Registrations for 34th Plitvice Lakes Marathon are opened.
Early registrations last until 15th of January 2019.
You can register for the race om the following link
This past weekend was reserved for the 33rd edition of Plitvice Marathon. We believe that hearts of all runners are filled with many unforgettable experiences – the memories made during the last weekend will be talked about for a long time. A combination of beautiful deep-green woods, breathtaking crystal clear lakes and waterfalls and, of course, running cannot leave anyone indifferent!
The weekend started on Friday with marathon expo and start packages pickup. Saturday was reserved for 5 K race, as well as numerous races for kids. The winners of the 5 K race were Ante Živković, who also won the 5 K race in 2017, and Radmila Maksimović.
On Saturday night a hip-hop/rap band TBF held a concert in Mukinje. We are sure that they warmed you up pretty well for the race next day!
The Sunday morning was sunny and warm – a true summer day. Luckily, fresh breeze coming from the lakes and the woods offered some relief to runners during the (half)marathon race. Both marathon and half marathon started at the same time, at 9 am. There were more than 1000 runners from all over the world on the start line – more than 700 halfmarathoners and 300 marathoners! At 10:15 we greeted the first half marathoner at the finish line – Lajos Berec from Hungary took the first place in 1:14:14! He was followed by Tamas Nagy (1:14:24) and Goran Grdenić (1:16:49). The fastest among women was Croatian runner Nikolina Stepan (1:26:22). Tanja Samardžić won the second place (1:29:37) and Zita Kovacs was the third woman (1:32:49).
We would like to especially congratulate everyone who finished the marathon race (326 runners)! It is widely known that everyone who manages to complete the Plitvice marathon course deserves admiration and esteem. In order to complete the course runners have to run smart and save their energy for the last hills. This year’s winners did it best – Hosea Kiplagat Tuei from Kenya was the first male runner and Matea Matošević Hačić was the first among women.
Team Neretvani won the marathon relay race in time 2:55:08.
The 33rd Plitvice Marathon was also a national championship (individual and team) in marathon. The medals went to:
The team title for both men and women teams went to AK Sljeme.
We would like to thank our partner and general sponsor Public institution Plitvice Lakes National Park.
Also, we would like to thank all the sponsors: FORD, Intersport, Coca Cola, Samsung, Ožujsko pivo, Electrolux, GRAWE, Dukat, Natural Wealth, GARMIN, Hrvatski atletski savez, Pekara Tušak, TZ općine Plitvička Jezera, Komunalac d.o.o., Općina Plitvička Jezera. And, of course, our media partners 3sporta.com, Sportske novosti, Lika Online i HRT Radio drugi program.
Sincere congratulations to all runners and new national champions!
33rd Plitvice Marathon is scheduled for the following weekend, 2nd and 3rd June! There is just enough time for all final preparations. We are sure that you, runners, are just as excited as we are! All the hard work is finally behind you – now is time to take some rest, fill your energy reserves and visualize the race course. We know how mentally difficult these last days before a big race can be, so we wish you to stay relaxed and enjoy your time off running. We will surely give our best to make sure that everything during the weekend follows the plan!
Here is a detailed schedule of start packages pickup and all the races – you just have to be there on time, pick up your start package, put on a race bib, put your racing shoes on, and run!
Concert at 9 pm!
Our numerous volunteers will take care that everything on the race course goes well. A vehicle from our general sponsor Ford will drive in front of the leading runner!
See you on 2nd and 3rd June in Plitvice Lakes National Park!
The weekend reserved for the 33rd Plitvice Marathon is going to begin with 5 K race, followed by races for kids. Here is a detailed schedule for the first day of this two-day event. Our aim is to offer everyone a chance to race, regardless of age or level of fitness.
The first race will be the 5 K race. Around 500 runners of all nationalities are expected on the start line. The race will start on Saturday, 2 June at 17:30.
After the 5 K race is finished, races for kinds can start! Here is a schedule:
18:30 – kindergarten (girls)
18:35 – kindergarten (boys)
18:40 – 7th and 8th grade (girls)
18:50 – 7th and 8th grade (boys)
19:00 – 5th and 6th grade (girls)
19:10 – 5th and 6th grade (boys)
19:20 – Victory ceremony
19:30 – 1st and 2nd grade (girls)
19:35 – 1st and 2nd grade (boys)
19:40 – 3rd and 4th grade (girls)
19:45 – 3rd and 4th grade (boys)
19:50 – Victory ceremony
Afterwards, in order to relax and charge your batteries for the next day’s (half)marathon, we invite you to enjoy the concert of rap/hip-hop band TBF (starting from 9 pm).
