Half Marathon

This always popular and well-liked discipline has been included in the Kosice Peace Marathon programme since 1994. Just three years later the IAAF World Half-marathon Championships were held on this course in Košice.

  • START: 1st October 2017 (Sunday)

    Kosice, Marathon Centre, Hlavná street 1

    FINISH

    Kosice, Marathon Centre, Hlavná street 1

    TIME LIMIT

    6 hours. The course will be closed at 3:00 p.m.
    Limit for 33,3 km is 4:45 hours (turn near the hotel Centrum)

    AGE LIMIT

    18 years (born 1999 and before)

    REGISTRATION

    Participants register to the Kosice Peace Marathon through On-line registration. The Organizer reserves the right, also during the time when Registration is going on, to set a limit on the number of registered participants, for reasons of capacity, safety, logistics or other reasons, as well as the right to terminate Registration at any time or to change the date of its completion. (see General Conditons)

    CATEGORIES

    Mem Women
    M – Men main categorie W – Women main categorie
    M40 – Men (1977 – 1968) W40 – Women (1977 – 1968)
    M50 – Men (1967 – 1958) W50 – Women (1967 – 1958)
    M60 – Men (1957 – 1948) W60 – Women (1957 and older)
    M70 – Men (1947 and older)

    PRIZES

    Financial prizes will be awarded to the first 3 men and first 3 women in the main Half Marathon category, on condition that at least three competitors have started in the given category.

    MEASUREMENT OF TIMES

    The techonology used for time measurements is the MYLAPS BibTag. The official time is measured from the firing of the starting pistol to the crossing of the finish line. This time decides the final order of runners at the finish. The results list also shows the figure for the net (unofficial start-finish line) time for information purposes.

    START SECTORS

    Participants are lined up in start sectors, according to their finish time specified in the on-line registration. It is important for every Participant to enter his/her actual finish time. If the runner participates in a discipline for the first time, then he/she would enter his/her expected finish time. After assignement of start numbers it is not possible to change the start sector.

    PROTESTS

    Protests, regarding the results and situations arising during the race, have to be made verbally to the main referee no later than 15 minutes after the announcement of the results. Protests against the decision of the main referee heve to be made in writing in the race office, no later than 30 minutes after the announcement of the decision of the main referee, upon payment of 10,- EUR.

    INSURANCE

    All participants are under obligation to arrange their own individual medical insurance for this event. The Organizer cannot be held responsible for any damage to property or health incurred during competitors’ travel, stay or participation in the event. It is the responsibility of each participant to arrange and undergo an appropriate health check-up and to obtain proper information regarding his/her state of health in connection with his/her decision to take part in any of the KPM disciplines. Each Kosice Peace Marathon participant takes part in the event at their own risk.

    ORGANIZER

    Marathon Club Košice
    Pri jazdiarni 1, P. O. Box F-24, 043 04 Košice
    tel.: (+421 55) 622 00 10
    fax: (+421 55) 622 41 58
    E-mail: info@kosicemarathon.com
    web: www.kosicemarathon.com

    RULES

    All events organized by Marathon Club Kosice are held in accordance with IAAF athletics competition rules, the Slovak Athletics Association competition code, and the provisions of these propositions. Participation in the Kosice Peace Marathon is subject to the General Conditions.

    GENERAL CONDITIONS AND WARNINGS

    • All participants must respect the instructions of referees, track marshals and organizers!
    • Participants can register only for one chosen discipline of the Event. Participation in more than one discipline within the Event is not allowed.
    • A competitor running with a bib number of another runner will be disqualified and both competitors will be banned from the Kosice Peace Marathon in the future.
    • Accompaniment of Participants by other persons on the course of event on bicycles or on other vehicles is prohibited and can result in disqualification of thus accompanied participant. Only persons accredited by the Organizer may move on the course by bicycles with the purpose of fulfilment of tasks defined by the Organizer.
    • During the race is forbidden to listen to music and to wear headphones from safety reasons.
    • All participants start on their own risk.

    For more information read the General Conditions.

  • COURSE DESCRIPTION

    This inner-city circuit is based on the original course set up for the World Half-marathon Championships in 1997. There are no prominent uphill sections, and the streets are fully asphalt surfaced. The marathon course consists of two laps, while the half-marathon runners complete just one. Both of these basic disciplines have been granted an IAAF / AIMS certificate for their course. The other accompanying races are held over parts of this circuit, and their measured and published distances do not require certification.

