Sunday 24 October 2021

Devin Castle, Slovakia (Copyright © 2018 Hendrik Böttger /


The Národný beh Devín-Bratislava (National Run Devin-Bratislava) attracts a crowd of more than 5,000 runners, which makes it the biggest single road running race in Slovakia.

The route is 11.625km 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 for young athletes and recreational runners.


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


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


Number of finishers:

  • 2020:
    • Event cancelled
  • 2019:
    • 2.6km: 693
    • 11.625km: 5,389
  • 2018:
    • 2.6km: 781
    • 11.625km: 5,293


Národný beh Devín-Bratislava 2021:


  • Sunday 24 October 2021 (The event is usually held in April.)

Event website:


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