Sunday 20 September 2020

The Miljacka river in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (Author: Zdepre / commons.wikimedia.org / public domain / photo modified by runinternational.eu)

 

This polumaraton (half marathon) is held annually in September in the vibrant Balkan city of Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The start/finish area is at the modern SCC (Sarajevo City Center) which hosts a hotel, a business complex, a shopping mall, an entertainment centre, bars, cafes and restaurants.

The route takes the runners, largely out and back, in three directions: east, north and west.

At first, the route travels along the Miljacka river (pictured) through the city centre and through the wooded Miljacka Canyon to the picturesque 16th-century Kozija ćuprija (Goat's Bridge) which is on the eastern edge of the city.

Back in the city centre, participants run out and back to the Koševo neighbourhood in the northern part of Sarajevo. This section of the course includes a loop through the Olympic Stadium, site of the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics 1984.

The final kilometres take the runners along the Miljacka to the western part of the city and back to the SCC.

 

Map of the venue:

 

Number of finishers:

  • 2019:
    • 21.1km: 1,040 runners
    • 21.1km relay: 94 teams
  • 2018:
    • 21.1km: 711 runners
    • 21.1km relay: 52 teams

 

14. Sarajevo polumaraton:

Date:

  • 20 September 2020 (Sunday)

Race distance:

  • 3.3km Fun Run
  • 21.1km Polumaraton (half marathon)
  • 21.1km Štafetni polumaraton (relay: 8km+7km+6km)

Event website:

 

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