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!
We are thrilled to announce that Croatian oldest and greenest race, Plitvice Marathon, received 5-Star certificate from European Athletics! EA’s initiative Running for all has a goal to support runners and race organisers across Europe by introducing unique race standards. These standards are based primarily on quality and safety of the races. To achieve it’s certificate, every race is assessed on a total of 54 categories concerning organisation, measurements, number of participants, results, safety etc. When setting these standards, European Athletics commission consults runners as well as race organisers, in order to ensure legitimacy and credibility. The main purpose of Running for all certificate is to give runners plausible information about their next racing destination. Plitvice Marathon proudly received top 5-Star certificate, which guarantees a comprehensive level of safety, security and high quality.
For more information visit this site. We are looking forward to see you at 33rd Plitvice Marathon!
We entered the period of regular registrations for one of the most atractive races in Croatia and region – 33rd Plitvice Lakes Marathon. Regular registrations are opened on 1 January and last until 31 March. This is a great opportunity for all participants who want to provide their start package at lower price. The registration fee until 31 March is 33,50 € for marathon race, 27 € for half marathon race and 16 € for 5 K race (we remind you that the 5 K race will take place on 2 June, while marathon and half marathon races will be held on 3 June). Start package consists of race bib, sports shirt and shoe bag with race logo, meal, finishers medal and entry to the Plitvice Lakes National Park!
As the days become longer and the temperatures get higher we know that the Karlovac 10K is near! The second Friday in June is already marked in most runners’ calendar and reserved for Karlovac, officially the fastest 10K in Croatia! This Athletic evening in the historical district of Karlovac is special in many ways, and this, fifth year will be even more so special because we have taken it up a notch! We have moved the race to the main city square, we have made the lap bigger, changed the direction of the race and prepared a great entertainment program and rock concert after the race! The Karlovac 10K is expecting you!
Registrations are open till Thursday, May 25th, on www.utrka.com and payment is possible until Monday, May 29th, 2017. Also, I would like to kindly remind all runners who have registered but haven’t made payment, to do so as soon as possible to secure a starting number for the race.
Start packages and numbers can be picked up at the Run&Trek store in Centar Kaptol on Wednesday, June 7th from 10am to 8pm. You can also pick up your start packages and numbers in Karlovac on Thursday, June 8th, at Ban Jelačić Square from 3 pm until 8:30pm. Picking up start packages and numbers will be possible on race day, but we kindly ask you to avoid this, if at all possible, especially if you are from Zagreb or Karlovac J
Thursday, June 8th, will be reserved for kids races, both kindergarten and elementary school. These races are open to all children, there is no entry fee and kids can register on the spot. Kid’s races start at 6:30pm and there will be an entertainment program on the square. The fastest three kids in every kid’s race will receive a cup and a family entry ticket for AQUATIKA, the freshwater aquarium, http://
Transportation from Zagreb to Karlovac is organized for a symbolic price. The Bus departs from the parking behind the INA building at The Zagreb Fair (Zagrebački velesajam) Time of departing is 5:15 pm. The return time will be established after the race. There will be two buses returning to Zagreb, one immediately after the race and the other after the concert. Anyone interested in going by bus should register at firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you all on Friday, June 9th 2017. at the main Karlovac Square. Come early to soak up the atmosphere and prepare for the race, or just sit back, have a cold Karlovačko beer and enjoy!
3pm- Start packages and numbers
5:30- beginning of the program
7pm – ELITE MULTIPOWER RACE START
8pm- Start of the main Vip Karlovac 10K race
9pm- entertainment program before announcing the winners
9:15pm- Announcement of the winners of the ELITE RACE
9:30pm- announcement of the winners of the main Karlovac 10K race
10pm- Rock Concert the Nipples https://hr-hr.
11:30pm- ending of the program
A few days after closing registrations the starting list will be published for both the Elite and the main race and the relay race which is part of the main race. This year’s Elite race sponsor is Multipower who has provided additional refreshments for the Elite race.
All runners will have refreshments three times during the race and after the race at the finish line. After the race there will be a Karlovačko Beer and a meal waiting for every runner which you can enjoy while you wait for the announcement of the winners. This year we will reward all runners who have run all five Karlovac 10K races so far. Our main sponsor, Vip, has secured additional activities for before and after the race. You will also find DukatFit, Grawe, Nextbike, Pernaton, Run&Trek… each of these companies have secured something interesting for you at this race! This year for the first time, we are happy to be joined by Multipower (Atlantic Group), AQUATIKA, the unique freshwater aquarium and Aurora Colapis http://www.aurora-
City of Karlovac takes pride in the Karlovac 10K race and looks forward to it every year so this year our gift to the City is a rock concert from the Karlovac band the Nipples. Friday will be a great way to start the weekend so we suggest you take some time and plan the rest of your weekend in Karlovac and its surrounding area! There are many interesting things to see! http://www.karlovac-
Am sending you all my kind regards and hope to see you all in Karlovac at the 5th Vip Karlovac 10K!
