Nitra (Slovakia), Saturday 5 September 2015

Plague column, Nitra, Slovakia (Copyright © 2015 Hendrik Böttger /


Held in the city centre of Nitra, an old city of about 80,000 inhabitants in western Slovakia, the Nitrianske mestské behy (‘Nitra City Races’) comprise:

  • Detské behy (children's races)
  • 3km Hobby beh (3km hobby run)
  • Beh na 10km (10k race)
  • Polmaratón (half marathon)

The start/finish area is at the zimný štadión (ice hockey arena) in the mestský park (town park) at the foot of the steep castle rock.

Participants in the 10k race run two laps of a scenic 5km loop course. The half marathon is four laps.

Approximately 100 runners took part in the half marathon last year, and about 50 ran the 10k. The time limit to finish the half marathon is 2 hours 40 minutes.


Country: Slovakia

Venue (Map): Nitra (Bratislava 95km, Budapest 144km, Vienna 168km, Brno 178km)

Date: 5 September 2015 (Saturday)

Race distance: children's races; 3km, 10km, 21.1km

Start time: 11.00 (children's races), 13.00 (3km), 14.00 (10km, 21km)

Start and finish: car park at the ice hockey arena (zimný štadión)

Race centre: in the start area (10.30-13.00)

Entries: online (up to 3 Sep 2015), late entries on the day

Entry fees (children's races; 3km): no entry fees

Entry fees (10km; 21km):

  • € 12 (up to 31 March 2015)
  • € 14 (up to 31 July 2015)
  • € 16 (up to 2 September 2015)
  • € 20 (up to 5 September 2015)

You get: a towel and a backpack, chip timing, drinks on the course, a meal after the race, changing facilities, bag storage, entry into the prize raffle

Prizes: to the first 3 M/F and to the first 3 in each category

Number of finishers 2014: 53 (10km), 98 (21km)

Event website: (out of date)


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