On the Pelješac peninsula, in the town of Ston and its surroundings, on 21st September 2014, will be held the seventh Stone Wall Marathon. This unique sports tourism event in Europe will be run partly around the old Walls of Ston, the longest preserved European defensive wall. Launched by a few athletes enthusiasts, this extremely demanding marathon has developed into an exclusive event with runners from around the world.
In the past, the traditional Neretva boat played a key traffic-economic role for people of the region. For centuries it has been the main means of transportation, and each year, an amateur race of these boats takes place. Participants race with boats down the Neretva River, from Metkovic, starting from the town bridge, all the way down to Ploče 22.5 kilometers away. There are about 40 teams and seven hundred rowers participating in the race and giving the best of themselves. But, although it is a matter of prestige, victory in this race is not the most important. The main factors are the courage and the desire to uphold the tradition, to remember the lives and efforts of our ancestors. Other races which precede the Neretva Boat Marathon: Krvavac: ‘Cup of Our Lady of Mount Carmel’ 15 July Vid: ‘Boat Duel Cup of Duke Domagoj’ 4 August Opuzen: ‘Racing for the start positions’ 7 August