Apart from green parks, sight-seeing and sunny squares, Bratislava offers sport enthusiasts attractive opportunities like competing in the oldest athletic event in Slovakia, enjoying Bratislava while riding on its numerous cyclist routes or many other sport activities that will surely recharge batteries of even those most exhausted. In addition to doing something for your health, sport enthusiasts can also support charitable causes by attending specific, charity-oriented sporting events.
The Marathon, which was first held in 2006 under the name of the Bratislava City Marathon, is now an indispensable part of the sporting spirit of the capital. The marathon has a unique atmosphere because every participant is there for one thing – to support a good cause! The event also features the social projects 43th Kilometer that support disabled or socially disadvantaged children and youth.
In addition to the main discipline of the ČSOB marathon (42,195 km), runners can choose from several other, more traditional disciplines, like 10 km run with Birell (10 km), NUTRILITE mini marathon (4.2 km), Sport Kids Academy’s Child run (300 m – 800 m), and toddler race (5 m), all starting on 7th April, Saturday. 8th April, Sunday is full of running events too! Do not miss Mercedes-Benz half marathon (21,098 km), Johnson Controls Relay Half Marathon (21,098km) and Adient Relay Marathon (42,195km).
This year’s edition will introduce a new discipline – Senior Run & Walk – The Run of Good Years (4.2 km), which will take place on Saturday, 7th April.
Start: 7th April or 8th April, Eurovea
This oldest road run, which is at the same time the oldest athletic event in Slovakia, was founded in 1921. Only a few runners and thousands of enthusiastic spectators joined the early runs. The Run has always been a great social event for Bratislava.
For already three decades, the “small” National Run Devín for students and amateurs has been organized alongside the “big” National Run Devín to promote running as a natural physical activity available to everybody. The Run is special because aside excellent professional runners it also attracts thousands of amateur runners for whom this race is the only running event they take part in. For some amateur runners it is also a matter of honor.
Start: 10:00 am, 15th of April
Starting point: Parking space under the Castle Devín
THE RUN SLOVAKIA
The Run Slovakia is the longest relay run in Slovakia, connecting the East and West of Slovakia. It starts in Kosice and ends in the capital city of Bratislava. Along more than 500 km long track all runners can enjoy and explore all major natural, historical and cultural sights such as – Spissky casstle, High Tatras, Kvacianska valley, Orava castle, Terchova, Rajecke Teplice, Cicmany, Trencin magical vineyard sceneries close to Modern and Pezinok and the beauty of Bratislava.
The Run Slovakia is about exploring Slovakia, about great adventure and also about exceeding your limits and to conquer the marathon.
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Date: 1st-3rd of June 2018
ENJOY BRATISLAVA ON BYCICLE
The oldest city park, the largest Slovak housing estate (Petržalka), modern quarters on the waterfront, the Devin Castle overlooking the confluence of the Danube and Morava rivers – a place where the Celts, Romans and Slavs left their marks – all of that in one day! How is that possible? Hop on a bike and see for yourself! Ride through the untouched nature of the river Morava’s floodplain on the border with Austria, stop by the remains of the Iron Curtain and bunkers from the 2nd World War and at the world-famous Sandberg fossil site. On your way back to the city center, enjoy the views from the deck of the sightseeing boat.
Details and information about the cycling tour.
Bratislava’s cycling routers in your phone.
Cyclo routs end events.
TOURISM IN SMALL CARPATHIANS
When the weather is nice, do not miss the opportunity to go climbing Koliba or Kamzík. If you follow the red trail mark, you will reach the wooden lookout. It is located on the Americká lúka near the Kamzík TV Tower. From its top you can see the beautiful panorama of the city – a truly breathtaking view and probably one of the best in Bratislava. The path leads through the forest and takes about 15 minutes.
Another high-altitude point worth visiting is Sandberg. Sandberg is a remnant of the sea reef that stood on the border with Austria around 14 to 16 million years ago. The Sand hill is the most western outpost of the Devin Carpathians. In the spring, the area around Sandberg is full of colorful flowers which in combination with a beautiful view of the Morava river, Devin Castle and Austria make the place and irresistible delight for eyes and soul alike. When the weather is good, a sharp eye can even spot the Alps.
JUST NEON YOGA
A one-of-its-kind event in Slovakia is for those who want to relieve stress and do yoga a bit differently. Just Neon Yoga offers two types of yoga – classic yoga and power yoga in two different environments – Color and Neon. The event is also suitable for beginners, and participants will support Narcissus Day and the project Colorful Hospitals.
Place: Hant Arena
When: 15th April at noon