39th Plitvice Marathon

Urednik Blog, News

The Plitvice Marathon is a popular attraction of sports tourism in this area of Croatia, traditionally held in the first weekend of June. We would like to inform you that registrations are now open for the 39th Plitvice Marathon, organised by the Plitvice Athletics Club and sponsored by the Plitvice Lakes National Park Public Institution. As the main sponsor of this spectacular event, not only will the Plitvice Lakes National Park open its doors to breathtaking nature to runners from around the world, but also highlight the importance of environmental conservation through sports activities.

The 39th Plitvice Marathon will take place on 1 and 2 June, and this year runners may choose between a 5K (5 kilometres) race, a half-marathon (21 kilometres), and a marathon (42 kilometres). The Plitvice Marathon is the oldest, greenest and most beautiful race in Croatia with more and more runners joining every year. This year, runners from over 40 different countries are expected at the race.

The Plitvice Marathon is one of the most popular races in Croatia, offering competitors the opportunity to run just above the Big Waterfall and alongside crystal-clear lakes. Because of their extraordinary natural beauty, these lakes have always attracted nature lovers. This year we will celebrate 75 years since Plitvice Lakes were declared a national park and 45 years since they were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.

As before, this year’s Plitvice Marathon will be a part of the competition calendar of the First Croatian Road League, in cooperation with the Croatian Athletics Federation.

The number of competitors is limited to 1000: 350 at the half-marathon, which will be held to commemorate the late Valentina Valjak, winner of the 35th Plitvice Marathon, 350 at the marathon and 300 at the 5K race. Every competitor will receive a starting package which includes a ticket to the National Park.

Running through the largest and the oldest national park in Croatia is a special experience, both physically and spiritually, so get your running shoes ready and join us at this spectacular sports event. Register today!


Jezero Hotel

Recharge at the very heart of Plitvice Lakes and rest up for the race. If you want to stay as close as possible to the course, your peaceful oasis waits at the Jezero Hotel. After the race, revitalize your body with our delightful dishes and restore your energy in our wonderful wellness facilities.

Special offer for the participants of Plitvice Marathon – Jezero Hotel

Campsite Korana

If you prefer camping, the Campsite Korana is the perfect place to relax after the Plitvice Marathon. With its delightful setting near the Korana river, its lush greenery will surely delight all nature lovers.

Special offer for the participants of Plitvice Marathon – Campsite Korana