The biggest racing event in Dubrovnik is about to start! The seventh Du Motion - Runners' Days Dubrovnik will once again bring runners from all over the world to the city streets this year.
"If you were to start listing the countries from which participants have come so far, it would probably be easier to list those from which they have not yet come. In addition to the large groups that traditionally arrive, for example, from the USA, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, France, Hungary, Sweden and neighboring countries, we also have runners from Singapore, Japan, South Africa, India, Peru, Iceland, Australia and Brazil. There are few races that can boast of such international interest, and even fewer that manage to maintain that interest year after year, and everyone involved in this project can be extremely proud of that," said Du Motion director Alen Bošković.
Around 2,700 participants from almost 50 countries will be part of this year's edition of the "most international" domestic running event, which will be opened with the attractive Wall Race on Saturday, April 29, turning one of the most monumental fortifications in the world into an exclusive race track for a special challenge. On the same day, Dubrovnik kindergarteners and lower elementary school students will fill Stradun with laughter and joy as participants in the Orlando Children's Race.
Du Motion's flagship, the Dubrovnik half-marathon, sold out months in advance, will take runners out of the embrace of the Old City walls on April 30 and run a panoramic course along the Dubrovnik coast, while at the same time hundreds of participants in the humanitarian Citizen's Race will run a five-kilometre section as a sign of support for young fellow citizen Doris Bender.
Hundreds of volunteers from primary and secondary schools, numerous city services, the Red Cross, sports and car clubs and the Croatian Mountain Rescue Service are taking care of everything going absolutely perfectly this year.
Be a part of the running noise, come to Stradun to support the racing heroes and enjoy this celebration of sport and humanity!