Bratislava (Slovakia), Saturday 1 April 2017 - Sunday 2 April 2017

Starý most, Bratislava, Slovakia (Copyright © 2017 Hendrik Böttger /


The Bratislava Marathon is Slovakia's largest running event. Held annually over two days in spring, it offers various races for runners of all ages:

Date Start time Race distance  Number of finishers 2016
1 April 2017 (Saturday) 10.00 5m (toddlers)  
11.00 300m/600m/800m (children) 1,342
14.00 4.2km  1,282
16.00 10km  996
2 April 2017 (Sunday) 10.00 21.1km 2,577
21.1km relay (4 runners) 472 teams
42.2km 806


All races begin and end at the Eurovea Galleria shopping mall, which is located on the left bank of the River Danube, a 15-minute walk from Bratislava's Old Town.

The half marathon is one lap and the full marathon is two laps of a gently-undulating, AIMS-certified course.

The route shows you the many different facets of Slovakia's capital:

  • It visits the modern high-rise buildings in the redeveloped area near the port,


High-rise buildings on Landerova, Bratislava, Slovakia (Copyright © 2017 Hendrik Böttger /


  • it takes you out and back through the densely-populated (yet very green) Ružinov borough in the eastern part of the city,
  • it winds its way through the historic centre,


A runner passes the Slovak National Theatre in Bratislava, Slovakia (Copyright © 2017 Hendrik Böttger /


  • and finally it tours Central Europe's oldest public park, Sad Janka Kráľa.
  • To get there (and back to the city centre), you will run across the newly-reconstructed Starý most ("Old Bridge", pictured at the top of the page) which offers excellent views of the imposing Bratislava Castle:


Bratislava Castle as seen from Starý most (Old Bridge) - Copyright © 2017 Hendrik Böttger /


The time limit to complete the course is 90 minutes for the 10k race, three hours for the half and five hours for the full marathon.

Last year, the fastest marathon finishers were the Czech athlete Jiří Čípa (2:27:41) and Zsófia Bódi of Hungary (3:11:52).

In 2017, the event will incorporate the Slovak Marathon Championships.


Country: Slovakia

Venue (Map): Bratislava (Vienna 65km, Brno 131km, Budapest 200km, Prague 333km)

Date: Saturday 1 April 2017 and Sunday 2 April 2017

Start/finish area: Eurovea Galleria, Pribinova Street (ca. 1.5km east of the city centre)

Race centre: Eurovea Galleria (from 27 March until 1 April 2017, 12.00-19.00; on the day 7.00-8.30)

Entries: online (up to 24 March 2017); late entries up to one day before the race; no entries on the day

Entry limit:

  • children's races: 1,500 runners
  • 4.2km: 1,500 runners
  • 10km: 1,500 runners
  • 21.1km relay: 500 teams

Entry fees (up to 31 Dec 2016/15 Feb 2017/late entries):

  • 4.2km: € 10/12/14
  • 10km: € 12/16/20
  • 21.1km: € 27/32/37
  • 42.2km: € 32/37/42
  • 21.1km relay: € 60/70/80 per team

Timekeeping: VOS-TPK chip timing (included in the entry fees)

You get: pasta party (on Saturday), snacks and drinks on the course and at the finish, finisher medal

Changing facilities, bag storage: yes

Prizes (4.2km, 10km): to the first 3 men and 3 women

Prizes (21.1km, 42.2km): to the first 6 men and 6 women; to the first 3 in each age group

Prizes (21.1km relay): to the first 3 teams

Event website:

Bratislava Marathon - 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.