Sunday 4 July 2021

Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia -- Author: Julo (assumed)  / / public domain / photo cropped by


The Plitvice Marathon (Croatian: Plitvički maraton) is a road running event held in the Plitvice Lakes National Park (Nacionalni park plitvička jezera), one of Croatia's top tourist destinations.

In 2021, the event offered the following races:

  • 10km
  • 21.1km half marathon
  • 42.2km marathon

Starting and finishing in the hamlet of Mukinje, the 42.2km marathon is a very scenic loop through dense forests, lovely meadows and remote villages in parts of the national park which tourists hardly ever visit. The route also runs along the shores of some of Plitvice's stunningly-beautiful blue-green lakes.

Both the marathon and the half marathon routes are very challenging. The difference between the lowest and the highest point on the course is about 250 metres. Most of the climbs are not steep but long.

Marathon runners can expect to finish at least ten minutes slower than on a flat course.

The time limit to complete the course is two hours for the 10k race, three hours for the half and six hours for the full marathon.


Map of the venue:


Number of finishers:

  • 2021:
    • 10km: 267
    • 21.1km: 293
    • 42.2km: 142
  • 2020:
    • 5km: 73
    • 21.1km: 120
    • 42.2km: 129
    • 42.2km relay: 6 teams
  • 2019:
    • 5km: 310
    • 21.1km: 562
    • 42.2km: 249
    • 42.2km relay: 25 teams


36. Plitvički maraton:


  • 4 July 2021 (Sunday)

Start time:

  • 8.30am (all races)

Event details, registration and results:


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