Štrbské Pleso (Slovakia), 20-22 June 2014
The Tatry Running Tour is a three-day event that is held every year in June in the stunningly beautiful High Tatras mountain range on the Slovakia-Poland border.
Entrants can choose to run individual stages or the whole tour.
All races are multi-terrain runs which start and finish in Štrbské Pleso, Slovakia's highest resort, situated at 1325 metres above sea level.
The first stage (Friday 20 June 2014, 9pm) is an undulating 3.5km summer night run around a glacial lake (pictured below).
The second stage (Saturday 21 June 2014, 10am) is 12km long and very hilly (320 metres of ascent, and 320 metres of descent). Runners who want an even greater challenge can opt to take part in the 22km Sky & Clouds Run. After crossing the finishing line of the 12km race, participants continue to run up to a mountain hut at 1840 metres and down again along a very technical route.
The third stage (Sunday 22 June 2014, 10am) is a ‘surprise run’. The course will be hilly and not longer than 8km but details won't be disclosed before the race.
As the event takes place within the Tatra National Park boundaries, entries are limited to 200 runners in the Tatry Running Tour and 80 runners in the Sky & Clouds Run.
In 2013, over 150 runners from 10 countries took part in the event.
Venue (Map): Štrbské Pleso (Kraków 158km, Budapest 290km, Bratislava 330km)
Start and finish: at the Hotel Crocus in Štrbské Pleso
Entries: online (up to 18 June 2014 as long as the entry limit has not been reached)
Entry fees (first stage): € 5/8/10 (up to 31 Mar/31 May/20 Jun 2014)
Entry fees (second stage): € 12/17/20 (up to 31 Mar/31 May/20 Jun 2014)
Entry fees (all three stages): € 25/30/40/50 (up to 31 Dec/31 Mar/31 May/20 Jun 2014)
Entry fees (Sky & Clouds Run): € 15/18/23/30 (up to 31 Jan/31 Mar/31 May/21 Jun 2014)
You get: chip timing, goodie bag, lunch on Saturday, entry into the prize-drawing, ‘finisher ribbon’ to finishers of all three stages
Prizes: to the best finishers of each stage, to the winners of the whole tour, and to the best teams; category prizes
Number of finishers 2013: 135 (Tatry Running Tour); 24 (Sky and Clouds Runs)
Event website: www.sporttatry.sk
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