Hvar (Croatia), Saturday 23 August 2014
This challenging half marathon road race is held on the Adriatic island of Hvar in the Dalmatia region in the southern part of Croatia.
Hvar can be reached by ferry from the Dalmatian coast or from Italy.
The race follows a point-to-point course which begins in one of Europe's oldest towns — the port of Stari Grad.
The first 12km are uphill (+400m), the remaining 9km are downhill (-400m). From the course, there are stunning panoramic views over Hvar and neigbouring islands.
The finish line is at the harbour of Hvar Town (pictured), a chic resort with a picturesque medieval core.
Last year, 147 runners from 21 countries completed Hvar Half Marathon. The fastest finishers were Croatia's Zoran Žilić (1:17:24) and Marija Vrajić (1:28:45).
Venue (Map): Hvar (Split 60km, Dubrovnik 209km, Ancona 288km, Zagreb 469km)
Date: 23 August 2014 (Saturday)
Race distance: 21.1km
Start: at 17.30 on Trg Petra Hektorovića in Stari Grad
Finish: on Trg sv. Stjepana in Hvar
Race centre: Gradska Loggia, Hvar (Friday 18.00-22.00; on the day 12.00-15.30); on Trg Ploča, Stari Grad (on the day 16.00-17.30)
Entries: online (up to 22 August 2014) with payment by bank transfer or in cash on the day; late entries on the day
Entry fees: 150 HRK (entries up to 22 Aug 2014), 200 HRK (entries on 23 Aug 2014)
Exchange rate: 100 HRK = ca. 13.20 EUR (July 2014)
You get: a meal after the race; bus service from Hvar to Stari Grad (at 16.30 and at 22.00)
Prizes: to the first 5 M/F and to the winners of each category
Award ceremony: at 20.00
Number of finishers 2013: 147
Event website: www.hvarmarathon.com
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