Zagreb Advent Run 2020 will be held in a completely different edition


Zagreb Advent Run 2020 will be held in a completely different edition

Zagreb Advent Run, a costumed race for the whole family, invites loyal running fans to celebrate the fifth anniversary together. This year's edition of the race is conceived as a three-day event in a completely new format adapted to the epidemiological situation.

Therefore, costumed participants will have the opportunity to run their share of their choice, in smaller numbers with friends, family members and pets. The race will take place over three days - from 18 to 20 December 2020. The official start of the race will not be held in the same way as in previous years, in order to avoid gathering more people in one place.

With the aim of maximum protection of participants, Zagreb Advent Runovci independently choose the length and route of the race, and the final goal will be traditionally in front of The Westin Zagreb, where race participants will be able to pick up official ZAR 2020 T-shirts and well-deserved medals.

All those interested can register on the race's website at

"The global coronavirus pandemic has changed the daily lives of citizens and the way almost every social sector functions, and racing is no exception. Despite the great desire to hold ZAR 2020 as in previous years in a more numerous and cheerful edition, the health of our participants is certainly in the first place. Therefore, we decided to continue the tradition of holding this race, but in a form adapted to the current epidemiological situation, keeping in mind the maximum safety of all race participants, "said Mario Petrovic, CEO of Millennium Promotion and one of the race organizers.

Run this year's Zagreb Advent Run in selected costumes

β€œThe Zagreb Advent Run has turned into one of the most massive Advent races in Europe. This year, the coronavirus pandemic changed all the plans we had to mark the fifth anniversary of the race. However, aware of the immense desire of citizens to bring the famous ZAR joy and Advent atmosphere in 2020, we decided on a modified version of the race and invite all participants to enjoy the positive ZAR energy this year as well ", said Berislav Sokač, one of the organizers of the race and the originator of the Zagreb Advent Run.

Citizens are invited to run this year's Zagreb Advent Run in selected costumes and ask participants to gather in small groups, keeping in mind the protection of their families and friends.
As every year, this year's ZAR has its own humanitarian aspect

This time, all participants of ZAR are invited to support the work of the Ana Rukavina Foundation. The foundation was established in memory of the late journalist Ana Rukavina, who sent one great wish to the public - one for life. The Foundation bases its work on this very desire and, through the humanitarian action I Want Life, raises funds that enable the work and operation of the Foundation and the provision of assistance to hematological patients throughout Croatia.

During December, a humanitarian hotline will be opened to which all interested parties can call, and the organizers of ZAR will invite all participants in the race to get involved and support this commendable action on the eve of the holidays.

β€œWe are glad to be this year's partner of the Zagreb Advent Run. Through joint efforts and the nobility of our citizens, we can provide the funds needed for further collection of samples for the Croatian Registry of Voluntary Hematopoietic Stem Cell Donors and professional development of young doctors in the field of hematology and other related specializations, "said Marija Rukavina, Foundation Manager.