Majcichov (Slovakia), Sunday 5 March 2017
The Majcichovská desiatka (or short: "M-10") in Slovakia is a 10k road race that has been held, with interruptions, since 1979.
It's a prestigious event, and many strong runners have taken part in the race.
The course records were set by Jozef Lenčéš (29 minutes 41 seconds) back in 1982 and by Ľudmila Melicherová (34 minutes 21 seconds) in 1987.
In 2016, the fastest finishers were Alexander Jablokov (32 minutes 29 seconds) and Petra Fašungová (36 minutes 1 second).
Last year, 413 runners crossed the finish line — a record number of finishers.
Held in Majcichov, a village of about 2,000 people, situated near the city of Trnava in western Slovakia, the course is flat and fast, and it is also accurately measured and certified by the Slovak Athletic Federation SAZ.
The race begins at 11.45am with the ceremonial start at the municipal office, from where all participants jog together to the start line.
Starting at the stroke of 12 noon, competitors run back to the municipal office (1,015 metres) and then three laps of a 2,995-metre-long course through the village.
Photos by courtesy of Marta Országhová and Jaroslav Lieskovský
Venue (Map): Majcichov (Trnava 11km, Bratislava 50km, Vienna 118km, Brno 143km, Budapest 162km)
Date: 5 March 2017 (Sunday)
Race distance: 90m-125m-250m-333m-444m-555m-1000m (children's races); 10km
Start time: 10.00-10.45 (children's races), 11.45 (10km ceremonial start), 12.00 (10km start)
Start and finish: Obecný úrad, Majcichov 606, 919 22 Majcichov
Race centre: Kultúrny dom, Majcichov (on the day 9.00-11.00)
Entries: online; payment in cash on the day of the race
Entry fees (10km): € 5
You get: chip timing, snacks and drinks, entry into the prize drawing, free bus service from Trnava (at 10.30 in front of the railway station) to Majcichov and back in the afternoon (at ca. 15.30), free parking at the football stadium in Majcichov (Štadión Viktora Karela)
Changing facilities (Slovak: šatne): at the football stadium (see map above)
Prizes: to the first 3 men and 3 women; to the first 3 in each age group
Number of finishers 2016: 413 (342 men and 71 women) in the 10k race
Race report and photos of the M-10 2016 in the Trnavský Hlas newspaper:
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