93. Maratón mieru 2016

Košice (Slovakia), Sunday 2 October 2016

Panorama of Košice (Photo: Of / Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain / image modified by Run International EU)


Held annually since 1924 in Košice, Slovakia's second-largest city with a population of 240,000, the Peace Marathon is Europe's oldest marathon race.

The event features a half marathon (one lap), a full marathon (two laps) and a marathon relay race for teams of four runners.

In addition, there's a 4.2km fun run (Minimarathon) and a 20km race for inline skaters, handbikers and wheelchair racers.

Last year, 1,324 runners finished the 42.195km race, making the Peace Marathon once again the biggest marathon race in Slovakia. All races combined, the event drew about 10,000 participants from more than 40 countries.

The marathon course is IAAF/AIMS-certified, traffic-free and mostly flat and fast. The difference between the lowest and the highest point on the course is 16 metres. Each lap features 37 metres of elevation gain.

Starting and finishing in the city centre, the route runs through Košice's very pretty Old Town and through residential areas in the northern and southern parts of the city.


Country: Slovakia

Venue (Map): Košice (Kraków 247km, Budapest 258km, Bratislava 460km, Vienna 504km)

Date: 2 October 2016 (Sunday)

Race distance: 21.1km, 42.2km, 42.2km relay (12km+9km+12km+9km)

Start time (21km, 42km, 42km relay): 9.00

Time limit: six hours

Start and finish: at the Hotel Doubletree by Hilton, Hlavná 1, Košice

Entries: online; late entries in Košice if the entry limit has not been reached

Entry fees (21km, 42km): € 34/39/45/50 (up to 30 April/30 June/31 Aug/after 31 Aug 2016)

Entry fees (42km relay): € 34/50 per person (up to 31 Aug/after 31 Aug 2016)

Timekeeping: bib chip timing (included in the entry fees)

You get: pasta party (Saturday 14.00-19.00), goodie bag, T-shirt, finisher medal, massage service, free use of public transport on the day of the race

Showers and changing facilities: yes

Prizes (21km): to the first 3 M/F and to the first 3 relay teams

Prizes (42km): to the first 10 M/F and to the first 3 in each age group

Number of finishers 2015: 2928 (21km), 1324 (42km), 186 relay teams, 256 inline skaters, 14 handcyclists/wheelchairs

Event website: www.kosicemarathon.com


No guarantee is made as to the accuracy or thoroughness of the information on this page! Please visit the official event website to verify the above information.