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Explore why Omiš Half Marathon is called the ‘hidden gem’ of the running season!

If your adventure portfolio lacks a really unique running treat, save this September for a visit to Omiš. The minute you step foot in this small town surrounded by steep mountain cliffs, you’ll understand why the Omiš Half Marathon is called the ‘hidden gem’ of the running season. 

Fotografija Omiški Polumaraton / Omiš Halfmarathon.

Many of its first-time participants are indeed baffled by the fact that a flat marathon course of over 20 kilometres is set within such impressive mountains, virtually reaching all the way to the sea.

Fotografija Omiški Polumaraton / Omiš Halfmarathon.

And the course is indeed located in one of the most amazing sceneries in this part of Europe – in the Cetina river canyon which you enter through a small road tunnel right from the old historical part of town, where the Omiš Half Marathon both starts and finishes. And behind the tunnel, kilometres of pure untouched nature await.

Fotografija Omiški Polumaraton / Omiš Halfmarathon.

This year’s event again includes two races – the half marathon with the start and finish line in the old town of Omiš and a recreational 6 kilometre race, both within the Cetina river canyon, which has been a protected landscape ever since 1963.

Running through the canyon you’ll pass some of the best rafting, kayaking, trekking, hiking and free-climbing locations in Croatia. The impressive scenery has attracted some well-known runners over the years, and the names of our last year’s winners are perhaps the best evidence of the race’s quality – Alija Imamović (Olympic runner from Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Nikolina Šustić (ultra-marathon world champion).

Fotografija Omiški Polumaraton / Omiš Halfmarathon.

But don’t let these impressive names intimidate you – the Omiš Half Marathon is an event for professional and recreational runners alike, and this year’s fourth annual race is expected to host the greatest number of competitors so far, both from Croatia and from abroad.

Fotografija Omiški Polumaraton / Omiš Halfmarathon.

The Omiš Half Marathon has, in a relatively short time, grown into quite a popular event, which is partly due to the quality of its attractive race course, but also to the fantastic atmosphere created around the race in our small town, which as a well-known adventure destination welcomes adrenaline and nature lovers with great enthusiasm.

Omiš half-marathon

The Omiš Half Marathon is a race you’ll remember for years, or one you won’t remember at all – depending on how enthusiastically you give yourself over to the mentioned heartfelt welcome by the locals after passing the finish line 🙂

Fotografija Omiški Polumaraton / Omiš Halfmarathon.

To make this a day of true family fun, in addition to the two main races, the young ones will also be able to participate in a kids’ race and a toddlers’ obstacle course race.

Omiš half-marathon

The Omiš Half Marathon is organised by the Town of Omiš Tourist Board, in cooperation with the sport association of the Omiš Swim marathon, under the sponsorship of the Town of Omiš, the Split-Dalmatia County and the Split-Dalmatia County Tourist Board.

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Omiš half-marathon

HALF MARATHON IN THE CETINA RIVER CANYON – OMIŠ 2019  

Race date: 28 September 2019
Race area: Omis – the Cetina river canyon

TYPE OF RACE: road race
START/ FINISH: Poljički trg (Poljica Square), Omiš
RACE COURSE: 21,097 km (round 4*5,274 km) 6 km

RACE START:
Half Marathon – Poljički trg (Poljica Square) 10:00 am
Recreational 6 km race – Poljički trg (Poljica Square) 10:00 am
REFRESHMENT POINTS: Start/Finish, 5 (10) km stop.

CATEGORIES:
Half Marathon:
Female: FU22, FS, F35, F40, F45, F50, F55 +
Male: MU22, MS, M35, M40, M45, M50, M55, M60, M65, M70 +
6 km race: Female, Male

RACE COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Half Marathon start:
Poljički trg/Poljica Square (turn left after crossing the bridge, 50m upriver) – 5,274 km upstream along the flat land course through the Cetina river canyon – turn around and head back to the start line – turn around – again back to the same location – the same course downstream to the finish line (the starting location).

6 km race start:
Poljički trg/Poljica Square (turn left after crossing the bridge, 50m upriver) – 3 km upstream along the flat land course through the Cetina river canyon – turn around and head back to the finish line (the starting location)

AWARDS
For the Half Marathon: Cash prizes for 1st-5th place in both categories (M+F)
Trophies for 1st – 3rd place in M/F overall ranking
Categories: medals 1st – 3rd place in both categories (M+F)
Sponsor gifts
Start packs

For the 6 km race:
Trophies for 1st – 3rd place in M/F overall ranking 
Start packs

Cash prizes:
HALF MARATHON
Female 1st
1 500,00 kn
Male st
1 500,00 kn

All half marathon and 6K race participants will receive a finisher medal, along with lunch. T-shirts are guaranteed for the first 200 registered participants.

ENTRY FEES:
Half Marathon:

by 26 September 2019 100,00 kn
after 27 September and at the start line 150,00 kn
6 km    
by 26 September 2019   30,00 kn
after 27 September and at the start line   50,00 kn

APPLICATIONS:

Registrations are possible under www.stotinka.hr  (https://stotinka.hr/eng/event/897) and race entries are accepted at the start line from 8 – 9 AM on the day of the race.   

IMPORTANT INFO:
The race is limited to 2:30 hours; Participants with less than 10 km within a 1h 10min time frame, as well as those with less than 15 km within a 1h 45min time frame will be disqualified

The winners will be announced at 1.00 pm
Each participant runs at his/her own risk

More information is available under www.visitomis.hr

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Omiš half-marathon

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