With about two million inhabitants, Slovenia is one of the smallest countries in Europe!

The most popular sports in Slovenia include basketball, handball, soccer and various winter sports, such as ski jumping and skiing.

The most beautiful vacation regions in Slovenia are in the north the Triglav National Park, named after the highest mountain in the country, and in the southwest on the Gulf of Trieste resorts such as Portoroz and Koper.

The biggest running events in Slovenia

The most famous sporting events are held in Ljubljana and also on the coast of Slovenia. The biggest marathon event in Slovenia is the Ljubljanski Marathon in the capital city of Ljubljana. This marathon is always held at the end of October and is attended by more than 1,000 runners. Other shorter distance races are also held at the event in the center of Slovenia. Another popular marathon is the Marathon Radenci.

Adventure Slovenia

Great adventure runs can also be found in Slovenia: for example, there is the Julian Alps Trail Run. The resort of Kranjska Gora is known not only for its ski resort, but also for its many summer activities. The main competition at this event is the Ultra Sky Trail. This almost 60 kilometer long run leads to the border with Austria. Significantly shorter is the Red Bull 400 Planica. This run is only a few hundred meters long. But they are quite a challenge. You have to reach the top of the ski jump in Planica.

Triathlon on the coast and in the national park

Even though only a small part of Slovenia is located by the sea, it is perfectly suitable for triathlon events. That is why the IRONMAN 70.3 Slovenian Istria will be held in Koper. This is a middle distance triathlon of the IRONMAN series. Unfortunately, however, the race was discontinued after 2021.

In the north of Slovenia near the Triglav National Park, on the other hand, Challenge Bled attracts triathlon fans to sporting activity over a middle-distance race in the spring.

All Running Races in Slovenia (sorted by date) can be found in the following overview:

Running competitions 2024 in Slovenia

S1 Trail - La Corsa della Bora

Date of the race | 07:00 Uhr
Location of the race Nova Gorica
Distance of the race 164 km (5.000 Hm) / 81 km / 57 km / 42,2 km / 29 km / 21 km / 7 km

Rogla ➤ Snowboard-Weltcup

Date of the race |
Location of the race Zreče
Distance of the race Parallel-Riesenslalom: Einzel

UTVV Slovenia

Date of the race | 25.04.2025 19:00 Uhr
Location of the race Ajdovščina
Distance of the race 160 KM (6.704 Hm) / 100 km / 50 km / 30 km / 13 km

Spartan Race Bled Trifecta

Date of the race |
Location of the race Bled
Distance of the race 21 km / 10 km / 5 km

Marathon Dreier Herzen (Marathon Radenci)

Date of the race | 17.05.2025 09:00 Uhr
Location of the race Radenci
Distance of the race 42,2 km / 21,1 km / 10 km / 5 km

Kočevsko Outdoor Festival

Date of the race | 07:00 Uhr
Location of the race
Distance of the race 61,9 km (1.961 Hm) / 32,5 km (1.016 Hm) / 17,5 km (411 Hm) / 9,8 km (117 Hm)

Triglav Trail Run

Date of the race | 04:00 Uhr
Location of the race Mojstrana
Distance of the race 78 km (4.450 Hm) / 44 km (2.600 Hm) / 26 km (1.100 Hm) / 12 km (460 Hm)

Julian Alps Trail Run (Trail Tek Kranjska Gora)

Date of the race | 12:00 Uhr
Location of the race Kobarid
Distance of the race 177 km / 104,2 km / 65,2 km / 33,1 km / 16,4 km / 10,7 km

Blitz Bovec Marathon

Date of the race | 09:00 Uhr
Location of the race Bovec
Distance of the race 42,2 km / 21,1 km / 8 km

Laibach Marathon (Ljubljanski maraton)

Date of the race | 19.10.2025 09:00 Uhr
Location of the race Laibach
Distance of the race 42,2 km / 21,1 km / 10 km

Obala Ultra Trail

Date of the race | 06:00 Uhr
Location of the race Dekani
Distance of the race 108 km (3.700 Hm) / 65 km / 35 km / 18 km / 12 km

Go to the running calendar Slovenia

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