I N F O R M A T I O N

Maratón Pohronským Inovcom is a mountain marathon run and also a long distance march in Slovakia, which takes place the Pohronský Inovec mountains. The event is organized by the o.z. Turistický klub Filozof.

After the COVID-19 pandemic measures/restrictions for public sports event have been loosened, we have decided to prepare the race for a special date - 26th of March. A community event with limited number of participants will have a goal to support the medical humanitarian organization MAGNA, which operates internationally and provides assistance to children and their families in need, including victims of natural disasters, wars and conflicts. MAGNA provides comprehensive assistance to people affected by the conflict in Ukraine.

PARTICIPATION

 

The event is open for all runners and hikers with minimal age of 18 years, who would like to try the course in Pohronský Inovec mountains with total distance of 42 km. The limit for number of registrations is set to 100 for categories Men and Women together (plus 20 places for the category Marathon with a dog).

Participants take part in the Maratón Pohronským Inovcom event at their own risk. The organizers take no responsibility for the possible harm or damage should any happen to the participants or should be any caused by them.

Before the start we require all participants to sign "Participant's declaration", which can be downloaded HERE (link will be added soon).

We strongly recommend to the participants to complete an individual medical examination before the Maratón Pohronským Inovcom event, particularly in the case that I overcome infectious disease (angina, flu etc.) for the period of last six to eight weeks before the start of the Maratón Pohronským Inovcom 2022 event.

CATEGORIES

  • Men

  • Women

  • Marathon with a dog - men

  • Marathon with a dog - women

REGISTRATION

You can register for the event starting with 7. March 2022 20.00 CET. Registration at the start place in Nová Baňa is not possible.

Please use this registration form.

 

The list of enrolled participants can be found here.

Minimal age of the participant:

The participation is possible only for persons with age of 18 years at least 1 day before the date of the start. 

Start fee and payment:

1. Start fee for Maratón Pohronským Inovcom 2022 is 15 EUR for one participant. 

 

It is possible to add an arbitrary financial contribution to the basic start fee. The benefit from the event will be remitted to the account of the medical humanitarian organization MAGNA, which operates internationally and provides assistance to children and their families in need, including victims of natural disasters, wars and conflicts. MAGNA provides comprehensive assistance to people affected by the conflict in Ukraine.

2. After the filled-out enrollment form has been submitted, you will receive the information about start fee payment. Therefore is necessary, that your e-mail address provided in the enrollment form will be correct.
 
3. The start fee payment must be done as bank transfer to the Maratón Pohronským Inovcom bank account in EUR currency and within the time limit for start fee payment. Cash payments and payments in other currency are not accepted.

4. The time limit for start fee payment is 7 working days since the date when e-mail containing the registration number and the information about start fee payment has been sent to you.

Participation cancellation:

1. The information about your participation cancellation must be announced via e-mail sent to maratoninovcom@gmail.com.

2. If the start fee was already payed, this will be returned to you excluding the cancellation fee of 5 € (cancellation fee will be subtracted from the start fee) only in case, that the information about participation cancellation was announced via e-mail sent to the address maratoninovcom@gmail.com before 19. March 2022 24.00 CET (bank account number information required).

 

PRESENCE (CHECK-IN)

Presence (check-in) takes place on 26. March 2022 in the Sv. Alžbeta elementary school area in Nová Baňa (Školská street 15) between 07.30 and 08.45 CET.

You can leave your bags (e.g. with spare clothes and shoes) in the elementary school building during the presence (check-in). Toilets are in the school building ground floor. Access to school building with respirator.

MANDATORY EQUIPMENT

 

  • Mobile phone (for safety reason)

  • Isothermic blanket

  • Own cup or tumbler

  • Respirator

  • Identity card

As optional equipment we recommend a headlamp, GPS or at least a hiking map of Pohronský Inovec mountains, camera (at least in mobile phone), trekking poles, bottle with beverage.
 

START

 

Time of collective start of the event in Nová Baňa is 09.00 CET. The start place is the same as presence (check-in) place.

COURSE

  • Total distance: 42 km  

  • Total elevation gain: +1500 m   

  • Total elevation loss: -1500 m 

  • Course map: Link

  • GPX file: Link

COURSE MARKING

The complete course with exception of the 1,5 km road passage between Obyce, Modoš and Osná dolina, horáreň and the passage before Štambrk follows the standard tourist marking. Information about additional course marking (red-white plastic ribbon, labels with arrows) will be provided to the participants in infomail before the race and also at the start place.

AID STATIONS

 

The first aid station on 18,5. km will be in the challet Jaďová (approx. 100 meters right from the green tourist mark path). Tea and other beverages and food will be available for the participants (no hot meal).

 

Second aid station will be located next to the place called Štambrk (approx. 33. kilometer of the course). Tea and other beverages and food will be available for the participants (no hot meal).

CHECKPOINTS

 

Live checkpoint K1 will be placed at the aid station Jaďová (18,5. km, time limit 13:00 CET). On top of this there will be one self-control checkpoint at the tourist signpost Pod Malým Inovcom (punches). Live checkpoint K2 will be located next to the place called Štambrk. There will be also at least one secret staffed ("live") checkpoint.

 

Missing checkpoint results in disqualification (DSQ). GPX file (record from a GPS device) is not a replacement for a missing checkpoint.


FINISH

 

The finish place is in the Sv. Alžbeta elementary school area in Nová Baňa (Školská street 15). The time limit for reaching the finish place is 18.00 CET (max. 9 hours since start).

RESULTS

The link for results will be available after the race.

WARNINGS

The course conditions will be checked during the weekend and also during the week before race.

PARKING
 

If you would like to leave your car in Nová Baňa close to the start place, a limited number of parking places is close to the railway station (5-10 min. walking from start/finish place) and also close to the Sv. Alžbeta elementary school building. 

 

Please note, that the parking place close to the LIDL supermaket is not free of charge and parking time is limited there.

 

RACE ORGANIZER

 

O.z. Turistický klub Filozof

Nejedlého 41

841 02 Bratislava 

IČO: 50120433

CONTACT

E-mail: maratoninovcom@gmail.com

Please send us all your questions and messages regarding your participation in the race only via e-mail.