Saturday 8 August 2020

Rajecký maratón, Slovakia (Author: Pe3kZA / commons.wikimedia.org / public domain / photo cropped by runinternational.eu)

 

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
  • 21.1km half marathon
  • 21.1km half marathon for relay teams of four runners
  • 22.1km inline skating race
  • 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:

 

Number of finishers:

  • 2019:
    • 21.1km: 614 runners and 65 relay teams
    • 42.2km: 208 runners

 

37. Rajecký maratón:

Date:

  • 8 August 2020 (Saturday)

Event website:

 

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