In the last few years Zagreb became real running center. Why? Cause, almost every month you can find your race to run in Zagreb or in its proximity.
We’ve tried to list you some of the biggest races and some of the best running events in Zagreb, although there are also some local leagues where you can run ever week a sort race (like Lagvić league in winter, Puntijarka league during summer, Zagreb Cross League – spring and autumn, taking place at Sava Banks and Park Maksimir).
The first spring run with the view over Zagreb. You can run 5 or 10 km. The name Holjevka is derrivated from the name of the most famous mayor of Zagreb – Većeslav Holjevac (1952.-1962.). During his mandate the Liberty Bridge (Most Slobode) was built, Zagreb spread to the south bank of the River Sava and the New Zagreb was born. Following his footsteps Holjevka connect both parts of Zagreb. The starting point of the race is on the bridge Most Slobodne, and finish is in the Park Bundek.
More info: www.holjevka.com
Zagreb Spring 10k (or Zagrebački proljetni cener) had its second edition in 2019 but already gathered over 650 participants and probably the same number of supporters at the river Sava banks. They have two distances ( 5 and 10k) and this year they added relay. Besides race they organise Expo area with the stands of partners, running gear, food and drinks etc.
Any how, great atmosphere, a lot of fun, nice medals, and a just as nice running pack that was covered with the entry fee. Check out their photo gallery and make sure you don’t miss it next year!
Organizer: Magazin Trčanje (Running Magazin)
Zagreb Spring Half Marathon is a road running race in total length of 21.098 m. Start and finish are at the same place – in front of National and University Library in Zagreb, in Hrvatske bratske zajednice street.
The race course is officially measured and has the international AIMS certificate.
More info: Zagreb21
Halfmarathon’s route is on the river Sava bank and it’s special because of its name (graphite „Hendrix“ on the green bridge over Sava) and because its route is entirely following the river. It’s usually held in the beginning of April. Most enjoyable race in Zagreb!
More info: Hendrix half marathon
This is the most special and hardest race in Zagreb. It has a fourteen kilometres route on Medvednica hill and it starts and finishes on Sljeme top. Tough and at the same time beautiful, amazing nature and challenging! Go give it a try this summer in July!
More info: Sljemenski Maraton
Halfmarathon held on Bundek lake, which started as a small night race and has grown into one of the biggest running events of the year. Every year after the race is finished a rock band is playing so you can can also have a good night out there! You can run distances: 4.2 km, 10.5 km, 21.1 km, 31.6 km, 42.2 km.
More info: Grawe Noćni Maraton
This year it’s gonna be the 28th Zagreb Marathon. Every year thousands of people from all of Croatia and world are running this race. Running through main Zagreb streets from the main square and finishing at the heart of Zagreb is a special feeling. The traffic is closed in whole city and the fans are supporting you all the way.
This is probably the flattest race you can run and just might reach your new personal best.
More info: Zagreb Marathon
This race is being held every year in November, better known as Zagreb Cener. It’s 10 kilometres route through the main city centre streets and it starts from Park Zrinjevac. Fabolous night running Zagreb experience!
More info: Zagrebački Noćni Cener
On Jarun lake every year also in November halfmarathon Starek is being held. Running around most beautiful and long Jarun lake is refreshingly different than city centre races.
We’re back in the city centre! But this race is special not only because of its route but also because participants like to dress up like Santa Clauses. Running in red outfits, they make all city one great red spot! P.S. Christmassy race number one!
More info: Zagreb Advent Run