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TOP RUNNING EVENTS IN BRATISLAVA

Running is a great sport and it should primarily be a relaxation method for alleviating stress and unhealthy lifestyle, psychosomatic illnesses and other problems of modern life. It is a popular way of exercise in Bratislava, too. If you feel like Forrest Gump, read on to find out about the top running events in Bratislava. You may find yourself registering for a marathon :)

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2 MILE RUN BRATISLAVA 12.3.2017

Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team organizes the 2 mile run around the Kuchajda lake in Bratislava. It is a running community established in 1977. There are twelve races each year (once a month). Runners get scores based on the number of runners in each category and have an amnesty for one race – the one with the lowest score is not counted.

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Other dates in 2017: 23.4.2017, 7.5.2017,11.6.2017, 9.7.2017, 6.8.2017, 3.9.2017, 15.10.2017, 5.11.2017, 10.12.2017

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Fee: FREE
Distance: 2 miles (app 3,2 km)
Starting point: Kuchajda Lake, Bratislava

ČSOB BRATISLAVA MARATHON 1.-2.4.2017

Join the 12th edition of ČSOB marathon in order to enjoy the beauties of Bratislava from a different perspective. Book the two days of the first April weekend for some of the seven offered disciplines. You do not need to be a professional runner to join.

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The event includes:

  • Sport Kids Academy – Toddlers’ Run (5m)
  • Kids’ Runs – different age categories (300m-800m)
  • Nutrilite Minimarathon (4,2km)
  • 10km Birell Run (10km)
  • Johnson Controls Relay Run (21,1km / 4)
  • Renault Half-marathon (21,1km)
  • ČSOB Marathon (42,2km)

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Click here for the official FB event and registration.  
Fee: 42 €
Distance: 42,2 km
Starting point: Eurovea Galleria Shopping Center, Bratislava

NATIONAL RUN DEVÍN 9.4.2017

The National Run Devín is the top running event of the year. It is the oldest athletic undertaking in Slovakia, organized since 1921.

Wanna hear an interesting fact? Even if it was organized three years earlier than the second oldest running event in Slovakia, International Peace Marathon in Košice, it celebrates only the 70th edition this year, while Košice the 93rd. How come? It is because its organization was interrupted between 1938 and 1947 because of the WWII and later between 1952 – 1966 and in 1970 because of the Cold War and because Devín was in the border zone.

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Click here for more information, official FB event and registration.
Fee: 14 – 17 € / 8 – 10 € children
Distance: 11625 m adults / 2600 m children and recreational runners
Starting point: Devín Castle, Bratislava

WINGS FOR LIFE RUN 7.5.2017

Or “running for those who can’t”. Wings for Life is a charity whose mission is to make spinal cord injury curable. The idea of this run is to get the whole world running – everyone, worldwide, on the same day and at the same time! There is a small twist however – the Catcher Cars. These are the vehicles equipped with sensors, introduced to literally catch the runners – they begin their pursuit half an hour after the start. When  the car passes a runner, their race is over. The whole entry fee goes entirely to the foundation Wings for Life. The participants limit of this run is set to 4000 runners.

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Fee: 30 – 35 €
Distance: depends on your speed, so you are not outrun by the car catcher (calculate your goal here)
Starting point: Eurovea Galleria Shopping Center, Bratislava

CRAZY COLORS 13.5.2017

This is the 2nd edition of the crazy and colorful run Crazy Colors in Slovakia which is organized in 5 Slovak cities. You can look forward to 4 color zones and each participant will get a pack of color to use it on someone else :D Children younger than 5 years can participate at no fee to  accompany their parents. However, keep in your minds that white strollers may not remain white after anymore :) This run is not about performance but fun. Each of you will set their own pace in order to enjoy is as much as possible and get the most of fun out of it. Remember, the more colorful, the better!

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Distance: 4 km

VOLKSWAGEN SLOVAKIA RUN AND FUN 20.5.2017

Get ready for the 6th edition of the biggest relay run in Slovakia.

