Ston Wall Marathon

 

Only 50 km north-west from Dubrovnik, on the scenic Peninsula Peljesac there is located a small but extraordinarily picturesque medieval town of Ston. In the past, Ston was the second major town in the Dubrovnik Republic. In the 14th and 15th centuries the monumental walls were constructed. They were 5 km long and 5-10 m high and were important defence system of the west part of the Republic. Ston is also one of the biggest salt producers in Croatia with vast areas of salt pans.
This is where the Ston Wall Marathon is organised every year in September. This is an one off a kind sport event in Europe. Some athletes - enthusiast have begun this marathon which attracts more and more marathonists from around the world. The course runs partially on historical Ston walls which are considered to be one of the longest European defence walls. The start and the meta are placed in the center of Ston. The race course is very demanding because of ascents and descents as well as serpentine roads along the seacoast. This is a special, adventure marathon among wonderful nature and cultural heritage of Ston. So if you are looking for active way of spending your holiday or just want to try your hand at this challenging marathon and visit remarkable place in the same time, register on www.ston-wall-marathon.com. The 2016 Ston Wall Marathon will take place in 18, September.
And do not forget that Ston is a great destination in the south Croatia. There is a lot of great attractions: still-operating salt pans, a shellfish farm, the so-called 'Islet of Life', the bay of Prapratno with its centuries old olive trees, sandy beaches and much more.

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