Split Half Marathon: A Run Through the Most Beautiful City in the World

Daniela Rogulj

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Exactly two months away, the Split Half Marathon will take place from the 24-26 of February 2017.

The 17th annual Split Half Marathon is set to kick off in less than two months. An event that began in 2001, the Split Half Marathon was firstly constrained to the Marjan peninsula. Six years later the race then moved down to the popular Riva, and it wasn’t until 2015 that the race began to encompass all of Split – connecting all of the sporting and cultural sites across town.


The route begins along the Riva, through Diocletian`s Palace, past Grgur from Nin and through the city park heading east. The course then continues to Poljud Stadium and Marjan Forest Park where the recreation zone Bene and Oceanographic Institute is located. The final stage of the race passes by the Museum of Croatian Archaeological Monuments and leads to the western part of the Split harbor. The final kilometer of the half marathon is run with an unforgettable view of Split.



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Although the history of the Split Half Marathon is short, the race attracts thousands of runners each year from the many countries of the world. With two months to go, the race already has nearly 800 registrants! In addition to the half marathon, this event also contains a 5 kilometer race open to the general public, as well as a “Split Mile” which is targeted for preschool and elementary school children and is free of charge. Registration is open until February, but you can still catch an early bird deal if you register before 01 January 2017.

All detailed information can be found on the marathon’s website here.



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