See you at Plitvice Lakes on 2nd and 3rd June!
It is with great joy that we announce that sensational rap band TBF from Split will be performing at 33rd Plitvice Marathon! The concert will be held on Saturday, 2 June at 9 pm. The guys from the band are well known for making a great atmosphere, so we are sure that you will enjoy the concert. It will be a great opportunity to relax, warm up for the next day’s race and get into the rhythm… And remember the words of one of TBF’s most famous songs: “Ništa mi neće ovi dan pokvarit”/”Nothing is going to spoil my day”.
We are proud to announce that 33rd Plitvice Marathon will host individual and team national marathon championship in 2018. On 3 June Plitvice will cheer for the best Croatian marathoners, and, judging by the great development of long distance running in our country, it will be a very interesting race! Last time Plitvice Marathon hosted this event was in 2014, when Matija Grabrovečki won the male title (2:41;06) and Marija Vrajić was the first Croatian female runner (2:57;47). This year it will be the first time that both individual and team championship are held on the same date, and it will be exciting to see how the race will develop. Last year the championship was held in Rijeka – the titles were won by Robert Radojković and Bojana Bjeljac.
We wish good luck and plenty of success to all Croatian runners who will chase the title of the best Croatian marathoner in 2018!
Less than two weeks are left until 33rd Plitvice Lakes Marathon. Plitvice Lakes Marathon is traditionally held during the first weekend in June. Runners can choose among several races – marathon, half marathon, 5 K and races for the youngest ones. Our idea is to ensure that every runner, regardless of age or training level, can enjoy racing and experience everything Plitvice Lakes Marathon and Plitvice Lakes National Park have to offer. Therefore we invite you to make the most out of your time and to explore oldest Croatian National Park. Every runner will find an entrance ticket for Plitvice Lakes National Park inside their start package. The ticket can be used once during the weekend.
Runners can pick up their start packages in ŠRC Mukinje sports hall, near the start area.
Start packages pickup schedule:
We kindly ask all runners who will come earlier to Plitvice Lakes to pick up their start packages on Friday or Saturday and those who will come on Sunday to come on time, in order to avoid crowd and nervousness before the race.
Stay tuned for more information. See you soon on Plitvice Lakes!
Tomorrow, 21st April, starts the 31st edition of Belgrade Marathon. This traditional running event, held every year since 1988, attracts ever growing number of runners. This year organizers expect more than 7000 marathoners and half marathoners from more than 70 different countries on the race course. Surely it will be a spectacular race!
We are proud to have the opportunity to present, for the second year in a row, our greenest road race, Plitvice Marathon, which is going to be held for the 33rd time this year! We hope to attract many runners from the region, as well as from distant parts of Europe and world, to come to participate in our most beautiful marathon. Those who come to run in our oldest National Park will come back again, we promise you that!
Dear runners, we are slowly coming to the end of regular registratios period. Regular registrations for the greenest race in Croatia are open until the 5th April, so don’t think twice – get your start package in the following two days at the lower price!
As always, start packages are abundant and worth the money. We would like to point out that every runner gets an entrance ticket for the Plitvice Lakes National Park, in order to fully explore the breathtaking nature surrounding the race course! You can choose among several races – 5K race (2nd June), half marathon and marathon (3rd June). Also, we offer you a possibility to run a relay marathon or to compete with your family in family marathon. You can find more detailed information about relay race and family marathon here.
More than 1100 runners from all around the world have already registered, join them!
We are delighted to share with you news that one of the best Croatian runners ever, Ozren Rnjak, chose 33rd Plitvice Marathon for his 100th official marathon run! Some of you, who know a little bit about marathons ran in 80-s and 90-s, might remember Rnjak. He ran his first marathon in 1982, in Kumrovec, and than it all began. He won many marathons during his running career, was Croatian champion several times, won Zagreb – Čazma ultramarathon twice. He ran his best marathon in Venice – 2:30;56. Despite injuries, Ozren is still an active runner. And this year he has a great wish – to run his 100th marathon! On 33rd Plitvice marathon he will be supported by more than 30 runners from his home-region Istra. So, when you see a man with race bib 100 somewhere on the race course, greet him with big applause!