I N F O R M A T I O N
Maratón Pohronským Inovcom is a winter mountain marathon run and also a long distance march in Slovakia, which takes place on 16. February 2019. The event is organized by the tourist club TK Filozof.
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 participants is set to 160 (plus category Marathon with a dog).
There is no mandatory start fee in our event. We will be thankful for the participation fee (min. 12 EUR / person), which you can give over either at start place (preferred) or after finishing the race. The collected money will be used for covering all the expenses related to the Maratón Pohronským Inovcom event.
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:
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 2019 event.
Marathon with a dog
You can register for the event until 10. February 2019 (only the category Marathon with a dog is open now, the registration in Mena and Women category is closed. Registration at the start place in Nová Baňa is not possible. The capacity of the start list for the Men and Women category is now filled, the registration for category Marathon with a dog is still open.
Please use this registration form.
The list of enrolled participants can be found here.
In case you would like to cancel your registration please send as e-mail to until 10. February 2019 latest.
Presence (check-in) takes place in the Sv. Alžbeta elementary school building in Nová Baňa (Školská street 15) between 07.45 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).
Mobile phone (for safety reason)
Own cup or tumbler
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.
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.
Total distance: 42 km
Total elevation gain: +1500 m
Course map: Link
GPX file: Link
The complete course with exception of the 1,5 km road passage between Obyce, Modoš and Osná dolina, horáreň follows the standard tourist marking.
Additional marking (red-white plastic ribbon) will be placed only in the final passage before Nová Baňa and in Nová Baňa town.
There will be an aid station on 18,5. km (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).
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, 31. km) and at least one secret live checkpoint. Missing checkpoint results in disqualification (DSQ). GPX file (record from a GPS device) is not a replacement for a missing checkpoint.
The finish place is in the Sv. Alžbeta elementary school building in Nová Baňa (Školská street 15). The time limit for reaching the finish place is 18.00 CET (max. 9 hours since start).
Refreshments (soup) will be available for those participants, who did order the same in the registration form.
Showers will be available in the finish place for participants.
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.