539 Jump

Test your endurance by participating a stair climbing race on the centuries old Trsat Stairways

It begins on the banks of the Rječina, beside a bank building, and leads up to the plateau at 138 m above sea level. There are 561 steps in all, and they were built for pilgrims on their way to the votive church. Work was started on them in 1531 by Petar Kružić, hero of battles against the Turks, who built the lower part of the stairway, later expanded to 538 steps. The Baroque entrance hall in the form of a triumphal arch was built in the first half of the 18th century, and the votive chapels on the level ground near the church by the steps, between the 15th and the 18th centuries, one chapel each century.

Our race "539 jump" is one the most difficult endurance tests one can afford to try. The goal is simple, just try to run (or jump) as fast as you can up the 539 stairs to the top plateau.

Race info

  • Date: Saturday, 30.03.2019. start in 10:00h
  • Registration: Online
  • Track: Trsat stairways
  • Chronometric start: every 60 seconds one athlete starts the race
  • Athletes start in order in which they sign up 
  • Number of stairs: 539 
  • Lenght: 463 m
  • Altitude: 91 m
  • Average stair dimension in cm (height x depth x width): 15 x 30 x 204

Race info


Registrations for 539 jump are open until Friday, 29th of March 2019.  The application can only be made online!

Sign up


Entry fee

539 jump race fee: 

paid before 31.12.2018. -  7 EUR

paid before 01.03.2019. -  8 EUR

paid before 29.03.2019. - 10 EUR

All payments should be effected at latest before midnight 29th of March 2019! 

Payment can be made exclusively through the web shop! Payment via bank account or in cash is not possible!


Absolute M and F;
M22; M40; M40+; F22; F40; F40+

Rewards for Absolute Winners and Winners by Category (M / F): All awards are obtained in the form of coupons that can be used in Sport Vision stores in Croatia. The awards are the same for male and female runners.

The absolute winners are awarded for the first three places in the men's and women's category:
1st place - Sport Vision coupon 1000 hrk
2nd place - Sport Vision coupon 500 hrk
3rd place - Sport Vision coupon 300 hrk

Category winners are awarded for the first three places:
1st place - Sport Vision coupon 300 hrk
2nd place - Sport Vision coupon 200 hrk
3rd place - Sport Vision coupon 100 hrk

Rulebook on Rewards: The prize is awarded only on one basis, by absolute order or by category. All runners who have been awarded the prize in absolute order can not receive a prize in the voucher for their place in the categories. The ranking in the categories does not change if the same contestant has won one of the top three places in the absolute rank and ranking by category. Coupon does not transfer to the next competitor in the lineup.

Winner announcement:
12.00 pm (noon) in front of Hotel Continental

Other useful info

  • Public toalet: on parking Delta
  • Refreshment after race: water, nibbles...
  • Organizer is not accountable for the damages, injuries or accidents that may occur during the race. 
  • Athletes agree that all photo and video material shot on the race can be used for promotoinal purposes of the organizer. 
  • All athletes are participating at their own risk. By registering and paying race fee, athlete takes responsibility for his / her participation in the race.
  • Return from the finish line is back down the stairs. Make space to those who are running up and don't forget to cheer!
  • Judge