15th ČSOB Bratislava Marathon 2020 and accessory running events

Advices and basic information

Main organizer: BECOOL, s.r.o. in cooperation with Bratislavský maratón, o.z.

Co-organizers: Capital city of Slovakia Bratislava and City parts Bratislava – Old Town, Petržalka and Ružinov, Slovak Athletic Federation

Place: Bratislava,Slovak Republic


Main program – 5.4.2020

  • ČSOB Marathon (42,195 km) – 09:00 a.m.
  • Mercedes-Benz Half Marathon (21,098 km) – 09:00 a.m.
  • Adient Relay Half Marathon (21,098  km) – 09:00 a.m.
  • Relay Marathon (42,195 km) – 09:00 a.m.  

Accessory program – 4th April 2020

– 10K Run (10 km) – 4:00 p.m.

– Mini Marathon (4,2 km) – 2:00 p.m.
– Senior Run & Walk (4,2 km) – 2:00 p.m.

– Kids Runs (300 m – 800 m) – 10:00 a.m.

– Toddlers (5 m) – 09:30 a.m.

Chief officials:         

Directorand main organizer: Jozef Pukalovič

Executive director: Peter Pukalovič

Sport coordinators: Erik Baláž, Tomáš Willwéber

Chief arbiter: Branislav Droščák

Assistants ofchief arbiter: Miroslav Helia, Imrich Ozorák

Expert consultant: Ján Koštial

Chief physician: MUDr. Alena Urvayová

Medical coordinator: Katarína Hupková

Marathon and half marathon track:

City circle (city parts Old Town, New Town, Ružinov and Petržalka), track with hard surface (asphalt, concrete, stone pavement), without massive degree of incline. Marathon runners run two laps. The track has got a valid AIMS certificate.

For warm up before the start on Sunday (5.4.2020) please use the promenade on the riverbank in Eurovea. 

Registration and time of presentation (picking up of start packages) are for each discipline specified individually. Please, study the instructions carefully, especially those for the discipline of your choice.

Collective picking up of start packages (10 and more) is possible from 31.03.2020 between  12:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. in EUROVEA Bratislava. In case you are interested in picking up of 10 and more start packages please send till 29.03.2020 a list of runners to registracia@becool.sk

Before the event you will receive to your e-mail address and informative e-mail with instructions and a document which you have to print out and bring to the presentation (picking up of start packages). The document is as follows: Statement of health.

Before you come to the presentation please check, check if your name is in the start list. If not, please contact registracia@becool.sk and when picking up the start package (presentation) bring the printed out “Confirmation of payment”, which you will get to your e-mail.   

In case you will not receive the confirmation e-mail, please In case of relay team it is sufficient, if only one member presents it. In case of toddlers it is not necessary to present them. Just come with the registered baby to the start on Saturday morning.

Restriction of start:

On Sunday, 5.4. 2020 the runner can start only in one of the disciplines (marathon, half marathon or relay run), so he/she can´t start in an individual discipline and at the same time to be a member of a relay team.

Participants limit:
The main organizer will define for each discipline participants limits and is entitled to stop the registration ad hoc depending on total number of registered runners and circumstances around the organization of the event, especially for logistic, safety and capacity reasons.

via predpredaj.sk or bratislavamarathon.com

To register for one of the events´ disciplines before or during the event one can only by filling in the on-line registration form. The participant fully responds for the correctness of given data inclusively the agreement/ disagreement with acceptances and declarations within the registration form and he/she takes in mind the resulting consequences. By his/her participation in the event verifies the correctness of data given in the registration form.

Possibilities of start fee payment:

It is possible to pay the start fee with payment card when registering on-line and using the payment terminal within the registration system or, if the limit in the respective discipline will be not reached, directly in the event. Should problems when registering occur, please contact registracia@becool.sk

After the registration form was filled out correctly the system will offer you to pay with payment card or via internet banking. After the start fee was paid the system will send you a confirmation e-mail. The participant is considered as regularly registered after the payment of start fee was realized correctly and the money was credited to his account. Only after this the participant fulfills all requisites given by the organizer of the event in these propositions.   

The start fee depends on the date (day) on which it was paid (it is independent from the date of registration in the registration system). When paying on-line within the registration system the payment will be charged immediately after the payment thus you can immediately verify your successful registration within the start list on the web site of the event.

Notification of absence – change of runner:

Already paid start fee will be not refunded. In case the runner announces his/her absence till 8.3.2020 he/she can use the start fee in the next year´s event (registracia@becool.sk). If the runner can´t participate because of health reasons and can show a proof of the physician between 8.3.2020 and 4.4.2020 he/she can also use the start fee in the next year.

