Wine Run

5th Istrian Wine Run - Istrian wine marathon

Last year's (third) edition attracted 1000 contestants from 23 different countries and about as many visitors from Croatia and other foregin countries. At this year's edition, which is scheduled on September 1st, 2018 we expected 1.500 contestants! The centre of events will be Umag, i.e. the Stella Maris Resort, which will be the finishing point of the race.

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Contestants will be able to choose between three categories: 42 km marathon, 21 km half-marathon and 3 x 7 km relay race.

Whether you happen to be a professional athlete, an aficionado of running and nature or simply a an amateur who wants to try something similar for the first time, Istria Wine Run will offer you equal pleasure and the unique chance to test your physical endurance and get to know Istria from a somewhat different perspective. This race has as much as 17 refreshing points, 15 of which offering wine in the marathon category. Contestants running the half-marathon or relay race may stop at 9 refreshment points, 8 of which offering wine. The race places a particular emphasis on having a good time and presenting the wine and food of Istria.

Another specific feature of the race is the option of competing in fancy dress, while the best ˝running costume˝ will receive a special prize.

We have prepared a wide range of fun activities for the youngest family members during the Istrian Wine Run 2018. While parents are running the marathon, kids may have fun with our Activities Team or participate in Kid's race. Find out the details of the activities program.

Be sure not to miss this unique event and come to the Istrian Wine Run!


Are you planning to come to Umag for the Istrian Wine Run, but need accommodation? Take advantage of a special discount* of 10% that we have approved for the participants of the race.

* Booking terms: Accommodation must be booked untill August 30th, 2018 in the minimum duration of 1 overnight, for the period from August 30th till September 4th, 2018. The discount can be redeemed only with the promo code, and cannot be received afterwards. Bookings can be made directly through our online booking system (using promo code: IWR10) or through our Contact Centre.


For more information, visit the web page, or contact the organisers on; T: +385 (0) 98 936 2420

Istrian Wine Run

Special offer for race participants:

  • discount* of 10% on accommodation in Istraturist's facilities, depending on availability