Zagreb marathon is Zagreb’s biggest and oldest road race and is held in mid-October. You can choose between 5k, half marathon and marathon.
The course is one of the fastest ones in the world. That is because it’s almost completely flat with only 5 meters in altitude what almost no other marathon in the world has. Also, there are very few turns and the route is very simple, going west-east and crossing over the city’s main square. The half marathon route is 1 lap and the marathon 2 laps.
The price is usually around 20 EUR which is very affordable and includes a t-shirt, a finisher medal and lunch after the race.
Zagreb marathon was first organized in 1992. and in its first edition had only 70 runners, out of which 4 women. Now, 28 years later there are over 1,500 runners in the marathon, half marathon and 5 km races.
Running has become a very popular activity in Croatia in the last few years and there are many clubs and supporters cheering for you during the race. Especially famous are Zagreb Runners, an energetic group which gathers about 500 meters before the finish line and makes you speed up to the finish line. No walking allowed. 🙂
To register you can check out the organizer’s web page: Zagreb Marathon Race
If you’re coming to Zagreb and want to do a relaxing run before or after the race contact Run Zagreb for a sightseeing run of Zagreb.
Also, check out our list of other running events in Zagreb: Races in Zagreb