Rajec (Slovakia), Saturday 8 August 2015

Rajecký maratón, Slovakia (Author: Pe3kZA / commons.wikimedia.org / public domain)


The Rajecký maratón in Slovakia features a 21.1km half marathon, a 42.2km marathon, a 22.1km inline skating race, and two children's races.

All races begin and end on the main square of Rajec, a small town of about 6,000 people, situated in the Rajčanka river valley in the north-western part of the country.

Both the half and the full marathon begin with a 2km loop through Rajec. Then, the route runs out and back a country road along the valley into the Strážovské vrchy mountains. The course is not closed to traffic.

The first half of the race is uphill (+100m of elevation gain in the half marathon, +200m in the marathon).

The turning point of the marathon is in the village of Čičmany, which is well known for its beautiful folk architecture.


Country: Slovakia

Venue (Map): Rajec (Žilina 21km, Ostrava 121km, Kraków 189km, Bratislava 191km)

Date: 8 August 2015 (Saturday)

Race distance: 400m/2000m (children's races), 21.1km, 42.2km; 22.1km (inline skating)

Start time: 9.59 (22.1km inline skating), 10.00 (21km, 42km), 10.20 (children's races)

Start and finish: Námestie SNP

Race centre: in the town hall on Námestie SNP (7 August 2015, 16.00-22.00; on the day 7.00-9.00)

Entries: online (up to 7 August 2015, 12.00) or by post; payment by bank transfer (up to 2 August 2015); late entries on 7 August 2015; no entries on the day

Entry fees (21km): € 21/26/31/36 (up to 30 April/30 June/31 July/7 August 2015)

Entry fees (42km): € 23/28/33/43 (up to 30 April/30 June/31 July/7 August 2015)

Timekeeping: VOS-TKP chip timing (included in the entry fees)

You get: medal, Rajecký maratón magazine, snacks and drinks on the course, a meal after the race; accommodation option in a gym (€ 2)

Showers and changing facilities: yes

Award ceremony: at 15.00

Number of finishers 2014: 518 (21km), 216 (42km), 128 inline skaters

Event website: www.rajeckymaraton.sk


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