Run Croatia Announces Its First Wine Run on Scenic Island of Hvar

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April 4, 2018 – The Croatian sporting events company teams up with two of Hvar’s premier destinations- award-winning winery Zlatan Otok, and the exclusive hotel group, Sunčani Hvar, to deliver a fun run (in the sun!) through historic Hvar.

On the evening of 21 April, runners will gather in Hvar’s main square to begin a 9.2 km loop through the island’s most significant sights, and will be greeted with wine not only upon completion of the run, but along the way at refreshment stations as well!


The idea is for participants to have full sensory experience of the island: to witness the historic architecture of the town center; feel the wind in their hair as they ascend to Fortress Španola; hear the crunch of pine on a forested descent; to gaze out at the Pakleni Islands upon arrival at Napoleon’s Fortress; smell the Adriatic at the bay of Pokonji Dol; all while their hearts pump cheerfully with a little help from sips of Croatia’s original wine, Plavac Mali (Zinfandel). After the run more Zlatan Otok wine will be available at the afterparty, which no trip to Hvar would be complete without.


“This race is not only about running, but also about recognizing Hvar’s 2,400-year tradition of winemaking with world-renowned winemaker Zlatan Otok. We think of this race as keeping pace with tradition and are pleased that this one of a kind event takes place especially on island Hvar” said Marti Marzia, a representative from Sunčani Hvar.

Interested parties may sign up before 15 April when registration closes. The start fee is 120 kuna (16€) and includes race essentials such as digital timing, quick results publication, medical assistance, refreshments from award-winning winery Zlatan Otok and participant trophies/medals, as well as some special goodies like a Run Croatia DryFit t-shirt, Pic2Go instant photo-sharing and the chance to win additional prizes.


(Photo credit – Romulic and Stojcic)

Sunčani Hvar is offering a special price for participants and their supporters to stay at their 4-star hotel, Amfora Hvar Grand Beach Resort. Use the code RUNHVAR2018 to pay only 45€ for a single room, or 55€ for a double (including breakfast).

About Run Croatia

”Run Croatia” was founded in 2015 in order to promote sport, a healthy way of life and the winning spirit. We work with running communities, cities in Croatia and the rest of the world, sponsors, and other parties to organize running events and promote partners’ products and services at the highest level.


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