ZAGREB RUNS with ST. PETERSBURG

celebration of 50th anniversary of friendship


first cooperation in the field of sport

RUNS WITH TWINS

x-change of runners delegations


we connect nations, cities, people… through running…

ZAGREB

mosaic of exciting stories


be a part of it

ST. PETERSBURG

wonderful fairytale on the banks of Neva


white nights magic

ZAGREB RUNS with ST. PETERSBURG

Runs with Twins is the exchange of runners delegations between friend and twin cities, but also lot more than that…

We have started in 2018 with the exchange of runners delegation between Zagreb and St. Petersburg – Zagreb Runs with Twins 2018 St. Petersburg, or shortly Zagreb Runs with St. Petersburg!

The programme and its projects will be implemented every year and spread to other cities!

Exchange of runners delegations

Exchange of runners delegations

Zagreb runners delegation visits St. Petersburg and participates at the White Nights Marathon while St. Petersburg runners delegation visits Zagreb and participates at the running event in Zagreb! Delegations are composed of 13 members!

First ever cooperation in the field of sport

First ever cooperation in the field of sport

Zagreb Runs with Twins 2018 St. Petersburg is the first ever cooperation in the field of sport between cities of Zagreb and St. Petersburg! But the project doesn’t stop here…

For professional and recreational runners

For professional and recreational runners

Member of the runners delegation can be any runner, whether it be professional or recreational. Zagreb runners delegation gets formed through qualifications.

True connection between people, cities and nations

True connection between people, cities and nations

Zagreb Runs with St. Petersburg is the true connection between people, cities of Zagreb and St. Petersburg, and Croatia and Russia through running. It empowers international cooperation and promotes physical culture, sport, health, tourism and culture! It gets friendship and partnership closer to citizens!

News

Participation at Twin Cities Race in Zagreb!

October 14, 2018
Runners delegation from the friendly St. Petersburg has participated today in this year's Twin Cities Race in Zagreb, Zagreb Marathon....
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Excursion to Opatija

October 13, 2018
Beautiful weather at the time of the visit of St. Petersburg runners delegation to Zagreb we have used for the...
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Audience at the Russian Embassy in Zagreb

October 12, 2018
After the audience in the State Office for Sport of Republic of Croatia we have visited Embassy of Russian Federation!...
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Audience at State Office for sport in Zagreb

October 12, 2018
Representatives of the St. Petersburg runners delegation and representative of the programme Runs with Twins have met with represrntatives of...
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St. Petersburg delegation arrived to Zagreb

October 11, 2018
The time for a return visit of the runners delegation of our friendly St. Petersburga to Zagreb has come! Seven...
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Agreement on cooperation with Zagreb Holding

October 10, 2018
We have sponsorship agreement with Zagreb Holding! Zagreb Holding has supported our project with the accommodation services to St. Petersburg...
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Agreement on cooperation with ZET

October 3, 2018
The most economical and the first choice for the transport in the city of Zagreb are, without doubt, and after...
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Runs with Twins in the TV show Good morning, Croatia

August 17, 2018
Project Zagreb Runs with Twins 2018 St. Petersburg has been presented on the Croatian national television in the TV show...
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Zagreb runners delegation at White Nights Marathon 2018!

July 22, 2018
If the race goes through one of the most beautiful cities in the World then the race itself is supposed...
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3rd qualifying race: Sljeme marathon!

July 8, 2018
And here we are at the last of our qualifying races for the Zagreb runners delegation for St. Petersburg, Sljeme...
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2nd qualifying race: Boroša!

May 13, 2018
Mountain race Boroša, from the Zagreb main square to the top of the Medvednica, is our second qualifying race for...
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1st qualifying race: Hendrix!

April 14, 2018
For the first qualifying race for selection of the members of Zagreb runners delegation we have chosen Sava half-maraton, better...
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Sponsorship agreement with Avenue Group

March 27, 2018
Аvenue Group is a group of competitive and one of the leading construction & engineering companies operating in Central &...
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ZAGREB RUNNERS DELEGATION

Zagreb runners delegation in 2018 is composed of professional and recreational runners which have been selected directly and through qualification races:

  1. Hendrix polumaraton
  2. Mountain race Boroša
  3. Sljeme Marathon

At each of those qualifying races female and male winners plus one lucky drawn participant of the race have won the place in Zagreb runners delegation.

