Split Half Marathon

Quick facts

Location Split, Croatia

Distance Half marathon

Date 23 Feb 2020

About Split Half Marathon

It’s not easy to run 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.

Somewhere we’ve heard that "You are not a city if you don’t have your (half)marathon. If we think a little bit about that phrase we’ll notice there’s so much truth in it, highlighting that quality and culture of living is manifesting through such event. Confirmation of that requires years and decades of dedication and hard work on establishing this kind of modern sport tradition. City that’s proud of its famous atheletes event of this kind, at least that deserves.

From next year course of Split Half Marathon finally go out it’s original shape. We are connecting East and West, trying to involve all those seemingly neglected parts of the city. Through run, fitwalk, fun.
In organisation itself, we are also moving forward. Chip timing is finally here. Rich goody bag, start package and pasta party as special surprise will ensure every participant that Split Half is chosen as right destination for run.

If you are not sure if you can hold the pace you are interested in we are providing pacemakers for you. If you are not sure if you can even accomplish a half marathon we are providing training plan for you, that lasts from 6 to 10 weeks depending of your current condition and time you have for practising.


After Race Services

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

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 Half 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

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 with ameal..


The refreshment will be provided on 6 location along the course: 5.3 km (Pujanke – Ravne NjiveBridge), 8.8 km (Dujam 1), 13,5 km (Dujam 2), 18,6 km (Roundabout Spaladium Arena), 23.7 km(Marjan Forest Park - Prva voda), 26.4 km (Marjan Forest Park - Institut), 29.5 km (near Obojenasvjetlost beach), 32 km (beach Bačvice 1), 34,6 km (Trstenik 1), 38,8 km (Trstenik 2), 41 (beachBačvice 2) and at the finish line, at 42,195 km. Different types of refreshments are provided atthe refreshment stations according to the organizer's schedule: water, energy drink and / orfruit.


The Split Half Marathon chip does not need to be returned after the race. Specific instructions on how to use it will be in the race day information. Timing points will be installed every few kilometers of the half marathon route.

Split Half Marathon Route Map

Split Half Marathon Route Map


Split's Harbor



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 Half 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.