Dear running friends, This Saturday, we will kick off the first of the Grand Prix night run series powered by Telekom. The heart of the Slovak mountains will host the 12th edition of the beloved event, ČSOB Night Run Štrbské Pleso. You can look forward to a beautiful circuit around both the Small and Big […]

30. May 2024


Dear running friends,

This Saturday, we will kick off the first of the Grand Prix night run series powered by Telekom. The heart of the Slovak mountains will host the 12th edition of the beloved event, ČSOB Night Run Štrbské Pleso.

You can look forward to a beautiful circuit around both the Small and Big Štrbské Pleso lakes. The route will also pass by the enchanting Love Lakes. But beware! This year, we have prepared several changes. In addition to changing the event’s base location, we have also moved the start and finish line.

All the necessary information can be found below in the organizational instructions.

We look forward to seeing you!

Organizational instructions for Saturday’s event:

➡️ Event location: Štrbské Pleso, High Tatras

➡️ Start times and locations of the races: ATTENTION! CHANGE! The start/finish line for the races is moved to the main road between Hotel FIS (address: K vodopádom 26) and Hotel Patria.

17:00 – Turbo TV kids’ races

18:00 – charitable #Respect run

19:45 – 10 km

20:00 – 5 km

➡️ Event facilities: ATTENTION! CHANGE! Après-ski bar PEKYLAND (near the lower station of the cable car to Solisko, close to Hotel FIS)

➡️ Presentation, race number collection: In the event facilities, at the registration booth, from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

New registrations will only be possible on-site if the participant limit is not reached (applies also to kids’ races). Changing registration to another participant will be possible on-site, with a fee of 5 euros.

➡️ Parking, arrival at the event: We recommend parking at the central.

➡️ Changing rooms, storage: Will be available in the event facilities.

Recommendation! To quickly locate and retrieve your bag/backpack after finishing, we recommend clearly marking your bag (especially applies to black bags/backpacks), for example, with a colored ribbon or scarf. Our colleagues will be able to find it more quickly based on your instructions, allowing you to change more quickly 🙂

➡️ Course: With the change in the start/finish location, there is also a slight adjustment to the course of the disciplines. Maps are published on the website www.bratislavamarathon.sk HERE. Kids’ races and the charitable #Respect run start from the same location.

This year, you can also look forward to ČSOB Music Zones along the course, where folk musicians will ensure your mood during the run.

➡️ Refreshments along the course and at the finish, medal: There will be a refreshment station on the 10 km route at approximately 4.5 km, offering water. At the finish, refreshments and refreshments from event partners Mattoni and BILLA will be available, and children will receive a sweet surprise on the occasion of International Children’s Day. Each participant will receive a participation medal at the finish.

➡️ Photography: Professional photo service GetPica will provide photos from the event. After the event, they will send a link to the photos to participants who provided consent for photography during registration, to the email provided during registration.

If you’re unsure whether you consented to receive event photos during registration, keep your race number and, after registering for free at www.getpica.com, enter the numerical code (Caution! Not the race number!) located below the QR code on your race number.

Avoid covering your race number with additional layers of clothing so your photos can be properly matched. If you like the photos, you’ll have the option to purchase them individually or in a bundle.

➡️ Event merchandise shop: Our merchandise shop will be available during registration as usual. Accessories featuring the event’s design will be available, which you can already find on our e-shop HERE.

➡️ Event Schedule:

Friday, May 31, 2024:

18:00 – Telekom “Shake-out run” (group warm-up, approximately 5 km, stretching), meeting point at Hotel FIS, training led by Petra Pukalovičová

Saturday, June 1, 2024:

10:00 to 19:00 – participant registration and presentation in the event facilities

from 10:00 – accompanying activities from event partners

11:00 – “plogging run” – trash collection (ČSOB Smart Lounge)

15:00 – running technique analysis at the Slovak Telekom booth

17:00 – start of TURBO TV kids’ races (A – B – C)

17:30 – announcement of TURBO TV kids’ races results

18:00 – start of the #Respect run discipline for adults and children (800 m)

19:45 – start of the 10 km race (Grand Prix)

20:00 – start of the 5 km race + Nordic walking

21:15 – ceremonial announcement of event results and watch giveaway (competition at the Slovak Telekom booth)

21:30 – After party at Apres Ski by “Peky”

You can find the complete event schedule HERE

Partner Activations

✨ On Saturday, the main event partner, ČSOB, will be present. In the ČSOB Smart Lounge, you can enjoy coffee and fresh fruit before the start. Creative workshops will be available for the little ones.

🪢 You’ll also find special blue shoelaces, the purchase of which supports the Union of the Blind and Visually Impaired of Slovakia.

🌲 It’s also a place where you can prepare for the “Plogging run” and collect your reward for helping the Tatra nature.

🚃 Thanks to ČSOB, you can travel easily and environmentally friendly. Purchase your tram ticket to Štrbské Pleso through the Smartslužby+ app.

More information about ČSOB‘s activation at the event can be found HERE.

👉 At the booth of the general partner of the Grand Prix night run series, Slovak Telekom, you can win Samsung Galaxy Watch 6! Simply scan the QR code on-site and fill out a short questionnaire. At the same location, there will be a RUNNING WORKSHOP with RUNology.app, including an analysis of running technique and a contest to win New Balance sneakers. Starting at 3:00 PM.

👉 Renault ESPACE will again feature a special starting list. Look for your name and take a photo next to it!

👉 Dr. Max and General Health Insurance Company promise a rich offering of health services, including body composition measurement, spirometry, blood pressure measurement, and much more!

👉 At the Strongpower booth, you can receive a massage from a professional masseur and try effective herbal ointments. Reboots will also be present with compression pants that support leg recovery after exercise.

For more information about partner activations at the event, read HERE.

We look forward to seeing you!