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12 Sep

Sarajevo Half Marathon: A real Bosnian Race with Delight

In the previous number we introduced you with five Sarajevo Coca-Cola Half Marathon half marathon features which hopefully drew your attention. In case you forgot, on September 17th Sarajevo will host an unique running festival in whose spotlight you can find four races that start the same day. Coca – Cola Sarajevo Half Marathon, G-Drive Relay Half Marathon, Novo Nordisk Fun Run and Zmajzi Kids’ Run, as well as inclusive project Lets Run Together for kids and adults with disabilities in cooperation with the American Embassy in Sarajevo.

In this article we will spice up the story with inside information which will definitely lead you to the web page of the Sarajevo Marathon where you can apply and reserve your own racenumber. Moto of the race is „Half Marathon Full Experience“, and next to unique historical and cultural sensations you will experience while running throughout most beautiful locations of the splendid city of Sarajevo.

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The first impression about the race you will get at the starting point while receiving your start package. Next to the most polite volunteers, you will meet organizers who will gladly answer all your questions about the race, Marathon Association, the biggest running school in country, as well with all gossips and giggles about the Bosnian running scene. Already in the first hour of Half Marathon Full Experience you will reminisce why Bosnians are the best hosts in the world.  In the starting backpack you will find running T-shirt with a unique design matching the design on the medal, and this year’s theme are Sarajevo bridges. If you are in a mood to continue hanging  out, just one floor above the starting point you can use the coupon to attend a pasta party and enjoy good company and carbs with runners from 34 different countries.

Before the race you can get to know the works of different non-governmental organizations and to support their ideas. This year you will have the opportunity to buy tree seedlings and directly contribute to the ‘Let’s do it’ project their moto is: A million seedlings for a day and /or participate in the Do not forget me campaign and thus help of the demented people.

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Running through the city you will pass by a few places with some great music. From high school choirs and orchestras to an amazing DJ, drums, pots and pans all over to amazing music at the Olympic Stadium Koševo as well with other strategic points carefully designed to ease your way to your Sarajevo medal.

Of course, the most fun is planned at the finish point where, next to your fairly earned medal, Sarajevo’s ćevapi and Bosnian coffee will await for you. For the lovers of vitamin BEER, organizers prepared coupons for free beer, all the way with music and after party.