There are the following disciplines:

  • Ladies Relay Run – 3 x 4 km (female teams
  • Hobby Relay Run – 3 x 4 km (mixed teams)
  • Kids Relay Run – 3 members 3 x 250 m
  • Kids Relay Run – 3 members 3 x 600 m
  • Royal Relay Run – 3 x 8 km (mixed teams)

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Click here for registration with detailed information.
Fee: 39 – 45 € / 9 – 12 € kids / 30 – 39 € ladies and hobby runners
Distance: 8 km / 4 km ladies and hobby runners / 250 m or 600 m children
Starting point: Eurovea Galleria Shopping Center, Bratislava

RETRO RUN 27.5.2017

For all those who want to do something for their health, test their strength or perseverance or just to have fun, this run is a great option. Choose a 5 or 10 km run, or a cross challenge! One euro of each paid fee will b donated to the League against Cancer.

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Fee: 3 € children, adults 15 € (on the spot 18 €)
Distance: 5 km,10 km and tracks for kids
Starting point: 10:30 (the main run), 12:00 (children’s run), 10:20 (cross challenge) at OC Retro, Nevädzova

THE RUN SLOVAKIA 2.-4.6.2017

If you are a real long distance run enthusiast, do not miss this relay run across Slovakia. You have two options that end up in Bratislava – Full Relay Run (503 km) or West Relay Run (204 km) with 48 or 20 running phases. There are the following running categories:

THE RUN SLOVAKIA – FULL: Košice – Bratislava, phases 1 to 48, 503 km track, start on 2 June 2017

  • 6-16MIX: 6-16 mixed team members (any ratio and number of running phases per a runner) 
  • 12M: 12 team members (men)
  • 12W: 12 team members  (women)
  • 12MIX: 12 team members (mixed, any ratio)

THE RUN SLOVAKIA – WEST: Teplička nad Váhom – Bratislava, phases 29 to 48, 204 km track, start on 3 June 2017

  • 4-10MIX-WEST: 4-10 mixed team members (any ratio and number of running phases per a runner)
  • 5M-WEST: 5 team members (men)
  • 5W-WEST: 5 team members (women)
  • 5MIX-WEST: 5 team members – (mixed. any ratio)

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Click here for more info and registration. 
Fee: 45 € – 65 € per person (Full 6-16MIX and 4-10MIX-WEST) / 490 € – 690 € per team (Full 12M, Full 12W and Full 12MIX) / 200 € – 300 € (5M-WEST, 5W-WEST, 5MIX-WEST)
Distance: 503 km Full / 204 km West
Starting point: Košice (Full) / Teplička nad Váhom (West)

O2 MOON RUN 8.6.2017

Enjoy the night with a headlamp on your forehead while running under the full moon. It’s an experience you won’t forget! Starting at 9 pm at the confluence of the Danube and Morava rivers, under the Devín castle, through Devínska Kobyla (Dúbravská hlavica) to Bratislava castle. The common goal is reaching the Bratislava castle. A reflective tape is usually provided by the organizers but wearing other reflective elements is recommended, too.

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Fee: 8 – 15 €
Distance:  two disciplines – 6 km and 14 km
Starting point: Líščie údolie (at the confluence of the Danube and Morava rivers)

GET RAINBOWED  24.6.2017

Would you like to experience a running event where fun rather than speed is the key goal? Then join this 5k run with 5 color zones along the course. There is a surprise in the fifth zone – sparkles!

Apart from the run, a rich accompanying program, including the traditional massive explosion of colors, is prepared. This is a run for everyone – it is not about being slow or fast and runners are encouraged to choose their own pace, so they can enjoy the race the best. You can also run with a stroller. The pets are not allowed to run with you though :) All kids below 6 years can run with an adult for free and don’t even have to register.

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Fee: 19 – 25 € individual / 17 – 23 € team member / 10 – 15 € kids
Distance: 5 km
Starting point: Hviezdoslav’s Square

TVRĎÁK – CROSS RUN 2.7.2017

If you comply with the motto “I want, I can, I will do it”, then do not wait and register for this cross run which will definitely make you stronger:)  The race takes place near the Danube river, surrounded by the beautiful nature.

