Marathon and half marathon in the end of winter on the Adriatic coast through the historic center of Split — UNESCO World Heritage site

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In brief

The marker on the map indicates the city in which the race takes place and does not display the exact start or finish location.

Date:
28 February 2021 (Sunday)
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Number of participants: 3.000
marathon 2020 — 586,
half marathon 2020 — 1.609
Race Record: 2:18:08 Ndiwa Kipkurui Sakong, Kenya, 2020
Entry fee:
27—68 € (200—500 HRK) marathon,
22—54 € (160—400 HRK) half marathon

The Split Marathon is an annual long-distance running event held in Split, Croatia. The official name of the event is Split Maraton. About 3.000 athletes take part in marathon race and other competitions (586 runners completed marathon and 1.609 finished half marathon in 2020).

Marathon distance joined the traditional Split Half Marathon in 2021.

More about Split and its attractions you may find here.

The Split Marathon (Split Maraton) 2020

Events and Activities

Marathon race, 42.195 km (Split Maraton)

The marathon race of 42.195km starts at 9:00 28 February 2021 (Sunday) from Riva promenade in Split.

Age limit: from 18 years old on 31 December 2021.

Half Marathon race, 21.097km (Splitski Polumaraton)

The half marathon race of 21.097km starts at 9:00 28 February 2021 (Sunday) from Riva promenade in Split.

Age limit: from 16 years old on 31 December 2021.

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Course

The course of the Split Marathon (Split Maraton) 2021 tracks through the historic center of the city — UNESCO World Heritage site, runs in the southern part of the town Solin and around the town of Vranjic which is called Little Venice. Runners move along the coast of the Kashtel Bay (Kaštelanski zaljev) and the Split Channel (Splitski kanal), around Marjan Hill with a forest park and the beach Bene.

The course of the Split Marathon (Split Maraton) 2020 with altitude profile

The course of the Split Marathon (Split Maraton) 2020 with altitude profile

The course of the Split Half marathon (Splitski Polumaraton) 2021 partly coincides with the marathon distance.

The course of the Split Half Marathon (Splitski Polumaraton) 2020 with altitude profile

The course of the Split Half Marathon (Splitski Polumaraton) 2020 with altitude profile

Start and finish for all races of the Split Marathon (Split Maraton) 2021 is on Riva promenade near Diocletian’s Palace (Dioklecijanova palača) which is considered to be the best preserved palace of the Roman Empire period.

You may find the official course map of the Split Marathon (Split Maraton) 2021 here.

The time limit for completing the marathon is 6 hours, for completing the half marathon — 3 hours.

There are 11 water and nutrition stations on the marathon course, and 5 stations on the half marathon course. The stations provide runners with water, energy drink, fruit.

The route of the Split Marathon (Split Maraton) 2021 is certified by the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races AIMS.

Registration

You may sign up for races of the Split Marathon (Split Maraton) 2021 online.

The online registration is open till 12 February 2021 or till the slots last.

The entry fee for the Split Marathon (Split Maraton) 2021 varies depending on the date of purchase:
till 31 October 2020 — 27 € (200 HRK),
from 1 November till 31 December 2020 — 34 € (250 HRK),
1—31 January 2021 — 47 € (350 HRK),
1—12 February 2021 — 68 € (500 HRK) only bib number, no Race Pack.

The entry fee for the Split Half Marathon (Splitski Polumaraton) 2021 varies depending on the date of purchase:
till 31 October 2020 — 22 € (160 HRK),
from 1 November till 31 December 2020 — 27 € (200 HRK),
1—31 January 2021 — 40 € (300 HRK),
1—12 February 2021 — 54 € (400 HRK) only bib number, no Race Pack.

You may have a discount for Double registration (Marathon/Marathon Relay and 5km Race, or Half Marathon and 5 km Race).

You may transfer your registration to another person at no charge till 1 February 2021 and later for a fee of 5 € (35 HRK).

