Saturday 13 August 2022

Rajecký maratón, Slovakia (Author: Pe3kZA / / public domain / photo cropped by


The Rajecký maratón is an annual road running event in the Žilina Region (Žilinský kraj) in the northern part of Slovakia.

It offers the following races:

  • 400m, 2km kids' run
  • 20.1km inline skating race
  • 21.1km half marathon
  • 21.1km half marathon for relay teams of four runners
  • 42.2km marathon

The start/finish area is on the main square of Rajec, a small town situated in the lovely Rajčanka river valley, approximately 190 kilometres from Bratislava.

Both the half and the full marathon begin with a 2km loop through Rajec.

Then, the route runs out and back on a country road along the valley into the wooded Strážovské vrchy mountains.

The first half of the race is uphill (+100m of elevation gain in the half marathon, +200m in the full marathon) and the second half is downhill.

The turning point for marathon runners is in Čičmany, a village well known for its beautiful folk architecture.

The course remains open to traffic during the event.


Map of the venue:


39. Rajecký maratón:


  • 13 August 2022 (Saturday)

Event website:


Number of finishers:

  • 2022:
    • 21.1km: 439 runners and 81 relay teams
    • 42.2km: 154 runners
  • 2021:
    • 21.1km: 452 runners and 74 relay teams
    • 42.2km: 153 runners
  • 2020:
    • 21.1km: 409 runners and 61 relay teams
    • 42.2km: 177 runners
  • 2019:
    • 21.1km: 614 runners and 65 relay teams
    • 42.2km: 208 runners


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