The route includes at least 15 obstacles. You can go on time or without measuring time in the fitness regime. If you register as a team (at least 3 runners), you get a discount from the registration fee. Once you finish the race, you can compete in various fitness disciplines – so called “tough games” such as car towing or pull-ups on time. There is also a kids category (8-14 years) with a track of 1 km and 6 obstacles.

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Fee: 28 – 40 €
Distance: 6+ km / 15+ obstacles
Starting point: Areal Divoka voda, Bratislava – Cunovo

JUST WOMAN BY DIVAS 15.7.2017

This unique project connects three most popular female recreational sports – running, yoga and paddleboard! It is organized for the first time in Slovakia. You can enjoy a day full of fun,  positive energy, accompanying programme and many attractions focused on females only. And there is a good cause too – you will support the uterine cancer prevention with your participation!

Just to make it clear – the focus of this event are women only. The race starts with 5k run, followed by yoga and paddleboard (there will be a 15 minutes training for this). There will be chill zones with makeup artists and hair stylists, sport gear advisors, great coffee and healthy snacks.

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Fee: 25 € – 30 € per person / 75 € per team (3 members) / 100 € per team (4 members) / 15 € per person (girls 10-14 years)
Distance: 4 km / yoga / paddleboard
Starting point: Velky Drazdiak, Petrzalka, Bratislava

FROM TATRAS TO THE DANUBE RUN 19.-20.8.2017

This is probably the most popular relay run in Slovakia with the route Jasná – Bratislava, covering the distance of 345 km. 95% of the race takes place at the asphalt surface (secondary and tertiary roads).

Categories:

  • A) ALL (9-12 team members
  • B) WOMEN (9-12 team members)
  • C) MIX (9-12 team members but number of females has to be the same or higher than males)
  • D) ELITE – cancelled since 2016
  • E) ULTRA (6 team members)
  • S) SOLO (individual run of the whole track) – unofficial category

The track consists of 36 segments of different length and difficulty but all are between 7-12 km long. In teams of 12, each member runs 3 segments. If number of team members is smaller, some runners run 4 segments. In the ULTRA category, each member runs 6 segments. 

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Fee: 650 € – 850 € per team (categories A to C) / 360 € – 470 €  per team (category E) / 55 € – 70 € per team (category S)
Distance: 345 km
Starting point: Jasná, Demänovská dolina

DM WOMEN RUN 23.9.2017

The “most lovely” run in Slovakia is the name of this one because its participants are only women. Its aim is to encourage women to change their lifestyle and help them do something for their health. Part of the fee goes for a chosen public cause support. Traditional part of the run is also a commemorative T-shirt with a motif of the event. In case of interest participants can purchase it online after the registration of on the spot. Each running lady who makes it to the end will also receive a medal :)

Follow this page for more info or this page for info from last year.
Fee: 9 – 12 €
Distance:  two disciplines – 4 km and 10 km
Starting point: Eurovea, M.R. Štefánik Square

TELEKOM NIGHT RUN September 2017

This run starting at 8 pm is very popular among people – which you will see when you happen to be out in the city on the day of its happening. The total participation limit is 5 000 runners! You will run along the street circuit leading through the Old Town district, on a solid surface. The time limit is 90 minutes (it ends at 9:30 pm). A new category launched last year was a 2×5 km relay race.

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Fee: 14 – 16 € for the marathon, 14 € for the relay race / ps
Distance: 10 km
Starting point: Eurovea

NEW YEAR’S RUN 31.12.2017

This running event is ideal for those who cannot imagine New Year’s Eve without sport. The track goes through all accessible Bratislava bridges and along the Danube (this includes Pristavny Bridge, Apollo Bridge, Danube Embankment, Old Bridge, SNP Bridge and Lafranconi Bridge).

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Click here for more information. Registration is done through the following link or in person on 31 December on site before the race
Distance: 10 km
Start: University of Economics, Dolnozemská cesta

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