race, at midnight on 31 December 2016 to 1 January 2017, will be organized by the Community Sports Association of the City of Varazdin with the help of the former organizers of the Athletic Club “Sloboda” and sponsored by the City of Varazdin.

Founded at the time of the mass movement of running, in Varazdin, which in those years was the center of running in Croatia and “factory race,” New Year’s race has taken its rightful place in the racing calendar.

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Varazdin enthusiasts Mladen Moor, Boris Skinner, Peter Jelenecki, with the support of AC “Sloboda” and the then Croatian Athletic Federation, organized the first New Year’s race will start at midnight on 31 December 1977 to 1 January 1978 year. She performed the 33 runners from Zagreb, Murska Sobota (Slovenia), Sombor (Serbia) and Varazdin. Ran into five categories, and the winner most numerous, those senior, was Mladen Moor, who is a six-kilometer race in 21 minutes and 31 seconds. It is interesting to mention that the youngest runner Melita Bernat was 8 years old, and the oldest Emil Zemljak as 81 years. Already in the next race was attended by 165 runners.

The last, 38th edition of the New Year’s race brought together more than 200 runners from Croatian, Slovenia and Hungary. Winners were neighbors of Hungary, Laszlo Gregor and Zita Kacser.

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39. New Year race will start with the Capuchin Square in Varazdin and will be part of the great traditional events Advent in Varazdin.
Start and finish 6 kilometers long New Year’s race is the Capuchin Square, and run the two rounds streets and squares of the city Varazdin. This year’s race is much more attractive and one of the strongest in the region due to the prize money, and each competitor will receive a memorial T-shirt and a medal. Also, do not charge entry fees.
All details concerning the organization and registration, can be found in the announcement.

We invite all lovers of running to apply for this unique event and “race” in 2017!

 

 

OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

39th NEW YEAR’S RACE – VARAŽDIN 2016

01/01/2017 – 00:00:00

 

ORGANIZER:

Community Sports Association of the City of Varazdin

COORGANIZER:

Athletic Club Sloboda Varaždin

SPONSOR: :

the city of Varaždin

START:

Kapucinski Square, Zrinskih i Frankopana Street, Miroslav Krleža Street, Zagrebačka Street, Cesarčeva Street, Petra Preradovića Street, Pavlinska Street, Kralja Tomislava Square, Franjevački Square, Andrije Kačića Miošića Street, Vrazova Street

FINISH LINE:

Kapucinski Square

DRESSING ROOMS:  Sports hall Varaždin, Graberje 31, 42000 Varaždin (500 m from the start of the race)-  Organizer is not responsible for the missing items.

TRANSPORT:

For all competitors arriving at the 39th New Year’s Eve race, transport is ensured from airport Franjo Tuđman (Zagreb) to accommodation units in Varaždin, with prior notification.

ACCOMMODATION POSSIBILITY:

http://www.turizam-vzz.hr/hr/naslovna/ (organizer does not bear the costs of accommodation and travel)

START NUMBERS ASSIGNMENT:

Marked place at the Kapucinski Square near the start of the race 21:00-23:00 h.

CONTACT PERSONS:

Applications:

Anita Matovinović, tajnistvo@varazdin-sport.hr, +38591/2211831.

The application should contain: name and surname, the name of the club or the city, country, category, race length, shirt size, e-mail.

Technical organization:

Stjepan Smernjak, smernjak@varazdin-sport.hr, +38599/2692168.

Accommodation, transport:

Anica Sitar Dvorski, strucni.suradnik@varazdin-sport.hr, +38599/2092612.

 

Categories and race length
Category, race length, numbers of laps, class
juniors, 3000 m, 1, 1997. i mlađi
female juniors, 3000 m, 1, 1997. i mlađe
seniors, 6000 m, 2, 1996. – 1977.
female seniors, 3000 m, 1, 1996. – 1977.
veterans – 50, 6000 m, 2, 1976. -1967.
female veterans – 50, 3000 m, 1, 1976. -1967.
veterans – 60, 6000 m, 2, 1966.- 1957.
female veterans – 60, 3000 m, 1, 1966.- 1957.
veterans 60 +, 6000 m, 2, 1956. – i stariji
female veterans 60 +, 3000 m, 1, 1956. – i starije

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PRIZES:

Commemorative medals for each race participant ,

Memorial T-shirt for each participant who completes the race,

 

FINANCIAL REWARDS / IN ABSOLUTE MALE CATEGORY6400 m

First 5 runners regardless of category

1st place: 800,00 E

2nd place: 600,00 E

3rd place: 400,00 E

4th place: 200,00 E

5th place: 100,00 E

 

FINANCIAL REWARDS / IN ABSOLUTE WOMEN’S CATEGORY3200 m

First 5 runners regardless of category

1st place: 800,00 E

2nd place: 600,00 E

3rd place: 400,00 E

4th place: 200,00 E

5th place: 100,00 E

APPLICATION: On line applications are possible untill Thursday, December 22nd 2016.

Applications are also possible via e-mail: tajnistvo@varazdin-sport.hr or 1 hour before the start of the race at the marked place for application at the Kapucinski Square.

Utrka 2016