Sunday 16 July 2023

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.

Three races are available:

  • 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 lap features 580 metres of descent and 580 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:


24. Sljemenski Maraton:


  • 16 July 2023 (Sunday)

Event website:


Number of finishers:

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



Race information:


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