As part of the winter part of the Ivanec Mining Days, on Saturday, December 4, an athletic race will be held 1. mining zener. This mining race is the first of its kind in Croatia, and it is held on the feast of St. Barbara - protector of miners.
Starting at 10 am, there will be two races - the main one in the length of 10 km and the race "Small Miner" for children and youth in the length of 2.8 km. The start of the race will be on the main square in Ivanec, and the finish in the newly renovated City Park next to the main square. Participants will thus run near the former mining sites of the Ivanec region and get to know the beauties of the Mountaineering City.
Applications are possible HERE. The organizer of the race is the Athletic Club Varaždin in cooperation with the Tourist Board of the City of Ivanec under the auspices of the City of Ivanec.
The organizers announce that the intention is for the Mining Center to become a traditional event, and as the name of the race suggests, it would run 10 km - the main race, and for those a little less ready to race on 2,8 km with the aim of visiting the former mining sites in the area of Ivanec and Ivančica. At the same time, there used to be the first sports association in Ivanec in the Ivanec mine.
- With this new race, we want to promote the Mountaineering Town of Ivanec and the beauties of Ivanec Lakes as well as the surrounding area where once hardworking miners diligently dug coal. We want the event to be a generator for the development of sports, tourism and culture as it used to be mining with a great direct impact on the development of Ivanec and Varaždin County, according to the organizers of AK Varaždin.
As part of the event, a mini fair of family farms from the Ivanec region will be held. It will be an opportunity for producers to promote their activities and for citizens-visitors to be supplied with products during the pre-holiday period. This is also one of the first manifestations with which it begins Advent in Ivanec.