Sežana (Slovenia), Easter Sunday 27 March 2016

The Karst and the town of Sežana as seen from Lipica (Copyright © 2016 Hendrik Böttger /


The Mali kraški maraton (Karst Half Marathon) offers a 9.4km run, a 21.1km half marathon, children's races, and a race walking competition.

Held on the beautiful Karst Plateau (Slovene: kras), which is partly in Slovenia and partly in Italy, the event attracts approximately 2,500 participants.

All races begin and end in the small town of Sežana in Slovenia.

The 9.4km race takes the runners on asphalt and gravel roads through woods on the Slovene side of the border.

The half marathon, however, is a race through two countries — Slovenia and Italy. Participants run through the pastures of the famous Lipica Stud (where Lipizzaner horses have been bred for over 400 years), across the state border into Italy, through the villages of Basovizza, Padriciano and Trebiciano, back into Slovenia, and through the village of Orlek. The race is run mostly on asphalt. A short section is on an unpaved road.

Both routes are undulating and very scenic.


Remember that at 2am on the day of the event the clocks jump one hour forward due to the start of 'European Summer Time', so don't be late!


Race information: 16. Mali kraški maraton 2016

Country: Slovenia

Venue (Map): Sežana (14km from Trieste, 75km from Udine, 80km from Ljubljana)

Date: 27 March 2016 (Easter Sunday)

Start time — Race distance:

  • 10.10 — 200m children
  • 10.25 — 400m children
  • 11.00  — 9.4km and 21.1km
  • 11.15 — 2.5km children
  • 11.20-12.10 — 500m-1000m-2000m-3000m race walking

Start and finish: Športni park, Kosovelova ulica 5, Sežana

Race centre: in the start/finish area (on the day from 9.00)

Entries: online with payment by bank transfer; entries close 16 March 2016; no entries on the day; entry limit: 3000 runners

Entry fees (9.4km, 21km): € 26/35/45 (up to 31 January/29 February/16 March 2016)

Timekeeping (!): ChampionChip — The entry fees are reduced by € 3 if you use your own chip.

You get: chip timing, T-shirt, finisher medal, a meal after the race (vegetarian meal available); child care (9.30-13.30, on reservation)

Prizes (9.4km): to the first three men and women

Prizes (21km): to the first three men and women; to the first three in each age group

Number of finishers 2015: 1100 (9.4km), 1305 (21km)

Event website (in Slovene and English):


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.