Race Instructions

The Marathon has been organized in Košice continuously since 1924. It is also unique and different from other historic marathons in that right from the very first edition it has strictly maintained the prescribed distance of 42.195 km.


    Marathon Club Košice
    Pri jazdiarni 1, P. O. Box F-24, 043 04 Košice, tel.: +421 55 6220010, fax: +421 55 6224158
    E-mail: info@www.kosicemarathon.com, web: www.kosicemarathon.com


    Participation and competing in the Košice Peace Marathon are governed by the General Terms of KPM, the rules of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and the competition rules of the Slovak Athletics Federation (SAZ) and the provisions of these Propositions.


    Marathon (42,195 km)
    Halfmarathon (21,095 km)
    Realy Magna Marathon 4×1/4 (9-12 km)
    Inline (20 km)
    Handbike (20 km)
    Minimarathon – U. S. Steel Family Run (4,2 km)


    6th October 2019 (Sunday)
    Start / Finish Zone, Hlavna street 1, Kosice


    Start / Finish Zone, Hlavna street 1, Kosice
    For: Marathon, Halfmarathon, Relay Magna Marathon 4×1/4, Minimarathon – U. S. Steel Family Run

    Moyzesova street, Kosice
    For: Inline, Handbike


    Participants register to the Kosice Peace Marathon through On-line registration.


    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)


    18 years (born 2001 and before) – Marathon, Halfmarathon, Handbike
    16 years (born 2003 and before) – Realy Magna Marathon 4×1/4, Inline

    No age restriction – Minimarathon – U. S. Steel Family Run
    Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult who is also properly registerd for the Minimarathon.
    Application of children under 18 years of age must be signed by their parent or guardian.


    Marathon, Halfmarathon

    Men Women
    M (main category) W (main category)
    M40 (1979 – 1970) W40 (1979 – 1970)
    M50 (1969 – 1960) W50 (1969 – 1960)
    M60 (1959 – 1950) W60 (1959 – 1950)
    M70 (1949 and older) W70 (1949 and older)

    Inline, Handbike – Men, Women – without age cotegories
    Relay Magna Marathon 4×1/4 – without age categories
    Minimarathon – U. S. Steel Family Run – without age categories


    Financial prizes will be awarded to the first 10 men and first 10 women in the main Marathon category and first 3 placings in each age category mentioned above, on condition that at least three competitors have started in the given category.
    Financial prizes will be awarded to the first 3 men and first 3 women in the main Half Marathon category and a winner of every age category.
    Financial prizes will be awarded to the first 3 men and first 3 women.
    Financial prizes will be awarded to the first 6 men and first 6 women.
    Relay Magna Marathon 4×1/4
    Prizes will be awarded to the first 3 teams.
    Material prizes will be awarded for the first three men and first three women.

    Financial prizes will be awarded on condition that at least three competitors have started in the given category.


    The official time of each participant in disciplines with chip measurement is set from the moment of the starting gun up to the moment of crossing the finish line. The time thus measured determines the final finishing order of participants. The pure (unofficial) chip time will also be given informationally in the results list.
    The Minimarahon is a mass event with no measurement of finishing times.


    Participants in the KPM in the Marathon and Halfmarathon disciplines are assigned to starting sectors based on the last achieved finishing time in the given discipline or according to an objectively predicted finishing time. Runners enter this as mandatory information in the registration form.


    The Organizer does not offer insurance to participants. The provision of insurance of any type (medical, injury, liability for damage, travel, etc.) is the responsibility of the event Participant. Possible costs for treatment, hospitalization, damage caused and the like shall be borne by the Participant.
    The Organizer takes no responsibility for damage to property or health associated with travel, stay and participation of racers in the events. It is the responsibility of a Participant to undergo a relevant health examination prior to the start and to obtain information about his or her own health status in association with the decision to participate in any KPM discipline. Each Participant starts the KPM at his or her own responsibility.


    We reccommend to participants to fill out the health card, which can be found at the back of their start number. These data are not gathered or processed and are remaining along with the start number in possession of a participant. The provided data can help in case of medical emergency.


