The Beginning of a New Story of Success
The Istrian Marathon is a winning combination of sport, promotion, emotional drive and confidence in our own abilities. The strian marathon will be the third Slovenian marathon. It should certainly be acknowledged that with its picturesque and undulating route it has the most beautiful story linking all three main coastal towns and it offers the best experience. Another very important thing is that with The Istrian Marathon a NEW story is beginning. Therefore, one simply should be part of this new and positive story ... and we would kindly like to invite you to create it together with us.
The Istrian Marathon Is a Marathon With a Story!
The Istrian Marathon is actually a woman!? Just as women like putting on make-up and changing their hairstyles, so the Istrian Marathon changes every year. Every year, the start and the finish will be in a different town; each year the track will be slightly different. Every year will be as if it is for the first time.
Why Istrian Marathon?
Slovenia already has 2 marathons, the Ljubljana Marathon, which was attended by 16,302 runners last year, and the Three Hearts Marathon in Radenci with 4,687 runners in all running disciplines. Istrian marathon will be the third Slovenian marathon, which all most developed tourist Slovenian municipalities undoubtedly deserve, because we believe that more than 1,500 runners in all disciplines would already take part in the very first event (for comparison – 673 runners took part in the 1st Ljubljana Marathon).
The Istrian Marathon - the Most Picturesque Slovenian marathon
A dynamic and picturesque track, which cannot easily be found elsewhere, will be a major magnet for foreign runners, media, tourists and all potential visitors. A special charm will be added by the olive groves, vineyards,the scent of the sea and salt, while running along the Slovenian coast. With its accompanying programme the marathon will undoubtedly contribute to the development of tourism, increase the number of overnight stays, increase the daily consumption of runners and visitors and contribute to the promotion of the cultural and natural heritage of Slovenian Istria. Special attention will be paid to the accompanying programme for children.
The Istrian Marathon – Introduction to the Main Tourist Season in Istria
The Istrian marathon will be organized for the first time on Sunday, 13 April 2014, with the start and finish in Koper for the 42-kilometre discipline (passing Izola to Piran and back), and 9 kilometres, while the 21-kilometre discipline but would start in Piran and pass Izola leading to the finish in Koper.
The Istrian Marathon Is Unique!
This is a marathon for the true marathon runners who want something more than just running in circles on the city asphalt.