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  04.10.2018, 07:10h

2nd Krka half-marathon

The 2nd Krka half-marathon, an international athletic race through Krka National Park, has been scheduled for Saturday, 13 April 2019.

After last year's exceptionally successful race, which included the participation of numerous runners and fans, the Marathon 2000 Athletic Club from Karlovac, as the organiser, and the Public Institute of Krka National Park, as the partner, have decided to repeat the event and turn it into an annual race.

The Krka Half-marathon provides runners with the unique experience of running through one of Croatia's most beautiful landscapes, surrounded by protected nature and unique cultural and historical heritage. The half-marathon route has received international certification from the AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Distance Races), meaning that the times achieved in this race are recognised worldwide.

Just like last year, the race will start at the Krka Eco Campus in Puljane. From here, runners will head in the direction of Oklaj, drop down to the river, run along Brljan Lake, and then make the only ascent in the direction of the Burnum Amphitheatre, which is also the finish line. A novelty in next year's race will be that this ascent will also be specifically timed, and prizes awarded. For all those who find that a 21,098 km half-marathon is too great a challenge, but still want to participate in this lovely event, there will also be a shorter 5.5 km recreational route.

Due to the great interest in this race, the maximum number of races on both routes has been increased, to 650 in the half-marathon and 350 in the recreational race. Participants can expect a great start package, including tickets for Krka National Park. Registration is open, and be sure to reserve your spot on time here.

In recent years, running has become increasingly popular in Croatia, as people want to spend more time in nature, in the fresh air. This led to the idea to hold this sporting event in Krka National Park, especially its northern part, which is lesser known to the public and rich in pristine nature and cultural monuments that testify to the tumultuous history of this region. The half-marathon course runs through interesting and beautiful sections of the park, crosses the Krka River, and ends at a gem of ancient architecture – a Roman military amphitheatre. The organiser will present this race at all the prominent European fairs – from Slovakia and Slovenia, where numerous runners came from last year, to Hungary and Italy, to attract both participants and nature and history lovers to the stunning localities in Krka National Park found along the race route.