Špačince (Slovakia), Saturday 2 July 2016

Michal Puškár, athlete of Slavia Trnava, winner of the Špačinský Trojuholník 2014 (Copyright © 2014 Marta Országhová)


The Špačinský trojuholník ("Špačince Triangle") is a 10k road race that has been held every year in early summer since 1978.

The race follows an undulating triangle-shaped course through agricultural land on the wide Danubian Lowland in western Slovakia.

Starting in the village of Špačince, the first 4.8 kilometres are run on the main road towards the city of Trnava. Then, the route turns left towards Malženice, and left again to the finish line at the football pitch in Špačince.

The course is marshalled but it's not closed to traffic during the race.

Although the entry fees are very low (€ 2 on the day) there are plenty of prizes for the best finishers in each age group.

Over the last 38 years, the event has attracted runners from many different countries. Last year, on a very warm day, Slavomír Košík (35 minutes 15 seconds) and Petra Fašungová (37 minutes 55 seconds) led a field of 119 runners across the finish line.

This video on the Špačinský Trojuholník 2015 shows what it's all about.


Runners after the start of the 10k road race in Špačince, Slovakia (Copyright © 2015 Marta Országhová)

Photos by courtesy of Marta Országhová


Country: Slovakia

Venue (Map): Špačince (Trnava 7km, Bratislava 57km, Vienna 125km, Brno 132km)

Date: 2 July 2016 (Saturday)

Race distance: 10km

Start: at 17.00 in the centre of the village

Finish: at the football pitch on Sportová Street

Race centre: at the sports hall of the primary school (on the day 15.15-16.15)

Entries: in person on the day of the race

Entry fees: € 2

You get: drinks along the course, entry into the post-race prize drawing

Changing facilities: yes

Prizes: to the first 3 M/F and to the first 3 in each age group (prizes are not cumulative)

Award ceremony and prize drawing: at 18.45 on the football pitch

Number of finishers 2015: 119

Race information (in Slovak): 39. Špačinský trojuholník 2016 (PDF)


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