Sunday 20 September 2020

Fortifications at Ston, Croatia (Author: László Szalai (Beyond silence) / commons.wikimedia.org / public domain / photo modified by runinternational.eu)

 

Held annually in September on the Pelješac peninsula in southern Dalmatia in Croatia, the Ston Wall Marathon is a lovely small running event that attracts approximately 200 to 250 runners from around the globe.

Three races are on offer: 4km, 15km and 42.2km marathon.

Starting and finishing in the medieval salt-producing fortress town of Ston, all three races are very hilly and scenic.

The first four kilometres of the route take the runners to the fishing village of Mali Ston and then back to Ston along the 14th-century Great Wall which connects Ston and Mali Ston across the hillsides (pictured).

The remaining 38 kilometres of the marathon are run, mainly out and back, on a mix of asphalt and gravel roads through pine forests and along picturesque bays, passing Ston's vast saltpans.

After the race, runners will be treated with a Mediterranean-style meal. Ston is widely known for its seafood cuisine!

 

Map of the venue:

 

Number of finishers:

  • 2019:
    • 4km: 94
    • 15km: 89
    • 42.2km: 32
  • 2018:
    • 4km: 83
    • 15km: 82
    • 42.2km: 54

 

Date:

  • 20 September 2020 (Sunday)

Event website:

 

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