First event of the Klaipeda Marathon started in July 2016. This year it will be the 5th Klaipeda Marathon race event.
Event of the Klaipeda Marathon idea came in 2014, but due to various circumstances, this event was not destined to occur earlier. This idea of organizing competitions came about in the face of a lack of sporting events on the Seaside. Surprisingly, in Klaipėda, Smiltynė environment is ideal for running and there are no sports events. That’s why we created the Klaipeda Marathon!
Klaipeda has great sports facilities: well-developed infrastructure for hiking running and biking trails, clean forest, unique landscape and well-known coastline of the Baltic Sea. Therefore, trying to combine all this during the competition and show, we chose a unique track in Smiltyne.
Smiltynė is a part of Klaipėda city located on the Curonian Spit and entering the territory of the National Park. Almost the whole of Smiltyne is covered by forests, sea – dunes and beaches. There is many places to visit: Maritime Museum, Dolphinarium, a monument “Albatrosas”, a lighthouse of Klaipėda. All these places are connected by a route of event.
This run is for beginners, amateurs and professionals alike. Depending on your physical fitness you can choose different distance routes:
500m children’s running, 5km; 10km, 21.098km (half marathon), 42.195km (marathon)
Welcome to Klaipeda Marathon!