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 :)

2 MILE RUN BRATISLAVA – MONTHLY IN 2018

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.

TOP RUNNING EVENTS IN BRATISLAVA

Dates in 2018: 4.3.2018, 1.4.2018, 27.5.2018, 3.6.2018, 1.7.2018, 5.8.2018, 2.9.2018, 14.10.2018, 4.11.2018, 2.12.2018

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

BEH SITY OPENING OF THE RUNNING SEASON 25.3.2018

Open the running season with this race. Test your shape at the beginning of the season and get advised about the best ways how to practice by the professional trainers. The race offers several options: 5 km run, 10 km run, kids run and  5 km nordic walking.


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Fee: 8 – 10 € / kids free
Distance: 5 km / 10 km / 5 km nordic walking / 500 m kids under 10 years / 1500 m kids aged 10 – 15 years
Starting point: Zelezna studnicka – Partizanska luka Bratislava

ČSOB BRATISLAVA MARATHON 7.-8.4.2018

Join the 13th edition of ČSOB marathon in order to enjoy the beauties of Bratislava from a different perspective. Book two days of April for some of the nine 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)
  • Senior Run & Walk (4,2 km)
  • Nutrilite Minimarathon (4,2km)
  • 10km Birell Run (10km)
  • Johnson Controls Relay Half-marathon (4 x 5,5 km)
  • Adient Relay Run (4 x 10,5 km)
  • Mercedes-Benz Half-marathon (21,1km)
  • ČSOB Marathon (42,2km)

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Fee: various
Distance: various
Starting point: Eurovea Galleria Shopping Center, Bratislava

NATIONAL RUN DEVÍN 15.4.2018

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 71st edition this year, while Košice the 94th. 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.

TOP RUNNING EVENTS IN BRATISLAVA

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Fee: 14 – 17 € / 8 – 10 € children under 15 ys, 6 € for medically handicapped
Distance: 11625 m adults / 2800 m children and recreational runners
Starting point: Devín Castle, Bratislava

RETRO RUN 26.5.2018

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 3 km, 5 km or 10 km run, or a cross challenge!

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Fee: 3 € children, adults 15 € (on the spot 18 €)
Distance: 3 km, 5 km,10 km / amateurs’ cross challenge / tracks for kids
Starting point: OC Retro, Nevädzova

THE RUN SLOVAKIA 1.-3.6.2018

If you are a real long distance run enthusiast, do not miss this relay run across Slovakia. You have three options – Full Relay Run, Košice to Bratislava (529 km), West Relay Run, Teplička nad Váhom – Bratislava (243 km) or East Relay Run, Košice – Teplička nad Váhom (299 km).

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Fee: various; 45 € – 65 € per person / 270 € – 780 € per team
Distance: 503 km Full / 204 km West
Starting point: Košice (Full) / Teplička nad Váhom (West)

NN URBAN CITY RACE 9.6.2018

The city offers many challenges which you can either ignore or fight with.  Use this chance to jump on the car, jump over a container or throw away the flowerpots hindering your progress. This is a 9 km run with the obstacles. If you do not pass in the obstacle area, you are charged with 20 burpees. The runners will start every 20 minutes. The capacity is 100 runners.
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Fee: 30 €  per person / 35 € ELITE / 28 €  teams / 40 € relay /  5 €  kids
Distance: 9 km + obstacles
Starting point: Bratislava, Main Square

JUST WOMAN BY DIVAS 16.6.2018

This unique project connects three most popular female recreational sports – running, yoga and paddleboard! It is organized for the second time in Slovakia. You can enjoy a day full of fun,  positive energy, accompanying program 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: 14 € per person (girls 10-14 years) / 19 € per person (15+ years) / 54 € per team (3 members) / 68 € per team (4 members) / 85 € per team (5 people)
Distance: 4 km / yoga / paddleboard
Starting point: Bratislava (to be announced)

O2 MOON RUN 28.6.2018

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: 10 €
Distance:  two disciplines – 6 km and 14 km
Starting point: Líščie údolie (at the confluence of the Danube and Morava rivers)

TVRĎÁK – CROSS RUN 1.7.2018

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 10 paid members), you get another ticket for free. 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. Now you can also compete with your partner in the new category She+He. When you sign up, create a team and put it in the She+He category. The pair time will be counted, the 3 fastest pairs are awarded.

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Fee: 7 – 43 €
Distance: 6+ km / 15+ obstacles
Starting point: Areal Divoka voda, Bratislava – Cunovo

FROM TATRAS TO THE DANUBE RUN 18.-19.8.2018

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)
  • 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: various; 40 € – 850 €
Distance: 345 km
Starting point: Jasná, Demänovská dolina

DM WOMEN RUN 22.9.2018

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 :)

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Fee: not yet available €
Distance:  two disciplines – 4 km and 10 km
Starting point: Main Square

TELEKOM NIGHT RUN Sept 2018 (dates not announced yet)

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

RETRO NIGHT RUN 5.10.2018

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 3 km, 5 km or 10 km run!


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Fee: 3 € children, adults 15 € (on the spot 18 €)
Distance: 3 km, 5 km,10 km
Starting point: OC Retro, Nevädzova

NEW YEAR’S RUN 31.12.2018

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).

TOP RUNNING EVENTS IN BRATISLAVA

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Distance: 10 km
Start: University of Economics, Dolnozemská cesta

NOTE: The featured pictures come from the official pages of the mentioned events and we do not own any rights to them.

Author: Zuzana Mytna

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