Sunday 17 July 2022

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:


23. Sljemenski Maraton:


  • 17 July 2022 (Sunday)

Event website:


Number of finishers:

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



Race information:


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