Saturday 22 June 2019

Maraton državnosti - The half marathon route runs from Celje to Šmartinsko jezero, Slovenia (Copyright © 2016 Hendrik Böttger /


The Maraton državnosti (‘Marathon of Statehood’) commemorates Slovenia's declaration of independence from Yugoslavia on 25 June 1991.

The event offers a 10.5km race (one lap) and a half marathon (two laps).

Both races begin and end at the Dvorana Zlatorog handball arena on the northern edge of Celje, a town of about 38,000 residents, located on the railway line between Ljubljana and Maribor.

The route runs on undulating roads and cycleways out and back through rural areas and woods. The turnaround point is at the Šmartinsko jezero reservoir (pictured).



  • 22 June 2019 (Saturday)

Number of finishers 2018:

  • 10.5km: 80
  • 21km: 12

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Map of the venue:


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