ZAGREB, Feb 10 (Hina) – The Split Half Marathon will take place in this southern coastal city on February 24, organisers announced at a press conference earlier this week.
The 19th edition of this event will feature runners from 40 countries, including for the first time from Ethiopia and Kenya, and about 2,500 applications have been sent in so far, the chairman of the organising committee, Kristijan Sindik, said.
“We are already preparing for next year when a full-length marathon of 42.2 kilometres will be run in Split,” Sindik said, adding that its route would be presented at the Start sports fair on January 22.
Two shorter races will be held as part of the sports fair on February 24, one 5 kilometres long for which 1,000 participants have signed up, and the other intended for school children, for which 300 applications have been received.
Visits to the city’s museums will be organised for all participants in the Half Marathon.
More details on the official website here.