Female winner of the first qualifying race, Hendrix polumaraton, Veronika Jurišić, one of the best Croatian long distance runner, and male winner of the third qualifying race, Sljeme Marathon, Nikola Špoljar, one of the best Croatian mountain runner, haven’t been able to join delegation at White Nights Marathon 2018. We hope that the next year Veronika and Nikola will qualify again and join us.

Zagreb runners delegation has visited St. Petersburg and participated White Nights Marathon event on July 22nd 2018.

Vedran Danko
Zoran Kalinić
Ante Živković
Barbara Belušić
Domagoj Kranjc
Dragan Janković
Irena Smojver
Ivan Maletić
Ivan Subota
Matija Brlek
Slaven Dobrić
Vedran Danko

Vedran Danko

Lucky drawn participant at the Mountain race Boroša event, our 2nd qualifying race.

Vedran achieved result of 1:08:28 in the 10km race of the White Nights Marathon, and finished as 7th Croatian runner.

Zoran Kalinić

Zoran Kalinić

Author of the Runs with Twins, project owner and manager! In the photo together with Evgenia!

At the White Nights Marathon 2018 Zoran was the 4th best Croatian runner in the 10km race with the result of 42:26!

Ante Živković

Ante Živković

Winner of the Mountain race Boroša, our second qualification race. Ante was member of this year’s Croatian national team at the European championship in long distance mountain running.

In the 10km race of the White Nights Marathon 2018 Ante was 55th in general classification, and 2nd best Croatian runner, with the result of 37:36.

Barbara Belušić

Barbara Belušić

The winner of the Mountain race Boroša, which was our 2nd qualifying race! Barabara was the member of the Croatian national team at the European championship in long distance mountain running!

At the White Nights Marathon event Barbara was the best Croatian female runner in the 10km race. Her result was 38:52 for the 7th position of all woman in the race, while in general classification she was 79th. Bravo Barbara!

Domagoj Kranjc

Domagoj Kranjc

Lucky drawn participant after the Hendrix half-marathon, our 1st qualifying race!

Domagoj has arrived to the finish line of the 10km race of the White Nights Marathon 2018 in the time of 57:24 and he was 5th Croatian male runner!

Dragan Janković

Dragan Janković

Living legend of Croatian long distance running. And White Nights Marathon in St. Petersburg on July 22nd 2018 was very special for Janko. His 100th. Congratulations!

Irena Smojver

Irena Smojver

Second women in the marathon race at the Sljeme Marathon 2018, which was our 3rd qualification race! Irena was also member of the Croatian national team at this year’s European championship in long distance mountain running.

In the marathon race of the White Nights Marathon Irena was the best Croatian female runner with the result of 3:55:07. Congrats!

Ivan Maletić

Ivan Maletić

The winner of the Hendix half-marathon race, our first qualifying race! Ivan made big step forward in 2018 with many wins on different races in Croatia. His most preferred track is half-marathon.

Ivan achieved great 30th place in the 10km race of the White Nights Marathon with the result of 35:35, and, of course, he was the best Croatian runner in this race! Congratulations Ivan!

Ivan Subota

Ivan Subota

The best of employees of Sberbank in the 14km race of the Sljeme Marathon, which was the special qualifying race organized for Sberbank as one of our sponsors.

Ivan was 4th Croatian male runner with 49:40 in the 10km race of the White Nights Marathon event. Congratulations!

Matija Brlek

Matija Brlek

Lucky Matija! He was the lucky one to be drawn from all the participants in the marathon race of the Sljeme Marathon 2018!

And at the White Nights Marathon 2018 Matija finished marathon race for 4:08:49 for the 1322nd place, and 5th of all runners from Croatia in that race!

Slaven Dobrić

Slaven Dobrić

Slaven is donator of the project!

In the marathon race at the White Nights Marathon 2018 he achieved 3:55:07, and was the second best Croatian runner in the race! Congrats!

