Saturday 4 September 2021

Žumberačka utrka (Žumberak Run), Sošice, Croatia (Photo: Copyright © 2020 Hendrik Böttger /


The Žumberačka utrka (‘Žumberak Run’) is a very hilly 15k point-to-point road running race held in a remote corner of the Žumberak, an amazingly-beautiful and thinly-populated mountain region located on the border between Croatia and Slovenia.

Registration will be open on race day at the race HQ in the village of Sošice.

In case you don't fancy a strenuous uphill drive on narrow and twisty roads to get there catch the free bus from Zagreb, which is approximately 70 kilometres away.

The same bus will then run from Sošice to the start in the village of Radatovići from where you will run back to Šošice.

The route is very scenic but also very challenging as it runs up and down several substantial hills.

In addition to the 15k race, the event offers a 6k run (starting and finishing in Sošice) and a number of children's races.


Hungarian runners Tamás Tóth and Barnabás Bene in the Žumberačka utrka in September 2010 (Photo: Copyright © 2020 Hendrik Böttger /


Map of the venue (blue: start; red: finish):


Number of finishers in the 15k race:

  • 2020: Event cancelled
  • 2019: 129
  • 2018: 124
  • 2017: 125
  • 2016: 120
  • 2015: 136


25. Žumberačka utrka:


  • 4 September 2021 (Saturday)

Event website:



Race report and photos:


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