07 September 2020, 9am
With a month left until the start of the oldest marathon in Europe registration of runners for the Košice Peace Marathon was stopped on 1 September. The organisers’ full attention is now focused on managing important hygiene and security measures.
The 97th edition of the race, incorporating the Slovak Marathon Championships, will be divided into seven time-varying start waves, making it possible for almost 5000 runners to set off safely from the start.
The marathon holds the World Athletics Silver Label and will be an an opportunity for runners to achieve Olympic qualifying times. The elite field is being recruited only from Europe this year due to Covid 19 quarantining requirements.