New Year, 1 January 2024

Novogodišnja utrka (New Year's Run), Varaždin, Croatia -- Photo: Copyright © 2020 Hendrik Böttger /


The Novogodišnja utrka (‘New Year's Run’) in Varaždin, a town of about 44,000 people in the far north of Croatia, is a 4.6km road race starting at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Day when champagne corks pop and fireworks go off.

The route begins and ends on Trg kralja Tomislava (‘King Tomislav Square’) in the heart of Varaždin's beautiful Old Town. The course is flat.


Map of the venue:


45. Novogodišnja utrka:


  • Monday 1 January 2024 (New Year; public holiday in Croatia)

Race information:


Number of finishers:

  • 2024: 405
  • 2023: 376
  • 2022: 297
  • 2021: Event cancelled
  • 2020: 496


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