In case the runner can´t participate and wishes to transfer the start number to another runner (with his/her agreement sent in written form sent to registracia@becool.sk) one can do it via registracia@becool.sk till 28.2.2020 at latest. Only the originally registered participant can contact us and announce all data of the new participant. The new participant picks up the start package and brings all requested confirmations.

The transfer of start number in the period beginning 1.3.2020 till the start of presentation costs 5,- €,  which are to be paid directly when picking up the start package during the presentation. The registration transfers will be realized step-by step as they are requested. The registration transfer on the day of competition is not possible, the last possibility to transfer the start number is one day before the event . After the start package was picked up the transfer of registration is not possible.

The start number is non-transferable. If the organizer finds out that another participant runs with a start number, he/she will be disqualified and a ban to start at events organized by BE COOL? S.r.o. and Bratislavský marathon, o.z. will be imposed to him/her. 


All participants are obliged to secure individual health insurance (a standard general health insurance at any insurance company is sufficient). The organizer is not responsible for property or health damages related to the transport, stay and participation in the event. Each participant takes part in the run on his/ her own responsibility and is responsible for his/her health condition in which he/she goes to the start.

Each participant is obliged to control the given insurance company (also in case one picks up the start package for another participant) at the presentation.  Foreign participants will show a photocopy of the health insurance card. Without presenting this confirmation the start package will be not given to the runner even in case he/she has paid the start fee.

On the back side of the start number, as well as within the on-line registration form you can fill out your health information. This information will be used by the organizer only in case the runner has got health complications and has to be treated by emergency. If you wish you can add information about your actual health status, illness, allergy, contact person or other important information which could help us in case medical treatment will be provided to you. Should changes as to your health occur in the period between the registration and presentation, please inform about them the organizer during the presentation. 

Before the start we recommend to all runners a medical check.

Start fee includes:

  • start number with time measurement chip
  • possibility to have on the start number ones name or the name of the relay team (in case the participant/relay registers and pays the start fee till 28.2.2020 and in the on-line registration form he/she gives his/her name or the name of the relay team)
  • ticket for the Saturday´s pasta party (4.4. 2020)
  • refreshment on the track and in the finish
  • medal after crossing the finish line  
  • finisher T-shirt for marathon and half marathon runners (after crossing the finish line)
  • SMS with result time in disciplines, where chips are used in case the participant fills out his/her cell phone number in the on-line registration form
  • on-line diploma – possibility to down load and print it out from the web site
  • on-line marathon bulletin 
  • possibility to use changing rooms as well as deposit for personal belongings (except for kids runs)
  • other benefits about which we will inform continuously

Time measurement and results:

is secured by VOS-TPK. The organizer makes the results public immediately after the end of the event on sportsofttiming.cz and afterwards on bratislavamarathon.com. The runners will be arranged in the results list according to their official time (time from the start of the propriate start zone till crossing the finish line – gun time of the zone). In the result list there will be also an informative (unofficial) time.

Start zones:
The start corridor will be divided into times zones in the disciplines marathon, half marathon, 10K run and mini marathon. Please do not forget to fill in the registration form your reached time from the last year´s event (2019), or a time reached in 2019 on a similar long track. The start corridor will be according to this divided into several zones which will make the start and the first kilometers more fluent. The runner, who will not declare his/her time, will be automatically placed at the end of the start field (last zone). For this reason it is important to fill in your time in the registration form. Please, fill in only your real reached times! In case of question please contact tomas@becool.sk

IMPORTANT!!! On the start numbers the zones will be marked due to the actual application forms filled in till 28.2.2020. The participants who register after this date will be placed to the last zone.

If your time has changed from the registration to beginning of the event and you would like to be placed into a faster corridor, it is necessary to bring to the presentation the result list as proof of your new time. Without this a new placement into a faster zone will be not possible.  This is also valid for participants who register after 1.3.2020, who would be otherwise placed to the last zone. In case a runner will start from another (faster) corridor, the organizer can penalize him/her with + 10 minutes. The organizer will control during the registration the given times, so that they fit your real performance. We will contact the runners by e-mail. This measure should create best conditions for runners, who respect the rules in relation with their sport performance.

The relay runners will have a separate zone, which will be placed in the middle of the start corridor. In case the relay will start from another (faster) zone, the organizer can penalize its members with + 10 minutes.

