Held annually in the summer in the ski resort of Donovaly, the Donovaly Night Run draws a crowd of around 1,000 runners from all over Slovakia.

Donovaly sits at an elevation of 960 metres on a mountain pass between Banská Bystrica und Ružomberok in the central part of the country and is a popular base for hiking into the mountains on either side of the mountain pass road—the Veľká Fatra (Great Fatra) and the Starohorské vrchy (Staré Hory Mountains).

The event features races of all ages:

  • 300m-600m-1,200m kids' races
  • 5km
  • 10km

Both the 5k and the 10k are hilly multi-terrain races offering fine views of the surrounding mountain scenery.


Map of the venue:


Number of finishers:

  • 2020:
    • kids' races: 177
    • 5km: 396
    • 10km: 286


8. Donovaly Night Run:


  • 24 July 2021 (Saturday)

Start time:

  • 16.00: children's races
  • 19.45: 10km
  • 20.00: 5km

Event website:


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