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TZO Sutivan and the Municipality of Sutivan, in collaboration with the cycling magazine Biker, are organizing a recreational MTB marathon titled CATCH THE WIND 2024.

Race Rules

Race Date: Saturday, June 1, 2024.

Race Type: Recreational MTB Marathon

Format: XCM format (XC marathon), 4 track lengths: Bura – 70+ km, Vitar – 40+ km, Bonaca – 20+ km, Gravel – 70+ km

Track Lengths

The track length is chosen and registered upon purchasing the entry fee. Changes with a payment of 5 EUR are possible until May 31, 2023, at 23:59, exclusively through the link provided in the confirmation email after successful registration. It’s not possible to switch to another track during the race.

Bura – 70+ km Vitar – 40+ km Bonaca – 20+ km Gravel – 70+ km


  • Men: 18 – 39 years
  • Men Masters: 40 – 49 years
  • Men Grand Masters: 50+
  • Women: 18 – 39 years
  • Women Masters: 40 – 49 years
  • Women Grand Masters: 50+
  • Juniors 16-18 years (allowed registration for Bonaca 20+ or Vitar 40+ track)
  • Kids 12-16 years (allowed registration only for Bonaca 20+ track)
  • E-bike Men (Vitar 40+ km or Bura 70+ km)
  • E-bike Women (Vitar 40+ km or Bura 70+ km)
  • Gravel Men
  • Gravel Women

Time Measurement

Timing is conducted electronically using chips. During the race, live tracking of participants’ movement and positions will be available on a large screen at the start.

Entry Fees

The entry fee includes a starting number, a complimentary meal after the race, dinner, and a starter pack (race shirt + sponsor promotional materials), as well as ferry transportation to the race start (for competitors on the Vitar, Bura, and Gravel tracks).

Registration and entry fee purchase with a starter pack guarantee is done online on the website until May 18, 2023, at 23:59, or until the maximum limit of 400 entries is reached. Registrations will be possible after this date without a starter pack guarantee, and if the maximum number of competitors hasn’t been reached. For the Bonaca track, the “early bird” entry fee until March 31 is 40 EUR, and after that date, it’s 50 EUR, while for the Vitar, Bura, and Gravel tracks, the “early bird” entry fee until March 31 is 50 EUR, and after that date, it’s 60 EUR.

The MTB technical regulations of HBS apply to the race. Participants ride at their own risk. The organizer is not responsible for any actions of participants towards third parties. The race takes place regardless of weather conditions. All riders are eligible to participate regardless of license.


Appeals for incidents during the competition must be submitted in written form to the chief judge no later than 15 minutes after the rider’s race ends, along with a deposit of 35 EUR.

First Aid

The Croatian Mountain Rescue Service (HGSS) and emergency medical assistance will be available on the track. The nearest hospital is KBC Split, Spinčićeva 1, tel. +38521556111.

Race Schedule

Friday, May 31, 2023

  • 17-20 Arrival of competitors and guests, registrations, collection of starter packs
  • 18-20 Track familiarization and test ride

Saturday, June 1, 2023

  • 8:00-9:00 Registrations and collection of starter packs
  • 9:00 Start of XCM race Catch the Wind (Bura, Vitar, Bonaca)
  • 10–15 Sponsor presentations, bike testing, competitors’ finish
  • 20-23 Dinner for participants, awards ceremony

Sunday, June 2, 2023

  • 10-10:30 Kids race and announcement of winners

Prize Fund

  • Medals for the top 3 positions in all categories + sponsor prizes

Race Tracks

  • Bura: track length 70+ km
  • Vitar: track length 40+ km
  • Bonaca: track length 20+

Detailed elevation profiles of the tracks will be published later.

Feed Zones

  • Bura: 3 zones

  • Gravel: 3 zones

  • Vitar: 2 zones

  • Bonaca: 1 zone

  • Water, juices, isotonic drinks, fruits, Mg, cookies, energy bars

Race Office

Tourist Board of Sutivan Trg dr. Franje Tuđmana 1 21403 Sutivan, island of Brač Tel: +385 (0)21 638 357 E-mail:

Race Organizer

Biker Cycling Magazine


TZO Sutivan Municipality of Sutivan

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