    COURSE MAP

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    COURSE ELEVATION PROFILE

    VYSKOVY-PROFIL-TRATE-a-MAPA

    All the fast marathon courses must have couple of positive parameters. Besides very few direction changes or sharp turns it is of course the elevation profile. In Košice there is a course meeting the most challenging criteria. In Berlin where plenty of world records have been set up there are 21 direction changes on the course in the angle equal 90˚or even sharper. In Košice the number of such direction changes on the full marathon course is the same low.
    If we have a closer look to its elevation profile we will find out that difference between the lowest point on this Košice city circuit and its peak is only 16,35 m (200,7 m above sea level – 217,05 m a.s.l.). The cumulative elevation gain on the marathon course is then 74 meters.
    For your information in Berlin the difference between lowest and highest point is 25,6 m (cumulative elevation gain 37 m) and in Boston 146,3m (cumulative elevation gain 241 m).

  • ENTRY FEES FOR HALF MARATHON

    Payment date
    Half Marathon Mindful of Loyalty Diamond Club
    by 30th April 34 EUR 25 EUR 0 EUR
    by 30th June 40 EUR 30 EUR 0 EUR
    by 31st August 47 EUR 34 EUR 0 EUR
    from 1st September 55 EUR 55 EUR 55 EUR

    MINDFUL OF LOYALTY

    All participants who have finished marathon (42,195 km) in Kosice 10 or more times get a discount on the entry fee, if they register by 31st August for Marathon or Halfmarathon.

    See the list of members of Mindful of Loyalty.

    DIAMOND CLUB

    Participants who finished Marathon (42,195 km) in Kosice 25 or more times become mebers of the Diamond Club and get a free start for Kosice Peace Marathon, if they register by 31st August.

    See the list of members of Diamond Club.

    Check your number of entries in our database of historical Marathon results before sending your application. Enter your name and date of birth, and all your registered Marathon starts in Košice will be displayed.

    WHAT DOES THE ENTRY FEE GET YOU?

    A welcoming package and these basic guaranteed services:

    • T-shirt with event’s graphics
    • Participant’s bag
    • Starting number with disposable chip (with participant’s name if application and entry fee payment are received by 31st August)
    • Free public transport
    • Medal for reaching the finish within the time limit
    • Marathon magazine
    • SMS with finishing time (if participant supplies cell-phone number in application)
    • Measurement of finishing time and intermediate times
    • Changing rooms
    • Showers and massage
    • Medical services around course and at finish
    • Refreshments around course (every 5 km)
    • Refreshments and services in finish area
    • On-line participant’s diploma
    • On-line results list
    • Information service – event info sent to participant’s e-mail address

    Participants can order additional products and services through on-line registration.

    Participants should give T-shirt size in their application for registration (except for Minimarathon and Corporate Run). Due to the fact that the deadline for ordering T-shirts falls in advance of the deadline for applications, the Organizer will supply participants with T-shirts in particular sizes as long as stocks last. Participants registered by 31st July will have priority in this regard. For partipants registering later the Organizer will make every reasonable effort in order to supply T-shirts in the requested sizes. Men and women will be supplied with appropriately-styled T-shirts.

    PAYMENT OF ENTRY FEE

    The ON-LINE registration for the Kosice Peace Marathon becomes valid only after payment of the entry fee, which must be paid at the same time as your registration.

    Any application which is not followed by payment credited to the Organizer’s bank account is incomplete and will be considered by the Organizer as invalid. The Organizer then decides whether to keep such an application in the records and continue in communication with the applicant (see General Conditions).

    HOW TO PAY THE ENTRY FEE

    • Payment card – at the same time as your registration. The paument is almost instantely matched with your application.
    • Bank transfer
      Payment will be matched with the application only after it is credited to the Organizer’s account.

    Details for payment by bank transfer:
    Account name: Maratónsky klub
    Bank: Všeobecná úverová banka a.s., Štúrova 27/A, 042 31 Košice
    Account number: 417 31512 / 0200
    IBAN: SK36 0200 0000 0000 4173 1512
    BIC/SWIFT: SUBASKBX
    Variable symbol: number, serving to identify the payment.

    If one bank transfer is to be used to pay entry fees for several participants at once, the Organizer must be informed of this in advance by e-mail (info@kosicemarathon.com). The e-mail must include the names of all the participants whose entry fees are being paid and the variable symbol of the payment.

    If payment is made by bank transfer which does not include the correct variable symbol, it will not be possible to identify the payment, and no payment will be matched with the participant’s application for registration.

    CHECKING THE REGSTRATION AND PAYMENT

    Registration and receipt of the entry fee payment can be checked by logging into the competitor’s account in the on-line registration section of our website.

    The Organizer cannot be held responsible for incorrectly entered details either in your application or in your entry fee payment instructions!