Bratislava (Slovakia), Saturday 1 April 2017 - Sunday 2 April 2017
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)|
|2 April 2017 (Sunday)||10.00||21.1km||2,577|
|21.1km relay (4 runners)||472 teams|
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,
- 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,
- 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:
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.
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
- 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
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.