- 26.2 miles/Marathon
- Road Race
A small but hardy group of runners tackle this challenging and stunningly beautiful race around the UNESCO protected, Plitvice National Park. The park is near heartbreaking it's so beautiful with gushing waterfalls and crystal clear lakes. The marathon loops the hilly terrain and offers as much scenery as it does challenge.
I ran the 5k and it was plenty! The course basically plummets down 2.5kms, and then grinds back up for the homestretch to the finish line. I ran my guts out and then there was free beer - my favourite post race perk. Also, I came 1st - well, if there was a category by country I would have been first - I was the only American in the race ;) I highly recommend going to Plitvice Park regardless of whether you run or not. It's truly one of the most beautiful places.