90. Košice Peace Marathon 2013

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90. Maratón mieru 2013


Košice (Slovakia), Sunday 6 October 2013

State Theatre and main square of Košice, Slovakia (Photo Maros Mraz / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Participants will run across Košice's main square (Photo: Maros / Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY-SA-3.0)


Held since 1924, the Košice Peace Marathon is Europe's oldest marathon race.

More than 800 runners took part in last year's 89th edition of the marathon, and over 1600 completed the half marathon.

The marathon is two laps of a certified, traffic-free, and mostly flat and fast course through Košice, a pleasant and lively city of 240,000 people in eastern Slovakia.

Starting and finishing in the heart of the city, participants run across Košice's delightful main square, through the historic town centre, and through residential areas.

This year, it will be particularly interesting to visit Košice as it is one of 2013's two European Capitals of Culture.


Country: Slovakia

VenueKošice (Kraków 247km, Budapest 258km, Bratislava 460km, Vienna 504km)

Date: 6 October 2013 (Sunday)

Distance: 42.2km, 21.1km; 42.2km relay (12+9+12+9km); 4.2km (non-competitive run without time-keeping); 20km (inline skaters, handcyclists, wheelchairs)

Start time: 9.00 (21km, 42km, relay); 9.07 (4.2km)

Start and finish: at the "Hotel Doubletree by Hilton", Hlavná 1, Košice

Entries: online (up to 30 Sep 2013); payment by credit card or bank transfer

Entry fees (21km, 42km): € 30/35/40/50 (up to 30 April/30 June/15 Sep/after 15 Sep 2013)

Entry fees (42km relay): € 30 per person

Entry fees (4.2km): € 6 (online entries), € 8 (late entries on 4 and 5 Oct 2013)

You get (21km, 42km): pasta party (on Saturday), T-shirt, chip timing, finisher medal

You get (4.2km): T-shirt, finisher medal

Prizes: prize money to the first 10 men and 6 women; category prizes

Award ceremony: 11.30

Number of finishers 2012: 830 (42km), 1639 (21km), 100 relay teams, 276 inline skaters, 25 handcyclists/wheelchairs

Event website (in Slovak and English): www.kosicemarathon.com


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