Saturday 2 September 2023

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 about 70 kilometres from Croatia's capital Zagreb.

Sošice is hidden in a remote corner of the Žumberak, an amazingly-beautiful and thinly-populated mountain region located on the border with Slovenia.

It's a strenuous uphill drive on narrow and twisty roads to get there. You don't have to drive yourself, however. There's a free bus from Zagreb on race day.

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:


27. Žumberačka utrka:


  • 2 September 2023 (Saturday)

Event website:


Number of finishers:

  15km 6km
2023 91 71
2022 105 76
2021 88 37
2020 --- ---
2019 129 25
2018 124 24
2017 125 15*
2016 120  
2015 136  

* 5km



Race report and photos:


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