Your Marathon or Half Marathon Race Entry includes:

  • Bib number with time measuring chip
  • Goody bag
  • Race T-shirt
  • Race towel (for marathoners)
  • Pasta party voucher
  • Food and beverages stations, WC along the course and after the race
  • Bag deposit
  • Music entertainment along the course
  • Finisher medal
  • Foil blanket after finish
  • On-line race results
  • Digital race diploma with indicated finish time and photos from the distance
  • Medical aid if necessary

You may pick up the Race Pack with your bib number at the EXPO of the Split Marathon (Split Maraton) 2021 in the sport center Gripe (Osječka 11) in Split.
Registration desks schedule:
26—27 February 2021 (Friday — Saturday) from 10:00 till 20:00,
28 February 2021 (Sunday) on the day of the race from 7:00 till 8:00.

To get your Race Pack you should show your ID with photo (passport), your confirmation email (printed or on the screen).

You may authorize another person to collect your Race Pack. The collecting person needs to present your confirmation email, a copy of your ID.

No health certificate is required to enter any race of the Split Marathon (Split Maraton) 2021.

Race Results 2020*

Men (marathon)
1. Ndiwa Kipkurui Sakong (KEN) 2:18:08
2. Evans Kipngetich Tanui (KEN) 2:20:46
3. Goran Grdenić (HRV) 2:32:09

Women (marathon)
1. Nikolina Šustić Stanković (HRV) 2:49:52
2. Marija Vrajić (HRV) 2:55:43
3. Lisa Ring (SWE) 3:00:52

* Source: my.raceresult.com

Find your result and the results of your friends and companions here.

Contact Information and Links

Organizer’s address:
Maraton klub Marjan
Gotovčeva 6,
21 000 Split
Croatia
tel. + 385 989 94 45 98

Social media:

* The race information is from publicly available sources and the official website of the event. Always check the official website for the most up-to-date information. If you see any mistake, please, write to admin@letsportpeople.com.

Weather during Previous Races

Date: 23 February 2020
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
Temperature: 5°C – 16°C (41°F – 60°F)
Wind: 8 km/h (5 mph)
Date: 24 February 2019
Windy overnight.
Temperature: 2°C – 12°C (36°F – 54°F)
Wind: 16 km/h (10 mph)
Date: 25 February 2018
Windy in the afternoon and evening.
Temperature: -1°C – 7°C (31°F – 45x°F)
Wind: 39 km/h (24 mph)

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How to get to Split

You may get to Split from Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, by bus or by train. See prices and schedules here.

Flights to Zagreb

From your nearest airport (based on your IP):

Prices are for round trip flights 26 February 2021 — 1 March 2021. Price information is automatically renewed. You may check flight prices for other dates here or use the search form in the right upper column (desktop).

You may use public transport, taxi, or preordered transfer to get to Zurich from the airport and back.

If over the past 6 years your flight within European Union, Turkey or to these countries was delayed for more than 3 hours or cancelled, if you missed a connection flight because of delay, if you were denied boarding because of overbooking you are eligible for compensation of 125—600 € according to European Commission Regulation 261/2004 and Turkish Regulation On Air Passenger Rights. You may check your case for free here, it takes 2 minutes. No fee is charged until the compensation is paid.

Insurance

Race participants are fully responsible for their life, health and any consequence that may result from running a distance. Keep in mind that ordinary health insurance does not cover participation in sport events. Special sport insurance is preferable.

Accommodation in Split

Find a hotel via online service that compares the most popular booking websites to get the best deal for your dates.

Have a look at what locals offer for a short-term rent. Such option may be cheaper, more comfortable and with better location than a hotel. You may book a room, an apartment or a house via airbnb.

Hotels in Split:

Tours and Excursions

Do you feel energetic after the race? Do you need to entertain your bored supporters? Are you really interested in something other than running? Excursions in Split and surroundings are here.

Other Races in February 2021

M — Marathon, 42.195 km
H — Half Marathon, 21.097 km

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