Over 1700 runners, both younger and older, gathered at Poreč Zelena Resort on Sunday, March 17, 2024, to participate in the Plava Laguna Half-Marathon. At this record-setting return of this favourite racing event, Paolo Massarenti was the first to cross the finish line in 1 hour and 15 minutes, and the best runner in the women's category was Astrid Faganel, also Italian, with a time of 1 hour and 27 minutes.

In addition to the half-marathon, a 10K race was held, as well as the Pepi Kids Run and Family Run recreational races. Most runners were from Italy, Slovenia, Austria and Croatia. As is tradition, the income from the registration fees for the Family Run was intended for the Poreč Centre for Inclusion and Community Support. The Plava Laguna Half-Marathon is a fantastic race that runners regularly return to. As every year, Poreč, as the destination for this event, and Plava Laguna, as its host, offered their guests everything they could wish for, from a wonderful seaside venue and comfortable hotels nearby to good organisation and fun for the whole family! Good weather conditions and everyone participating in the event — organisers, volunteers, competitors and the audience — additionally contributed to the success of another Plava Laguna Half-Marathon.

Expectations for next year are high, and the planning and design of the 2025 event, which will be even bigger and better, is already underway.
As of recently, Plava Laguna sports events now also bear the Plava Laguna Sport brand, the aim of which is to highlight the offer, infrastructure and importance of sports events as part of Plava Laguna activities.

More information and the opportunity to sign up for the next return of the Plava Laguna Half Marathon will arrive soon.

See you next year in Poreč for the ultimate racing weekend!

Half marathon

The Half Marathon is the most challenging of the races, and it takes place on a beautiful course by the sea connecting the Zelena Resort, Plava Resort and the city of Poreč. 

The race is perfect for runners who want to test their limits, experience the wonderful Istrian nature and feel the thrill of running by the sea.

10K race

Runners who are not ready for the half marathon challenge, can participate in the shorter version of the race, starting at the same time and following the same shorter course. 

This course has amazing views of the sea, the green landscape and the city of Poreč sights, all sure to motivate the runners during the race even more.

Family Run

A charity recreational race for the entire family that fosters team spirit and is packed with fun! The course is 4 kilometres long and passes through the Zelena Laguna and Bijela Uvala campsites.

The Family Run is a perfect opportunity to spend some quality family time together, connecting with other families who share the same passion for running and outdoor activities.

Pepi Kids Run

Pepi Kids Run races are a fun way to get your little ones interested in running. The races are adapted to children’s ages, and they traditionally involve the best cheering, a visit from Pepi the mascot, medals and gifts for all participants.

Children can make some new friends, improve their self-confidence and fall in love with running.

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