Sežana (Slovenia), Sunday 26 March 2017

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


The Mali kraški maraton (Karst Half Marathon) draws a crowd of about 2,000 or more runners to the small town of Sežana which is situated in Slovenia's Primorska region near the border with Italy, just about 14 kilometres from the city centre of the Adriatic port of Trieste.

Competitors have the choice between the 9.4km run or the 21.1km half marathon.

Both routes are undulating loop courses through the Karst (Slovene: kras, Italian: carso), a beautiful (and windswept) plateau that rises above the Adriatic Sea.

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

The half marathon route runs 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), ...


Lipica stud farm, Slovenia (Copyright © 2011 Hendrik Böttger /


... 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. Approximately 300 metres are on gravel.


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: 17. mali kraški maraton 2017

Country: Slovenia

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

Date: 26 March 2017 (Sunday)

Start time: 11.00 (to be confirmed)

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

Race centre: in the sports hall near the start area (on the day from 9.00)

Entries: online with payment by bank transfer (up to 15 March 2017); late entries on the day if the entry limit (3,000 runners) has not been reached

Entry fees (9.4km, 21km): € 26 (up to 31 January 2017), € 35 (up to 28 February 2017), € 45 (up to 16 March 2017), € 55 (on 26 March 2017)

You get: bib chip timing, T-shirt, snacks and drinks on the course and at the finish, finisher medal, a meal after the race

Changing facilities and showers: yes

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

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

Number of finishers 2016: 813 (9.4km), 967 (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.