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Split Marathon

Quick facts

Location Split, Croatia

Distance Marathon

About Split Marathon

20. Split Marathon is an event composed of 5 races: a full marathon, a marathon relay, a half marathon, the Slobodna Dalmacija Trophy (5 km race) and the dm kids’ mile. 

Something for everyone!!!

The Split Marathon is an event originated from the Split Half Marathon organized by Maraton klub Marjan, with the beginnings going back to 2001 when it was held for the first time. In the first years it was held exclusively in the area of Marjan Forest Park, and since 2007 it has been held with the start and the finish line on the Riva waterfront as part of St. Dujam’s celebration. 

In 2015, the course is changed, it retains the start and finish line on the Riva waterfront, but is circular and through big part of the city and near all of its most interesting symbols.

In 2016, the Split Half Marathon changes its date to the last weekend in February, which has resulted in a significant and continuous increase in the number of participants. The increase in the number of participants also increases the number of accompanying events such as a sports fair and kids’ races.

And in 2020. we are adding full marathon and marathon relay to the mix.

It’s not easy to run 42 or 21 km. But it’s definitely easier if you are running in surrounding that will inspire you. Number of cultural monuments of city 1700 years old, mediterranean ambience and sports heritage of "The most beautiful city in the World" how its habitants are callling it, are more then enough reason for your application.


Distances

Half Marathon

  • 21.097km

5 km Split

  • 5km

Marathon

  • 42.195km

Practicalities

Accommodation

Split is vibrant tourism destination with abundance of hotel & private accommodation. We partner with hotels which provide special marathon prices. 

After Race Services

After the race every runner is getting goody bag with refreshment goods.

Age Limit

Marathon: 18 y.o. ; Marathon relay: 14 y.o. ; Half marathon: 16 y.o. ; Slobodna Dalmacija Trophy: 12 y.o. 

Aid Stations

The organizer provides the medical assistance at the start line, at 8.8 km (Dujam 1), at 13.5 km(Dujam 2), at 18.6 km (Roundabout Spaladium Arena), at 26.4 km (Marjan Forest Park - Institut),at 34.6 km (Trstenik 1), at 38.8 km (Trstenik 2) and at the finish line, at 42,195 km. Emergencymedical aid (EMA) vehicle will follow the runners.

Award Medals

After the race every runner is getting finisher medal with Split Maraton logo.

Equipment Storage

Cloth for changing, towels....bring with you! Organizer ensured the place for runners changing and storing their clothes close to start/finish area. You may take advantage of the left luggage service. Instructions will be provided together with the bib.

Maximum Time

Marathon and relay 6 hours ; Half-marathon 3 hours ; Slobodna Dalmacija Trophy 45 minutes

Parking

Free parking available. Info in runner's guide received prior to the race.

Provided Photo Service

Yes. Free of charge. Published on Facebook page.

Race Kit Includes

The starting package includes: preparation and securing of the route; closing of the road; / finish line and on the route; organizer’s staff onthe route, registration and the award of the medals and trophies; available portable toilets at the start / finish line and therace route; official bib number with measuring device; official runners t-shirt; official runnersbag, sponsors' gifts; pre- and post-race meals; participation medals; possible electronic print ofa certificate with the race results; medals for the top three runners in the category; trophiesfor absolute winners; digital instructions for contestants and the postrace after party. 

Refreshments

The refreshments are provided at 12 locations for marathon race, 6 locations for half marathon race and 1 location for Slobodna Dalmacija Trophy.  

Timing

The Split Half Marathon chip does not need to be returned after the race. 10 timing points for marathon, 6 for half marathon and 3 for Trophy

Split Marathon Route Map

Split Marathon Route Map

Start:

Split's Harbor

Split,hr

Overview

The course goes along the Riva, Diocletian`s Palace, Grgur from Nin, City park, toward East. The trail then continues to Poljud Stadium and Marjan Forest Park where recreation zone Bene and Oceanographic Institute are.The final stage passes by the Museum of Croatian Archaeological Monuments and leads to the western part of the Split harbor where the last kilometer of the half marathon is run looking at the unforgettable view of Split.


Split Marathon Trivia

At its onset in year 2001 Split Half Marathon was constrained to the Marjan peninsula. In year 2007, start and finish were moved to the more attractive Riva. In 2015 Half Marathon finaly envelopes whole of Split, connecting all notable sporting and cultural sights across the town.

Accompanying Half Marathon two smaller races are taking place: 5km race for the general public and especially popular "Split Mile" for preschool and elementary school children.

Through its relatively short history Split Half Marathon has attracted thousands of runners from all continents to witness Split at its most celebratory, praising our patron saint St. Domnius, an event that lately also unofficially sets out tourist season.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.