Start packages and numbers can be picked up from Friday, 10:00am at the Mukinje sports hall. While you are there you are welcome to take a peek at our marathon EXPO which will take place in the Mukinje sports hall throughout the marathon weekend. Feel free to walk around and look through the selection of sports equipment with a special marathon reduced price or try out some of the local family agricultural products.
Working hours for the EXPO and picking up starting packages:
- Friday, June 2nd 10:00am-20:00pm
- Saturday, June 3rd, 10:00am- 21:00pm
- Sunday, June 4th 6:00am- 16:00pm for the EXPO and 6:00- 8:00 for start packages
Memories are one of the biggest trophies that anyone who ever ran Wings For Life World Run can carry inside, but there is one more thing winners get to carry home, trophy – as an infinite reminder of the time you ran with, around and in front of the people who made you go a little bit faster.
This year’s trophy was made in creative studio Sudar where few artists made it to represent memories blended with cultural heritage. Four trophies for four categories – each for men or woman runners and wheelchair runners.
We hope that this elegant piece can be reminder on this beautiful event in every year more beautiful city – Zadar.
The fifth Karlovac 10K (Vip Karlovački cener) is just around the corner and your favorite race is stepping up this year. Some of the changes you are already aware of, and some we are saving as a surprise ‘till the very end! Please save the date of June 9th 2017. for a great start to the weekend in the City of four rivers. Have fun and attack your personal bests in the fastest Croatian 10K! To make the finish even more festive, we will make sure there is enough beer after the race.
This year we have moved the race way into the center of Karlovac- up into the historical Karlovac Star! Three fast rounds will be made in the city core with more than 1000 runners at the start line. Entertainment is guaranteed before and after the race. Thursday, June 8th is reserved for the children races with good entertainment following the program as a warm up for the main event on Friday. We believe you have notice that we have begun portraying runners who have finished the first four Karlovac 10k races. A special acknowledgment awaits the ones who finish the fifth one as well!
The start package, which is always rich will be even richer this year! As a special treat, the first 400 applicants get an entrance ticket to AQUATICA, the freshwater fish aquarium for free. http://aquariumkarlovac.
The city of Karlovac will, as always, be an amazing host. Keep in touch because organized transportation from Zagreb will be posted. For all other information please check our web page at www.karlovac10.run and hurry up with “regular” registrations at www.utrka.com which are opened until may 2nd. After that date, registration will be possible on higher rate. As always, I am at your disposal for all questions and suggestions!
Thank you for making Karlovac 10K better with every year!
The applications for the 32nd Plitvice Marathon have been opened for a while now and we are deep into preparations for the race. There are 50 days left until the marathon. The final applications date was meant to be April 15th, but we have decided to prolong it on account of the Easter Holidays until April 18th. Applications after this date will be possible, but at a higher rate. You can find all this information at http://www.utrka.com/utrke/plitvickimaraton/2017/info/.
As I’m sure you already know, the Plitvice Marathon has been a bit adapted this year to be made a true family sports weekend. Our wish is for you to come to Plitvice Lakes on Friday, and spend a great and memorable weekend with your family and friends enjoying nature, good food and sport all combined. With that in mind, the registration center will be opened along with the EXPO on Friday, June 2nd at 10am in Mukinje sports hall where you will be able to pick up your start package and take a look at the various things our sponsors, partners and various locals have to offer.
The 5K race will be on Saturday at 5:30 pm and the children’s race will follow the 5K race. The children race is meant for kindergarten and elementary school children. We started this in Plitvice Marathon last year and we’ve had a great response from the children and their families! This race builds up amazing atmosphere and true sportsmanship which we believe is an important thing to build in a young child. The applications for the children’s race will be possible on the spot and they are free of charge.
Sunday, June 4th is reserved for our Marathon and Half Marathon runners. We invite all participants of the earlier racers to stay on for Sunday and support all the runners. The Plitvice Marathon or half marathon is not an easy task and all support is welcome and appreciated.
Another reminder, this year we have brought back the ‘family marathon’, where members of a family each participate in one of the races (5km, half marathon, marathon) and their times are added for the final result.
If you like running in a team but can’t find family members willing to run, try the Marathon Relay race! But hurry, because there are only a few applications left for this one!
All in all, we are looking forward to a great weekend at the Plitvice lakes National park. Please mention that the entry ticket for the National Park you will receive in your start package. Have a great hike through beautiful Nature, fill your lungs with fresh air and get ready for your race of choice!
Both Saturday and Sunday will be filled with great programs for your entertainment with excellent hosts in charge of making the atmosphere great!
You will receive e-mails with more information just before the marathon, or you can check out our web page at www.plitvicki-maraton.com. In the mean time you can go to www.utrka.com and see what other races we have in line for you.
Atletski klub Maraton 2000
Prilaz V. Holjevca 6a
47000 Karlovac – HR