Sunday 22 September 2024

Varaždin Castle, Croatia (Copyright © 2009 Hendrik Böttger /


The Varaždinski polumaraton is held each September in Varaždin, an old town of about 44,000 people, situated in the far north of Croatia near the borders with Slovenia and Hungary.

It's a road running event popular with runners of all ages. Four race distances are available:

  • 500m, 1km dječje utrke (children's races; on Saturday)
  • 5km utrka građana (5k run)
  • 21.1km polumaraton (half marathon)

Starting on Kapucinski trg (Capuchin Square) on the edge of the very beautiful Baroque Old Town, the half marathon route takes the runners through the town centre, around the castle (pictured) and through residential and rural areas.

The course is mainly flat.


Map of the venue:


30. Varaždinski polumaraton:


  • 22 September 2024 (Sunday)

Event website:


Number of finishers:

  5km 21.1km
2023 357 528
2022 177 267
2021 174 258
2020 235 219
2019 266 409
2018 242 316


No guarantee is made as to the accuracy or thoroughness of the information on this page.