Aug 19 2017
The sea, the sun, untouched nature and rich history are not the only things the island of Hvar offers its visitors - for the last 7 years there has been another unique experience waiting for them. On August 19th 2017 several hundred men and women of all ages, from all the continents, will briefly leave the local beaches and restaurants, their comfortable hotel rooms and the deep shade of cool wine bars in order to pick up their starting numbers and get ready at the starting line of the 7th Hvar Halfmarathon, at an ancient square in the town of Stari Grad.
The sound of the starting gun, at exactly 5.30p.m., for most participants will be the beginning of a great test of physical and mental stamina, but the demanding route with the ascent to 400m above the sea level will reward them with breathtaking island views, the scent of lavander fields and, finally, with the unforgettable run through the finish line in front of the Hvar Town Hall, with deafening cheers from the spectators, friends and family.
Hvar Halfmarathon has been verified by AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Distance Races) and is on the official calendar of world marathon races.