Rajec (Slovakia), Saturday 13 August 2016
The Rajecký maratón in Slovakia offers a full marathon (42.2km), a half marathon (21.1km), an inline skating race (22.1km) and two children's races (400m, 2km).
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 on a country road along the valley into the wooded Strážovské vrchy mountains.
The first half of the race is uphill (+100m of ascent in the half marathon, +200m in the full marathon), and the second half is downhill. The turning point for marathon runners is in the village of Čičmany which is well known for its beautiful folk architecture (pictured above).
The course is open to traffic during the event.
Last year, 185 runners finished the full marathon and 487 runners the half. The inline skating race had 116 finishers.
Venue (Map): Rajec (21km from Žilina, 121km from Ostrava, 189km from Kraków, 191km from Bratislava)
Date: 13 August 2016 (Saturday)
Race distance: 400m-2km (children's races), 21.1km, 42.2km; 22.1km (inline skating)
Start time: 8.59 (22.1km inline skating), 9.00 (21km, 42km), 9.20 (2km), 9.22 (400m)
Start and finish: Námestie SNP (SNP Square), Rajec
Race centre: in the town hall on Námestie SNP (12 August 2016, 16.00-22.00; on the day 6.30-8.00)
Entries: online (up to 12 August 2016, 12.00) or by post; late entries on Friday 12 August 2016; no entries on the day
Entry fees (21km): € 23/28/33/38 (up to 30 April/30 June/31 July/12 August 2016)
Entry fees (42km): € 25/30/35/45 (up to 30 April/30 June/31 July/12 August 2016)
Entry fees (inline skaters): € 22/26/31/36 (up to 30 April/30 June/31 July/12 August 2016)
Timekeeping: VOS-TKP chip timing (included in the entry fees)
You get: T-shirt (early entries only), medal, a towel, 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 14.00
Number of finishers 2015: 487 (21km), 185 (42km), 116 inline skaters
Event website: www.rajeckymaraton.sk
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