Ston (Croatia), Sunday 9 September 2012
The Ston Wall Marathon is a small but unique fun race, held in an amazingly beautiful location on the Dalmatian coast in southern Croatia.
Entrants can choose between three very hilly and challenging routes — the 42k marathon, the 15k run, and the 4k walk. Parts of the course are on dirt roads.
The start and finish are in the medieval salt-producing fortress town of Ston, situated on the Pelješac peninsula between the cities of Split and Dubrovnik.
At first, participants run to the fishing village of Mali Ston (1.5km). From there, they run on the impressive 14th-century "Great Wall", which connects Ston and Mali Ston across the hillsides, back to the start area (4km).
Then, competitors run a long scenic loop (partly out and back) through pine forests, to picturesque bays, and past Ston's vast saltpans.
After the race, runners will be treated with a Mediterranean-style meal — Ston is widely known for its seafood cuisine!
The "Kinookus" film and food festival, which will take place in Ston over the marathon weekend, will offer even more opportunities for pleasure.
Venue (Map): Ston (55km from Dubrovnik, 175km from Split, 560km from Zagreb)
Date: 9 September 2012 (Sunday)
Race distance: 42.2km; 15km; 4km walk
Start time: 7.30
Start and finish: on the main road (magistralna cesta/Pelješki put) through Ston
Entries: online or by post; payment by bank transfer or in cash in the race centre; entries close 5 Sep 2012; reduced entry fees for runners from former Yugoslavia
Entry fees: € 35 (42km); € 25 (15km); € 20 (4km) - payable in local currency
Race centre: in the town centre of Ston (7 Sep and 8 Sep 2012, 10.00-19.00; on the day before the start)
You get: T-shirt; salt from the Ston Saltpan; finisher medal; a Mediterranean-style meal after the race; ...
Prizes: trophies and product prizes
Number of finishers 2011: 48
Event website: www.ston-wall-marathon.com
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