It is the only professional international marathon and semi-marathon race in Europe that run near the shore. The 10th mAdria Advent Marathon which is popular among runners and visitors, is held on Sunday 28.11. in Crikvenica. It is one of the three official marathons in Croatia, and it is organized according to IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) and the results of the marathon are recognized by the Croatian Athletics Association.
The first marathon is organized in 2011. and since then the number of runners has been growing steadily. n the first year, 364 runners from 6 countries participated in the marathon, 2012, the marathon ran 548 runners from 9 countries, in 2013. 719 runners from 17 countries participated, and the marathon in 2017. ran nearly 1,000 runners. The Adriatic Advent Marathon runs along the coastal trails of Crikvenica, Dramalj and Selce and part of Vinodol municipality, with the start and the goal in the center of Crikvenica. Adria Advent Marathon will be run at three different races: - marathon at 42,2 km - semi marathon at 21,1 km - citizen race at 5 km
Numerous prominent marathons from Croatia and abroad, as well as numerous recreational and local athletes and citizens participate in Adria Advent Marathon.
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