Ljubljana 2017

22nd Volkswagen Ljubljana Marathon

4 day Trip – 27.10. – 30.10.2017

General information about Ljubljana

Ljubljana is the capital and largest city of Slovenia. During antiquity, it was the site of a Roman city called Emona. It was under Habsburg rule from the Middle Ages until the dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1918.
The city, with an area of 163.8 km², is situated in the Ljubljana Basin in Central Slovenia, between the Alps and the Karst. It is located some 320 kilometers south of Munich, and 400 kilometers southwest of Budapest. The extent of Ljubljana has changed considerably in the past 40 years, mainly because some of the nearby settlements have merged with Ljubljana.


General information about the 13th official IMFR Marathon*


Distances: Marathon, Half marathon, 10 km recreational run

Date: October 29th 2017
Start: Slovenska cesta, 10:30 am
Finish: Kongresni trg

Route course is flat. All races start at Slovenska cesta and finish at Kongresni trg. The course will be run on the inner city streets and roads and on the outskirts of Ljubljana. There are 8 refreshment stations.

Note: The limit of marathon is 5 hours. The full marathon (42.195 m) runners who do not finish first 20 km in 2 hours and 15 minutes, will be redirected to the finish. The results will be published alongside the results of the half marathon.

Map of the Marathon:

General information about our marathon hotel and program

The City Hotel Ljubljana ***

The hotel is located right in the heart of Ljubljana. It has 200 comfortable rooms and three luxury suites, perfect to rest your weary feet after a long day of exploring the capitol.

The hotel is easy to access from all of the city’s major roads and has the advantage of being just on the edge of the pedestrian only zone, so there are no problems in accessing the hotel by car. The main railway and bus station are only 400 meters away and the Jože Pučnik International Airport of Ljubljana is only 25 km from the hotel.

Hotel address:
The City Hotel Ljubljana
Dalmatinova 15, 1000 Ljubljana
Phone: +386 1 239 00 00


The schedule for the weekend will follow


Costs and Payment methods

1. IMFR Marathon Program Package
Details will follow

2. Runners Package (includes bib, donation to the Foundation and official IMFR Ljubljana running shirt)

EUR 149.00 per runner for Marathon, Half marathon or 10 km (Prices valid until July 31st)

Don't miss our early bird price. Until May 31st the package will cost EUR 99.00 per person.

3. Room rates / accomodation (minimum stay 3 nights, additional nights on request) 

Single room: EUR 279.00 per person for 3 nights

Standard Double/Twin room: EUR 165.00 per person for 3 nights (sold out)

Comfort Double/Twin room: EUR 180.00 per person for 3 nights

Quadruple room: EUR 141.00 per person for 3 nights

Comfort Triple room: EUR 147.00 per person for 3 nights

A tourist tax (EUR 1,27 per person/night) has to be paid at check-out.

For all rooms included: overnight with rich buffet breakfast, high speed WiFi, 24/7 fitness room, VAT.


Payment methods for Marathon Package and Entries:

You can choose between PayPal and bank transfer. No credit cards accepted. When paying via Paypal a service fee of 3% will be added.

Payment methods for accommodation:

You can choose between bank transfer and credit card. No PayPal accepted. Please note: When paying via credit card a service fee of 2% will be added.


Bookings and information

International Marathon Fellowship of Rotarians * Joachim Bekedorf * Burgstr. 7 * D-37073 Göttingen * phone. +49 551/4999333 * fax. +49 551/46043 * Email: *

This application is based on the tour program as presented. I certify for myself and for the persons named above that I am authorized to make this booking and I/we have read and agree to accept the booking conditions. We also agree to the general terms and conditions of extratour Göttingen Reisebüro GmbH. For the Ljubljana Marathon event there is a special cancellation policy.

Due to our group rate, there is a cancellation policy of 100% for the entry fee as well as the hotel booking. There will be no refund after booking / confirmation. We recommend that applicants take out insurance which covers cancellation fees (in case of sickness a doctor’s certificate will be required), and we will be happy to offer this service upon request. Please ask for insurance offers.

Schedule is subject to change.