90. Maratón mieru 2013
Košice (Slovakia), Sunday 6 October 2013
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.
Venue: Košice (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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