For anyone not planning on running but driving instead this weekend, here is some information on traffic blocks and diversions that will occur during the events of the Ljubljana Marathon.
For the main events, that is the 42.195km-long marathon and half-marathon, which will take place at the same time on Sunday, all streets on its route will be closed for the duration of the races.
Both runs start at 10:30 and marathoners will have to finish their run in 5 hours. If runners arrive at the Aškerčeva mean-time station later than 2 hours and 15 minutes after the start they’ll be redirected to the finish at Congress Square and placed on the half-marathon ranking list. Drivers can expect streets to reopen at about 15:30 Sunday.
For details on each of the affected streets on the main route, please click here.
But as various marathon side events already begin on Thursday, one can expect some traffic trouble in the days preceding the main events, especially in the city centre.
Congress Square, the site of the main finish line, will be closed for traffic from Thursday, October 24, 08:00 till Sunday midnight, October 27.
Slovenska Street, the section between Aškerčeva and Gosposvetska, will close on Friday at 15:00 and reopen on Sunday night at 24:00. The Congress Square underground garage, however, will be accessible on Friday but not on Saturday and Sunday during most of the daytime.
Aškerčeva Street (between Slovenska and Groharjeva) will close on Saturday at 05:00 and reopen 16:00.
For further details and information on closed road crossing sites and the programme in general, please visit the Ljubljana Marathon website.