19th Split Half Marathon Less than a Month Away

Daniela Rogulj

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January 28, 2019 – With the long and rainy January nearly over, we can finally let out a sigh of relief and look forward to the (hopefully) better days ahead. Like the 19th Split Half Marathon, set to take place in the Dalmatian capital on February 24, 2019. 

Many of you might have included exercise in your New Year’s resolutions, and others might have taken on the task of living a healthier lifestyle in general. Whatever your story, February’s choice event is here to help you get out and get active – or simply cheer on those doing it for us. 

The Split Half Marathon is entirely a volunteer project organized out of love for running, Split and a passion for humanitarian work. You might even recognize one of the marathon’s biggest promoters, Dina Levačić, who was the first Croatian swimmer to cross the La Manche


The course of the half marathon runs throughout the 1,700-year-old city, which you can see a map of below. 

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In addition to the half marathon race, each year, a number of other races are also organized. 

The half marathon relay, for example, is perfect for anyone who is not capable of running the entire course but wants to enjoy the spirit of the half marathon race. 

Last year, the team organized the 5-kilometer humanitarian run to end Polio, and even the ‘dm Baby miles’ race for the youngest, which included participants from 7 to 15-year-olds who wanted a taste of the half marathon in 4 categories with three different distances.

To date, the Split Half Marathon has seen 9,700 participants from 52 countries, with over 210,000 kilometers run and 45,000 visitors. 

Last year’s event alone welcomed some 3,500 participants from over 50 countries! 

Apart from the event being a significant story to promoting the sporting spirit of Split, and Croatia as a whole, it is also an event that encourages off-season tourism in Split-Dalmatia County. County Head of Tourism and Maritime Affairs, Stipe Čogelj, said last year that the half marathon brings around 10,000 visitors to the Dalmatian capital. 

Just 26 days away, are you up for taking on Split by foot? 

More information on the half marathon can found on the official website

To read more about Split, follow TCN’s dedicated page


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