March 25th - March 26th, 2023

A new edition of the traditional Plava Laguna Half Marathon in Poreč will take place on March 25th and 26th, 2023. We expect a record number of runners, and whole families and kids to try their luck at parallel races, Kids Run and Family Run. Spend a perfect spring day enjoying your favourite sport in a safe and relaxed ambiance!

We are now open for registration, so you can pay an entry fee to book your spot. Stay at one of the Plava Laguna hotels, experience Poreč in springtime and enjoy an active family weekend!

You're more than welcome to join us in the ever-popular recreational activity - running. Until we meet, make sure to train and stay fit.

The Half Marathon features a 21-kilometre long course on the route from Hotel Parentium Plava Laguna, through the Plava Resort and downtown Poreč, and back to Hotel Parentium (2 laps). There is also a shorter, 10-kilometre race. The minimum age required for participation in the Half Marathon is 18 years.

Types of race:

  • 10K RUN

Book your accomodation starting from 34,00 EUR/256,17 HRK per person daily, with free race registration fee!

1. Book accomodation

2. Register for the race

3. Register for the free Kids run


All half-marathon runners can truly enjoy the new course this year, starting from the Hotel Parentium Plava Laguna through Plava Resort, all the way to the city of Poreč and back (2 laps) .
Everyone age 18 and up can register.
Race start: March 26th, 2023 at 10:00 a.m in front of the Hotel Parentium Plava Laguna, Zelena Resort
Course: 2 x 10.5 km
Official awards ceremony: in front of the Hotel Parentium Plava Laguna – from 12:30
Pasta party: Hotel Molindrio Plava Laguna 12 - 2 p.m
Time limit: 3 h (10 a.m to 1 p.m)

10K RUN - 10 km

Have fun running this 10 km trail. You will run from the Hotel Parentium Plava Laguna through Plava Resort to the town of Poreč and back.
Everyone age 16 and up can register.
Race start: March 26th, 2023 at 10:00 a.m in front of the Hotel Parentium Plava Laguna
Course: 10 km
Official awards ceremony: in front of the Hotel Parentium Plava Laguna – from 12:30 p.m
Pasta party: Hotel Molindrio Plava Laguna 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m


Fun for the whole family! Come run a course through Zelena Laguna and Bijela Uvala campsites with your whole family. 
Children younger than 8 must run with their parents.
Race start:  March 25th, 2023 at 3:00 p.m in front of the Plava Laguna Lounge bar
Course: 4 km
Time limit: 1 h ( 3:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m )

KIDS RUN - 250-1.500 m

Our youngest runners will love these specially prepared races designed to give them a fun start in the world of running. Four races of various length are available at one of the most beautiful locations on Istria’s western coast – Zelena Resort. All races are scheduled to start in front of the Plava Laguna Lounge bar.
Race date: March 25th, 2023
Course and schedule:
1.500 m – for kids aged 12-16; start at 1:00 p.m
1.000 m – for kids aged 10-12; start at 1:30 p.m
500m – for kids aged 7-9; start at 1:45 p.m
250m – for kids aged 4-6; start at 2:00 p.m

The registration will close once 300 contestants have applied for the race. Be sure to register your children to secure them a spot and a surprise package.
Registration on the race day will be available depending on the number of spots left!

A spring atmosphere and a weekend at the coast are a winning combination for every participant. Every registered runner will receive: a t-shirt, a finisher medal, a start number, insurance on the course and refreshment.

Distribution of start numbers and chips:
  • Saturday March 25th, 2023: from 10:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m.
    Location: Plava Laguna Lounge –Zelena Resort
  • Sunday March 26th, 2023: from 7:00 a.m to 8:00 a.m.
    Location: parking of Hotel Parentium
Race registration is free if you book accommodation at our facilities!

Registration fee (only for the race if you do not book accommodation at Plava Laguna):
Fixed conversion rate of 1 EUR = 7.53450 HRK
Race type Price
Halfmarathon 25 EUR/ 188,36 HRK
10K run 25 EUR/ 188,36 HRK
Family run 15 EUR/ 113,02 HRK
Kids run Free

Registration instructions:

1. Choose one of the three following reservation possibilities:
  • Book accommodation with free race registration included
  • Register for a race (Family run, Half-marathon and 10K run)
  • Register for the free Kids run

2. . After you have successfully booked and paid, you will receive a confirmation via e-mail.

3. In the confirmation e-mail, you will find a unique link that leads you to the race registration page. Click on that link!

4. After you click on the link, you must fill out the form with personal information in order to register for the Plava Laguna Half-Marathon.
Note:If you do not click on the link and provide your information, you will not be registered for the race.

5. After we verify your registration, you will receive a confirmation e-mail.

1. Book accomodation

2.Register for the race

3. Register for the free Kids run

Technical information:
Goran Vrus, race director:


By accepting the General Terms and Conditions, participants accept all rules of the Plava Laguna Half-Marathon, organised by Plava laguna d.d.

  • During the Plava Laguna Half-Marathon, Plava laguna will make video and audio recordings and photograph the entire event. The materials will be used for promotional purposes. By accepting these General Terms and Conditions, participants also agree that Plava Laguna shall have no limitations in their right to use photographs and video recordings from the event for promotional purposes, and that neither participants nor visitors to the event shall make any requests regarding photographs or video recordings used from the event.
  • Registration will close when the number of participants reaches 1,500. Kids run is limited to 300 participants.
  • All participants shall take part in the event at their own risk. The route will be marked, and participants will be directed by staff members at intersections and critical points. All participants are required to follow the instructions of the staff. Cyclists will be provided as route escorts at the front and back of the race, and medical staff will be present on the course. The organiser retains the right to change the time and course with prior announcement at and/or on the race notice board.


  • Participants who register for the race must be legal adults and must have health insurance. Exclusively healthy individuals may participate in the Plava Laguna Half-Marathon. By registering, participants affirm that they are in sufficient physical and mental condition to take part in this type of competition, and that they shall accept the aid of medical staff in the case of injury or risks to their health.
  • The Organiser cannot be held liable for any damage, injury or accident suffered by a participant or third party during the race and/or resulting from the race. Participants hereby waive their right to make any claim against the Organiser for damages suffered during the race and/or resulting from the race.


  • All participants registered for the Plava Laguna Half-Marathon must pay race registration fee in full, which shall entitle them to participate in the race.
  • Registered participants may cancel their registration up to 30 days prior to the event date, in which case their race registration fee shall be refunded. Registered participants who do not cancel their registration within this time period shall not have the right to a refund.
  • If competent bodies should decide to cancel the Plava Laguna Half Marathon due to the current developments related to the coronavirus pandemic, any participant who has paid the entry fee may either request a refund or keep it valid for the rescheduled date of the Plava Laguna Half Marathon.
  • If, amidst the current developments related to the coronavirus pandemic and in order to ensure the safety of participants and visitors and prevent the virus’s spread, competent bodies and/or the organiser should decide to allow participation in the Plava Laguna Half Marathon exclusively to those owning an EU Green COVID Pass (EU Digital COVID Certificate), we kindly ask all Plava Laguna Half Marathon participants to check if their certificate is valid in advance, so as to be sure they can join the event! Those not owning an EU COVID Certificate will be able to take a rapid antigen test on the spot. The testing will be run by an accredited laboratory and the results will be available in up to 30 minutes. Those with a negative test result will be issued an EU COVID Certificate.


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