Zagreb (Croatia), Sunday 10 July 2016

Sljeme, Mount Medvednica, Zagreb, Croatia (Copyright © 2015 Hendrik Böttger /


Held annually in high summer on the densely-wooded Mount Medvednica, which rises above the city of Zagreb, the Sljemenski Maraton (‘Sljeme Marathon’) is Croatia's oldest and largest trail running event.

Starting and finishing at the radio transmission tower on top of Sljeme (1031m), the highest peak of the mountain, the route is a 14km loop on woodland trails.

The first half of the race is downhill, the second half uphill. Each lap features 478m of descent and 478m of ascent!

You can choose to run either one lap (14km) or three laps (42.2km) of this course.

It is also possible to form a team of three runners to run the marathon as a relay (3 x 14km). One member of each team must be of the opposite sex.

Sljeme is a 20km uphill drive from Zagreb's city centre. You can get there by car or you can take the public bus.


Country: Croatia

Venue (Map): Sljeme, Zagreb

Date: 10 July 2016 (Sunday)

Race distance: 14km, 42.2km, 42.2km relay (3x14km — mixed teams only)

Start time: 10.30

Start and finish: at the radio transmission tower on the summit of Sljeme

Race centre:

  • Saturday 16.00-21.00: Atletski klub Sljeme, Trnjanska 122 (Caffe bar TIME)
  • on the day 8.30-10.30: in the start area (for runners from outside Zagreb)

Entries: online with payment by bank transfer; entries close 9 July 2016; no entries on the day

Entry fees (14km, 42km): € 25*/35*/25 (up to 15 June/4 July/9 July 2016)

Entry fees (relay teams): € 75*/105*/75 (up to 15 June/4 July/9 July 2016)

* including race pack (T-shirt, buff, finisher medal, voucher for a meal after the race)

You get: race pack (for entries up to 4 July 2016), bib chip timing, six aid stations per lap, entry into the post-race prize drawing

Prizes: trophies to the first 3 M/F (42km) and to each member of the fastest relay team

Number of finishers 2015: 229 (14km), 98 (42km), 48 relay teams

Event website (in Croatian and English):

Sljemenski maraton - Event website:


No guarantee is made as to the accuracy or thoroughness of the information on this page! Please visit the official event website to verify the above information.