Saturday 24 June 2023

Celje as seen from Celje Castle (Author: Boris Maric / / CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication / photo cropped by


The Celjski polmaraton (‘Celje Half Marathon’) is a running event in Celje, the fourth-largest city in Slovenia.

Celje is home to about 37,000 people and features an appealing Old Town overlooked by the largest castle in the country. The city is easy to reach by train from Ljubljana and from Maribor.

Entrants can choose between these races:

  • 200m - 1km kids run
  • 6km
  • 10.5km
  • 21km

Starting and finishing in Mestni Park (‘Town Park’) on the right bank of the Savinja river, the half marathon is two laps of the 10.5km course.

The route takes the runners along both banks of the Savinja, through woods and through agricultural land.

For the most part, the course is flat. It includes, however, a hill with approximately 50 metres of ascent.

The event is held one day before dan državnosti (Statehood Day) which is celebrated annually on 25 June to commemorate Slovenia's declaration of independence from Yugoslavia on 25 June 1991.


Map of the venue:


Celjski polmaraton 2023:


  • 24 June 2023 (Saturday)

Event website:


Number of finishers:

  • 2022:
    • 6km: 12
    • 10.5km: 64
    • 21.1km: 24


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