Saturday 3 September 2022

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


The Žumberačka utrka (‘Žumberak Run’) takes place annually in early September in the little village of Sošice, which is just about 70 kilometres from Croatia's capital Zagreb but not really easy to reach. It's a strenuous uphill drive on narrow and twisty roads to get there. Sošice is hidden in a remote corner of the Žumberak, an amazingly-beautiful and thinly-populated mountain region located on the border with Slovenia.

The event offers two road races, 6 kilometres and 15 kilometres long. Both are very hilly and scenic out-and-back races.

The children's races are held in the village.


The village of Sošice in the Žumberak, Croatia (Copyright © 2009 Hendrik Böttger /


Map of the venue:


26. Žumberačka utrka:


  • 3 September 2022 (Saturday)

Event website:


Number of finishers in the 15k race:

  • 2021: 88
  • 2020: Event cancelled
  • 2019: 129
  • 2018: 124
  • 2017: 125
  • 2016: 120
  • 2015: 136



Race report and photos:


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