˂ 3:15 h
˂ 1:40 h
3:15:01 – 3:45 h
1:40:01 – 1:50 h
3:45:01 – 4:15 h
1:50:01 – 2:00 h
4:15:01 – 5:00 h
˃ 2:00:01

Time limit (time is counted from start of the last zone):

Runners, who are on track after time limit have to respect the arbitrator’s or physician´s decision about the withdrawal from the competition and they have to pass the start number to them. Limits are as follows:

5:00 hours       – marathon + half marathon + relays   

10 km – 1:20 – this applies for all disciplines
 21,098 km – 2:30 – this applies for marathon + marathon relay runs

31,1 km – 3:40 – this applies for marathon + marathon relay runs

1:30 hour – 10K run

Age limit:                  

18 years (year of birth 2002 and older) – marathon, half marathon
15 years (year of birth 2005 and older) – 10 K, relay runs, mini marathon

In the discipline mini marathon, after a written contest of responsible representative was given, can also start runners younger than 15 years, year of birth 2006 and younger. For more information contact: registracia@becool.sk

Deposit of personal belongings and changing rooms:

will be placed in the Eurovea complex on marked places close to start and finish of individual runs. Detailed information you will find before the event within the technical map placed on bratislavamarathon.com.

Refreshment marathon and half marathon:

  1. Refreshment stations will be placed on each 5th km (5-10-15-20-25-30-35-40)

On refreshment stations on the first tables own refreshmentwill be placed, on other tables drinksin cups or bottles will be available (water, tee, iont drink), behind them refreshment(bananas, chocolate, lemons, grape sugar, salt) and buckets with water and sponges will be placed. If a runner takes refreshment outside of marked refreshment stations he/she takes the risk to be disqualified (IAAF rules – rule 240 point 9/e).

Refreshment stations on the 5th and 10th km will be placed on both sides of the track.  Other refreshment stations will be placed on the right side of the track.

  • Freshening stations will be placed between refreshment stations on 2,5 – 7,5 – 12,5 – 17,5 – 22,5 – 27,5 – 32,5 – 37,5 km

On freshening stations cups withwater and buckets with water and sponges will be placed.

  • Own refreshment in unbreakable boxes, with visibly marked start number and km of the respective refreshment station the runners must hand over on Sunday 5.4.2020 till 7:30 a.m. at latest at the signed place within the presentation place.

Refreshment within 10K run: approx. on the 5th km a refreshment station with water will be placed.

Please, throw away empty bottles, cups, sponges and gel wraps into marked trash zones and litter-bins placed behind the refreshment stations so that they do not endanger runners behind you. At the end of each refreshment station mobile toilets will be placed.  

After crossing the finish line please do not stand under the finish arch however proceed fluently within the finish corridor. Breathe when going which will improve your blood circulation. In case you don´t feel well in the finish corridor please use the medical service offered there.  


The race takes place according to IAAF rules and clauses of these propositions. The runner can leave the track with permission and under control of the arbiter on the condition the track will be not shortened by this. The runner who takes refreshment outside of refreshment stations takes the risk he/she will be disqualified. The runner has immediately to leave the race if ordered by the physician appointed by the organizing committee. Each kind of accompany or help to the runner during the competition by other persons, except urgent treatment by a physician appointed by the organizing committee, is considered as prohibited help. After the last runners busses will drive which will pick up runners who miss the time limit from the track to the finish zone. Runners, who stop running for other reasons will wait for the bus or go to the finish zone individually.

The IAAF rules strictly forbid to use head phones during the run. Therunner can be disqualified. It is dangerous to use head phones because of safeness of runners and visitors and in case of operative interferences on the track.


Protests have to be submitted verbally to the chief arbiter within 30 minutes after the results are announced at latest. Appeal against the decision of the chief arbiter, accounted by 10,- €, has to be submitted to the jury in written form within 30 minutes after the official announcement of the chief arbiter´s decision.

Special evaluated categories besides official results:   

The fastest newcomer in disciplines marathon, half marathon and 10K run

Runners, who run marathon, half marathon or 10Km run for the first time and they mark the field “newcomer” in the registration form, will be evaluated separately in categories. The first 3 men and 3 women in this category will get material prices. The aim of this side competition is to award runners who for the first time run the given discipline within an official running event. This does however not mean that they take for the first time part in the ČSOB Bratislava Marathon event!

The fastest man/woman residing in Bratislava

In disciplines marathon, half marathon, 10Km run and mini marathon we will aeard the first 3 men and women who give in the registration form Bratislava as their place of residence. They will get material prices.

The organizer BE COOL, s.r.o. retains the right, if circumstances require it, to modify or nearly specify some information in these propositions. He also further retains the right to cancel or interrupt the event or some of its disciplines in case of serious danger like war, unfriendly weather, terrorism or any other attack endangering the security of participants or in case of other unforeseeable vis maior factors.

In such cases the runners have no entitlement to get the start or its part fee refunded because costs already arose while preparing the event in the time before its cancelling/interrupting.   The organizer can however after evaluating all circumstances and costs compensate a part of start fee to the runners.

Contact: BE COOL, s.r.o., Krajinská 37, 821 06 Bratislava, Slovak Republic


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