68th Devin - Bratislava National Running Race 2015
Devín - Bratislava (Slovakia), Sunday 12 April 2015
The 11.6km Národný beh takes an international crowd of more than 5,000 runners from the impressive ruins of Devín Castle (pictured) along the River Danube to the city centre of Slovakia's capital Bratislava.
More than 5,000 athletes took part in last year's 67th edition of the event.
Before the race, participants can use the free bus service from Bratislava to the start area at Devín Castle, which sits on a steep rock at the confluence of two rivers (the Morava and the Danube) on the border with Austria.
The castle played a prominent role in the history of Slovakia, and it is regarded by many as a symbol of Slovak nationhood.
The event also offers a 2.6km run for young athletes and recreational runners.
Venue (Map): Devín - Bratislava
Date: 12 April 2015 (Sunday)
Race distance: 2.6km ("Malý Devín"); 11.625km ("Hlavný beh")
Start (2.6km): at 10.00 at Most Lafranconi (Lafranconi Bridge), Bratislava
Start (11.6km): at 10.00 on the car park at the foot of Devín Castle
Finish: at the Cafe Propeller, Rázusovo nábrežie, Bratislava
Entries: online with payment by bank transfer (up to 4 April 2015); late entries on 9-10 April 2015; no entries on the day
Entry fees (2.6km — 15 years and under): € 6 (up to 4 April 2015); € 8 (late entries)
Entry fees (2.6km — 16 years and over): € 12 (up to 4 April 2015); € 15 (late entries)
Entry fees (11.6km): € 12 (up to 4 April 2015); € 15 (late entries)
Race centre: on 9 April and 10 April 2015 (14.00-18.00): at the ‘Plaváreň Pasienky’ swimming pool, Junácka 4, Bratislava; runners from outside Bratislava can pick up their bibs on the day (7.00-8.00) on Kúpeľná ulica (near the finish)
You get: a souvenir gift (Adidas); chip timing; pre-race bus service from Bratislava to the start area; transport of personal clothing from the start to the finish; free entry into the post-race prize drawing
Prizes (11.6km): to the best finishers and to the first 3 in each category
Award ceremony: at 11.30 on Hviezdoslavovo námestie
Number of finishers 2014: 428 (2.6km), 5128 (11.6km)
Event website (in Slovak): www.devin-bratislava.eu
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