Banská Bystrica (Slovakia), Sunday 4 September 2016

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


Set in the narrow Hron valley which cuts through Slovakia's mountainous heartland, the Marathon Banska Bystrica offers a full marathon, a half marathon and a half marathon relay race for teams of three runners.

The half marathon is one lap and the marathon is two laps of a very undulating course that begins and ends on the delightful main square of Banská Bystrica, the largest of the medieval mining towns in the region, and nowadays Slovakia's fifth-largest city with a population of about 80,000.

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

In 2016, the event will incorporate the Slovak Marathon Championships as well as the World Barefoot Half Marathon Championships!


Country: Slovakia

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

Date: 4 September 2016 (Sunday)

Race distance: 21.1km, 21.1km relay (three runners), 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 9.00-19.00)

Entries: online (up to 1 September 2016); late entries on 2 and 3 September 2016; no entries on the day

Entry fees (21km, 42km): € 25/35/40/60 (up to 31 Jan/30 June/1 Sep/3 Sep 2016)

Entry fees (relay teams): € 60/80/100/120 (up to 31 Jan/30 June/1 Sep/3 Sep 2016)

You get: technical T-shirt, pasta party, goodie bag, chip timing, finisher medal, entry into the post-race prize drawing, free use of public transport on Saturday and Sunday, free entry to the public swimming pool, free entry to the Múzeum SNP

Bag storage: yes

Prizes: prize money to the first 7 M/F in the marathon, to the first 3 M/F in the half marathon, to the first 3 M/F barefoot runners

Award ceremony: at 13.30

Prize drawing: at 14.10

Number of finishers 2015: 546 (21km), 147 teams (21km relay), 113 (42km)

Event website:


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.