Northwestern Istria - an oasis for runners

Run along the beach or on natural paths in the interior of northwestern Istria, choose a race based on your fitness level and treat your body and your soul to a much needed vacation at any time of the year. Welcome to the destination where running has become a way of life!

Thanks to the beautiful landscapes, ideal climate conditions, excellent infrastructure and special programmes suitable for runners of all fitness levels, the northwestern Istria is increasingly becoming the number one choice for passionate runners. Its diverse trails allow both professional and amateur runners to improve their fitness, discover new terrains and push their own limits.

Different terrain for different types of running shoes

In northwestern Istria every path is a new challenge. Distance running is best trained on a flat route that combines asphalt and macadam along the seaside from Umag to the Savudria lighthouse and back (a total of 21 km). The highest road elevations (up to 220 m) await you in the woodsy tourist resort of Kanegra, while the most attractive route for trail running on macadam and forest paths are located in the surrounding area of Brtonigla, Buje and Grožnjan with the highest point at 300 m. If you prefer miles of macadam and the peaceful sounds of nature, you are bound to fall in love with the historical Parenzana route that twists and turns throughout the area.

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