This year’s Ston Wall Marathon is part of the Zero Waste Blue project that aims to minimize the negative effects of large sports events in particular areas. In addition to natural beauties, the objective is to take care of historical heritage threatened by increasingly common mass tourism, so one of the first obvious changes during this year’s race was the absence of plastic, while the plastic glasses were replaced by biodegradable glasses. But that’s not the only thing that makes Ston Wall Marathon so cool :)
Ston Wall Marathon, an event for all lovers of running, is consisted of race on the longest wall in Europe, which makes it a unique event, where everyone enjoys in this natural environment where the marathon route pass.
12th Ston Wall marathon, on September 22, 2019, is a unique sporting and tourist event, started by a few enthusiastic athletes, now worldwide known event. Excellent organization in a friendly atmosphere, friendly hosts and the untouched nature of the Peljesac peninsula… Is there more to ask for?
As the project is within the Interreg Italy-Croatia Programme, partners come from the Adriatic coast of these two countries: Town of Opatija (LP), University of Rijeka, Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Zadar County Development Agency Zadra Nova, Dubrovnik and Neretva Region, – Emilia-Romagna Region, Veneto Region – Tourism Department, Molise Region, Municipality of Ancona, Veneto Innovazione S.P.A.
In addition to promoting health and the city of Ston, through this project, Ston Wall Marathon gets the environmental component as negative effects of the organization of such events is minimized. Monumental walls and untouched nature will keep attracting numerous runners and this project will ensure continuation of the development of this event with minimized negative effects on the environment.