The Kosice Peace Marathon
The Kosice Peace Marathon is one of the most popular marathons in Slovakia, and also one of the most famous in Europe. Since 1924, runners have been flocking to Kosice in October to participate in the oldest marathon in Europe. You will receive lots of local support and encouragement along the course and at the water stations. The Kosice Peace Marathon organizers also do a great job of making the race weekend a fun event for participants and their families. There is a kids run, a pasta party, and the White Night, a celebration of contemporary art in Kosice on the Saturday evening before the race.
The CSOB Bratislava Marathon
The CSOB Bratislava Marathon is a great way to see the diverse areas of Slovakia’s capital while also working up a sweat. The marathon involves two loops around the half marathon course, so if you are keen to run for just two hours, but still have the feel of participating in a huge athletic event, then sign up for the half! The race is held annually in April and the course begins at Eurovea Shopping Center on the Danube River near the historic Old Town. After circling through some of the suburbs, the course leads directly through the pedestrian areas of Bratislava’s beautiful Old Town. You will also cross over the Danube River to run through a large park on the Petrzalka side of the river before crossing via another bridge on your way to the finish line. If you enjoy races which combine sightseeing, you will love the CSOB Bratislava Marathon!