Banská Bystrica (Slovakia), Sunday 6 September 2015

Banská Bystrica, Slovakia (Author: Twisp / / public domain / photo modified by


This road running event takes place in Banská Bystrica, a city of about 80,000 people, situated in the Hron River Valley in Slovakia's mountainous heartland.

The event begins with the children's races on Saturday morning, followed by the pasta party in the afternoon and rock concerts (Brainscan, Grabstein) in the evening.

The marathon, the half marathon, the barefoot half marathon (polmaratón na boso) and the half marathon relay start off at 9am on Sunday morning.

Participants in the full marathon run two laps of the half marathon course, which begins and ends on Banská Bystrica's delightful main square in the historic centre.

The route is IAAF-certified and very undulating, with a difference of about 30m between the lowest and the highest point on the course. Each lap includes 140m of ascent.

The time limit to finish the race is three hours for the half and five hours for the full marathon.


Country: Slovakia

Venue (Map): Banská Bystrica (Budapest 178km, Košice 206km, Bratislava 210km, Kraków 218km)

Date: 6 September 2015 (Sunday)

Race distance: 21.1km; 21.1km relay (4.8km+4.4km+5.6km+6.3km); 42.2km

Start time: 9.00

Start and finish: Námestie SNP (SNP Square), Banská Bystrica

Race centre: Radnica (Town Hall), Námestie SNP (Friday and Saturday 9.00-21.00)

Entries: online (up to 3 Sep 2015, 21.00hr) with payment by bank transfer; late entries on 4 and 5 Sep 2015; no entries on the day

Entry fees (21km, 42km): € 25/35/40/60 (up to 31 Jan/30 June/3 Sep/5 Sep 2015)

Entry fees (relay teams): € 60/80/100/120 (up to 31 Jan/30 June/3 Sep/5 Sep 2015)

You get: pasta party, goodie bag, chip timing, finisher medal, entry into the post-race prize drawing, free entry to museums, free use of public transport, free use of the public swimming pool (one hour)

Baggage storage: yes

Prizes: to the first 7 M/F in the marathon, to the first 3 M/F in the half marathon, and to the first 3 finishers in the barefoot half marathon

Award ceremony: at 13.30

Prize drawing: at 14.00

Number of finishers 2014: 470 (21km), 10 (21km barefoot), 104 relay teams, 118 (42km)

Event website:


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