The preparation works for the 15th edition of ČSOB Bratislava Marathon (04.-06.2020) are progressing as planned and have entered their final phase. In last couple of days, we held several meetings with authorities, mainly with the Chief Public Health Officer of the Slovak Republic and regional public health authorities, while they have confirmed once more that the event can take place, subject to compliance with all presented measures, complemented with several additional safety precautions.
In the first half of next week, we will publish and send to all registered participants information about particular epidemiologic measures and rules, which are mandatory to adhere to by all participants, so they can take part in any event´s discipline. We will be monitoring actual situation and apply all mandatory measures and regulations issued by the Public Health Authority of Slovak Republic and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
At the beginning of next week, we will publish also detailed information about the start of particular runs, about organization of registered participants in so-called start waves – registration limits of particular disciplines.
In cooperation with our partners, we keep monitoring actual situation closely on ongoing basis. In case the epidemiologic status in Slovakia deteriorates to a level when the authorities issue decisions limiting our event, it will take place virtually, while all information and instructions regarding the virtual event will be sent to you in time. Every participant will receive their start package, which will be available for pick up either personally during registration, or we will send it by mail. In last four months, we organized multiple virtual events with a significant number of runners and all of these events received great feedback.
Let us thank you once again for your patience, understanding, and an ongoing support we keep receiving from you. We also thank to our partners, the Chief Public Health Officer together with regional public health authorities, municipality, especially Magistrate of Bratislava, city and state police and other bodies whom we consult with on daily basis and look for the best way to organize our event in compliance with all necessary measures. We would like to extend our thank you to MPs Karol Kučera and Richard Nemec, who are very active in this initiative as well.
Director of ČSOB Bratislava marathon