Sunday 14 April 2024

Devin Castle, Slovakia (Copyright © 2018 Hendrik Böttger /


Held first in 1921, the Národný beh Devín-Bratislava (National Run Devin-Bratislava) attracts a crowd of up to 6,000 runners, which makes it the biggest single road running race in Slovakia.

The route is 11.5km long and undulating, starting at Hrad Devín (pictured above), a ruined castle that sits spectacularly on a steep rock high above the confluence of two rivers, the Morava and the Danube. Situated on the border with Austria, Devin Castle is a truly impressive sight. It played a prominent role in the history of Slovakia, and it is regarded by many as a symbol of Slovak nationhood.

The finish line is on the left bank of the Danube in the city centre of Bratislava (pictured below).

Before the race, participants can use the free bus service from Bratislava to the start area at Devin Castle.

The event also offers a 2.8km run (Malý Devín; "Little Devin") for young athletes and recreational runners.


The Danube and Bratislava Castle, Slovakia (Copyright © 2018 Hendrik Böttger /


Map of the venue (blue: start; red: finish):


76. Národný beh Devín-Bratislava:


  • 14 April 2024 (Sunday)

Entry limit:

  • 11.5km: 6,000 runners
  • 2.8km: 1,000 runners

Event website:


Number of finishers:

  11.6km 2.8km
2023 3,556 314
2022 1,662 174
2021 --- ---
2020 --- ---
2019 5,389 693
2018 5,293 781
2017 6,015 676
2016 5,278 548


No guarantee is made as to the accuracy or thoroughness of the information on this page.