Štrbské Pleso (Slovakia), Sunday 8 September 2013

Popradské pleso, High Tatras, Slovakia (Author: Hugo / Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain)


Like the Tatry Running Tour, the Pavol Antal Memorial is held on the trails of the High Tatras, a stunningly beautiful mountain range on the Slovakia-Poland border.

Participants run 8km of a point-to-point uphill course that includes 250m of ascent.

The race begins with a loop around Štrbské pleso, a glacial lake in the resort of Štrbské Pleso, which is situated at 1350m above sea level in the Tatra National Park.

The finishing line is at Popradské pleso (pictured), a smaller glacial lake that sits at an elevation of about 1500m.

Held annually since 1995 in commemoration of the Slovak sportsman Pavol Antal, the event has attracted elite and fun runners from many different countries.


Race details; 19. Memoriál Pavla Antala 2013:

Country: Slovakia

Venue (Map): Štrbské Pleso (Kraków 158km, Budapest 290km, Bratislava 330km, Vienna 408km)

Date: 8 September 2013 (Sunday)

Race distance: 8km run; 6km nordic walking

Start time: 9.30 (8km run); 9.50 (6km nordic walking)

Start: at the Hotel Patria at the Štrbské pleso lake

Finish: at the Popradské pleso lake

Entries: online; entries close 5 September 2013 or when the entry limit has been reached

Entry fees: € 5 (payment until 25 Aug 2013), € 10 (entries until 5 Sep 2013)

Race centre: at the start

You get: technical T-shirt (to all 8km finishers), transport of personal clothing from start to finish; chip timing; lunch after the race; entry into the post-race prize drawing

Prizes (8km): to the first 5 in each category

Prizes (6km): to the first 3 in each category

Award ceremony: 11.00-11.30 at the Horský Hotel at the Popradské pleso lake

Number of finishers 2012: 95 runners

Event website (in Slovak, English, Polish and Hungarian):

Memoriál Pavla Antala - Pavol Antal Memorial - Event website: www.sporttatry.sk/main.php?page=223-sk-Memorial_Pavla_Antala_2015


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