    Relay Team consists of 4 members. Each member of relay may run only one section of the course. Runner with bib number ending with 1 after the slash runs first section, etc. Only relay member with bib number ending with 4 (after the slash) crosses the finish line. The order of runners in the relay can not be changed. Last changes of members and of order of runners can only be made at the presentation on Friday and Saturday before the race.

    Detailed terms of participation in the Kosice Peace Marathon are subject to General Terms o Kosice Peace Marathon. and are obligatory to every registered Participant of the Event.


    Entry fee for the Kosice Peace Marathon 2019 is scheduled in amount 53 EUR.
    Organizer provides reduced entry fee on the following conditions:

    If paid Marathon, Halfmarathon Relay 4×1/4 Marahton Inline Handbike Minimarathon Loyalty Program Diamond Club
    by 31st March 36 EUR 36 EUR 36 EUR 0 EUR 8 EUR 26 EUR 0 EUR
    by 31st May 42 EUR 42 EUR 42 EUR 0 EUR 8 EUR 26 EUR 0 EUR
    by 31st July 47 EUR 47 EUR 47 EUR 0 EUR 8 EUR 47 EUR 0 EUR
    from 1st August 53 EUR 53 EUR 53 EUR 0 EUR 10 EUR 53 EUR 53 EUR


    Participants who finished Marathon (42,195 km) in Kosice 25 or more times become mebers of the Kosice Peace Marathon Diamond Club. A member of the KPM Diamond Club has the right to start any KPM discipline free of charge, so long as he or she properly registers by 31 July.

    See the list of members of Diamond Club.


    Participants who have successfully completed the Marathon discipline at the KPM at least 10 times are assigned to the Loyalty program. If they register for the Marathon or Half-marathon disciplines by 31 May, they will have a discounted entry fee in the amount determined by these Propositions.

    All runners who meet the conditions for being assigned to this program are given in the list Loyalty program.


    The program My First Marathon is intended for runners who decide to take part in the marathon distance for the first time in Košice at the KPM. It is possible to join in after marking the relevant items in the registration form. Participants of this program then selected by a drawing of lots will get a free of charge start in their choice of discipline at the KPM 2019. The Organizers of the KPM will continuously be informed of additional benefits and advantages for participant in this program.
    More at: My First Marathon

    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.


    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.


    1. With a Payment card
    2. It is the primary and recommended method of paying the Registration Fee during the on-line registration of a KPM Participant and guarantees that he or she will undoubtedly and immediately have the right to participate upon the meeting of other conditions.

    3. Payment by Bank transfer
    4. Payment by bank transfer is an additional method of paying the Registration Fee, and the participant must anticipate a time delay for arrival of the money to the Organizer’s account, and that this process often causes the whole registration to be incomplete and unfinished due to missing and delayed processes on the side of the Participant.
      Details for payment by bank transfer:
      Account name: Maratónsky klub
      Bank: Všeobecná úverová banka a.s., Štúrova 27/A, 042 31 Košice
      IBAN: SK36 0200 0000 0000 4173 1512
      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@www.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.


    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!


    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. The marathon, as the main discipline of the KPM has IAAF and AIMS certificates issued for its course. Additional disciplines take place in parts and sections of this urban circuit, and their competitive distance is not subject to such international certifications.


    A fast marathon course must be distinguished by several positive parameters. In addition to the low number of directional changes or sharp turns, the elevation profile is also obviously important. In Košice it was possible to create a course which from this point of view satisfied even the most demanding criteria.

    In Berlin, where several world records have been run, the course has 21 directional changes that are relatively sharp or equal to 90° turns. In Košice the number of such changes in direction over both laps of the course is equally low.

    If we take a closer look at the elevation profile of the course, we see that the elevation between the lowest and highest-lying points achieves on the city circuit in Košice only 16.35 m (200.700 m above sea level to 217.050 m a.s.l). Another major factor, the total of all climbs on the marathon course, in Košice adds up to only 74 metres. For comparison, the elevation difference in Berlin is 25.6 m (the sum of climbs is 37 m) and, for example, in Boston, 146.3 m (a sum of 241 m).


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    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).