Štrbské Pleso (Slovakia), 19-21 June 2015
The Tatry Running Tour is a very scenic three-day stage race, held every year in June in the High Tatras, a stunningly beautiful mountain range on the border between Slovakia and Poland.
The event offers two versions — Classic and Extreme.
|Stage||Date||Start time||Race distance Classic||Race distance Extreme|
|1||19 June 2015 (Friday)||21.00||4.5km||4.5km|
|2||20 June 2015 (Saturday)||9.30||36km|
|3||21 June 2015 (Sunday)||10.00||8km||10km|
Entrants can choose to take part in just Stage 1 or Stage 2, or to run all three stages to complete the whole tour.
All races begin and end in Štrbské Pleso, Slovakia's highest resort, situated at an elevation of 1325m above sea level.
Stage 1 is a 4.5km-long summer night run around the glacial Štrbské pleso lake (pictured below).
Stage 2 and Stage 3, however, are very challenging trail races which take the runners up and down the slopes of the Tatras.
The Extreme version of the Tatry Running Tour incorporates the highly-demanding 36km-long Sky & Clouds Run, which features 2,100m of ascent (and the same of descent). The highest point on the course is at an elevation of 2,030m.
As the event takes place within the boundaries of the Tatra National Park, entries are limited to 200 runners in the Classic race and 100 runners in the Extreme race.
Venue (Map): Štrbské Pleso (Kraków 158km, Budapest 290km, Bratislava 330km)
Start and finish: at the Hotel Crocus in Štrbské Pleso
Entries: online (up to 5 June 2015); late entries on 19 June 2015 if entry limit has not been reached
Entry limit: 200 runners (Classic), 100 runners (Extreme)
- Classic: € 34/39/44/50 (up to 28 Feb/30 Apr/5 June/19 June 2015)
- Extreme: € 38/43/48/60 (up to 28 Feb/30 Apr/5 June/19 June 2015)
- Stage 1: € 7/10/15 (up to 30 Apr/5 June/19 June 2015)
- Stage 2: € 12/16/20 (up to 30 Apr/5 June/19 June 2015)
Timekeeping: bib chip timing (included in the entry fees)
You get: chip timing, goodie bag, medal after Stage 1 and after Stage 2, finisher ribbon after Stage 3, certificate, lunch on Saturday, entry into the prize-drawing
Prizes: to the first 3 in each category (after each stage), to the first man and woman in the Tatry Running Tour, and to the best climber
Number of finishers 2014: 191 (Stage 1), 166 (Stage 2), 128 (Stage 3)
Event website: SportTatry
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