Saturday 21 September 2024

The River Soča near Bovec, Slovenia (Copyright © 2016 Hendrik Böttger /


Set in the Julian Alps in Slovenia, the Bovec Maraton offers three multi-terrain races through the strinkingly-beautiful Soča Valley (Soška dolina):

  • 8km fun run
  • 22km polmaraton (half marathon)
  • 42km maraton (marathon)

All three routes are single-loop courses which start and finish on the main square of the small town of Bovec, a popular destination for skiers in the winter and for kayakers and hikers in the summer.

Situated at an elevation of about 460 metres in the Bovec Basin (Bovška kotlina), the town is surrounded by steep, densely-wooded mountains on all sides.

The race routes are highly scenic and varied but they have not been designed to set any personal records. The fun run features about 80 metres of ascent, the half marathon 260 metres and the full marathon 460 metres.

Approximately one third of the marathon course is on gravel roads or trails.


Map of the venue:


Bovec Maraton 2024:


  • 21 September 2024 (Saturday)

Event website (in Slovene and English):


Number of finishers:

  8km 22km 42km
2023 259 272 83
2022 217 196 68
2021 191 137 51
2020 --- --- ---
2019 475 592 147
2018 411 592 132
2017 328 568 134



Race information:


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