Marjanska Skalinda: A Vertical Marathon on April 1st

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Are you in for a blood pumping physical challenge? The 1st Marjanska Skalinada takes place on April 1, 2013 starting at 11 am. This running event is a vertical marathon on the Marjan peninsula where you will start at 1m altitude and ascend 819 steps, spanning 1320m, reaching the summit of Telegrin at 178m about sea level.

The race starts at the bottom of the Tomica Stine stairs near Matejuska west of Riva. Runners will start at 30 second intervals in order to avoid crowding. Arrows will guide you on your route, first past Prva Vidilica, the belvedere by the Vidilica Cafe and Jewish Cemetary. You will continue up the steep path and climb ancient staircases wedged into the side of Marjan hill leading you to the flagged summit of Marjan at the finish line.

If this sounds like a challenge you are up for, you need to fill out your application latest by March 22, 2013 on and get to Prva Vidilica four days prior to the race, on Thursday March 28 to pick up your number and chips at 19:30. If you are unable to come on this day, you can collect them on race day between 9:00-10:30.

In a nutshell:

What: Marjanska Skalinada, a vertical marathon on the Marjan Peninsula of Split, Croatia

When: April 1, 2013 at 11:00

Where: Tomica Stina Steps to Telegrin Summit

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Croatia Traffic Info

  • There are queues:
    - at Lučko paytoll (A1), 4,5 km towards Zagreb, and 500m towards the coast
    - at the border crossings Kaštel and Plovanija approximately 3 km
    - at Matulji (A8) junction, in both directions, approximately 1,5 km

    Traffic is heavy on the following sections:
    - on the A1 motorway Zagreb-Split-Ploče, especially between Zagreb and Bosiljevo, towards the coast
    - on the A2 Zagreb-Macelj, towards Zagreb
    - on the A3 Bregana-Lipovac
    - on the A6 Rijeka-Zagreb
    - on the A7 Rupa-Diračje
    - on the Istrian motorways, towards the Učka tunnel - on the D1 state road
    - on the D8 Adriatic road, especially near the tourist centers
    - on the Zagreb and Rijeka bypass roads
    - at Krk bridge

    Due to roadworks on the A3 Bregana-Lipovac motorway at the Jankomir junction drivers are advised to drive carefully.
    Due to roadworks traffic is regulated by traffic signals/one road lane is free only:
    -on the DC28 state road on the sections Cugovec-Sveti Ivan Žabno and Novi Glog-Kenđelovac; -on the DC2 state road in Kloštar Podravski -on the DC8 Adriatic road on the sections Kaštel Stari-Kaštel Gomilica; -on the DC228 Jurovski Brod-Ozalj-Karlovac state road at Ozalj - traffic is suspended for vehicles above 3,5 tonnes (detour: DC6 Jurovski Brod-Netretić-Karlovac), for other vehicles one road lane is free only due to damaged road.
    Drivers are invited to keep distance and to adjust the driving speed to road conditions. With the bad weather the headlights have to be on.
    Severe traffic disruptions expected on the 30. July in Slovenia

    On Saturday, July 30th, Russian head of state Vladimir Putin begins his state visit to Slovenia. Severe traffic disruptions are expected due to a ceremony at the Russian Chapel.
    The Croatian Automobile Club recommends to avoid travelling through the Karavanke Tunnel on the A2 motorway between Slovenia and Austria because the tunnel, as well as sections of the A2 motorway will be closed in both directions on several occasions during the day. Travelling will be possible on alternate parallel routes.
    At the same time it a weekend during the peak of the tourist season. School holidays in Italy and Germany begin end of July, i.e. beginning of August (federal states of Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg), and many Croatians are travelling to their summer destinations.
    The Slovenian Traffic Information Centre advises that drivers who are travelling from the western and northern parts of Europe towards Croatia choose routes via Italy (Villach-Tarvisio-Udine-Trieste) or Austria (Graz-Spielfeld), then proceed through Slovenia (Maribor-Lendava or Maribor-Ptuj) to their destination in Croatia. The recommended route in Croatia are the A2 Zagreb-Macelj or A4 Zagreb-Goričan motorways.
    Difficulties are expected on roads in Croatia as well, especially on the A1 Zagreb-Split-Ploče, the A6 Rijeka-Zagreb, on the Zagreb bypass (A3), at the Lučko, Sveta Helena and Zaprešić toll stations, at most of the border crossings and in ferry ports. However, due to road closures in Slovenia, it is difficult to advise drivers when to start their journey or what they could expect on their trip.
    Keep yourselves informed! You can find traffic information at the Croatian Automobile Club web site ( or dial +385 1 464 0800.
    We advise everyone travelling from Croatia towards the north to travel the A4 Zagreb-Goričan motorway towards the Goričan border crossing, then proceed via Hungary towards Lendava, Slovenia and then Austria. An alternate route is the A2 Zagreb-Macelj motorway, via the Macelj border crossing towards Maribor, however, roadworks are in progress on the section between the Macelj border crossing and the town of Ptuj, Slovenia. The recommended route if travelling to Italy is the A6 Rijeka-Zagreb motorway towards either Rupa or Pasjak border crossings. MAP
    If you are travelling to the North of Europe, we advise you to avoid the route via Zagreb towards the Bregana border crossing, as well as the roads around Ljubljana, Slovenia.
    Due to road closures and heavy traffic, severe traffic disruptions are expected on the roads towards the Brnik airport in Slovenia. We recommend starting your journey towards the airport quite earlier than usual.
    Drivers can find information about road closures at the Traffic Information Centre (, as well as at the Croatian Automobile Club web site (
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  • Passenger traffic is heavy at the following border crossings:

    - inbound: Mali Prolog, Aržano, Gabela, Gornji Brgat, Slavonski Brod, Pasjak, Rupa, Bregana, Ličko Petrovo Selo;
    - outbound: Bajakovo, Tovarnik
    - in both directions: Macelj, Metković, Karasovići, Klek, Zaton Doli, Plovanija, Kaštel Due to roadworks at the border crossing Županja, only 5 lanes will be open instead ot the 10 regularly opened ones, expect delays (especially on the weekends).

    At Harmica border crossing traffic is allowed for vehicles up to 7,5 tonnes only.
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  • All ferries are operating according to schedule.
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