It’s on next week, the 30th edition of the Belgrade Marathon.
My family will be taking part in the 5 km Fun Run, supporting BELhospice.
Below is a video, from photos along the route I took for the 2015 event; the route for this event is still the same.
I’ll be running the half-marathon, 10 years since I last ran it. There is a new route this year for the half and full marathons. Below is the map from last year (as it was in 2007) and the route for 2017 – can you see the differences? Just, perhaps, yet from the Marathon HQ
you would think this was an amazing new route!
Old Belgrade Full/Half Marathon route
2017 Belgrade Full/Half Marathon route
Anyway I am hoping for a reasonable time. This will be my fourth half marathon this year, following on from Palić (4 March), Kruševac (26 March) and Bratislava (1 April). In each of those races I finished either in 1 hour 34 or 1 hour 35 minutes, which for me is excellent.
Let’s just hope the weather is good. Last year it was boiling hot, and the year before cold and pouring with rain.
Start times are 10:00 am for the full/half marathon, and then about 10 minutes after for the 5 km Fun Run.
And the following day I plan to rest and watch the London Marathon, live on Eurosport 🙂
On Saturday 18 April 2015 is the Belgrade Marathon, one week and a day before the London Marathon that I will be taking part in.
In addition to the full and half marathons on the 18th there is also a 5 km Free Fun Run, or you can think of it as only 5,000 m/500,000 cm or even 5,000,000 mm.
Come along, with family and friends, and enjoy the atmosphere and the event itself. We aim to have separate groups for those who want to run, and those who want to walk around the course.
We are meeting in Pionirski Park around 9:40 am (in the section between Pionirski Park/Trg Nikola Pašić, and the road entrance to the City Hall).
The 5 km Run starts at 10:05 am, just after the start of the marathon race.
This isn’t a fundraising event but more of an awareness of event – come and show your support, as well as enjoy the event. As this finishes by Hotel Moscow you will be well placed to see those who have run the full and half-marathons finish, whilst sipping on a well earned drink in one of the numerous cafés around Terazije.
The Facebook event page can be found at:
https://www.facebook.com/events/813761108678172/ – do join up and see you there 🙂