Zagreb (Croatia), Sunday 7 October 2012

Zagreb Marathon (Copyright © 2012


The marathon in Croatia's capital city Zagreb is a growing event—but it still has a much smaller field than most other city marathons in Central Europe.

Last year, 268 runners completed the two-lap marathon, and 666 finished the half marathon. Public interest in the event is relatively low, and it's not uncommon that residents loudly complain about the city centre being (more or less) closed to traffic.

Nevertheless, it's an interesting event, and the atmosphere in the start/finish area on Zagreb's spacious main square (Ban Jelačić Square) is fine.

The route is an out-and-back course, which is very mildly undulating. Competitors run eastwards to the suburb of Dubec, and then back to the city centre. After that, they run westwards along Ilica (Zagreb's main shopping street) and back again to Jelačić Square. Participants in the full marathon run two laps of this course.

Last year, the marathon winners were Yared Admasu Miratu of Ethiopia (2:17:40) and Kenyan-born Lucia Kimani of Bosnia and Herzegovina (2:34:57).


Race report, results and photos: Zagreb Marathon 2010


Zagreb Marathon 2010 - Marija Vrajić (Copyright © 2010


Country: Croatia

Venue (Map): Zagreb (Ljubljana 139km, Graz 183km, Trieste 228km, Budapest 346km)

Date: 7 October 2012 (Sunday)

Distance: 42.2km; 21.1km; 5km

Start time: 10.00

Start and finish: Trg bana Jelačića (Ban Jelačić Square)

Entries: online (up to 5 Oct 2012) or in person (on 6 Oct 2012); payment by bank transfer or in cash (on 6 Oct 2012); no entries on the day!

Entry fees (21km, 42km): 150 HRK (ca. 20 EUR)

Entry fees (5km): no entry fees

Race centre: on Ban Jelačić Square (Saturday 6 October 8.00-19.00, on the day 7.00-8.30)

You get (21km, 42km): T-shirt, medal, a meal after the race

You get (5km): T-shirt

Number of finishers 2011: 268 (42km), 666 (21km)

Event website (in English and Croatian):


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