Sunday 10 May 2020

Sljeme, Mount Medvednica, Zagreb, Croatia (Copyright © 2017 Hendrik Böttger /


Croatia's oldest brdska trka (mountain race) begins on the main square of Zagreb and ends on the summit of Sljeme (1,031m), the highest peak of Mount Medvednica which rises to the north of the city (pictured).

The event has been named after the late rower and runner Julije Boroša who organized the race from 1990 until 2013.

The route is 11.8 kilometres long. It features about 900 metres of ascent.

Starting on Trg bana Jelačića (Ban Jelačić Square), the first half of the race is run on roads and pavements gently uphill.

Then, the route follows the well-trodden Leustekova staza (Leustek hiking path) which winds its way up the densely-wooded slopes of the mountain.

The toughest portion of the course comes at the end: 80 metres of elevation gain over the final 300 metres!

The event offers the option to run just the second part of the course (Leustek run: 5km, 731m of ascent).

In case you don't fancy walking back to the city after the race you can take the public bus from Sljeme to Mihaljevac.


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


Number of finishers:

  • 2019:
    • 5km: 20
    • 11.8km: 352


31. Brdska trka Boroša:


  • 10 May 2020 (Sunday)

Event website:


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