Saturday 10 August 2024

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 kids' run
  • 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 turnaround 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:


41. Rajecký maratón:


  • 10 August 2024 (Saturday)

Event website:


Number of finishers:

  21.1km 21.1km relay
2023 520 106 teams 198
2022 439 81 teams 154
2021 452 74 teams 153
2020 409 61 teams 177
2019 614 65 teams 208


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