Hvar Half Marathon

5 (1 Review)
Stari Grad, Croatia
25 May, 2024 (Sat)
Event size: 100 - 999 participants


21.097 km

About the event

Welcome to the beautiful island of Hvar, where every cobblestone street is steeped in history and every sunset leaves you in awe of nature's beauty. This summer, amidst the charm of this Mediterranean paradise, an unforgettable running adventure awaits.Begin your journey in the main town square, surrounded by centuries-old buildings that exude a sense of ancient grandeur. Take a moment to admire the towering fortress that stands as a reminder of the island's past, before strolling along the medieval town walls. A visit to the Duke's Palace adds a touch of regal elegance to your exploration, immersing you in the island's rich heritage.

But the true allure of Hvar lies in its natural splendor, and the Hvar Half Marathon promises an exhilarating experience like no other. Starting from the charming harbor town of Stari Grad on the north side of the island, you'll embark on a journey that goes beyond running—it's a celebration of life, laughter, and the pure joy of movement.

The route weaves through breathtaking landscapes, taking you past the rugged peak of Radinjac where the air is scented with pine and the views are nothing short of spectacular. With a height difference of 425 meters, every step is a testament to your strength and determination, propelling you closer to the vibrant town of Hvar.

As you descend from the mountain heights, the rhythm of your heartbeat merges with the pulse of the island, creating a symphony of euphoria. The race's slogan, "FOR RUN FOR FUN," embodies the essence of the experience—it's not just about reaching the finish line, but about embracing the journey with a sense of joy and camaraderie.

And in Hvar, where adventure awaits at every turn, fun is an essential part of the equation. Whether you're running with friends, aiming for a personal record, or simply marveling at the beauty around you, every stride embodies the resilient human spirit.

As you cross the finish line to a chorus of cheers and applause, the memories of this magical island will stay with you forever. For in Hvar, the spirit of exploration and the thrill of discovery are woven into the very fabric of life, leaving an indelible mark on all who experience its wonders.

Races offered by this event

Hvar Half Marathon

25 May, 2024 (Sat) - 15:00
21.097 km
382 m of elevation gain
On site
Point to point

Course details

Course highlights

Start in Stari Grad. The first half of the trail is an ascent from sea level to 400m above sea level, the second half is a descent back to the sea in Hvar. The path is asphalted all the way. Every kilometer is marked.

Start address

Trg Ploča, 21460, Stari Grad, Croatia

Finish address

Trg Sv. Stjepana 8, 21450, Hvar, Croatia

Route map

route map

What’s included in entry

These are included in your entry
Finisher medal
Event T-shirts
Drink Stations
Timing chip (single use)
Cash prizes
Shuttle to Start Line
Post-race meal
Nutrition Stations
Dressing rooms
Medical Assistance

Frequently Asked Questions


1 Review
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Bee Barbini
Aug 2017
21.098 km

This awesome Half has had me plan my holiday around running it again this year. The first half of the route with its Incredibly challenging (not to mention the high temperatures), super steep and loooooong (seemingly never-ending) uphill is starkly contrasted with the stunning views at the top and the feeling of flying all the way down to the race finish. Can't wait to do it again!!

The Half Marathon distance is perfect for a challenge, yet doable without endless hours of training as for a full distance marathon. (It's also currently my favourite distance)

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