ST. PETERSBURG RUNNERS DELEGATION

St. Petersburg runners delegation has formed during September, and members were named directly:

  • Andrei Uyk
  • Anton Uyk –> half marathon
  • Mikhail Kochetkov –> runs 5km race in Zagreb
  • Sergei Donskikh
  • Uliana Uyk –> half marathon
  • Viktor Tyagunov –> marathon
  • Yulia Shkolnikova –> 5km

Delegation has visited Zagreb and participate Zagreb Marathon 2018 event on October 14th 2018.

Anton Uyk
Mikhail Kochetkov
Uliana Uyk
Viktor Tyagunov
Yulia Shkolnikova
Anton Uyk

Anton Uyk

Anton is vice president of Sport Athletic Federation of St. Petersburg and associated director of the White Nights Marathon.

And he ran half-marathon race at the Zagreb Marathon 2018! Anton, it was nice to have you in the project, and we hope to continue cooperation with you!

Mikhail Kochetkov

Mikhail Kochetkov

Uliana Uyk

Uliana Uyk

Uliana is member of the organizing committee of the White Nights Marathon, and also PR manager.

At the Zagreb Marathon 2018 Uliana has been running half-marathon race and finished with the time of couple of minutes over 2 hours.

Viktor Tyagunov

Viktor Tyagunov

Yulia Shkolnikova

Yulia Shkolnikova

Partners, Sponsors and Supporters

Partners

Sponsors

City of Zagreb
City of Zagreb
Capital city of the Republic of Croatia
City of a million hearts, on a banks of the river Sava and just under the mountain Medvednica. Zagreb is real mosaic of exciting stories!
Avenue Group
Avenue Group
Аvenue Group is a group of competitive construction & engineering companies operating in Central & Eastern Europe and CIS countries. It specialises in significant infrastructure, commercial, residential & industrial real estate projects. Avenue Group has recognised and supported the project Zagreb Runs with Twins 2018 St. Petersburg and its values! Thanks!
Zagreb Tourist Board
Zagreb Tourist Board
Zagreb as a rising touristic star
Zagreb Tourist Board is an umbrella organization of the tourism of the City of Zagreb. Recently Zagreb has turned into true touristic center side by side with the most important and biggest Croatian touristic destinations. Zagreb Tourist Board has recognised the potential and the values of the project Zagreb Runs with Twins 2018 St. Petersburg for the appearance at the Russian touristic market. Thanks for the support!
Sberbank
Sberbank
Reliable partner and bridge to the World
Sberbank is modern and universal bank with more than 170 years of tradition in business, one of the fastest growing and most profitable institution in the World and leading bank for the implemented innovative products based on excellence and cutting edge technologies. Sberbank Plc is member of the Sberbank Europe AG which operates in 8 CEE countries: Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovenia, Serbia and Germany. Sberbank Europe is fully owned by the Sberbank of Russia, leading Russian and one of the World's leading financial institutions. Sberbank Plc is the bridge which connects and opens business opportunities for Croatian companies to Russia and the other markets with the Sberbank presence. At Zagreb Runs with Twins 2018 St. Petersurg we are happy to have Sberbank as the partner which has recognised and supported our idea and the values from the start!
Student center Zagreb
Student center Zagreb
All for students at one place
Institution for the services to student population, such as accommodation, restaurants and employment, then cultural, sport and other activities. Student center Zagreb has supported the project Zagreb Runs with Twins 2018 St. Petersburg on our first qualifying race when they have prepared real Russian borshch! Thanks a lot!
Zagreb Electric Tram
Zagreb Electric Tram
City public transport company
ZET is the city owned service company with the activities of public transport. The company operates 410 buses, 277 trams, of which 143 are low-floor trams, 20 vehicles for the transport of disabled persons, buses for transport of school children, funicular, tram for tourists sightseeing tour buses and mini-trains for tourists. ZET has supported our project with the transport services during visit of runners delegation from our friendly St. Petersburg to Zagreb! Thanks a lot for a great service!
Zagreb Holding
Zagreb Holding
Public utility services for the citizens of Zagreb
Zagreb Holding has supported our project with the accommodation services to St. Petersburg runners delegation during their stay in Zagreb! Thanks a lot for the support and many thanks to subsidiary Vladimir Nazor and to hostel Arena for the superb service and kindness!

Supporters

President of the Republic of Croatia
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Croatia
State Office for Sport of the Republic of Croatia

Twin City Races

Qualifying Races