Saturday 13 July 2024

Relief map of Zagreb and Mount Medvednica, Croatia (Author: T.T.C. Trieste / designed for Kras Zagreb / photo copyright © 2018 Hendrik Böttger /


The Sljemenski Maraton (English: ‘Sljeme Marathon’ or ‘Hog's Trail Marathon’) is Croatia's oldest trail running event.

It is held every year in the summer on the densely-wooded Medvednica mountain which rises to the north of Zagreb.

The start and the finish are at the Tourist apartments Snježna kraljica near the top of Sljeme (1,033m), the highest peak of the mountain.

Four races are available:

  • 5km run & walk (one lap)
  • 14km (one lap)
  • 42.2km (three laps)
  • 42.2km relay (three laps) for mixed teams of three runners

The route is a very challenging loop on woodland trails. Each 14k lap features 650 metres of descent and 650 metres of ascent!

The 5k, which will be held for the first time this year, includes 175 metres of descent and 175 metres of ascent.

Sljeme is a twenty-kilometre uphill drive from Zagreb's city centre. You can get there by car or you can use a combination of tram and public bus.


Map of the venue:


25. Sljemenski Maraton:


  • 13 July 2024 (Saturday)

Event website:


Number of finishers:

  5km 14km 28km 42.2km 42.2km relay
2023 --- 269 --- 56 16 teams
2022 --- 210 --- 99 20 teams
2021 --- 253 --- 67 17 teams
2020 --- 274 64 162 ---
2019 --- 393 100 89 ---


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