Hello runner from England,
Here are my answers to your questions:
The runners have not got a medal when they finish(up to now), but they get a certificate with printed name, time, distance. The certificate is stored in waterprof plastic. You can see an example here:
Besides this all the participants get a CD ROM with all pictures and movies
from the race.
We sent all this stuf to the runners some weeks after the race.
Off course the best of the runners get the medals and the cups.
-There is no time limit for 10km run.
-There is time limit for 35km which is set to 7hours 30min, but we can tolerate also later arrivals (up to 8hours 30min). But up to now nobody needed more than 6hours 30min. We reccomend the 35km race for runners with lower fitness level.
-There is time limit for 50km and it is set to 8hours30min. According to our expiriances this time limit should not be a problem for runners who are able to run a classicall marathon under 5 hours. We are reserving the right to eliminate the runner from the race if it is estimated that the runner should not able to finish in time limit.
The 50km runners do not need the sticks for the first 16k. After the moutain part of the race is started the stick are usefull. But not all of the runners are using it. This depends of the runners condition too.
The sticks are useful for the 35km run (mountain part).
The organiser has (and will) provide the transport of teh lugagge (and also the sticks) from start (50k) to Trzic(start of 35k) and also from the checking points from the mountains.
But most of the best runnesr do not use the sticks. So it is your decision.
And finally some fact about SAM:
Why is SAM the best?
-because the runners are the most important for us
-because we have a lot of participants from abroad
-because the race results are tranmitted online in internet and to finish place
-because a different distances are offered for different runners
-because the best Slovenian and foreign runners like to participate on
-because pre and post race pasta party is organised for all participants
-because the showers and massage are offered on the finish
-because we take care of the security
-because we organise the transportation of the runners and the luggage
-because more and more ladies are participating every year
-because everybody get a marathon present and start number with printed name of the runner
-because everybody get multimedia CD with photos and certificate
-because we have a funny speaker
-beacuse the weather is always nice
I am looking forward to seeing you in Slovenia